Mikael Priks

 Mikael Priks, Associate Professor
Stockholm University
Department of Economics
SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden







Short presentation

Mikael Priks received his Ph.D. in Economics at Stockholm University in October 2002. During 2000 and 2001 he was a visiting student Harvard University. He then worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Munich until the fall of 2007. He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for International Economics Studies at Stockholm University in 2007/2008. His research interests include Political Economics, Public Finance and Law and Economics.

Current teaching

Spring 2015: Microeconomics
Autumn 2015: Public Finance

Selected publications

"Public Order and Private Payments: Evidence from the Swedish Soccer League" (2017) (with Sten Nyberg), Journal of Public Economics, 153: 1-8.

“Police and Hooliganism” (with Panu Poutvaara), Forthcoming in The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression (ed. Sturmey Peter).

"The Effects of Surveillance Cameras on Crime: Evidence from the Stockholm Subway" (2015), Economic Journal. 125: 289-305.

“Verhaltensanreize in einer Gesellschaft mit sich auflösender Privatsphäre”, in Die Zukunft der Wohlfartsgesellschaft - Festschrift für Hans-Werner Sinn (eds. Konrad, Schöb, Thum, Weichenrieder), (2013), Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York.

“What Works in Reducing Hooliganism” in Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Works in Reducing Offending? (eds. Cook Philip, Machin Steve., Marie Olivier and Mastrobuani Giovanni), MIT PRESS (2013).

"Do Surveillance Cameras Affect Unruly Behavior? A Close Look at Grandstands" (2014), Scandinavian Journal of Economics 116: 1160-1179.

"Firm Competition and Incentive Pay – Rent Seeking at Work", (2011), Economics Letters 113: 154-156.

"Unemployment and Gang Crime: Could Prosperity Backfire?" (2011), (with Panu Poutvaara), Economics of Governance 12: 259-273.

"Judiciaries in Corrupt Societies" (2010), Economics of Governance 12: 75-88.

"Does Frustration Lead to Unruly Behavior? Evidence from the Swedish Hooligan Scene" (2010), Kyklos 63: 450-460.

"Competition among Officials and the Abuse of Power" (2010), 150: 425–438. Public Choice.

"Behavior under Social Pressure: Empty Italian Stadiums and Referee Bias" (2010) (with Per Pettersson-Lidbom), Economics Letters 108: 212-214.

"Supporter Violence and Police Tactics" (2009), (with Panu Poutvaara), Journal of Public Economic Theory 11: 441-453.

"The Effect of Police Intelligence on Group Violence: Evidence from Reassignments in Sweden" (205 Kb) (2009) (with Panu Poutvaara), Journal of Public Economics 93: 403-411.


Working paper

"Do Mild Sentences Deter Crime?: Evidence using a Regression-Discontinuity Design" (573 Kb) , (with Per Pettersson-Lidbom and Björn T. Hinnerich), September 2016.

“Imprisonment and Crime: Evidence using Discounts at Sentencing” (with Björn Hinnerich and Mårten Palme), October 2016.

"Targeting Prolific Offenders to Reduce Crime: Theory and Evidence" (with Stephen Machin and Olivier Marie).

“Why Does Hooliganism not Exist in the US? Also Hooligans have a Price” (with Sten Nyberg).

"Singin’ in the Rain: A Study of Social Pressure on the Soccer Field" (132 Kb) , November 2013, CESifo Working Paper No. 4481.

"The Effect of Alcohol Availability on Crime and Health", (with Anders Anderson, Per Pettersson-Lidbom and Mårten Palme), August 2012.

"Unemployment and Hooliganism" (4984 Kb) , Dec 2009.

"The Effects of Polarization on Government Quality", (with Jakob Svensson), January 2011.

"Optimal Rent Extraction in Pre-Industrial England and France – Default Risk and Monitoring Costs" (242 Kb) , CESifo Working Paper no: 1464, May 2005".

"Optimal Compensation to Law Firms and the Internal Organization of the Firm", March 2011.

"Hooligans and Weather: Save the Fighting for a Sunny Day?" April 2011.

"Ethnicity, Coups and the Fate of Leaders in Africa", March 2009 (with Ilia Rainer, George Mason University)".

Additional information

Curriculum Vitae (17 Kb)