- 2013–2018 (expected)
Ph.D in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
Supervisor: Tore Ellingsen. 105 ECTS coursework.
Associate of the Department of Economics at Harvard (2016/2017), invited by Prof. David Laibson.
Visiting graduate student at Stanford University Department of Statistics (summer 2015).
M.Sc in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
MSc-PhD parallel enrollment.
B.Sc in Business & Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
Exchange studies during fall 2011 at Thammasat University.
Bachelor’s Thesis: “Marginal Physician Visits and the Diagnostic Case Mix”.
- Art History, Stockholm University, Sweden
- French language and culture, Cours de Civilisation Francaise, Sorbonne, Paris, Advanced level
Senior High School, Natural Science, Katedralskolan, Lund, Sweden
Awarded scolarship for excellent performance in math/physics.
Top 20 in national physics competition.
Degree science project used as pilot study at Lund University Cognitive Science.
- Camerer, Colin F., Anna Dreber, Eskil Forsell, Teck-Hua Ho, Jürgen Huber, Magnus Johannesson, Michael Kirchler, Johan Almenberg, Adam Altmejd, Taizan Chan, Emma Heikensten, Felix Holzmeister, Taisuke Imai, Siri Isaksson, Gideon Nave, Thomas Pfeiffer, Michael Razen, and Hang Wu. 2016. “Evaluating Replicability of Laboratory Experiments in Economics.” Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science. doi:10.1126/science.aaf0918.
- Munafo, Marcus R., Thomas Pfeiffer, Adam Altmejd, Emma Heikensten, Johan Almenberg, Alexander Bird, Yiling Chen, Brad Wilson, Magnus Johannesson, and Anna Dreber. 2015. “Using Prediction Markets to Forecast Research Evaluations.” Royal Society Open Science 2 (10). The Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsos.150287.
Together with a number of coauthors, I employ machine learning to estimate a model that is more accurate than a prediction market at forecasting replication success of lab experiments. We further study which features drive this accuracy. The model could be used as a cheap and efficient tool to aid researchers in evaluating the necessity of running replications ex ante.
Homophily and information avoidance
There is a vast literature in Psychology and Economics about how we tend to learn selectively, searching for ways to confirm our priors and biases. Using both empirical and experimental data, I study how this type of motivated reasoning affects who we choose to follow and be friends with.
Peer effects in education choice
Considering its immense, life changing consequences, our choice of which university education to pursue often seems ill-informed. I estimate to what extent our choice of education is affected by our peers, using a unique data set.
- 2014, 2015
Mathematics I, PhD
Teaching Assistant for Professor Jörgen Weibull in an introductory Mathematics for PhD. students in Economics and Finance. Real analysis, topology, optimization and set theory.
Teaching Assistant for Professor Richard Friberg in introductory undergraduate Microeconomics.
Hedelius Research Fellowship
Awarded SEK 642 000 financing for a visiting scholar position at Harvard University.
Awarded SEK 85 000 from the Student Association at SSE for visiting Stanford University.
- Harvard ECON-CS (Cambridge, MA), BITSS Annual Meeting (Berkeley, CA)
- NHH Choice Lab Workshop (Bergen, Norway)
Professor Tore Ellingsen
Supervisor • [email protected] • +46-8-736 92 60
Professor Jörgen Weibull
Secondary Supervisor • [email protected] • +46 8 736 92 04
Professor Magnus Johannesson
Secondary Supervisor • [email protected] • +46 8 736 94 43
Summer Associate, JKL
Summer internship as a consultant in Public Affairs, working with communication strategy for customers such as the Swedish Riksbank. JKL is one of the most esteemed Swedish consultancies in strategic communication.
Business Development Intern, Spotify
Summer internship as an analyst in business development, 1 of 15 admitted from over 1500 applicants. Created tools for analysis of partnership performance, to evaluate current results and to create projections for future deals. Greatly improved infrastructure and process for partnership KPI analysis. Employed as part-time Analyst during 2012–2013.
Summer internship as public affairs consultant during 2011. Also part-time work during spring 2011, and spring 2012 within different divisions, working with media analysis, research, events.
Vice President, Student Association at SSE
Elected by the students at SSE for a full-time position with a one year mandate as Vice President of SASSE, the most active Student Association in Scandinavia, with 2000 members, and a yearly turnover of about 15MSEK.
Responsible for all running operations in the Student Association, with about 300 active students in 30–50 different projects and associations. Also responsible for the association’s premises and restaurant/bar and the the Senior Society with many well-known SSE alumni as members. Main results include renovated premises, implementation of english as working language, installment of new web portal, and development of a communication strategy.
Member of the board, SSE Alumni Association
The alumni association has over 3 000 members, maintains a mentorship program and organizes activities such as inspirational lectures and homecoming parties.
Member of the Council and Board of Directors of the SSE Student Association
Elected to the Student Council for three periods, 2009–2010, 2011–2012, and 2014-2015. Elected member of the Board of Directors of the Student Association during 2012–2013 and 2013–2014.
Various voluntary projects within the Student Association at SSE
Head of Communication for Handelsdagarna 2011, a career fair and the largest project at SSE with a turnover of approximately 2MSEK. Head of Marketing for M2:2009, a career fair focused on the communication business. Also various other extracurricular engagements, such as president of the Art Club (2009) and the Film Club (2011).
Course arranged by Timbro in writing, ideology, public opinion and policy-making. Awarded scholarship for best final essay, to participate in a course arranged by the Institute for Humane Studies in Washington DC.
Skills and Interests
Swedish (native), English (fluent), French (good), Polish (good)
Advanced user of PC, Mac, MS-Office, STATA, Matlab, Adobe-suite. Programming in R, Python, SQL, LaTeX. Web Design with HTML, CSS, SASS, Twitter Bootstrap.
Playing the piano, music, cinema (especially asian and russian), contemporary art and politics