Recent Migrant Peers and the School Performance of Incumbent Students with Demid Getik and Anna Sjögren
Abstract: We study the impact of exposure to recent migrants and asylum seekers on compulsory school students in Sweden from 2008 to 2022, an environment with a particularly high migrant and refugee population. We use administrative student registers with data on school assignments and test scores for all Swedish compulsory school students. Using a combination of school and family fixed effects, we find a small positive effect of exposure to recent migrants on the academic performance of native students, but signs of negative effects on students with immigrant background. Reductions in class size and differential impact on resources available to native and immigrant student are suggestive mechanisms. An event study analysis of the more acute exposure to refugees during the 2015—2016 refugee crisis, corroborates the main finding of small positive effects on student outcomes of recent migrant exposure.
Origin, Norms, and the Motherhood Penalty with Olof Åslund and Arizo Karimi
Abstract: We explore the effect of gender equality norms and shared institutional and economic contexts on the size of the motherhood penalty, studying child migrants and children of immigrants in Sweden. While there are results pointing to a robust negative association between the gender equality rank of the region of origin and the labor market impact of parenthood, the overall picture is more one of similarity across highly diverse groups. Within-household reductions in female earning shares are not systematically related to gender equality background. Patterns for estimated fatherhood penalties signal the potentially group-specific impact of parent related restrictions and methodological concerns related to differential selection into parenthood at different ages.
The Labor Market Impact of a Taxi Driver's License with Mounir Karadja
Abstract: We study the economic effects of gaining access to the taxi labor market. Comparing individuals who pass the necessary written exams for a taxi license with those who have not yet done so, we find that immigrants increase their monthly earnings by nearly 50 percent between 1 and 3 years later, reducing reliance on social insurance programs. Natives experience smaller benefits at approximately 10 percent. Recently arrived immigrants reap the largest benefits, suggesting their outside options are limited, leading to a greater impact from taxi driving on their earnings.
Writing in Swedish
Få men fler kvinnor inom svensk nationalekonomi (with Elin Sundberg), Ekonomisk Debatt (Journal of the Swedish Economic Association), No. 4, 2018.
Teaching Assistant, Microeconomics III (PhD level course), Uppsala University, 2020, 2021.
Seminar Teacher, Macroeconomics (BSc level course), Uppsala University, 2019/2020.
MSc Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2016–2018.
BSc Business & Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2013–2016.