CV

Summary:

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.

Affiliations:
  • Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, visiting research fellow, 2021
  • UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, research scholar, 2020
Research:
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
Education:
  • 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 https://github.com/bojeryd91 Github

Teaching:
    • 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.