Linna Martén

I am a researcher at the economics department at Uppsala University, and I am also affiliated with Stanford Immigration Policy Lab. You can reach me at

Visiting Harvard/Stanford University until end of January 2020

Post-doc at IPL, Stanford University, 2016-2018

PhD in Economics, Uppsala University, 2016



Ethnic networks can foster the economic integration of refugees (with J. Hainmueller and D. Hangartner), 2019, forthcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Demand for Redistribution: Individuals' Response to Economic Setbacks, 2019, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 121 (1), pp. 225-242

Protecting Unauthorized Immigrant Mothers Improves their Childrens' Mental Health (with J. Hainmueller, D. Lawrence, B. Black, L. Figueroa, M. Hotard, T. R. Jiménez, D. D. Laitin, F. Mendoza, M. I. Rodriguez, J. J. Swartz), 2017, Science, Vol. 357(6355), pp. 1041-1044

Media coverage: Washington Post, Huffington Post, Reuters, Vox, Verge, Yahoo News, Newsweek


Political Bias in Court? Lay Judges and Asylum Appeals

Media coverage: Sveriges Radio, Dagens Nyheter, Dagens Nyheter (editorial), Aftonbladet, Uppsala Nya Tidning, SVT, Metro, Dagens Juridik

Who recovers from a Job Loss? The Importance of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills (with M. Dahlberg and B. Öckert)

The Geography of Politicians' Neighborhoods (with O. Folke, J. Rickne and M. Dahlberg), available upon request


Stop-and-Frisk and Undocumented Students' Performance (with N. Harder, A. Hsin, and J. Legewie)

Voluntary Return of Refugees (with H. Andersson and K. Jutvik)

Wait time and Asylum Seekers' integration (with Lillit Ottosson)

Temporary or Permanent Residence Permit: Effects on Refugees' Integration Outcomes


The little-known benefit of DACA: It reduced mental illness in dreamers’ children (with D. Laitin and J. Hainmueller), Monkey Cage, Washington Post, September 6, 2017