Research and teaching
My research centers on income and wealth inequality and poverty and socio-economic mobility, especially in a cross-national perspective. I have recently spent much time trying to understand and quantify the importance of family background in the distribution of economic resources.
I teach econometrics and methods for inequality analysis, mostly at the graduate (PhD level).
Selected recent publications (links may require institutional access rights, alas)
- The Determinants of Redistribution around the World (with Jukka Pirttilä and Risto Rönkkö)
- The contribution of early-life vs. labour-market factors to intergenerational income persistence: a comparison of the UK and Sweden (with Anders Björklund and Martin Nybom) [See also RES's media briefing.]
- Equality of opportunity and the distribution of long-run income among Swedish men and women (with Karin Hederos and Lena Lindahl)
- Trends in life expectancy by income and the role of specific causes of death (with Karin Hederos, Lena Lindahl, and Jenny Torssander)
- Estimating labour supply elasticities based on cross-country micro data: A bridge between micro and macro estimates?
- Income mobility (in Handbook of Income Distribution. Ed. by Anthony B Atkinson and François Bourguignon. Vol. 2)