Paula Roth defended her dissertation Essays on Inequality, Insolvency and Innovation in May 2020, at Department of Economics, Uppsala University. Between 2020 and 2022 she was a postdoctoral fellow at IFN. Since 2022 she is a researcher at the Swedish House of Finance and affiliated to IFN. Paula's research focuses on economic inequality, household finances, income and wealth distribution, as well as innovations and entrepreneurship.
Some of the questions Paula Roth tries to answer in her research:
- How does increased economic inequality affect household consumption and debt?
- What factors increase the risk of household over-indebtedness and insolvency?
- What are the driving forces behind entrepreneurship and innovation?
- How has the total income- and wealth distribution changed over the past 50 years?