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Randi Hjalmarsson


Randi Hjalmarsson
+46 31 786 1248

Room number: E-601E
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 Randi Hjalmarsson

Randi Hjalmarsson received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 2005. She was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy from 2005 to 2009, a lecturer and Professor at Queen Mary University of London from 2010-2013. She has since settled in Sweden, and is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg.

She has done extensive research on the economics of crime and the criminal justice system. Her current research emphasizes (i) the determinants of crime, including education, military service and the role of the family, neighborhood and peers), (ii) the impact of jury composition on trial verdicts and sentences and the dynamics of jury decision making, and (iii) racial biases in the criminal justice system. Previously, she has studied the effects of prison, the death penalty, and gun shows on crime. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and The Economic Journal. Her research has been funded, in part, by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Swedish Research Council's Distinguished Young Researchers Program.

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Research areas

  • Economics of Crime, Labor Economics, Law and Economics

Teaching areas

  • Law and Economics, Labor Economics

Selected publications


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Path Dependency in Jury Decision Making
Anna Bindler, Randi Hjalmarsson
Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal article 2019
Journal article

The causal effect of military conscription on crime∗
Randi Hjalmarsson, Matthew J. Lindquist
Economic Journal, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making
Shamena Anwar, Patrick Bayer, Randi Hjalmarsson
Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal article 2019
Journal article

The Impact of Abortion on Crime and Crime-Related Behavior
Randi Hjalmarsson, Andreea Mitrut, Cristian Pop-Eleches
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2019




The Importance of Family Background and Neighborhood Effects as Determinants of Crime
Karin Hederos Eriksson, Randi Hjalmarsson, Matthew Lindquist, Anna Sandberg
Journal of Population Economics, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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