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Mikael Lindahl


Mikael Lindahl
+46 31 786 6729

Room number: E-626
Postal Address: Box 640, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Economics (More Information)
Box 640
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Mikael Lindahl

Mikael Lindahl is Professor of Economics at University of Gothenburg. He is also affiliated with CESifo, IFAU 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. 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. His research interests are in the area of empirical labor economics, economics of education and intergenerational mobility. He has published in journals such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics and Journal of Human Resources. In 2010 he was awarded a five-year grant from the European Research Council (ERC starting grant 241161), for the program “Intergenerational associations in education, income and health: an investigation of underlying mechanisms.”

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Research areas

  • Education, Family and Labour Economics

Research in progress

  • , May/17 -

Teaching areas

  • Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics

Selected publications

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

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

Long-Term Intergenerational Persistence of Human Capital
Lindahl, Mikael, Palme, Mårten, Sandgren Massih, Sofia, Sjögren, Anna
The Journal of human resources, 50:1, s. 1-33, 2015

The impact of an unexpected wage cut on corruption
borcan, oana, lindahl, mikael, mitrut, andreea
Journal of Public Economics, 120, s. 32-47, 2014

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Dynastic Human Capital, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility
Adrian Adermon, Mikael Lindahl, Mårten Palme
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2019

"Vad säger forskningen om vilka åtgärder som bäst ökar likvärdigheten i skolan?", kapitel i "Lika för alla? En ESO-antologi om skolans likvärdighet" Robert Erikson och Lena Unemo (red.)
Mikael Lindahl
Lika för alla? : en ESO-antologi om skolans likvärdighet /Robert Eriksson och Lena Unemo (red.)., Stockholm, Regeringskansliet, Finansdepartementet, Report chapter 2019
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Parental Influences on Health and Longevity: Lessons from a Large Sample of Adoptees
Mikael Lindahl, Evelina Lundberg, Mårten Palme, Emilia Simeonova
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2016


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