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Katarina Nordblom

Senior lecturer

Katarina Nordblom
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1338

Room number: E615
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 Katarina Nordblom

My research interests are in public and behavioral economics. I have conducted research on Swedish taxes as well on social preferences. One area in which I have focused lately is tax compliance, where I combine knowledge from the two research fields. In my most recently published paper my coauthors and I study how people behave when filing their tax returns and find strong evidence of loss aversion, where people with taxes due are more likely to take measures to reduce their tax liability than those who expect to get a refund. In ongoing research I study tax morale and how individual as well as social norms evolve over time and how tax policy may affect them. I do both theoretical and empirical research, but all of my research either is concerned with policy relevant issues and/or tries to understand new aspects of individual behavior and decision making. 

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Public economics (especially taxation)
  • Behavioral economics

Teaching areas

  • Microeconomics
  • Public economics

Selected publications

Tax Compliance and Loss Aversion
Engström, Per, Nordblom, Katarina, Ohlsson, Henry, Persson, Annika
American Economic Journal : Economic Policy, 7:4, s. 132-164, 2015

Endogenous norm formation over the life cycle – the case of tax morale
Nordblom, Katarina, Žamac, Jovan
Economic Analysis and Policy, 42:2, s. 153-170, 2012

Social Norms and Gift Behavior
Mitrut, Andreea, Nordblom, Katarina
European Economic Review, 54:8, s. 998-1015, 2010

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Trust and power as determinants of tax compliance across 44 nations
Larissa Batrancea, Anca Nichita, Jerome Olsen, Christoph Kogler, Erich Kirchler et al.
Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Skattefusk och skattemoral
Katarina Nordblom
Ekonomisk Debatt, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Identifying Challenges for Sustainable Tax Policy
Pernilla Rendahl, Katarina Nordblom
Paper presented at The 14th GREIT Annual Conference Tax Sustainability in an EU and International Context, 19-20 June 2019, Lund University, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution


Tax Evasion with a Conscience
Martin Dufwenberg, Katarina Nordblom
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2018

Multiple Misbehaving: Loss Averse and Inattentive to Monetary Incentives
Per Engström, Katarina Nordblom, Arnaldur Stefánsson
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2018

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