Labour Economics, Development Economics, Family Economics, and Political Economics.
Among the questions that Johanna Rickne tries to answer with her research:
- According to which principles are Swedish politicians recruited and promoted?
- How is the development and the expansion of China's social security system affectinging incomes, income inequality and business costs?
- What types of family-friendly work-policies are used by Swedish firms, and what are the consequences of this for patterns of hiring, careers, health and productivity?
Electoral Competition and Gender Differences in Political Careers
Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne
Johanna Rickne's research interests include labor economics, family economics, and political economics. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on inequalities in labor compensation in the Chinese industrial sector. Currently, her main research project targets the selection and promotion of politicians, including case studies of gender quotas, preferential voting, and policy outcomes in Swedish municipalities.
Published or forthcoming work
Rickne, J. (forthcoming) Labor market conditions and social insurance in urban China, China Economic Review.
Rickne, J. (forthcoming) Firm size and work compensation in China, China & World Economy
Lyhagen, J. and Rickne, J. (forthcoming) Income inequality between Chinese regions: Newfound harmony or continued discors?, Empirical Economics.
Ornstein, P. and Rickne, J. (2013) When does intimate partner violence continue after separation? Violence Against Women.
Rickne, J. (2012) Gender and work compensation in China’s industrial sector. Review of Income and Wealth 58(2), 307-354.
Rickne, J. (2011) Essays in Development, Institutions and Gender. Economic Studies 126, Department of Economics, Uppsala University [PhD. Thesis].