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.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 7066
published as "The Contribution of Early-life versus Labour Market Factors to Intergenerational Income Persistence: A Comparison of the UK and Sweden" in: The Economic Journal, 2017, October, F71-F94
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5466
revised version published in: Social Choice and Welfare, 2012, 39, 675-696
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5002
revised version published in: E.A. Hanushek, S. Machin, and L. Woessmann (eds.), Handbook in Economics of Education, Vol. 3, North Holland: 2010, pp. 201-247
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4305
published in: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2010, 10 (1), Article 2
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4246
revised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2011, 64(5), 1039-1057
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3801
revised version published as 'Intergenerational top income mobility in Sweden: Capitalist dynasties in the land of equal opportunity?' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96 (5-6), 474-484
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3735
revised version published as 'What More Than Parental Income, Education and Occupation? An Exploration of What Swedish Siblings Get from Their Parents' in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2010, 10 (1), Article 102
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