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Olle Hammar


Olle Hammar defended his PhD thesis, The Mystery of Inequality, at Uppsala University in 2021. From 2021 to 2023, he was a postdoctoral researcher at IFN. Since 2023, he has been an assistant professor in economics at Linnaeus University and a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies. He has also been a visiting scholar at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Affiliated Researcher

Olle Hammar

Linnaeus University, Institute for Future Studies, and IFN
+46 (0)70 435 93 07
Research interests: Development economics, Income and wealth inequality, Institutional economics, Integration, Migration, Political economy, Public economics, Social norms, Taxation

Some of the questions Olle Hammar tries to answer in his research:

  • How has global inequality developed since the 1970s?
  • What are the effects of culture on individual preferences for income redistribution?
  • How has the total income and wealth distribution in Sweden changed over the past 50 years?
  • What impact does civil society have on immigrant integration in Sweden?
Current writings

Published at IFN
Journal Articles
Working Papers
Articles in Swedish
Popular Science