Sanna Ericsson

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics



My research interests are mainly in labor, family and education economics. I am especially interested in inequality issues, both globally and on a household level. My first paper looks at the effect of preschool access for children's cognitive skills and school progression, using within-sibling comparisons of children in Kenya and Tanzania. My second paper estimates the effect of female empowerment on risk of domestic violence for married couples in Sweden, using an objective measure of violence and demand-driven exogenous income variation. My third paper paper studies the effect of traditional gender norms on the gender grade gap for second generation immigrants in Sweden, and whether this effect can be mitigated by surrounding neighbourhood norms. For this study I rely on the epidemiological approach with within-sibling comparisons, combined with a refugee placement reform, to obtain exogenous variation in both parental and neighbourhood norms. 


I am currently the lecturer of an intermediate microeconomics course.

Recent research outputs

Sanna Ericsson, 2019, 38 p. (Working Papers; no. 2019:12).

Research output: Working paper

Jan Bietenbeck, Sanna Ericsson & Wamalwa, F. M., 2018, (IZA. Discussion Paper Series; no. 11212).

Research output: Working paper

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