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Consequences of job loss for routine workers
Routine-biased technological change has led to the worsening of labour market prospects for workers in exposed occupations as their work has increasingly been done by machines. Routine workers w...
Firm responses to a more generous insurance against high sick pay costs
This paper presents evidence on how firms react to a more generous insurance against high sick pay costs. We exploit a reform launched in Sweden in 2015, which introduced different thresholds fo...
Schooling in the Nordic countries during the COVID-19 pandemic
This article provides an overview of the extent of school closures and the use of distance learning in the Nordic countries during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 to June 2021). Taking the pre...
Earnings responses to even higher taxes
We exploit a recent Swedish tax reform, implying higher marginal tax rates for the top 5% of the earnings distribution, to learn about earnings responses in an economy where taxes already are hi...
Preferences and opportunities in the marriage market. How comprehensive schooling made the wealthy marry down.
This paper documents that a shift from a selective to a comprehensive education system had implications for marriage market outcomes. By exploiting an education reform in Sweden, I show that com...
The unequal consequences of job loss across countries
Edoardo Acabbi Cristina Barcelo Antoine Bertheau Andreas Gulyas Stefano Lombardi Raffaele Saggio
We document the consequences of losing a job across countries using a harmonized research design applied to seven matched employer-employee datasets. Workers in Denmark and Sweden experience the...
Filling in the blanks. How does information about the Swedish EITC affect labour supply?
Pär Nyman Linuz Aggeborn Rafael Ahlskog
Information plays a key role in economics. According to the benchmark neoclassical model, agents require information in order to optimize their choices. Information, however, is sometimes incomp...
Pension reform, incentives to retire and retirement behavior: empirical evidence from Swedish micro-data
Lisa Laun Mårten Palme
This paper investigates to what extent the 1998 reform of Sweden’s public old-age pension system contributed to the increase in extensive margin labor supply among older workers seen in th...
Replacing student grants with loans. Evidence from a Swedish policy reform.
The Recruitment grant was a student aid policy that replaced the loans in the student aid system with grants for unemployed adults with low education. In this paper, I estimate the causal effect...
When workers’ skills become unbundled: Some empirical consequences for sorting and wages
Phillipe Choné Francis Kramarz Oskar Nordström Skans
This empirical paper analyzes labor market sorting across establishments using Swedish register data on cognitive and non-cognitive abilities. We draw on the theoretical foundations of Chon&eacu...