Researchers

Anton Gidehag

Anton Gidehag

Anton Gidehag

Research areas

Firm growth, institutional economics, public economics, natural experiments

Research description

My research focuses on conditions and policy reforms affecting firms’ growth and employment possibilities.  Currently I am part of an ongoing research project analyzing how changes of the Swedish payroll tax level affect the employment level among native and foreign-born individuals. Lowering employment costs could be instrumental for decreasing the wide unemployment gap between native and foreign-born. A particular focus is being put on the retail industry, which could be important in integrating foreign born on the Swedish labor market. I have previously investigated the importance of recruitment for firm productivity, and whether an improved business climate can contribute to increased employment among foreign-born individuals.