When I graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2015, I started working as an RA at the Swedish Central Bank. With a strong background in mathematics and scientific programming, I worked alongside economists and I learned economic thinking, how to carry out research, and also developed my knowledge about empirical analysis.

In 2018 I entered the PhD program at UCLA and began laying the theoretical foundation I did not yet have. Now, I am specializing in macroeconomics and asset pricing/finance. My research interests lie in the intersection of these fields, and I approach them using my skills in microeconomic analysis and knowledge of household data (see below RA-ships).

I also want to learn more about structural models. My long-term goal is to start incorporating insights from micro analysis to flesh out shock-driven mechanisms, which will assist policy better. I believe that macro economics has come to a point where we need to make better use of microdata to identify if the channels our models imply are at work actually are. I want to help shift the focus from micro-founded to micro-consistent.

  • Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, visiting research fellow, 2021
  • UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, research scholar, 2020
Heterogeneous effects of QE on corporate bonds and firm outcomes, with Adam Baybutt
Car purchases, indebtedness and monetary policy
The Housing Wealth Effect: Quasi-Experimental Evidence, with Dany Kessel, Björn Tyrefors, and Roine Vestman
  • UCLA, PhD student, 2018–present
    • Candidate in Philosophy, Economics, 2020
    • MA, Economics, 2020
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, 2010–2015
  • Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), exchange semester, Republic of South Korea, 2013
  • Karlstad University, college mathematics during high school, Sweden, 2010

Research assistant:
  • Swedish House of Finance at Stockholm School of Economics, summer 2019 and 2017–2018
  • Swedish Central Bank, the Riksbank, 2015–2017
Selection of projects I have assisted:
Computer skills:

Matlab, Stata, Python, LaTeX, (learning R and Julia. During undergrad I also used Java and COMSOL). Check out Github

    • UCLA, TA — Econ 41, Statistics for economists; Econ 106M Financial markets and financial institutions; and Econ 102, Macroeconomic Theory
  • KTH, TA — selection of courses: Probability theory and statistics, and Mathematical and numerical analysis
Grants, awards, and fellowships

2021: Pandemic TA Award (UCLA); UCLA’s Lewis L. Clarke Graduate Fellowship Fund; Paulson Scholarship (UCLA). 2020: The Ziman Center’s UCLA Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Program in Real Estate, Finance and Urban Economics; UCLA’s European Studies Fellowship;  UCLA’s Summer Graduate Fellowship; UCLA’s Graduate Summer Research Mentorship program. 2019: Karlstad kommun: Frida och A O Ringqvists minnesfond. 2018: Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen: Fellow of Ernst O Ek’s stipendiefond. 2015: The Fellows of KTH Scholarship Fund (Kamratstipendiefonden). 2012: Winner of EBEC Stockholm, and represented KTH at the Nordic finals. 2011: Recipient of the Homeguard’s bronze medal.