At IFN Erik Lindqvist conducted research within two larger projects.
The first project aimed to answer questions about the causal impact of wealth shocks on various life outcomes, such as health, child development, labor supply, and financial choices. To this end, three data sets of Swedish lottery players are matched to rich data from administrative records. The total sample comprise about 400 000 lottery winners and a total prize sum of approximately 1 billion dollars.
The second project investigated questions the role of human capital and skills for labor market outcomes and financial decision making.