Mattias Folkestad (née Hallberg)

I’m a PhD-student in economics at IIES. I have a background in politics as a economic policy advisor at the Swedish Parliament and before that I was president of the Swedish Federation of Student Unions.

You can read my full CV here

News

Presentation at Gothenburg University

On February 15th 2024 I will present my work on the Swedish Female Suffrage movement at the economics department at Gothenburg University.

Visiting researcher at Gothenburg University

For the fall semester 2023 I will be visiting the economics department at Gothenburg University. I was invited by Prof. Ola Olsson. I will be in office D506.

Vising researcher at Harvard University

During the spring semester of 2023 I have been invited by Prof. Melissa Dell as a visiting researcher at the economics department at Harvard University.

Female Suffrage project

I’m currently working with Monir Bounadi (IIES) on a research project about female suffrage on Sweden. Read more here (in Swedish).

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Book chapter about economic policy (Swedish only)

I’m contributing with a chapter in the antohology Förändra er eller dö about Swedish policy. My chapter is about economic policy and give policy suggestions for a more growth friendly public policy. You can order the book here

Policy Talk at SNS

In November 2021 I moderated the IIES/SNS International Policy Talk at the think thank SNS. The topic was how to attract, keep and allocate good teachers. The key note speaker was professor Barbra Biasi (Yale/EIEF)