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
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
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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)