University of Gothenburg

Publications in labor and applied microeconomics

On this page we list recent year's publications in labor and applied microeconomics, published by researchers at the Department of Economics.


Randi Hjalmarsson, Andreea Mitrut, Cristian Pop-Eleches (forthcoming), "The Impact of Abortion on Crime and Crime-Related Behavior" in Journal of Public Economics

Ofer Malamud, Andreea Mitrut, Cristian Pop-Eleches (forthcoming) "The Effect of Education on Mortality and Health: Evidence from a Schooling Expansion in Romania", in Journal of Human Resources 

Andrea Berggren, Louise Jeppsson (forthcoming) “The Impact of Upper Secondary School Flexibility on Sorting and Education Outcomes” in Economics of Education Review.

Martin Fischer, Ulf-G Gerdtham, Gawain Heckley, Martin Karlsson, Gustav Kjellsson, Therese Nilsson (forthcoming) “Education and Health: Long-Run Effects of Peers, Tracking and Years“ in Economic Policy.


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

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


Björkegren, Evelina, Mikael Lindahl, Mårten Palme and Emilia Simeonova (2020), “Pre- and Post-Birth Components of Intergenerational Persistence in Health and Longevity: Lessons from a Large Sample of Adoptees.” Journal of Human Resources.

Bindler, Anna and Randi Hjalmarsson (2020). “The persistence of the criminal justice gender gap: Evidence from 200 years of judicial decisions.” Journal of Law & Economics.

van Vuuren, Aico and Peter Gautier (2020). "Identifying present bias and time preferences with an application to land-lease-contract data" Econometrics Journal.

Dietrichson, Jens, Lina Maria Ellegård, and Gustav Kjellsson (2020). “Patient Choice, Entry, and the Quality of Primary Care: Evidence From Swedish Reforms” Health Economics.


Dzemski, Andreas (2019). “An empirical model of dyadic link formation in a network with unobserved heterogeneity.” The Review of Economics and Statistics, 101(5), 743– 762.

Ketel, Nadine, Edwin Leuven, Hessel Oosterbeek and Bas van der Klaauw (2019). “Do Dutch dentists extract monopoly rents?” Journal of Health Economics. 63: 145-158

Hjalmarsson, Randi and Matthew Lindquist (2019). “The Causal Effect of Military Conscription on Crime.” The Economic Journal. 129 (622), 2522-2562.

Bindler, Anna and Randi Hjalmarsson (2019). “Path-Dependency in Jury Decision Making.” Journal of the European Economic Association. 17 (6), 1971-2017.

Belot, Michele, Philipp Kircher, and Paul Muller (2019). “Providing Advice to Job Seekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on Online Advice.” Review of Economic Studies. 86 (4), 1411-1447.

Bolhaar, Jonneke, Nadine Ketel and Bas van der Klaauw (2019). “Job-Search Periods for Welfare Applicants: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 11(1): 92–125

Pihl, Ariel and Gaetano Basso (2019). “Did California Paid Family Leave Affect Infant Health?” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 38: 155-180.

Anwar, Shamena, Patrick Bayer and Randi Hjalmarsson (2019). “Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making.” Journal of the European Economic Association. 17 (3), 834-875.

Anwar, Shamena, Patrick Bayer and Randi Hjalmarsson (2019). “A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Verdicts.” The Economic Journal. 129 (618), 603-650.

van Vuuren, Aico, Josef Kjellander, and Viktor Nilsson (2019). "Refugees and apartment prices: A case study to investigate the attitudes of home buyers." Regional Science and Urban Economics. 77: 20-37.

Gautier, Pieter A., and Aico van Vuuren (2019). "The effect of land lease on house prices." Journal of Housing Economics. 46: 101646.


Bindler, Anna and Randi Hjalmarsson (2018). “How Punishment Severity Affects Jury Verdicts: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 10 (4) 36-78.

Mitrut, Andreea and Tudor Simona (2018). “Bridging the Gap for Roma Women. The Effects of a Health Mediation Program on Roma Prenatal Care and Child Health at Birth.” Journal of Public Economics 165: 114-132.

Kjellsson, Gustav (2018). “Extending decomposition analysis to account for unobserved heterogeneity and persistence in health behavior: Income‐related smoking inequality among Swedish women.” Health Economics 27(2): 440-447.

Bell, Brian, Anna Bindler, Stephen Machin (2018). “Crime scars: Recessions and the making of career criminals.” Review of Economics and Statistics 100(3): 392-404.

Gautier, Pieter, Bas van der Klaauw, Paul Muller, Michael Rosholm, and Michael Svarer (2018). “Estimating Equilibrium Effects of Job Search Assistance.” Journal of Labor Economics 36(4).

Adermon, Adrian, Mikael Lindahl and Daniel Waldenström (2018). “Intergenerational wealth mobility and the role of Inheritance: Evidence from multiple generations.” The Economic Journal 128(612): F482-F513.

Van Vuuren, Aico (2018). “City structure and the location of young urban professionals.” Journal of Urban Economics 104: 1-15.


Van Vuuren, Aico (2017). “Using a structural-form model to analyze the impact of homeownership on unemployment duration.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 32: 858-876.

Bindler, Anna and Randi Hjalmarsson (2017). “Prisons, recidivism and the age-crime profile.” Economics Letters 152: 46-49.

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


Heckley, Gawain, Ulf-G. Gerdtham and Gustav Kjellsson (2016). “A general method for decomposing the causes of socioeconomic inequality in health.” Journal of Health Economics 48: 89-106.

Hederos Eriksson, Karin, Randi Hjalmarsson, Matthew Lindquist and Anna Sandberg (2016). “The Importance of Family Background and Neighborhood Effects as Determinants of Crime.” Journal of Population Economics 29(1): 219-262.

Ketel, Nadine, Jona Linde, Hessel Oosterbeek and Bas van der Klaauw (2016). “Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects.” The Economic Journal 126: 2342-2362.

Böhlmark , Anders, Helena Holmlund and Mikael Lindahl (2016). “Parental choice, neighbourhood segregation or cream skimming? An analysis of school segregation after a generalized choice reform.” Journal of Population Economics 29(4): 1155-1190.

Ketel, Nadine, Edwin Leuven, Hessel Oosterbeek and Bas van der Klaauw (2016). “The returns to medical school in a regulated labor market: Evidence from admission lotteries.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8(2): 225-254.


Jim Albrecht and Susan Vroman and Aico van Vuuren (2015). “The Black-White Wage Gap Among US Women Across the Distribution: Derek Neal Redux.” Labour Economics 22: 66-71.

Hjalmarsson, Randi, Helena Holmlund, and Matthew Lindquist (2015). “The Effect of Education on Criminal Convictions and Incarceration: Causal Evidence from Micro-data,” The Economic Journal 125: 1290-1326.

Bettendorf, Leon, Egbert Jongen, and Paul Muller (2015). “Childcare Subsidies and Labor Supply: Evidence from a Large Dutch Reform.” Labour Economics 36: 112-123.

Böhlmark , Anders, and Mikael Lindahl (2015). “Independent Schools and Long-Run Educational Outcomes - Evidence from Sweden’s Large Scale Voucher Reform.” Economica 82: 508-551.

Lindahl, Mikael, Mårten Palme, Sofia Sandgren Massih and Anna Sjögren (2015). “Long-term intergenerational persistence of human capital: an empirical analysis of four generations.” Journal of Human Resources 50(1): 1-33.


Anwar, Shamena, Patrick Bayer, and Randi Hjalmarsson (2014). “The Role of Age in Jury Selection and Trial Outcomes.” Journal of Law and Economics 57(4): 1001-1030.

Borcan, Oana, Mikael Lindahl and Andreea Mitrut (2014). “The Impact of an Unexpected Wage Cut on Corruption: Evidence from a ‘Xeroxed’ Exam”, Journal of Public Economics 120: 32-47.

Lindahl, Mikael, Mårten Palme, Sofia Sandgren Massih and Anna Sjögren (2014). “A Test of the Becker-Tomes Model of Human Capital Transmission using Microdata on Four Generations.” Journal of Human Capital 7(1).

Mitrut, Andreea and François-Charles Wolff (2014). “Investing in children's education: Are Muslim immigrants different?” Journal of Population Economics 27(4): 999-1022.

Sebastian Buhai, Miguel Portela and Coen Teulings and Aico van Vuuren (2014). “Returns to tenure or seniority”: Econometrica 82: 705-730