Prof Matthew Lindquist

Phone: +46-(0)8-163831
Address: Universitetsvägen 10F, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden


I am a professor of Economics at SOFI, Stockholm University. My current research interests include labor economics, intergenerational mobility, entrepreneurship, social networks and crime.

Current Teaching

  • Ph.D. course in labor economics: "Labor 3: Human Capital and Education"

Current Research

Crime Policy and Networks (with Yves Zenou), January 2019.

  • This new article illustrates how tools from social network analysis can be used to provide practical guidance for the design of crime prevention policies.

On the Origins of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Sibling Correlations (with
Joeri Sol, Mirjam Van Praag and Theodor Vladasel), October 2018.

  • Online Appendix, October 2018
  • First version: CEPR Discussion Paper No. 11562, October 2016.
  • Featured on VoxEU

Peer Effects in the Workplace: A Network Approach (with Jan Sauermann and Yves Zenou), December 2017.

  • First version: CEPR Discussion Paper No. 10928, November 2015
  • Featured on VoxEU

Selected Publications

The Causal Effect of Military Conscription on Crime (with Randi Hjalmarsson), September
2018. Forthcoming in The Economic Journal.

  • Online Appendix, September 2018
  • First version: CEPR Discussion Paper No. 11110, February 2016
  • Featured on VoxEU

The Importance of Family Background and Neighborhood Effects as Determinants of Crime (with Karin Hederos Eriksson, Randi Hjalmarsson and Anna Sandberg), Journal of Population Economics 29(1), January 2016, 219-262.

The Effect of Education on Criminal Convictions and Incarceration: Causal Evidence from Micro-Data (with Randi Hjalmarsson and Helena Holmlund), The Economic Journal 125(587), September 2015, 1290-1326.

Why Do Entrepreneurial Parents Have Entrepreneurial Children? (with Joeri Sol and Mirjam Van Praag), Journal of Labor Economics 33(2), April 2015, 269-296.

Does Placing Children in Foster Care Increase Their Adult Criminality? (with Torsten Santavirta), Labour Economics 31, December 2014, 72-83.

A Comparison of Upward and Downward Intergenerational Mobility in Canada, Sweden and the United States (with Miles Corak and Bhashkar Mazumder), Labour Economics 30, October 2014, 185-200.

The Origins of Intergenerational Associations in Crime: Lessons from Swedish Adoption Data (with Randi Hjalmarsson), Labour Economics 20, January 2013, 68-81.

Rich Dad, Smart Dad: Decomposing the Intergenerational Transmission of Income (with Lars Lefgren and David Sims), Journal of Political Economy 120(2), April 2012, 268-303.

Like Godfather, Like Son: Exploring the Intergenerational Nature of Crime (with Randi Hjalmarsson), Journal of Human Resources 47(2), Spring 2012, 550-582.

The Dynamics of Child Poverty in Sweden (with Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist), Journal of Population Economics 25(4), 2012, 1423-1450.

What More Than Parental Income, Education and Occupation? An Exploration of What Swedish Siblings Get from Their Parents (with Anders Björklund and Lena Lindahl), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 10(1) Contributions, Article 102, November 2010, 1-38.

Driving Under the Influence of Our Fathers (with Randi Hjalmarsson), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 10(1) Topics, Article 100, November 2010, 1-15.

Family Background and Income during the Rise of the Welfare State: Brother Correlations in Income for Swedish Men Born 1932-1968 (with Anders Björklund and Markus Jäntti), Journal of Public Economics 93, June 2009, 671-680.

Life-Cycle Variations in the Association between Current and Lifetime Income: Replication and Extension for Sweden (with Anders Böhlmark), Journal of Labor Economics 24(4), October 2006, 879-96.

Is the Swedish Central Government a Wage Leader? (with Roger Vilhelmsson), Applied Economics 38(14), August 2006, 1617-25.

Capital-Skill Complementarity and Inequality in Sweden, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 107(4), December 2005, 711-735.

The Welfare Costs of Union Wage Compression, European Economic Review 49(3), April 2005, 639-658.

Capital-Skill Complementarity and Inequality Over the Business Cycle, Review of Economic Dynamics 7(3), July 2004, 519-540.

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