Mikael Priks

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







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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 2019: Microeconomics
Autumn 2018: 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.

“Prevention of Football Hooliganism: A Review of the Evidence”, in The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression, volume III (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 papers

“The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration” (with Will Dobbie, Hans Grönqvist, Susan Niknami, and Mårten Palme), Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Review.

“Do Mild Sentences Deter Crime? Evidence using a Regression Discontinuity Design" (with Per Pettersson-Lidbom and Björn Tyrefors).

“Age Rebates on Punishment and Intertemporal Substitution of Crime: Empirical Evidence from Swedish Administrative Data” (with Mårten Palme and Björn Tyrefors).

"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) , CESifo Working Paper No. 4481.

"Unemployment and Hooliganism" (4984 Kb) .

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

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

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

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

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

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