Helena Holmlund received her PhD in Economics at the Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University, and is currently a researcher at IFAU. 2006-2009 she worked as a researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. Her main research interest is economics of education, with a focus on the importance of school reforms and family background for children’s school results, labour market performance and life chances. Helena’s research has been published in international journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature and Journal of Human Resources.
Projects and publications at IFAU
- All geared towards success? Cultural origins of gender gaps in student achievement
- Swedish children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Does grade configuration matter for school performance? Short- and long-run effects of school reorganisation