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Immigrant peers in the class: responses among natives and the effects on long-run revealed preferences
We investigate whether exposure to immigrant peers at school affects natives’ future interactions with ethnic minorities. Identification is base...
Earnings dynamics of immigrants and natives in Sweden 1985–2016
Lisa Laun Costas Meghir Benjamin Frieerich
This paper analyzes earnings inequality and earnings dynamics in Sweden over 1985–2016. The deep recession in the early 1990s marks a historic turning point with a massive increase in earn...
The unequal(?) burden of unemployment in Sweden during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures enforced to combat it have led to a decline in economic activity unprecedented since the Great Depression. Worldwide, millions, and yet m...
Labor-share dynamics -The role of import competition
Does increasing product-market competition from foreign firms affect domestic labor shares? By combining detailed Swedish firm-level data with an instrumental variable design, I show that an inc...
To work or not to work? Effects of temporary public employment on future employment and benefits
We evaluate a temporary public sector employment program targeted at individuals with weak labor market attachment in the City of Stockholm. Having access to rich high-quality individual-l...
Intergenerational mobility in a recession: Evidence from Sweden
Martin Nybom Jan Stuhler
We use complete-count register data to describe various features of intergenerational mobility in Sweden. First, we document the extent of regional variation in educational and income mobility a...
All geared towards success? Cultural origins of gender gaps in student achievement
Helena Holmlund Helmut Rainer Patrick Reich
Although geographical and temporal variations in gender achievement gaps have received considerable attention, the role of culture in explaining this variation is not well understood. We exploit...
What makes a good caseworker?
How do caseworkers affect job finding and what characterizes a productive caseworker? To answer these questions we exploit variation coming from the fact that many local employment offices in Sw...
Does online search improve the match quality of new hires?
This paper studies the effects of the high-speed internet expansion on the match quality of new hires. We combine data on internet availability at the local level with German individual register...
The effect of negative income shocks on pensioners
Alexander Willen Julian Vedeler Johansen
This paper provides novel evidence on the labor supply response to negative income shocks in retirement, exploiting an institutional feature that caused differential and unexpected income losses...