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Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich

Department of Economics
Stockholm University
106-91 Stockholm


Phone: +46-8-674 74 59,  Room A793

Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich,  is a Post doc.  and  docent (non-tenured Associate Professor) at the Department of Economics at Stockholm University. He received his PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics in December 2007.  His research areas of interest are in Political and Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics. His dissertation work focused on how institutions shape policy using quasi-experimental methods.  He is currently working on projects dealing with political economics, discrimination, education and economics of crime.

Selected publications

The impact of upper-secondary voucher school attendance on student achievment. Swedish evidence using external and internal evaluations (WP-version). (with Jonas Vlachos). Forthcoming Labour Economics

Democracy, Redistribution, and Political Participation: Evidence from Sweden 1919-1938. (with Per Pettersson-Lidbom) Econometrica, 82, pp.961-993. 2014,  (WP-version)

Are Boys Discriminated in Swedish High Schools ?  (with Erik Höglin and Magnus Johannesson.) Economics of Education Review, 30, pp. 682–690, 2011.  (WP-version)

Do Merging Local Governments Free Ride on Their Counterparts When Facing Boundary Reform. Journal of Public Economics, 93 , pp. 721-728, 2009


New Working Papers

Revisiting the Housing Wealth Effect: Evidence From an Unanticipated Renewal of an Airport Contract. (With Dany Kessel and Roine Vestman)

Do Mild Sentences Deter Crime? Evidence using a Regression-Discontinuity Design. (with Mikael Priks and Per Pettersson-Lidbom)

Age-Dependent Sentences and Crime Bunching – Empirical Evidences from Swedish Administrative Data. (with Mikael Priks and Mårten Palme)