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Mikael Lindahl

Assistant Head of Department

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

Professor

Department of
Economics
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
E-626
Postal address
Box 640
40530 Göteborg

About Mikael Lindahl

Mikael Lindahl is Professor of Economics at University of Gothenburg. He is also affiliated with CESifo, IFAU, IZA and UCLS. He defended his thesis at SOFI, Stockholm University in 2000. He has since then had short- and long-term research positions at University of Amsterdam, SOFI at Stockholm University and Uppsala University. In 2010 he was awarded a five-year grant from the European Research Council (ERC starting grant). He was holder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences special research position in Economic Sciences (financed with support from the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundation) 2010-2015 and of Torsten Söderbergs forskningsprofessur vid Handelshögskolan i Göteborg 2017-2020. His research interests are in the area of empirical labor economics, with special focus on questions within economics of education and intergenerational mobility. He has published in journals such as American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

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Research areas

  • Education, Family and Labour Economics

Research in progress

  • , 2017-05 -

Teaching areas

  • Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics

Selected publications

Dynastic Human Capital, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility, Adermon, Adrian, Lindahl, Mikael och Palme, Mårten, American Economic Review, 111 (5): 1523-48, 2021.

Intergenerational Wealth Mobility and the Role of Inheritance: Evidence from Multiple Generations” Adermon, Adrian, Lindahl, Mikael och Waldenström, Daniel, Economic Journal, Vol 128(612), Feature: New Directions in Measuring Intergenerational Mobility, F482-F513, 2018.

Fighting Corruption in Education: What Works and Who Benefits?, Borcan, Oana, Lindahl, Mikael, Mitrut, Andreea, American Economic Journal-Economic Policy, 9:1, s. 180-209, 2017.

The Causal Effect of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling, Holmlund, Helena, Lindahl, Mikael, Plug, Erik, Journal of Economic Literature, 49:3, s. 615-651, 2011.

The Origins of Intergenerational Associations: Lessons from Swedish Adoption Data, Björklund, Anders, Lindahl, Mikael, Plug, Erik, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121:3, s. 999-1028, 2006.