I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Stockholm University and a Research Affiliate at the CEPR. I am also affiliated with the Department of Economics, Uppsala University. My main research interests are Public, Labor and Political Economics.




"How do inheritances shape wealth inequality? Theory and evidence from Sweden", with Arash Nekoei. Revise and Resubmit at Review of Economic Studies.


Blog summary (in Swedish)

“Income Mobility, Luck/Effort Beliefs, and the Demand for Redistribution: Perceptions and Reality”, with Manja Gärtner and Johanna Mollerstrom

“Hysteresis from Employer Subsidies”, with Emmanuel Saez and Benjamin Schoefer

"Risk-based Selection in Unemployment Insurance: Evidence and Implications", with C. Landais, A. Nekoei, P. Nilsson and J. Spinnewijn [slides], Revise and Resubmit at American Economic Review.



"On the Incidence and Effects of Job Displacement: Evidence from Sweden", forthcoming in Labour Economics

"Payroll Taxes, Firm Behavior, and Rent Sharing: Evidence from a Young Workers' Tax Cut in Sweden", with Emmanuel Saez and Benjamin Schoefer [slides], American Economic Review, 109(5): 1717-1763, 2019.

VoxEU column: The effects of employer payroll tax cuts on employment, business activity and wages

Policy report in Swedish: Sänkta arbetsgivaravgifter för unga, SNS Analys, nr 55.

"Individual Risk Preferences and the Demand for Redistribution", (with Manja Gärtner and Johanna Mollerstrom), Journal of Public Economics, 153:49-55, 2017.


"Behavioral Responses to an Annual Wealth Tax: Evidence from Sweden"American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 9(4):395-421, 2017.

AEJ-Policy summary


"Richer (and Holier) Than Thou? The Effect of Relative Income Improvements on Demand for Redistribution", (with Johanna Mollerstrom and Mounir Karadja), The Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(2):201-212, 2017.

Featured in SvDDIDNForskning & Framsteg and Marginal Revolution.


"Strategic Complementarities, Network Games and Endogenous Network Formation", (with Andreas Nordvall Lagerås), International Journal of Game Theory45(3):497-509, 2016. 


"Political Selection in China: the Complementary Roles of Connections and Performance", (with Ruixue Jia and Masa Kudamatsu), Journal of the European Economic Association, 13(4): 631-668, 2015.

VoxEU column: Who becomes a top politician in China?


"The Demand for Redistribution and Cognitive Ability", (with Johanna Mollerstrom), PLoS ONE 9(12): e115484. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115484, 2014.


"Essays on Public, Political and Labor Economics", IIES Monograph Series, vol 82.



"Consequences of Mandatory Advance Layoff Notice for Workers and Firms", with J. Cederlof, P. Fredriksson and A. Nekoei

“Income Mobility, Luck vs Effort Beliefs, and the Demand for Redistribution: Perceptions and Reality”, (with M. Gärtner and J. Mollerstrom)



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