Dr Christer Gerdes

Email: Christer.Gerdes@sofi.su.se
Mobile: +46702923732
Address: Rosenlundsgatan 30A, 11853 Stockholm


Christer Gerdes is a post-doc affiliated to the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. He received his PhD in economics from Stockholm University in September, 2008. In 2014 he was appointed to docent (associate professor). His research is focused on labor market and welfare state issues relating to ethnicity, migration and labor market evaluation, as well as "chess economics". Beside his academic work he is working as analyst at the Swedish Employment Service

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010


Peer-reviewed articles

"A comparative study of net transfers for different immigrant groups: Evidence from Germany", in International Migration, 2014, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 175-208

"The impact of immigration on the size of government: Empirical evidence from Danish municipalities", in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, Vol. 113, pp. 74-92

"STRATEGIC BEHAVIOR ACROSS GENDER: A Comparison of Female and Male Expert Chess Players", co-authored with Patrik Gränsmark, in Labour Economics, 2010, Vol. 7, pp. 766-775

"Using ‘Shares' vs. ‘Log of Shares' in Fixed-Effect Estimations", in Journal of Economics and Econometrics, 2011, Vol.54, pp. 1-7

"Exponential growth bias and financial literacy", co-authored with Johan Almenberg, in Applied Economics Letters, 2012, Vol. 19, pp. 1693-1696

"Does Immigration Induce ‘Native Flight' from Public Schools? Evidence from a large scale voucher program", in The Annals of Regional Science, 2013, Vol. 50, pp. 645-666

"Beauty Queens and Battling Knights: Risk Taking and Attractiveness in Chess", co-authored with Anna Dreber and Patrik Gränsmark, in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, Vol. 90, pp. 1-18

"Facial masculinity predicts risk and time preferences in expert chess players", co-authored with Anna Dreber and Patrik Gränsmark, in Applied Economics Letters, 2013 Vol. 20, pp. 1477-1480

“Methylphenidate,modafinil, and caffeine for cognitive enhancement in chess: A double-blind,randomised controlled trial”, samförfattadmed Andreas G. Franke, Patrik Gränsmark, Alexandra Agricola, Kai Schühle, ThiloRommel, Alexandra Sebastian, Harald E. Balló, Stanislav Gorbulev, Björn Frank,Christian Ruckes, Oliver Tüscher, och Klaus Lieb in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2017,Vol. 27, s. 248–260.


Review articles, book chapters, books

"Studying the Interplay of Immigration and Welfare States", Dissertation Series No. 73, Swedish Institute for Social Research Book chapters

"The significance of immigration for public finances in Denmark", coauthored with Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen and Eskil Wadensjö, 2011, University Press of Southern Denmark, Odense Denmark

"Post-Enlargement Migration and Labour Market Impact in Sweden", with Eskil Wadensjö, in Klaus Zimmermann and Martin Kahanec (eds.) EU Enlargement and the Labour Market, 2010, Springer, Berlin Germany

"Does immigration challenge the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model?", in Jon Kvist Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden and Olli Kangas (eds.) Changing social equality: The Nordic welfare model in the 21st century, 2011, Policy Press, Bristol UK. Reports

"Immigrants from the New EU Member States and the Swedish Welfare State", Sieps Rapport 2008:9, with Eskil Wadensjö "Determination of Net Transfers for Immigrants in Germany", Study Paper No. 16, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, 2007

"Immigration to Sweden form the New EU Member States", Sieps Rapport 2013:5, with Eskil Wadensjö.

Referee-reports for Journal of Population Economics, Economic Journal, Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Regional Sciences and Urban Economics, International Journal of Social Welfare, Economic Inquiry, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

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