Anders Björklund is Professor of Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University since 1990. He graduated at Stockholm School of Economics in 1981 and has spent one year as a research fellow at Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin and one year as visiting professor at the University of Michigan. From 1990 until 1998 he was a member of the Swedish Economic Council at the Ministry of Finance, and since 2012 he is a member of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council. He has served as the Director of SOFI during three periods, namely 1992-1994, 2000-2002 and 2009-2015.
His past research has covered several topics in labour economics, such as unemployment duration, program evaluation, the impact of unemployment insurance schemes, wage differentials and job mobility. He is currently working on earnings mobility, the economics of the family and in particular intergenerational mobility and the role of family background. Publications include papers in general economics journals such as American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Review of Economics and Statistics as well as field journals such as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics and Labour Economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2000.