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Spencer Bastani


Spencer Bastani received his PhD in economics from Uppsala University in 2012. He is professor at the Institute for Labour Market and Education Policy Evaluation (IFAU) and adjunct professor of economics at Uppsala University. Before that, he was employed as a researcher at Uppsala University and as a senior lecturer at Linnaeus University.  He has also been a visiting researcher at NBER/MIT, ZEW/U. Mannheim and ifo/LMU Munich and is affiliated with IFN, UCFS, UCLS and CESifo.

Affiliated Researcher

Spencer Bastani

Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU), Uppsala
+46 (0)18 471 7077
+46 (0)73 150 7751
Research interests: Consumption, Economic methodology, Education, Entrepreneurship, Income and wealth inequality, Income insurance, Labor economics, Public economics, Publicly funded services, Taxation, Technological change, Urban and regional economics, Welfare state

Some of the questions he tries to answer in his research:

  • How should taxes and other public policies be designed to achieve the objectives of society?
  • How are individuals and firms affected by taxes and other public policies?
  • What factors determine whether an individual has a high labor income and/or capital income?
Current writings

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