Daniel Waldenström is professor of economics affiliated to the Paris School of Economics and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN). He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in 2003 and thereafter worked as visiting assistant professor at UCLA and Global Fellow at the UCLA International Institute 2003-2004. In 2009 Waldenström gained his second Ph.D., in economic history, at Lund University.
Waldenström's research concerns a broad range of topics related to income and wealth distribution, intergenerational mobility, and taxation. He has published papers on the long-run evolution of top income shares and wealth concentration, and on historical financial development. Among his most recent studies are empirical analyses of intergenerational top income mobility and of life cycle tax progressivity in Sweden.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2011.