Research faculty

Daniel Waldenström

Professor

Among the questions that Daniel Waldebstr;m tries to answer with his research:

  • What determines economic inequality in Sweden?
  • What is the economic significance of inheritance?
  • How progressive are taxes in Sweden?

 

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Introduction Rodney Edvinsson, Tor Jacobson and Daniel Waldenström


Daniel Waldenström's research concerns income and wealth distribution, intergenerational mobility, inheritance and tax progressivity.

In particular, he has studied how the top income and wealth developed since  theindustrialization in the 1800s and the factors that explain this development. He has also conducted research on issues related to financial development in a historical and institutional perspective and he is currently coordinating a project at the Swedish Central Bank for the construction of a new database for historical monetary and financial data. In addition, he writes about research policy conditions and effects.


Recent publications 

Capital shares and income inequality: Evidence from the long run” (with Erik Bengtsson), Journal of Economic History, forthcoming, CEPR DP and IZA DP.

"Intergenerational Wealth Mobility and the Role of Inheritance: Evidence from Multiple Generations" (with Adrian Adermon and Mikael Lindahl), Economic Journal, 128(612), 482–513, 2018. 

"Does Financial Deregulation Boost Top Incomes? Evidence from the Big Bang" (with Julia Tanndal), Economica, 85(338), 232–265, 2018. 

"Hernando de Soto: Recipient of the 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research" (with Martin Andersson), Small Business Economics, 49(4), 721–728, 2017.

"Wealth-Income Ratios in a Small, Developing Economy: Sweden, 1810–2014". Journal of Economic History, 77(1), 285–313, 2017. 

"Inequality and the super-rich”, Journal of Income Distribution, forthcoming.

The National Wealth of Sweden, 1810-2014”, Scandinavian Economic History Review, 64(1): 36-54, 2016.

Inheritance Taxation in Sweden, 1885–2004: The Role of Ideology, Family Firms and Tax Avoidance” (with Magnus Henrekson), Economic History Review, 69(4): 1228-1254, 2016.

"Lifetime versus Annual Tax Progressivity: Sweden, 1968-2009” (with Niklas Bengtsson and Bertil Holmlund), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 118(4): 619-645, 2016.

Piketty’s r-g model: wealth inequality and tax policy”(with Clemens Fuest and Andreas Peichl) CESIfo Forum, No. 1, 1-10, 2015.


Books and book chapters

Kapitalbeskattningens förutsättningar. Stockholm: SNS Förlag (with Spencer Bastani and Åsa Hansson), 2018. 

Sick of Inequality? An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health. Cheltenham, UK och Northampton, MA (with Andreas Bergh and Therese Nilsson), 2016.

Long Run Trends in the Distribution of Income and Wealth”, in A Atkinson, F Bourguignon (eds.), Handbook in Income Distribution, vol 2A, Amsterdam: North-Holland (with Jesper Roine), 2015.

Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Sweden, vol. 2: House Prices, Stock Returns, National Accounts and the Riksbank balance Sheet, 1860-2012, Sveriges Riksbank and Ekerlids förlag, editor, (with Rodney Edvinsson and Tor Jacobson), 2014.

“Swedish stock and bond returns, 1856–2012”, in R Edvinsson, T Jacobson and D Waldenström (eds.), Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Sweden, vol. 2: House Prices, Stock Returns, National Accounts and the Riksbank balance Sheet, 1860-2012, Stockholm: Sveriges Riksbank and Ekerlids förlag, 2014.

Introduction”, in Edvinsson, R, Jacobson, T and Waldenström, D (eds.), Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Sweden, vol. 2: House Prices, Stock Returns, National Accounts and the Riksbank balance Sheet, 1860-2012, Stockholm: Sveriges Riksbank and Ekerlinds förlag (with Rodney Edvinsson and Tor Jacobson), 2014. 

Blir vi sjuka av inkomstskillnader?. Lund: Studentlitteratur (with Andreas Bergh and Therese Nilsson), 2012. 

“How Important are the Political Costs of Domestic Default? Evidence from World War II Bond Markets”, i Robert W. Kolb (ed.), Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

“How Government Bond Yields Reflect Wartime Events: The Case of the Nordic Market”, i Robert W. Kolb (ed.), Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, (with Bruno S. Frey), 2011

Exhange Rates, Prices, and Wages, 1277–2008. Stockholm: Sveriges Riksbank and Ekerlids Förlag (with Rodney Edvinsson and Tor Jacobson), 2010.

Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Sweden, vol. 1: Exchange rates, prices, and wages, 1277–2008, Sveriges Riksbank and Ekerlids förlag, editor, (with Rodney Edvinsson and Tor Jacobson), 2010.

Introduction”, in Edvinsson, R, Jacobson, T and Waldenström, D (eds.), Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Sweden, vol. 1:
Exchange rates, prices, and wages, 1277–2008,
Stockholm: Sveriges Riksbank and Ekerlids förlag, editor, (with Rodney Edvinsson and Tor Jacobson), 2010. 

 

Working Papers 

How should capital be taxed? Theory and evidence from Sweden”, CEPR and IZA DP, (with Spencer Bastani), 2018.

Global earnings inequality, 1970-2015”, CEPR DP 12019, revise and resubmit Economic Journal, (with Olle Hammar), 2017.

Trends and gradients in top tax elasticities: Cross-country evidence, 1900-2014”, revise and resubmit International Tax and Public Finance, CEPR DP 11935, (with Enrico Rubolino), 2017. 

Tax progressivity and top incomes: Evidence from tax reforms”, CEPR DP 11936, (with Enrico Rubolino), 2017. 

Inheritance and wealth inequality: Evidence from population registers”, CEPR DP and IZA DP, revise and resubmit Journal of Public Economics, (with Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixson), 2016. 

Inherited wealth over the path of development: Sweden, 1810–2010”, revise and resubmit Journal of the European Economic Association (with Henry Ohlsson and Jesper Roine), new version, 2015, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Waldenström

Contact

Ph : +33-754844839
Mob : +46 70 4916082
daniel.waldenstrom@if...

Introduction

Daniel Waldenström holds doctoral degrees in economics (Stockholm School of Economics, 2003) and economic history (Lund University, 2009). He has researched and taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and at the Stockholm School of Economics, and was between 2006 and 2011 researcher at the IFN. Between 2011 and 2016 he held a position as Professor in economics at the Department of Economics, Uppsala University. From July 2016, Daniel Waldenström is a member of the research staff at IFN and Visiting Professor at Sorbonne (Paris School of Economics).  
 

Leading Research Environment

IFN at the top

 

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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

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.

Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship

 

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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, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2018. 

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