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Helena Svaleryd

Helena Svaleryd

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Department of Economics, Teachers/Researchers

+4618-471 5100
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Associate professor

Reseach fields: Public and political economics, labor economics, international economics

Current reseach project: Growing up in the welfare state: Health and inequality among children and youth in Sweden

Affiliated with UCLS and UCFS

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My reseach spans many areas and is mainly empirical in nature. The focus of my current work is on the determinants of child well-being; including the relationship between parental background and child well-being, as well as effects of policy.  On-going projects use different strategies to identify the causal effects of family conditions and policy changes on child health and education outcomes.

I am also interested in how governance and accountability in firms and elected assemplies affect choices in the organisation.  In previous studies I have analyzed the impact of ownership changes and structure on wages and employment decisions in firms. Using data from Swedish municipalities I have studied the effect of political competition and female representation on spending decision.

My previous research include studies of the determinants of trade. For example on the relationship between the financial sector and trade.

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