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I am a professor of Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, a research associate at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm and an external research fellow at CReAM, UCL. I am also a co-editor for the
Scandinavian Journal of Economics.


Popular Writing Regarding COVID-19
Smittspårning kan rädda ekonomin” med Tommy Andersson, Erik Grönqvist, Daniel Spiro och Robert Östling. SvD Brännpunkt 30/3 (in Swedish). Replik till Anders Björkman 12/4Räkneexempel.

Six Policy Ideas for Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic (with Tommy Andersson, Erik Grönqvist, Hannes Malmberg, Robert Östling and Daniel Spiro).

Working Papers
Generosity and Political Preferences,” (with Christopher T. Dawes, Magnus Johannesson, Peter Loewen, Robert Östling, Marianne Bonde and Frida Priks), IFN Working Paper No. 941. R&R at the Journal of Politics.

Publications
Association Between Lottery Prize Size and Self-reported Health Habits in Swedish Lottery Players,” (with David Cesarini and Robert Östling), JAMA Network Open, 3(3), 2020.

Windfall Gains and Stock Market Participation,” (with Joseph Briggs, David Cesarini, and Robert Östling), Journal of Financial Economicsforthcoming.

Long-run Effects of Lottery Wealth on Psychological Well-being,” (with David Cesarini, and Robert Östling), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.

Firms and Skills: The Evolution of Worker Sorting,” (with Christina Håkanson and Jonas Vlachos), Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.

The Effect of Wealth on Individual and Household Labor Supply: Evidence from Swedish Lotteries,” (with David Cesarini, Matthew Notowidigdo, and Robert Östling), American Economic Review107(12), 3917–3946, 2017.
        - VOX column


Wealth, Health, and Child Development: Evidence from Administrative Data on Swedish Lottery Players,” (with David Cesarini, Robert Östling and Björn Wallace), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(2), 687–738, 2016. Online Appendix

 

The Making of a Manager: Evidence from Military Officer Training,” (with Erik Grönqvist), Journal of Labor Economics, 34(4), 869–898, 2016.

 

Identity and Redistribution,” (with Robert Östling), Public Choice, 155(3–4), 468–491, 2013.

 

Height and Leadership,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(4), 1191–1196, 2012.

 

The Labor Market Returns to Cognitive and Noncognitive Ability: Evidence from the Swedish Enlistment,” (with Roine Vestman), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(1): 101-128, 2011.

 

On the Sources of the Height-Intelligence Correlation: New Insights from a Bivariate ACE Model with Assortative Mating,” (with Jonathan Beauchamp, David Cesarini, Magnus Johannesson and Coren Apicella), Behavior Genetics41(2), 242-252, 2011.

 

Planned Treatment and Outcomes in Residential Youth Care: Evidence from Sweden,” Children and Youth Services Review, 33(1): 21-27, 2011.

 

Political Polarization and the Size of Government,” (with Robert Östling), American Political Science Review, 104(3): 543-565, 2010.

 

Is There an Adverse Effect of Sons on Maternal Longevity?,” (with David Cesarini and Björn Wallace), Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 276(1664): 2081-2084, 2009.

 

Does Parental Age Difference Affect Offspring Count in Humans? Comment on Fieder and Huber,” (with David Cesarini and Björn Wallace), Biology Letters, February, 23; 4(1): 78-79, 2008.

 

Maternal Longevity and the Sex of Offspring in Pre-Industrial Sweden,” (with David Cesarini and Björn Wallace), Annals of Human Biology, September–October; 34(5): 535–546, 2007.