My research uses historical “big data” and quantitative techniques to answer questions that straddles the intersection of economics, history, and sociology. In my ongoing research, I study trends in intergenerational mobility over time and space, the micro-level determinants of innovation and technological change, and firm dynamics during industrialization.

My work has been featured in outlets such as the BBCThe EconomistFinancial Times, and the New York Times, as well as being cited by organizations such as the World Bank and the WTO. I have also contributed expert advice to the European Commission, the OECD, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and the United Nations.

June, 2021. I have been appointed Pro Futura Scientia XVI Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala starting in July 2022.

May, 2021. Received a grant (SEK1.5m) from Handelsbankens Forskningsstiftelser for the project “Social mobility in Sweden before and after the welfare state”.

May, 2021. Our paper Making a Market: Infrastructure, Integration, and the Rise of Innovation (WP version available here) has been accepted for publication in the Review of Economics and Statistics.

April, 2021. I have accepted an offer to serve on the editorial board of European Review of Economic History.