Mathias Herzing
 
 

Stockholm University
Department of Economics
SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden

Mathias.Herzing@ne.su.se
+46-8-163043

 

 

 

 

 

 


Short presentation

I obtained my PhD in 2005 at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University (Dissertation title: Essays on Uncertainty and Escape in Trade Agreements) and have since 2006 been affiliated with the Department of Economics, Stockholm University.


Research interests

  • Environmental inspections and enforcement: Together with Adam Jacobsson I lead the research program "Evaluating Inspections as an Instrument for Achieving Environmental Targets" (Utvärdering av tillsynen som styrmedel för att uppnå miljökvalitetsmålen). This program has been funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) since 2017 and involves researchers at Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet. Previously Adam and I have led the multi-disciplinary research programs "Inspections and enforcement as instruments for enhancing environmental behavior" (Tillsynen som styrmedel för förbättrat miljöbeteende) and "Efficient environmental inspections and enforcement" (Effektiv miljötillsyn) which were also funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (see: http://www.effektivmiljotillsyn.se/).
  • Competition policy: Since July 2017 I work on the research project "The Effectiveness of Efforts against Competition-limiting Collusion" (Kostnadseffektiviteten av insatser mot konkurrensbegränsande samarbeten), which is funded by the Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket).
  • Microeconomics, industrial organization and game theory


Current teaching

 

Publications

“The Effectiveness of Environmental Inspections in Oligopolistic Markets” (with Jonas Häckner), Resource and Energy Economics 48, 83–97, 2017.

“Welfare Effects of Taxation in Oligopolistic Markets” (with Jonas Häckner), Journal of Economic Theory 163, 141–166, 2016.

"Efficient Environmental Inspections and Enforcement" (editor, with Adam Jacobsson), report 6713, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 2016.

"On the Optimal Production Capacity for Influenza Vaccine" (with Rikard Forslid), Health Economics 24(6), 726-741, 2015.

"Effektiv miljötillsyn", with Adam Jacobsson et al), report 6558, Naturvårdsverket, 2013 (Swedish version of report 6713, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 2016).

"When Do Firms Break the Law in Order to Reduce Marginal Cost? - An Application to the Problem of Environmental Inspection" (with Jonas Häckner), working paper 2012:11, Department of Economics, Stockholm University, 2012.

"Does Hidden Information Make Trade Liberalization More Fragile?", Canadian Journal of Economics 44(2), 561-579, 2011.

"Utländska direktinvesteringar: Effekter på det inhemska näringslivet" (”Foreign Direct Investment: Effects On the Domestic Economy”, with Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson), Ekonomisk debatt 36(2), 57-72, 2008.

"Essays on Uncertainty and Escape in Trade Agreements", IIES Monograph Series No. 50, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, 2005.