Affiliated researchers

Erik Lindqvist


Among the questions that Erik Lindqvist tries to answer with his research:

  • How do personality traits affect labor market outcomes?

  • How important are income and wealth for life outcomes?

  • How are political opinions formed?


New research

Windfall Gains and Stock Market Participation Joseph Briggs, David Cesarini, Erik Lindqvist and Robert Östling

Erik Lindqvist conducts research within two larger projects.

The first project aims 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 investigates questions the role of human capital and skills for labor market outcomes and financial decision making.



 "Long-run Effects of Lottery Wealth on Psychological Well-being" (with David Cesarini and Robert Östling), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.

 "Firms and Skills: The Evolution of Worker Sorting" (with Christina Håkansson and Jonas Vlachos), Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.

"Windfall Gains and Stock Market Participation" (with Joseph Briggs, David Cesarini och Robert Östling), Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

 "The Effect of Wealth on Individual and Household Labor Supply: Evidence from Swedish Lotteries" (with David Cesarini, Matthew Notowidigdo and Robert Östling), American Economic Review, 107(12), 3917-3946, 2017.

"Wealth, Health, and Child Development: Evidence from Administrative Data on Swedish Lottery Players" (with David Cesarini, Robert Östling and Björn Wallace), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(2), 687-738, 2016.

"The Making of a Manager: Evidence from Military Officer Training" (with Erik Grönqvist), Journal of Labor Economics, 34(4), 869-898, 2016.

"Identity and Redistribution" (med Robert Östling), Public Choice, 155(3-4), 468-491, 2013.   

"Height and Leadership", Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(4): 1191-1196, 2012.

 "The Labor Market Returns to Cognitive and Noncognitive Ability: Evidence from the Swedish Enlistment" (with Roine Vestman), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(1): 101-128, 2011.

 "On the Sources of the Height-Intelligence Correlation: New Insights from a Bivariate ACE Model with Assortative Mating" (med Jonathan Beauchamp, David Cesarini, Magnus Johannesson and Coren Apicella), Behavior Genetics, 41(2): 242-252, 2011.

 "Planned Treatment and Outcomes in Residential Youth Care: Evidence from Sweden", Children and Youth Services Review, 33(1): 21-27, 2011.

 "Political Polarization and the Size of Government" (med Robert Östling), American Political Science Review, 104(3): 543-565, 2010.

 "Reply to Helle et al" (med David Cesarini och Björn Wallace), Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 277(1696): 2913-2914, 2010.

 "Is There an Adverse Effect of Sons on Maternal Longevity?" (med David Cesarini och Björn Wallace), Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276(1664): 2081-2084, 2009.

 "Does parental age difference affect offspring count in humans? Comment on Fieder and Huber" (med David Cesarini och Björn Wallace), Biology Letters, 4(1): 78-79, 2008.

 "Maternal Longevity and the Sex of Offspring in Pre-Industrial Sweden" (med David Cesarini och Björn Wallace), Annals of Human Biology, 34(5): 535-546, 2007.

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Erik Lindqvist


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Erik Lindqvist received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in 2007. He was a research fellow at IFN between 2007 and 2010 and thereafter spent eight years as a faculty member at the Stockholm School of Economics. Since september 2018 he is a full professor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University. Erik is currently one of the editors for the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

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Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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