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 of China's social security system affectinging incomes, income inequality and business costs? How will the expansion of China's social security system affect income, income equality, 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?
Labor Market Conditions and Social Insurance in China
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.