Anders Böhlmark

Anders Böhlmark


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Works at Swedish institute for social research
Telephone 08-16 25 13
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 F
Room F 832
Postal address Institutet för social forskning 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am an associate professor of economics at SOFI, Stockholm University. My main research interests are within labor economics. 


Recent papers

“Tipping and the Effects of Segregation”, co-author: Alexander Willén, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Forthcoming

“Does Grade Configuration Matter? Effects of School Reorganisation on Pupils’ Educational Experience”, co-author: Helena Holmlund, Journal of Urban Economics, 2019, 109, 14-26.

Recent book chapters

”Education Policy for Adolescent Immigrants”, In Calmfors, L. and Sanchez Gassen, N. (eds.) Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets. Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd, 2019.

”Leder lottning av skolplatser till förbättrad likvärdighet?”, Kapitel 8 i Erikson, R. och Unemo, L. (red.) Lika för alla? En ESO-antologi om skolans likvärdighet. ESO 2019:1.


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2016. Anders Böhlmark, Helena Holmlund, Mikael Lindahl. Journal of Population Economics 29 (4), 1155-1190

    This paper studies the evolution of school segregation in Sweden in the aftermath of the 1992 universal voucher reform, which spurred the establishment of new independent schools and introduced parental choice. We assess the relative importance of neighbourhood segregation, parental choice and the location of independent schools for school segregation. In particular, we exploit variation in school choice opportunities across municipalities and provide descriptive evidence that in regions where school choice has become more prevalent, school segregation between immigrants and natives, and between children of high/low educated parents, has increased more than in regions where choice is limited. This result also holds when we account for residential segregation and focus on excess segregation over and above the segregation that would occur if all pupils attended their assigned schools. We find that the increase in school segregation 15 years after the reform that can be attributed to choice is relatively small.

  • 2015. Anders Böhlmark, Mikael Lindahl. Economica 82 (327), 508-551

    We estimate effects on educational outcomes from the expansion of the independent school sector in Sweden, which followed as a consequence of the radical 1992 voucher reform. Using variation in this expansion across municipalities, we find that an increase in the share of independent school students improves average short- and long-run outcomes, explained primarily by external effects (e.g. school competition). For most outcomes, we observe significant effects first a decade after the reform. By using regional level TIMSS data, we can reconcile our results with the negative national trend for Swedish students in international achievement tests.

  • 2008. Anders Böhlmark. Labour Economics 15, 1366-1387
Show all publications by Anders Böhlmark at Stockholm University


Last updated: June 18, 2020

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