Department of Economics


Mårten Palme

Professor. PhD 1993 (Stockholm School of Economics).

Tel: +46-8-16 33 07
Fax: +46-8-15 94 82
Email: Marten.Palme@ne.su.se


Current Teaching

  • Econometrics (Undergraduate), Fall
  • Economics of Inequality (Graduate), Fall
  • Economics and demography (Undergraduate), Spring
  • Empirical Microeconomics (Graduate), Spring
  • Economics of Social Security, Spring
  • Economics of Education, Spring

  • Research Interest

  • Labor economics
  • Empirical public finance
  • Econometrics

    Here is a link to my Google scholar page

    Downloadable Working Papers and Selected Publications

  • The effect of education policy on crime: an intergenerational perspective (with Costas Meghir and Marieke Schnabel).
  • Long-term intergenerational persistence of human capital: an empirical analysis of four generations (with Mikael Lindahl, Sofia Sandgren Massih and Anna Sjögren). Forthcoming in Journal of Human Resources
  • A test of the Becker-Tomes model of human capital transmission using microdata on four generations (with Mikael Lindahl, Sofia Sandgren Massih and Anna Sjögren). Forthcoming in Journal of Human Capital
  • Education, Cognition and Health: Evidence from a Social Experiment (with Costas Meghir and Emilia Simeonova).
  • Disability Insurance, Population Health and Employment in Sweden (with Lisa Jönsson and Ingemar Svensson).
  • Social Interaction and Sickness Absence (with Assar Lindbeck and Mats Persson).
  • Chernobyl's subclinical legacy: Prenatal exposure to radioactive fallout and school outcomes in Sweden (with Douglas Almond and Lena Edlund). In The Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2009, 1729/1772.
  • Available as NBER Working Paper no. 13347 and Columbia University Working Paper
    Commented on in Viewpoint article: ``Radiation, retardation and the developing brain: time is the crucial variable" by Richard S Nowakowski, Nancy L Hayes Acta Paediatrica 2008, May, pages 527–531.
    Popular press: Chemistry World , The Register, New York Times Magazine, Sept. 16, 2007
  • The Employment Effect of Stricter Rules for Eligibility to DI: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Sweden (with Anders Karlström and Ingemar Svensson). Journal of Public Economics 92 (2008) 2071-2082.
  • Job Security and Work Absence: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (with Assar Lindbeck and Mats Persson).
  • Parental Income, Lifetime Income and Mortality (with Sofia Sandgren). Journal of the European Economic Association, 2008, 6(4), 890-911.
  • Investment Choice in the Swedish Premium Pension Plan (with Annika Sundén and Paul Söderlind). Journal of the European Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 5(2-3), 636-646.
  • Educational Reform, Ability and Parental Background (with Costas Meghir). American Economic Review, 2005, 95(1), 414-424
  • Intergenerational Mobility, Human Capital Transmission and the Economic Position of Second-Generation Immigrants in Sweden (with Mats Hammarstedt).
  • Moral Hazard and Sickness Insurance (with Per Johansson). Journal of Public Economics, 2005(9-10), 89, 1879-1890.
  • A Dynamic Programming Approach to Model the Retirement Behavior of Blue-collar Workers in Sweden (with Anders Karlström and Ingemar Svensson). In Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2004, 19, 795-807.
  • Financial Implications of Income Security Reforms in Sweden (with Ingemar Svensson).Tables and figures
  • Pathways to Retirement and Retirement Incentives in Sweden (with Ingemar Svensson). In T. Andersen and P. Molander (eds.) Alternatives for Welfare Policy, 2003, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
  • Economic Incentives and Gender Differences in Work Absence Behavior (with Göran Broström and Per Johansson). In Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2004, 11 (1), 33-63.
  • Income Security Programs and Retirement in Sweden (with Ingemar Svensson)17. In Jonathan Gruber and David Wise (eds.) “Social Security and Retirement Around the World: Micro-estimates”, 2004, Chicago University Press: Chicago. .
  • Assessing the Welfare Change from a Pension Reform (with Anders Karlström and Ingemar Svensson). In International Tax and Public Finance, 2011, 18(6), 634-657.
  • Ability, Parental Background and Education Policy: Empirical Evidence from a Social Experiment (with Costas Meghir).
  • Assessing the Effect of a Public Policy on Worker Absenteeism” (with Per Johansson). Journal of Human Resources, 37(2), Spring 2002, 381-409.
  • The Evolution of Income Inequality during the Rise of the Swedish Welfare State 1951 to 1973 (with Anders Björklund), in Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 26 (2), 115-128.
  • Do Economic Incentives Affect Work Absence? Empirical Evidence Using Swedish Micro Data (with Per Johansson). Journal of Public Economics, 1996, 59, 195-218.
  • Income Distribution Effects of the Swedish 1991 Tax Reform: An analysis of a Microsimulation Using Generalized Kakwani Decomposition, in Journal of Policy Modeling, 1996, 18, 419-443.
  • Earnings Mobility and Distribution: Comparing Statistical Models on Swedish Data, in Labour Economics, 1995, 2, 213-247.
  • Changes in the Rate of Return to Education in Sweden: 1968-1991 (with Robert E. Wright), in Applied Economics 1998, 30 (12), 1653-1664.
  • A Decade of Tax and Benefit Reforms in Sweden - Effects on Labour Supply, Welfare and Inequality". (with Thomas Aronsson). Economica 1998, 65, 39-67.
  • Tax Reforms and Income Distribution: An Assessment Using Different Income Concepts (with Anders Björklund and Ingemar Svensson), in Swedish Economic Policy Review, 1995, 2, 229-266.
  • Income Inequality and Income Mobility in the Scandinavian Countries Compared to the United States (with R. Aaberge, A. Björklund, M. Jäntti, P. Pedersen, N. Smith and T. Wennemo). Review of Income and Wealth, 2002, vol 48 (4) 443-470.
  • Social Security, Occupational Pensions and Retirement in Sweden (with Ingemar Svensson), in Jonathan Gruber and David Wise (eds.) "Social Security and Retirement Around the World", Chicago University Press: Chicago.
  • Income redistribution within the life cycle versus between individuals: Empirical evidence using Swedish panel data. (with Anders Björklund). In David Cohen, Thomas Piketty and Gille Saint-Paul (eds.) "New Economics of Rising Inequalities", Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  • A Macroeconomic Analysis of Employer-Contribution Financed Social Security (with Edward Palmer), in B.A. Gustafsson och N.A. Klevmarken (eds.) "The Political Economy of Social Security" (North-Holland, Amsterdam), 1989.
  • Gender Discrimination and Compensating Differentials in Sweden (with Robert Wright). Applied Economics, 1992, 24, 751-759.