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Olof Åslund is Visiting Professor at Uppsala University and director of Uppsala Immigration Lab. He has served as director of the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU) and has also been 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.