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Olle Hammar


Olle Hammar is a postdoctoral researcher at IFN. In 2021, he defended his Ph.D. thesis, The Mystery of Inequality: Essays on Culture, Development, and Distributions, at the Department of Economics, Uppsala University. He has also been a visiting scholar at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. 

IFN Researcher

Olle Hammar

IFN and Institute for Future Studies
+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 earnings inequality developed since the 1970s?
  • What are the effects of culture on individual preferences for income redistribution?
  • In which social and institutional environments does microfinance work best?
  • How has the total income and wealth distribution in Sweden changed over the past 50 years?
Current writings

Published at IFN
Journal Articles
Working Papers
Articles in Swedish