Doctoral thesis

The work on the doctoral thesis begins during the second year of PhD studies. The thesis usually consists of 3-5 articles written in journal format and a summary of the articles. These articles can be either single-authored or co-authored with a supervisor, other researchers or other doctoral students. The quality requirement is that each article must be publishable – although not necessarily published – in an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Professors and associate professors from within the department supervise the thesis work, but other researchers may also contribute as assistant supervisors. For the doctoral student to be able to successfully complete the thesis in time, it is important that there is good compatibility between the supervisor and the subject area of the thesis. The department’s supervisory capacity is particularly strong in the following research areas:

  • Labor economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Political economics
  • Public economics

In the final phase of the thesis work, the doctoral student’s work is scrutinised by an external reviewer as part of a final seminar. Once the thesis has been finished, it must be defended at a public disputation, where the external reviewer is drawn from a university other than Uppsala University. The examining committee at the disputation awards the thesis a grade that is either a pass or a fail. The examining committee consists of three members: one member comes from the Department of Economics, one member is from another department within the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University, and a third member comes from another higher education institution.

Doctoral Theses

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    Müller, Dagmar

    Social Networks and the School-to-Work Transition

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    Olsson, Maria

    Essays on Macroeconomics: Wage Rigidity and Aggregate Fluctuations

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    Hansson, Fredrik

    Consequences of Poor Housing: Essays on Urban and Health Economics

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    Roth, Paula

    Essays on Inequality, Insolvency and Innovation

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    Stoyko, Dmytro

    Expectations, Financial Markets and Monetary Policy

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    Cederlöf, Jonas

    Job Loss: Consequences and Labor Market Policy

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    Vasi, Tamás

    Banks, Shocks and Monetary Policy

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    Bratu, Cristina

    Immigration: Policies, Mobility, and Integration

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    Stefánsson, Arnaldur

    Essays in Public Finance and Behavioral Economics

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    Lombardi, Stefano

    Essays on Event History Analysis and the Effects of Social Programs on Individuals and Firms

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    von Buxhoeveden, Mathias

    Partial and General Equilibrium Effects of Unemployment Insurance: Identification, Estimation and Inference

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    Sepahvand, Mohammad H.

    Essays on Risk Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Brandén, Gunnar

    Understanding Intergenerational Mobility: Inequality, Student Aid and Nature-Nurture Interactions

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    Aalto, Aino-Maija

    Incentives and Inequalities in Family and Working Life

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    Andersson, Henrik

    Immigration and the Neighborhood: Essays on the Causes and Consequences of International Migration

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    Andone, Irina

    Exchange Rates, Exports, Inflation, and International Monetary Cooperation

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    Norén, Anna

    Caring, Sharing, and Childbearing: Essays on Labor Supply, Infant Health, and Family Policies

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    Lundberg, Jacob

    Essays on Income Taxation and Wealth Inequality

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    Andersson, Josefine

    Insurances against job loss and disability: Private and public interventions and their effects on job search and labor supply

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    Jans, Jenny

    Causes and Consequences of Early-life Conditions: Alcohol, Pollution and Parental Leave Policies

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    Björkegren, Evelina

    Family, Neighborhoods, and Health: Conditions for the Development of Human Capabilities

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    Escobar, Sebastian

    Essays on inheritance, small businesses and energy consumption

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    Moberg, Ylva

    Gender, Incentives, and the Division of Labor

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    Frank, Jon

    Essays on Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing

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    Öhman, Mattias

    Essays on Cognitive Development and Medical Care

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    Axbard, Sebastian

    Crime, Corruption and Development

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    Mickelsson, Glenn

    DSGE Model Estimation and Labor Market Dynamics

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    Aggeborn, Linuz

    Essays on Politics and Health Economics

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    Rosenqvist, Olof

    Essays on Determinants of Individual Performance and Labor Market Outcomes

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    Essays on Estimation Methods and Local Public Economics

    Dahlberg, Matz

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    Martén, Linna

    Essays on Politics, Law, and Economics

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    Nilavongse, Rachatar

    Housing, Banking and the Macro Economy

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    Hagen, Johannes

    Essays on Pensions, Retirement and Tax Evasion

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    Zhao de Gosson de Varennes, Yuwei

    Benefit Design, Retirement Decisions and Welfare Within and Across Generations in Defined Contribution Pension Schemes

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    Chirico Willstedt, Gabriella

    Demand, Competition and Redistribution in Swedish Dental Care

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    Persson, Lovisa

    Essays on Politics, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Finance

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    Poulsen, Jonas

    Essays on Development and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Blind, Ina

    Essays on Urban Economics

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    Sävje, Fredrik

    What would have happened?: Four essays investigating causality

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    Baziki, Selva Bahar

    Firms, International Competition, and the Labor Market

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    Ando, Michihito

    Essays on the Evaluation of Public Policies

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    Spector, Erik

    Financial Frictions and Firm Dynamics

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    Eliasson, Tove

    Empirical Essays on Wage Setting and Immigrant Labor Market Opportunities

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    Nilsson, Martin

    Essays on Health Shocks and Social Insurance

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    Yu, Haishan

    Essays on Environmental and Energy Economics

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    Stadin, Karolina

    Employment Dynamics

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    Karimi, Arizo

    Impacts of Policies, Peers and Parenthood on Labor Market Outcomes

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    Avdic, Daniel

    Microeconometric Analyses of Individual Behavior in Public Welfare Systems: Applications in Health and Education Economics

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    Fromlet, Pia

    Essays on Inflation Targeting and Export Price Dynamics

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    Erixson, Oscar

    Economic Decisions and Social Norms in Life and Death Situations

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    Karbownik, Krzysztof

    Essays in education and family economics

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    Engdahl, Mattias

    International Mobility and the Labor Market

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    Persson, Anna

    Activation Programs, Benefit Take-Up, and Labor Market Attachment

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    Hanspers, Kajsa

    Essays on Welfare Dependency and the Privatization of Welfare Services

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    Kolsrud, Jonas

    Insuring Against Unemployment

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    Adermon, Adrian

    Essays on the Transmission of Human Capital and the Impact of Technological Change

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    Österholm, Karl Göran

    Essays on Managerial Compensation

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    Ek, Susanne

    Essays on Unemployment Insurance Design

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    Vikman, Ulrika

    Benefits or Work? Social Programs and Labor Supply

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    Nordin, Mattias

    Information, Voting Behavior and Electoral Accountability

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    Corbo, Vesna

    Monetary Policy, Trade Dynamics, and Labor Markets in Open Economies

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    Bastani, Spencer

    Essays on the Economics of Income Taxation

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    Lundqvist, Heléne

    Empirical Essays in Political and Public Economics

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    Hensvik, Lena

    The effects of markets, managers and peers on worker outcomes

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    Rickne, Johanna

    Essays in Development, Institutions and Gender

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    Söderberg, Johan

    Price Setting, Inflation Dynamics, and Monetary Policy

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    Winstrand, Jakob

    Essays on Valuation of Environmental Attributes

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    Enström Öst, Cecilia

    Housing policy and family formation

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    Hall, Caroline

    Empirical Essays on Education and Social Insurance Policies

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    Johansson, Elly-Ann

    Essays on schooling, gender, and parental leave

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    Nilsson, Peter

    Essays on Social Interactions and the Long-term Effects of Early-Life Conditions

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    Glans, Erik

    Pension reforms and retirement behaviour

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    Vikström, Johan

    Incentives and Norms in Social Insurance: Applications, Identification and Inference

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    Liu, Qian

    Essays on Labor Economics: Education, Employment, and Gender

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    Bengtsson, Niklas

    Essays in Development and Labor Economics

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    Grönqvist, Hans

    Essays in Labor and Demographic Economics

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    Elinder, Mikael

    Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance, and Trust

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    Liang, Che-Yuan

    Essays in Political Economics and Public Finance

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    Lindahl, Erica

    Empirical studies of public policies within the primary school and the sickness insurance

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    Selin, Håkan

    Four Empirical Essays on Responses to Income Taxation

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    Nykvist, Jenny

    Self-employment Entry and Survival: Evidence from Sweden

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    Kjellberg, David

    Expectations, Uncertainty, and Monetary Policy

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    Andersson, Christian

    Teachers and Student Outcomes: Evidence using Swedish Data

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    Oreland, Carl

    Family Control in Swedish Public Companies: Implications for Firm Performance, Dividends and CEO Cash Compensation

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    Edmark, Karin

    Strategic Interactions among Swedish Local Governments

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    Haraldsson, Mattias

    Essays on Transport Economics

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    Johansson, Fredrik

    Essays on Measurement Error and Nonresponse

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    Nordberg, Mikael

    Allies Yet Rivals: Input Joint Ventures and Their Competitive Effects

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    Post, Erik

    Macroeconomic Uncertainty and Exchange Rate Policy

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    Žamac, Jovan

    Education, Pensions, and Demography

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    Nahum, Ruth-Aïda

    Studies on the Determinants and Effects of Health, Inequality and Labour Supply: Micro and Macro Evidence

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    Johansson, Kerstin

    Empirical Essays on Labor-Force Participation, Matching, and Trade

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    Ågren, Martin

    Essays on Prospect Theory and the Statistical Modeling of Financial Returns

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    Söderström, Martin

    Evaluating Institutional Changes in Education and Wage Policy

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    Lagerström, Jonas

    Discrimination, Sickness Absence, and Labor Market Policy

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    Lindvall, Lars

    Public Expenditures and Youth Crime

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    Savvidou, Eleni

    Technology, Human Capital and Labor Demand

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    Angelov, Nikolay

    Essays on Unit-Root Testing and on Discrete-Response Modelling of Firm Mergers

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    Chen, Jie

    Empirical Essays on Housing Allowance, Housing Wealth, and Aggregate Consumption

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    Budh, Erika

    Essays on Environmental Economics