Olof Åslund is Director General at IFAU (the Institute for Labor Market Policy Evaluation) and Professor at Uppsala University, where he received his PhD in 2001. He has also served as a research director at the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies. His research interests include international migration and the labor markets of minorities, social networks, discrimination, and labor market policies. His work has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Economic Journal and the Journal of Population Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2009.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4640
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2014, 32(3), 405–442
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4521
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2011, 3 (2), 67-95
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4263
published in: Labour Economics, 2015, 35, 135–144
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2051
published in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2010, 10(3), 389-422
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1536
published as: 'Peer Effects in Welfare Dependence: Quasi-experimental Evidence" in: Journal of Human Resources, 2009, 44(3), 799–825