Stockholm University

Department of Economics

SE-106 91 Stockholm


+46-8-16 21 49



Current teaching

  • Empirical Methods in Economics
  • Economics of Discrimination


Selected Publications


Ethnic stereotypes and entry into labor market programs, with Marie Gartell, Magnus Rödin, and Gülay Özcan, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 74(2), March 2021, pp. 293–320.

The Reverse Gender Gap in Ethnic Discrimination: Employer Stereotypes of Men and Women with Arabic Names, with Moa Bursell and Lena Nekby, International Migration Review.

Children's first names, religiosity and immigration background in France International Migration, 2012.

On Fragile Grounds: A replication of "Are Muslim immigrants different in terms of cultural integration?" Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011.

Renouncing Personal Names: An Empirical Examination of Surname Change and Earnings, with Peter Skogman Thoursie, Journal of Labor Economics, 2009.

Microdata Evidence on Rent-Sharing, with Fredrik Heyman, Applied Economics, 2009.

Gender and ethnic discrimination, An introduction, with Lena Nekby, Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2007.

Incentives and Selection in Cyclical Absenteeism, with Peter Skogman Thoursie, Labour Economics, 2005.

Sickness Absence: Worker and Establishment Effects, with Peter Skogman Thoursie, Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2004.

Cyclical and Causal Patterns of Inflation and GDP Growth, with Mats Kinnwall and Peter Skogman Thoursie, Applied Economics, 2004.

Unemployment-Risk Differentials Between Immigrant and Native Workers in Sweden, with Roger Vilhelmsson, Industrial Relations, 2004.

Temporary contracts and the dynamics of job turnover, with Fredrik Heyman, Economics Bulletin, 2004.

Wages, Profits and Capital Intensity: Evidence from Matched Worker-Firm Data, Journal of Labor Economics, 2003.

Learning by Helping: A Bounded Rationality Model of Mentoring, with Antoine Billot and Joseph Lanfranchi, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2001.

Comment on Edin, LaLonde & Åslund, "Emigration of Immigrants and Measures of Immigrant Assimilation: Evidence from Sweden" pdf (131 Kb) , Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2000.

Measuring Wage Effects of Plant Size, with Karsten Albaek, Rita Asplund, Erling Barth and Erik Ströyer Madsen, Labour Economics, 1998.

Book Review: Economics of Personnel by Edward Lazear, Labour Economics, 4, 1997.

Anciénneté des individus, taille des établissements et structure des salaires en France (Individual Seniority, Establishment Size and the Structure Wages in France), avec Gérard Ballot et Ali Skalli, Revue économique, 47, 1996.

Différentiels intersectoriels de salaires et caractéristiques des employeurs en France (Interindustry wage differentials and Employer Characteristics in France), avec Gérard Ballot et Ali Skalli, Economie et statistiques, No 299, INSEE, 1996.

Compensating Wage Differentials versus Efficiency Wages, An Empirical Study of Job Autonomy and Wages, Industrial Relations, 1994.

An Empirical Analysis of Wage Dispersion and Efficiency Wages, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1994.

Employment Uncertainty and Wage Differentials, European Journal of Political Economy, 1990.

Monitoring and Additional Wages in Labour Extraction, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1989.


Publications in Swedish

Arbetsförmedlares beslutsfattande och stereotyper kopplade till utseende, 2016 (med Marie Gartell, Magnus Rödin, Gülay Özcan).

Måste alla heta Svensson? En empirisk studie av namnbyten och inkomster (557 Kb) , 2006, (med Lena Schröder, Peter Skogman Thoursie och Anna Thoursie).

Invandrare på den Svenska arbetsmarknaden (649 Kb) (Immigrants in the Swedish Labor Market), med Håkan Regnér och Lena Schröder i Alla lika olika, Mångfald i arbetslivet - expertbilagor, Ds 2000:69.

En svartvit arbetsmarknad (648 Kb) (A Labor Market in Black and White), med Lena Schröder och Roger Vilhelmsson, ESO, Finansdepartementet, Ds 2000:47.

Är arbetsmarknaden öppen för alla? (258 Kb) (Is the Labor Market Open for All?) med Håkan Regnér och Lena Schröder, bilaga 6 till Långtidsutredningen 1999, Finansdepartementet.

Makroekonomisk stabilitet och tillväxt: en empirisk granskning, med Mats Kinnwall (Macro economic Stability and Growth: An Empirical Examination), Ekonomisk Debatt, nr. 2, 1998.

Individ- och yrkesskillnader mellan kvinnor och män: Hur påverkar de lönen?, med Anna Thoursie (Individual and Occupational Differences between Women and Men: How do they Affect Wages), i kvinnor och mäns löner- varförså olika, Persson and Wadensjö (red.), SOU 1997:136.