Lena Nekby, Associate Professor

Stockholm University Department of Economics SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden

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Lena Nekby is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Stockholm University and affiliated to the Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies (SULCIS). Her research is focused primarily on labor market issues relating to ethnicity, migration and gender and is empirically oriented.

Research interests

  • Labor economics
  • Migration, integration and gender

Current teaching

Selected Publications

"Comment on Bratsberg, Raaum and Røed: Educating children of immigrants: Closing the gap in Norwegian schools", Nordic Economic Policy Review. Economics of Education, No. 1:253-260, 2012

"Intensive Coaching of New Immigrants: An Evaluation Based on Random Program Assignment", (with P. Andersson Joona), The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114(2):575-600, 2012.

"Cultural Integration in Sweden", in Yann Algan, Alberto Bisin, Alan Manning and Thierry Verdier (Eds.), Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe. Oxford University Press, 2012

"Assortative Mating by Ethnic Background and Education among Individuals with an Immigrant Background in Sweden", (with A. Çelikaksoy and S. Rashid), Zeitschift für Familienforschung (Journal of Family Research), Vol. 1, 2010, pp. 65-88.

"Acculturation Identity and Employment among Second and Middle Generation Immigrants" (with M. Rödin), Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 31(1), 2010, pp 35-50.

Acculturation Identity and Higher Education. Is There a Trade-off Between Ethnic Identity and Education?" (with M. Rödin and G. Özcan), International Migration Review, Vol. 43(4), Winter 2009, pp. 938-973.

"The Economics of Gender" (with P. Skogman Thoursie), Chapter 6-05 in Free, Rhona C. (Ed.), 21 Century Economics: A Reference Handbook. SAGE Publications, 2010.

"Active Labor Market Programs for the Integration of Youths and Immigrants into the Labor Market - The Nordic Experience", Report to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC). Macroeconomía del desarrollo series, No. 73 (2009).

"Do Host Country Educations Even Out the Playing Field? Immigrant-Native Labor Market Gaps in Sweden" (with G. Özcan & R. Vilhelmsson), Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Vol. 6(2), 2008, pp. 168-196.

"Gender and Self-Selection Into a Competitive Environment: Are Women More Overconfident Than Men?" (with P. Skogman Thoursie & L. Vahtrik), Economics Letters, Vol. 100(3), 2008, pp. 405-407.

Book review on: "The Declining Significance of Gender?", Edited by Francine D. Blau, Mary C. Brinton and David B. Grusky. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol.61(2), 2008.

Introduction and co-editor (with M. Arai): "Gender and Ethnic Discrimination", Swedish Economic Policy Review, Vol. 14(1), 2007, pp.3-6.

"The Emigration of Immigrants, Return vs. Onward Migration. Evidence from Sweden", Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 19, 2006, pp. 197-226.

"Pure vs. Mutual Sick Insurance Societies: Evidence from Swedish Historical Data", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 71(1), 2004, pp. 115-134.

"Gender Differences in Rent Sharing and its Implications for the Gender Wage Gap, Evidence from Sweden.", Economics Letters, Vol. 81, 2003, pp. 403-410.

"Empirical Studies on Health Insurance, Employment of Immigrants and the Gender Wage Gap.", Dissertations in Economics, 2003:2, Department of Economics, Stockholm University.

Publications in Swedish

"På jakt efter framgångsrik arbetslivsintegrering. Effekter av deltagade i socialfondsfinansierade projekt i jämförelse med Arbetsförmedlingen ordinarie verksamhet" (med Ryszard Szulkin, Magnus Bygren, Clara Lindblom, Kenisha Russel-Jonsson, Ragnar Bengtsson och Erik Normark), Institutet för Framtidsstudier Forskningsrapport 2013/1.

"Kan introduktionsprogrammen förbättras?", Ekonomisk debatt, vol. 6, 2009: 6-17.

"Utvärdering av försöksverksamheten för vissa nyanlända invandrare (FNI)" (med Pernilla Andersson Joona), Rapport till Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet (januari 2009).

"Diskriminering” (med M. Dufwenberg and A. Muren), Kap. 10 i Häckner, J. Jacobsson, A. and Muren, A. (eds), Tillämpad Mikroekonometri, Andra utgåvan, Studentlitteratur.

"Utvärdering av försöksverksamheten för vissa nyanlända invandrare (FNI) - preliminära resultat" (med Pernilla Andersson Joona), Rapport till Näringsdepartementet (februari 2008).

"Kulturell identitet och arbetsmarknaden" (med Magnus Rödin), Rapport till Integrationsverket 2007.

"Att mäta diskriminering" i På tröskeln till lönearbete. Diskriminering, exkludering och underordning av personer med utländsk bakgrund. SOU 2006:60.

"Utbildning och arbetsmarknaden: Är den svenska utbildningen lika för alla?" (med Gülay Özcan), Rapport till Integrationsverket, Rapport Integration 2005.

"Utvandring av de utrikes födda från Sverige", Rapport till Integrationsverket, Rapport Integration 2003.

"Etnicitet, integration, invandring, mångfald och arbetsmarknaden. En kartläggning av forskningen i Sverige", Den nya underklassen – utrikes födda på den svenska arbetsmarknaden, LO, 2003.

Current Working Papers

Examination Behavior - Gender Differences in Preferences?, with Peter Skogman Thoursie and Lars Vahtrik. IFAU Working Paper 2013:1

Revisiting the Relationship between Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution, with Per Petterson Lidbom.Stockholm University Department of Economics Working Paper 2012:9.

Inter- and Intra-Marriage Premiums Revisited: It’s probably who you are, not who you marry! Working Paper 2009:10, SULCIS Working Paper 2010:12 and IZA Discussion Paper 4072.

Between Meritocracy and Ethnic Discrimination; The Gender Difference, with Mahmood Arai and Moa Bursell. Working Paper 2008:4, SULCIS Working Paper 2008:2 and IZA Discussion Paper 3467. Updated version entitled The Inverted Gender Gap: Measuring the Intensity of Employer Priors against Men and Women with Arabic Names.


Additional information

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Fellowships:
    Handelsbankens Forskningsstiftelser. 2009
    Ingrid Hammar Stiftelse. 2007-2008
    Wallanderstipendium. 2004-2007
    Finanspolitiska Forskningsinstitutet. 2003-2004
    Jan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius Stiftelse: Hedelius Stipendium. 2000-2001
  • Member of the Board, SULCIS