Katarina Nordblom


Department of Economics
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 640
40530 Göteborg

About Katarina Nordblom

My research interests are in public and behavioral economics. I have conducted research on Swedish taxes as well on social preferences. One area in which I have focused lately is tax compliance, where I combine knowledge from the two research fields. In one of my published papers my coauthors and I study how people behave when filing their tax returns and find strong evidence of loss aversion, where people with taxes due are more likely to take measures to reduce their tax liability than those who expect to get a refund. In ongoing research I study tax morale and how individual as well as social norms evolve over time and how tax policy may affect them. I do both theoretical and empirical research, but all of my research either is concerned with policy relevant issues and/or tries to understand new aspects of individual behavior and decision making.

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Research areas

  • Public economics (especially taxation)
  • Behavioral economics

Teaching areas

  • Microeconomics
  • Public economics

Selected publications

Nudges and threats: Soft vs hard incentives for tax compliance Henrik Andersson, Per Engström, Katarina Nordblom, Susanna Wanander, Economic Policy, forthcoming.

Tax evasion with a conscience Martin Dufwenberg and Katarina Nordblom, Journal of Public Economic Theory 24, s 5-29.

A theoretical framework of decision making explaining the mechanisms of nudging Åsa Löfgren Katarina Nordblom

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 174, s. 1-12.

Tax Compliance and Loss AversionEngström, Per, Nordblom, Katarina, Ohlsson, Henry, Persson, Annika American Economic Journal : Economic Policy, 7:4, s. 132-164, 2015

Endogenous norm formation over the life cycle – the case of tax moraleNordblom, Katarina, Žamac, Jovan Economic Analysis and Policy, 42:2, s. 153-170, 2012

Social Norms and Gift BehaviorMitrut, Andreea, Nordblom, KatarinaEuropean Economic Review, 54:8, s. 998-1015, 2010