Heléne Lundqvist

Stockholm University
Department of Economics
SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden








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 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

"On the Returns to Holding Political Office (Is It Worth It?)", forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, August 2020.

"Politicians' Payments in a Proportional Party System", forthcoming in European Economic Review, July 2020.

Post-WWI Military Disarmament and Interwar Fascism in Sweden (4802 Kb) (2019) (with Matz Dahlberg and Kåre Vernby), Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 52(1): 37-56.

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 119(2): 288-294.

"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

Migrating Natives and Foreign Immigration: Is There a Preference for Ethnic Residential Homogeneity? (850 Kb) (with Henrik Andersson and Matz Dahlberg), revise and resubmit to Journal of Urban Economics, September 2018.

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

Additional information

Curriculum Vitae (107 Kb)