Christer Gerdes
Research Fellow

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Gerdes Christer Gerdes is a post-doc at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, and affiliated to the Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies (SULCIS). He received his PhD in economics from Stockholm University in September, 2008. In 2014 he was appointed to docent (associate professor). His research is focused primarily on labor market and welfare state issues relating to ethnicity, migration and labor market evaluation, as well as chess economics. Beside his academic work he is working as analyst at the Swedish Employment Service

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
9264  Christer Gerdes
A Note on Possible Estimation Bias When Studying Persons with Work Disability in Active Labour Market Programs
8992  Christer Gerdes
Does Performance Information Affect Job Seekers in Selecting Private Providers in Voucher-Based ALMP Programs?
8408  Christer Gerdes
Eskil Wadensjö
Receiving Countries' Perspectives: The Case of Sweden
(published in: Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Berlin: Springer, 2016)
5862  Christer Gerdes
Patrik Gränsmark
Michael Rosholm
Chicken or Checkin'? Rational Learning in Repeated Chess Games
5814  Johan Almenberg
Christer Gerdes
Exponential Growth Bias and Financial Literacy
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2012, 19 (17), 1693-1696)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Anna Dreber Almenberg
Christer Gerdes
Patrik Gränsmark
Beauty Queens and Battling Knights: Risk Taking and Attractiveness in Chess
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 90, 1-18)
5171  Christer Gerdes
Using "Shares" vs. "Log of Shares" in Fixed-Effect Estimations
(published in: Journal of Economics and Econometrics, 2011, 54 (1), 1–7)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Christer Gerdes
Patrik Gränsmark
Strategic Behavior across Gender: A Comparison of Female and Male Expert Chess Players
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (5), 766-775)
4788  Christer Gerdes
Does Immigration Induce 'Native Flight' from Public Schools? Evidence from a Large Scale Voucher Program
(published in: The Annals of Regional Science, 2013, 50, 645-666)
3586  Christer Gerdes
Eskil Wadensjö
The Impact of Immigration on Election Outcomes in Danish Municipalities