Heléne Lundqvist

Stockholm University
Department of Economics
SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden

+46-8-16 25 53







Short presentation

Heléne Berg (prev. Lundqvist) obtained her PhD in economics at Uppsala University in 2011. In 2011-2012, she held a post-doc position at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, and then joined the department in the fall of 2012. Heléne is currently on part-time leave to work for the Swedish National Audit Office. She is also affiliated with the CESifo Institute in Munich as well as the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies and the Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies.

Research interests

  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Political economics
  • Public economics

Selected publications

 Native Migration Responses to Increased Immigration (2581 Kb) (2017) (with Henrik Andersson and Matz Dahlberg), ifo DICE Report 3/2017.

 Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution: Reply (188 Kb) (2017) (with Matz Dahlberg and Karin Edmark), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

 "Granting Public or Private Consumption? Eff ects of Grants on Local Public Spending and..." (447 Kb) (2015), International Tax and Public Finance 22(1): 41-72.

 Stimulating Local Public Employment: Do General Grants Work? (530 Kb) (2014) (with Matz Dahlberg and Eva Mörk), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6(1): 167-192.  Online Appendix (215 Kb) .

 Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution (415 Kb) (2012) (with Matz Dahlberg and Karin Edmark), Journal of Political Economy 120(1): 41-76.

 Empirical Essays in Political and Public Economics (1183 Kb) (2011), Economic Studies 128, PhD thesis, Uppsala University.

"Politikers egenskaper och privatisering av välfärdstjänster" (with Matz Dahlberg) in Välfärdstjänster i privat regi: Framväxt och drivkrafter (ed. Henrik Jordahl) (2013), SNS, Stockholm.

Working papers

 Post-WWI Military Disarmament and Interwar Fascism: Evidence from Sweden (760 Kb) (with Matz Dahlberg and Kåre Vernby), December 2016

 Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution: Reply (313 Kb) (with Matz Dahlberg and Karin Edmark), February 2013

Work in progress

 "Is It Worth It? On the Returns to Holding Political Office" (488 Kb) , November 2011

 Migrating Natives and Foreign Immigration (417 Kb) (with Henrik Andersson and Matz Dahlberg)

"Politicians' Payments in a Proportional Party System"

"The Emergence and Persistence of Right-Wing Extremism: A Research Program" (with Matz Dahlberg and Kåre Vernby)

Additional information

 Curriculum Vitae (112 Kb)