Research and teaching
My research centers on income inequality, poverty, socio-economic mobility, and wealth inequality, 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 publications (links may require institutional access rights, alas)
Habit Formation and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from Forced Migrations (with Matti sarvimäki and Roope Uusitalo)
Inequality measurement with grouped data: Parametric and nonparametric methods (with Vanesa Jorda and José Marı́a Sarabia)
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.]