Stockholm University
Department of Economics
SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden

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

  • Regulations and enforcement of legislation: Since September 2019 I work on the research project "Welfare effects of monitoring oligopolistic markets" (Välfärdseffekter av tillsyn av oligopolistiska marknader), which is led by Jonas Häckner. This project focuses on the effects of enforcing regulations regarding the environment, public health safety, taxation and competition.
  • Competition policy
  • Environmental inspections and enforcement
  • Pandemics and vaccine production
  • Microeconomics, industrial organization and game theory

Current teaching


Selected publications

“The Equilibrium Compliance Rate Among Regulated Firms” (with Jonas Häckner), International Review of Law and Economics 63, September 2020.

"Quarantine: When and How Long?" (with Rikard Forslid), CEPR Covid Economics Review 15, 159-183, May 2020.

“Measuring the Effects of Feedback from Inspections on Cleanliness in Swedish Pre-schools - A Field Experiment” (with Adam Jacobsson), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 78, 1–9, 2019.

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

“Inspections and Enforcement as Instruments for Enhancing Environmental Behavior” (editor, with Adam Jacobsson), report 6801, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 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).

"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.