Per Pettersson-Lidbom, Professor
Per Pettersson-Lidbom completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockolm University, in 2000 and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), during 2001-2002. His research is focused on political economics, public finance, and labor economics and it is empirically oriented.He has received an ERC consolidator grant of 1.2m euros for a five-year period starting in 2014.
- Political economics
- Public finance
- Labor economics
- Applied econometrics and evaluation methods
"Does Child Spacing Affect Children's Outcomes?
Evidence from a Swedish Reform," 2009 (with Peter Skogman Thoursie).
"Labor Supply and Child Outcomes Following the Great Expansion of Child Care in Sweden," 2008 (with Jon Gruber and Mårten Palme).
"Does Child Gender Affect Sibling and Family Outcomes?," 2008 (with Peter Skogman Thoursie and Jonas Vlachos).
"Testing Political Agency Models," 2006.
"A Test of the Rational Electoral-Cycle Hypothesis," 2003. Dissertation version 2000 "Chapter 4"
"Revisiting the Relationship between Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution" (with Lena Nekby). "Letter to the editors of Journal of Political Economy
"Stimulating Local Public Employment: Do General Grants Work?:Comment1," 2013.
"Stimulating Local Public Employment: Do General Grants Work?:Comment2," 2014.
"Distributive Politics and Electoral Incentives: Evidence from Seven US State Legislatures: Comment," 2012.
"Democracy, Redistribution, and Political Participation: Evidence from Sweden 1919-1938" (with Björn Tyrefors), Econometrica,Volume 82, Issue 3, 961-993, 2014. " Web Appendix" and " First working paper version (2007)
"Temporary Disability Insurance and Labor Supply: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," (with Peter Skogman Thoursie), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 115, Issue 2, 485-507, 2013.
"Does the Size of the Legislature Affect the Size of Government: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments," Journal of Public Economics,Volume 96, Issues 3–4, 269-278, 2012. First working paper version (2001).
"Dynamic Commitment and the Soft Budget Constraint: An Empirical Test," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2(3): 154–179, 2010.
"Behavior under Social Pressure: Empty Italian Stadiums and Referee Bias," (with Mikael Priks) Economics Letters, 108: 212-214, 2010.
"Do Parties Matter for Economic Outcomes: A Regression-Discontinuity Approach," Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 6, Issue 5: 1037–1056, 2008. First working paper version (2001).
"An Empirical Investigation of the Strategic Use of Debt," Journal of Political Economy, 109: 570-584, 2001.