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I am a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics primarily interested in applied microeconomics and behavioral economics. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in 2008 and worked at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) between 2008 and 2018. I was recently awarded the Assar Lindbeck Medal together with my collaborator Erik Lindqvist (prize motivation in Swedish). I also enjoy writing about economics for a broader audience, primarily at the Swedish blog Ekonomistas.

Read more about my research, teaching and popular writing or consult my CV. You can also find information about me on Wikipedia (in Swedish) and Google Scholar. If you are looking for the computational linguist Robert Östling, click here.

Contact details


Phone: +46-70-5745792 (mobile) or Zoom (by appointment)

Skype-ID: robertostling

Postal address: Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm

My office is located in room A740 on the 7th floor of the main building at Sveavägen 65.