University of Gothenburg


The Department of Economics prioritises high-quality research and publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals. Most of our research output first appears in the Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics series. Published journal articles, working papers and PhD theses are listed through the links on this page. Book chapters, forthcoming journal articles are often listed on the personal web pages.

Forthcoming publications (selection)

Annika Lindskog, Heather Congdon Fors, “Son Preference and Education Inequalities in India: the role of gender-biased fertility strategies and preferential treatment of boys”, forthcoming in Journal of Population Economics.

Henrik Andersson, Per Engström, Katarina Nordblom and Susanna Wanander, ”Nudges and Threats: Soft vs Hard Incentives for Tax Compliance”, forthcoming in Economic Policy.

Pauline Rossi and Yun Xiao, "Spillovers in Childbearing Decisions and Fertility Transitions: Evidence from China", forthcoming in Journal of the European Economic Association.

Li Li and Yun Xiao, "Beyond boiling: The Effect of In Utero Exposure to Treated Tap Water on Childhood Health", forthcoming in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Martin Holmen, Felix Holzmeister, Michael Kirchler, Matthias Stefan, and Erik Wengström. "Economic Preferences and Personality Traits Among Finance Professionals and the General Population", forthcoming in Economic Journal.

Recent publications (selection)

Florin Maican, Matilda Orth, Mark Roberts, Van Anh Vuong, "The Dynamic Impact of Exporting on Firm R&D Investment", Journal of the European Economic Association

Ivan Fernandez-Val, Aico van Vuuren, Frank Vella and Franco Peracchi, "Selection and the Distribution of Female Real Hourly Wages in the U.S.”, Quantitative Economics.

Randi Hjalmarsson and Lindquist, Matthew (2022) “The Health Effects of Prison,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 4 (14)

Adam Farago and Erik Hjalmarsson, "Long-Horizon Stock Returns Are Positively Skewed", Review of Finance.

Adam FaragoMartin Holmen, Felix Holzmeister, Michael Kirchler, and Michael Razen, (2022) “Cognitive Skills and Economic Preferences in the Fund Industry”, Economic Journal.

Shamena Anwar, Patrick Bayer, Randi Hjalmarsson, (2022) “Unequal Jury Representation and Its Consequences”, American Economic Review: Insights

Inge van Den Bijgaart, Davide Cerruti (2022) “The effect of information on market activity: evidence from vehicle recalls” Review of Economics and Statistics.

Anna Bindler and Randi Hjalmarsson (2021), ”The Impact of the First Professional Police Forces on Crime”, Journal of the European Economic Association  

Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Iyer and Joe Vecci (2021), “Leader Identity and Coordination”, Review of Economics and Statistics  

Born, Andreas, Ranehill, Eva, Sandberg, Anna (2021) "Gender and willingness to lead – does the gender composition of teams matter?", Review of Economics and Statistics

Adrian Adermon, Mikael Lindahl, Mårten Palme (2021), ”Dynastic Human Capital, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility”, The American Economic Review 

Dawei Fang, T Noe, P Strack (2020), ”Turning Up the Heat: The Discouraging Effect of Competition in Contests”, Journal of Political Economy

Journal Articles and Books

The primary outlet for research is international peer-reviewed journals in economics. All new publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, are included in the University publications' list. Here you may also find published books and book chapters.

Working Papers

New research from the Department of Economics is first published in the Working Papers in Economics series. All papers are available at Swopec, Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics.

Doctoral Theses

The doctoral theses are available as PDF:s at Gupea, Gothenburg University Publications Electronic Archive.