2016 ESPE Elections

The online-elections have now finished and 239 complete votes have been recorded. We are happy to inform you that ESPE members have almost unanimously voted Shelly Lundberg as President-elect in 2018 and re-elected Paul Devereux and Kjell G. Salvanes as Council members for the period 2017-2019. In addition, Randi Hjalmarsson will join the Council during that period.

The Society wants to express our gratitude to all candidates for their commitment and their keen interest in ESPE.

Candidate for 2018 President-Elect

Shelly Lundberg is the Leonard Broom Professor of Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Bergen, Norway.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 1981. Lundberg is a Fellow and past President of the Society of Labor Economists and a Research Fellow at IZA, and is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Population Economics and the Journal of Demographic Economics.  Her research is focused in labor economics and the economics of the family, including issues such as discrimination, inequality, family decision-making and the intra-household allocation of resources.  Recent projects include studies of decision-making by children, the effects of child gender on parental behavior, the location decisions of married couples, the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labor supply of adult children, and the economic and social returns to psychosocial traits.

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Candidates for the 2017 Council

Paul Devereux is Professor of Economics at University College Dublin. He received his PhD from Northwestern University and has previously worked at UCLA and the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. He serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Resources, Associate Editor of Economic Journal, and is a member of the International Editorial Board for Education Economics. He is also affiliated as a research fellow with IZA and CEPR. His research is mainly in the areas of wage dynamics, econometric methodology, intergenerational transmission, and family background and environmental effects on child outcomes such as education, earnings, and wealth. His research has been published in American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Human Resources, among others.

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Randi Hjalmarsson is a Professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a CEPR Research Fellow. She has previously been a Professor at Queen Mary University of London and an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 from Yale University. She has done extensive research on the economics of crime and the criminal justice system. Her current research emphasizes (i) the determinants of crime, including education, military service and the role of the family, neighborhood and peers), (ii) the impact of jury composition on trial verdicts and sentences and the dynamics of jury decision making, and (iii) racial biases in the criminal justice system. She studies these questions taking advantage of unique criminal justice data sets in the United States, administrative records in Sweden, and historical archives from the UK. Previously, she has studied the effects of prison, the death penalty, and gun shows on crime. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Population Economics. She is currently funded as a Distinguished Young Researcher by the Swedish Research Council, and has received funding from the National Science Foundation and other Swedish agencies in the past.

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Mariola Pytliková is an assistant professor at CERGE-EI in Prague and a senior researcher at the VSB Technical University in Ostrava, the Czech Republic. She has previously worked at Aarhus University and at the Danish Institute of Governmental Research (KORA) in Copenhagen. She received her PhD in Economics from Aarhus University in 2006. Mariola is a research fellow at IZA, CReAM CCP and CELSI. In the past she has hold visiting stays at Princeton University, University of Illinois at Chicago, among others. Her research interests are in the field of labor economics and industrial relations, in particular she has worked on topics dealing with international migration, ethnic workforce diversity, gender pay gap and income inequality. She has published in outlets such as the Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Population Economics, International Migration Review, European Journal of Population, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Economics of Transition, among others.       

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Kjell G. Salvanes is a professor in labor economics at the Norwegian School of Economics, and research director at CELE since 2012. He is a research fellow at CEPR, IZA, HCEO at the University of Chicago), and CEEP at LSE. Salvanes conducts research on a wide range of education, labor and health policy issues from returns to schooling, early investment in children and long-term outcomes, inequality in income, health and education and intergenerational mobility. His current research projects involve studying the interrelationship between health and education, and the role of educational and health institutions on human capital formation and health outcomes. Salvanes' work has been published in numerous leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, and The Journal of the European Economic Association. From 2012 he has been a Managing Editor of the Economic Journal. He was a member of the Norwegian Productivity Commission (2014-2016), and has been a board member of Norwegian and Danish Research Council in Education.

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Dinand Webbink is Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam and is research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, IZA Bonn and ROA Maastricht. He also serves as board member of the Tinbergen Institute. His research interests cover various areas related to population economics, such as human capital, child development, labour, crime and health. He is especially interested in the identification of causal effects of various interventions or public policies. He has published numerous articles in academic journals including: the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and Journal of Applied Econometrics. He has been appointed as co-editor of the Economics of Education Review.

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