Mikael Lindahl is Professor of Economics at University of Gothenburg and holder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences special research position in Economic Sciences (financed with support from the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundation). He is also affiliated with CESifo, IFAU and UCLS. He defended his thesis at SOFI, Stockholm University in 2000. He has since then had short- and long-term research positions at University of Amsterdam, SOFI at Stockholm University and Uppsala University. His research interests are in the area of empirical labor economics, economics of education and intergenerational mobility. He has published in journals such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics and Journal of Human Resources. In 2010 he was awarded a five-year grant from the European Research Council (ERC starting grant 241161), for the program “Intergenerational associations in education, income and health: an investigation of underlying mechanisms.”
Mikael Lindahl joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2000.