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.
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?