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
- Barn och unga under coronapandemin
- Läs- och skrivutvecklande undervisning i den svenska grundskolan
- Kulturell bakgrund och könsskillnader i studieresultat
- Etniskt blandad skola och framtida sociala interaktioner mellan personer med olika etnisk bakgrund
- Jämlikhet i möjligheter och utfall i den svenska skolan
- Vad kan den nationalekonomiska forskningen lära oss om framgångsfaktorer i skolan?
- Preferences and opportunities in the marriage market. How comprehensive schooling made the wealthy marry down.
- Swedish children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
- All geared towards success? Cultural origins of gender gaps in student achievement
- Immigrant peers in the class: responses among natives and the effects on long-run revealed preferences
- A researcher’s guide to the Swedish compulsory school reform
- How much does marital sorting contribute to intergenerational socio-economic persistence?
- Does grade configuration matter for school performance? Short- and long-run effects of school reorganisation
- Education and equality of opportunity: what have we learned from educational reforms?