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Assistant Professor of Economics

Petra Persson

Faculty Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Petra Persson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Department of Economics. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Stanford Center for International Development, and a Faculty Affiliate at the King Center on Global Development. Her research agenda centers on social insurance and family structure, and explores the interaction between government-provided insurance and intra-family insurance.

Petra Persson was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research from 2013 to 2014, and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program from 2012 to 2013. She earned her PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2013, her MSc in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in 2006, and her BA in Political Science and Mathematics from Stockholm University in 2005.

PreDoctoral Research Fellowship Mentor  

Focal Areas: Health, Inequality, Taxes and Public Spending, Work



PhD, Columbia University, 2013
MSc, Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2006
BA, Political Science and Mathematics, Stockholm University, 2005

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