Oscar Erixson

Ph.D.                                                                                         Email: oscar.erixson@ibf.uu.se 
Researcher                                                                                 Phone: +46(0)704 676 110
Uppsala University                                                                       CV

Urban LabDepartment of Economics and Institute for Housing and Urban ResearchUppsala University                                                               

Primary field: Public economics

Secondary fields: Labor, family, and behavioral economics

I am a researcher at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University. The focus of my research is on empirical work, descriptive as well as causal, in public economics and its subfields of intergenerational transfers, inequality, taxation, and charitable giving. It also touches upon a broad range of additional fields, including urban, family, labor, and health economics as well as other disciplines, such as sociology, psychology, biology, and law. I have published in leading scientific journals, field economics journals and popular science journals and my  research has been covered in many of the most notable international news media outlets. 

Peer reviewed publications

"The impact of inheritances on heirs’ labor and capital income" (with Mikael Elinder and Henry Ohlsson), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions) 12(1): article 61 (2012) 

    Media: Dagens Industri, Dagens Nyheter

"Gender, social norms, and survival in maritime disasters" (with Mikael Elinder), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109(33): 13220-13224 (2012)

"Health responses to a wealth shock: Evidence from a Swedish tax reform" Journal of Population Economics, vol. 30, iss. 4, pp. 1281-1336. (2017)

"Inheritance and wealth inequality: Evidence from population registers" (with Mikael Elinder and Daniel Waldenström) Journal of Public Economics, vol. 165, pp. 17-30. (2018)

"Equal sharing, exchange motives, and Cinderellaeffects"  (with Henry Ohlsson) Journal of Population Economics, vol. 32, pp. 1437-1480 (2019)

"Deathbed tax planning" (with Sebastian Escobar) Journal of Public Economics, 185 (2020)

“The last will: Estate divisions as a testament of to whom altruism is directed” (with Mikael Elinder and Per Engström) PLOS ONE, 2021, 16(7): e0254492. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254492 

Unpublished working papers

Estates, Bequests and Inheritances in Sweden. A look into the Belinda databases” (with Mikael Elinder, Sebastian Escobar, Henry Ohlsson)

Other publications

"Mindre arbete, högre inkomster - arvingens lott(with Mikael Elinder and Henry Ohlsson), Ekonomisk Debatt 39(4): 70-78 (2012)
"Rädde sig den som kan!(with Mikael Elinder), Ekonomisk Debatt 40(7): 26-35 (2012)

Förmögenhet – mina pengar eller släktens?” (with Henry Ohlsson), Ekonomisk Debatt, No 2. 2015, Vol. 43 

"Arvens betydelse för förmögenhetsfördelningen(with Mikael Elinder and Daniel Waldenström), Ekonomisk Debatt, No 1. 2017, Vol. 45 

”En beklaglig förlust? En ESO-rapport om erfarenheter och lärdomar av arvsskatt” (with Mikael Elinder) Rapport till Expertgruppen för studier i offentlig ekonomi (ESO) 2021:2.

Work in progress

Intelligence and prosocial behavior (with Mikael Elinder)

Wealth Effects on Labor Supply: Evidence From a Swedish Tax Reform (with Ole Agersnap)

Effects of heavy metal exposure on human capital development, productivity and prosociality (Research program with Linuz Aggeborn, Jenny Jans, Per Johansson, Peter Nilsson, Sven Oskarsson Mattias Öhman)