Mats Persson

Selected Publications
(Last updated March, 2022)

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"Sick Pay Insurance and Sickness Absence: Some European Cross-Country Observations and a Review of Previous Research",  Journal of Economic Surveys, 34(1), February 2020, pp. 85-108 (with M. Palme). Download

"Social Norms in Social Insurance", Journal of Political Economy,, Vol. 126, No. S1 (2018), pp. S116-S139 (with Assar Lindbeck). Download

"Distributional Effects of Deregulating the Stockholm Rental Housing Market", Report to thte Swedish Fiscal Policy Council 2017/1, Stockholm (with H. Donner and P. Englund).

"Debts, Deficits and Multiple Equilibria: A New Role for ECB Monetary Policy?", CESifo Forum, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2016.

"Sickness Absence and Local Benefit Cultures", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 118, No. 1, 2016 (with A. Lindbeck and M. Palme).

"A Continuous Model of Income Insurance", International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 20, No. 6, 2013 (with A. Lindbeck).

"Constructing Gender in the Economics Lab", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 84, No. 3, 2012 (with A. Boschini and A. Muren).

"Men Among Men don't take Norm Enforcement Seriously", Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 40, No. 5, 2011 (with A. Boschini and A. Muren).

"The Becker Paradox and Type I vs. Type II errors in the Economics of Crime", International Economic Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2007 (with C-H. Siven). wp download

"Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution", Econometrica, Vol. 74, No. 1, 2006 (with T. Persson and L.E.O. Svensson) wp download

"Incentive and Incarceration Effects in a General Equilibrium Model of Crime", Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Vol. 59. No. 2, 2006 (with C-H Siven) download Science Direct

"Taxation and Tournaments", Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2005 (with A. Sandmo). wp download

"Gender and Overconfidence", Economics Letters, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2005 (with C. Bengtsson and P. Willenhag). download Science Direct

"The Effects of Tax Reform on Labor Supply, Tax Revenue and Welfare when Tax Avoidance Matters", European Journal of Political Economy, Vol 20, No 4, 2004 (with J. Agell and H. SacklÚn ) download Science Direct

"The Effects on Sick Leave of Changes in the Sickness Insurance System", Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 22, No.1, 2004 (with M. Henrekson). download JOLE

"The Gains from Pension Reform", Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 41, No.1, 2003 (with A. Lindbeck). download

"Five Fallacies in the Social Security Debate", in T. Ihori and T. Tachibanaki (eds.): Social Security Reform in Advanced Countries, Routledge Press 2002.

"On the Analytics of the Dynamic Laffer Curve", Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2001 (with J. Agell).

"Tax Arbitrage and Labor Supply", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 78, No. 1, 2000 (with J. Agell).

"The Reform of the Swedish Pension System", in E. Balacci and F. Peracchi (eds.): Reforming Social Security - An International Perspective, ISTAT, Rome 2000.

"Reforming Social Security in Sweden", in H. Siebert (ed.): Redesigning Social Security, J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), TŘbingen 1998.

"Debt, Cash Flow, and Inflation Incentives: A Swedish Example", in G. Calvo and M. King (eds): The Debt Burden and its Consequences for Monetary Policy: Proceedings of a Conference held by the International Economic Association at the Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany, IEA Conference Volume No. 118, St. Martin's Press, New York, and Macmillan Press, London, 1998 (with T. Persson and L. E. O. Svensson)

"The First Century of The Scandinavian Journal of Economics", The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 100, No 1, 1998.

"Index-Linked Bonds: The Swedish Experience" i M. de Cecco, L. Pecchi and G.Piga (eds.): Managing Public Debt: Index-Linked Bonds in Theory and Practice, Edward Elgar, London 1997.

"Swedish Government Debts and Deficits, 1970-1995", Swedish Economic Policy Review, Vol. 3, No 1, 1996.

"Why are Taxes so High in Egalitarian Societies?", The Scandianavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 97, No. 4, 1995.

"The Optimal Quality of Buildings", Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research, Vol. 11, 1994.

"The Visible Hand - Anders Berch and the University of Uppsala Chair in Economics", The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Supplement 1992 (with S-E. Liedman).

"Does Debt Management Matter?", in J. Agell, B. Friedman and M. Persson: Does Debt Management Matter?, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1992 (with J. Agell).

"Tax Arbitrage and the Redistributive Properties of Progressive Income Taxation", Economics Letters, Vol. 34, No. 4, 1990 (with J. Agell).

"Pehr Niclas Christiernin", L. Jonung (ed ): Swedish Economic Thought, Routledge, New York, 1992 (with C-H Siven).

"Tax Reform and the Housing Market: The Distribution of Welfare Gains and Losses", European Economic Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, 1988 (with D. Brownstone and P. Englund).

"A Microsimulation Model of Swedish Housing Demand", Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 23, No.2, 1988 (with D. Brownstone och P. Englund).

"Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy", Econometrica, Vol. 55, No. 6, 1987 (with T. Persson and L.E.O.Svensson).

"Optimal Consumption with Stochastic Prices in Continuous Time", Journal of Applied Probability, Vol. 24, 1987 (with T. Bj÷rk and J. Myhrman).

"Effects of the Swedish 1983-85 Tax Reform on the Demand for Owner-Occupied Housing: A Microsimulation Approach", The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 87, No. 4, 1985 (with D. Brownstone and P. Englund).

"Embargo Threats and the Management of Emergency Reserves", Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 93, No. 1, Febuary 1985 (with C. Bergstr÷m and G. Loury).

"Redistributional Aspects of Tax Evasion", The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 86, No. 2, 1984 (with P. WissÚn).

"The Distribution of Abilities and the Progressive Income Tax", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1983.

"Housing Prices and Tenure Choice with Asymmetric Taxes and Progressivity", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1982 (with P. Englund).

"Rational Expectations in Log-Linear Models", The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 81, No. 3, 1979.

Inflationary Expectations and the Natural Rate Hypothesis, PhD thesis, Stockholm School of Economics, 1979.

"Externalities and Laissez-Faire", The Swedish Journal of Economics, Vol. 76, No. 2, 1974.