JOHANNA RICKNE
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Grevgatan 34, 102 15 Stockholm
Email: Johanna.rickne@ifn.se
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Columbia University, SIPA
RIIE (IFN)
Uppsala University UCLS
Lecturer
Research Fellow
Affiliated Researcher
06/2013 – Present
01/2011 – Present
02/2011 – Present
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Labor Economics, Economics of Gender, International Economics with Special Focus on East Asia.
EDUCATION
DEGREES FROM UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Ph.D. of Social Science (Economics)
Licentiate of Social Science (Economics)
Master of Social Science (Economics)
Bachelor of Social Science (Political Science)
Uppsala, Sweden
2011
2009
2006
2005
WASEDA UNIVERSITY
One-year program in Japanese language and political science
Tokyo, Japan
08/2002-07/2003
FUDAN UNIVERSITY
Summer student in economics and political science
Shanghai, China
07/2003
UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
One-year program in Spanish language and cultural studies
Barcelona, Spain
08/2000-06/2001
PUBLICATIONS
Rickne, J. (forthcoming) Labor market conditions and social insurance in urban China, China Economic
Review.
Lyhagen, J. and Rickne, J. (forthcoming) Income inequality between Chinese regions: Newfound harmony
or continued discord?, Empirical Economics.
Rickne, J. (2013) Firm size and work compensation in China, China & World Economy
Ornstein, P. and Rickne, J. (2013) When does intimate partner violence continue after separation? Violence
Against Women.
Rickne, J. (2012) Gender and work compensation in China’s industrial sector. Review of Income and Wealth
58(2), 307-354.
Rickne, J. (2011) Essays in Development, Institutions and Gender. Economic Studies 126, Department of
Economics, Uppsala University [PhD. Thesis].
WORKING PAPERS
Rickne, J. and Folke O. “Female representation but male rule? Elite entrenchment, gender quotas and the
political glass ceiling” Uppsala UCLS Working Paper 2012:9
(http://ucls.nek.uu.se/digitalAssets/110/110736_wp20129ucls.pdf)
Rickne, J. “Oil Prices and Real Exchange Rate Volatility in Oil-Exporting Economies: The Role of Governance.
IFN Working Paper 2009:810 (http://www.ifn.se/publikationer/working_papers/2009/810_1)
BOOKS, CHAPTERS, AND PUBLICATIONS IN SWEDISH
Folke, O. and Rickne, J. (2013) Kvinnotricket och konkurrenskraften (How women can do the trick for
Europe’s competitiveness), in Bakardjieva–Engelbrekt, A, Oxelheim, L och Persson, T, (red), Ett
konkurrenskraftigt EU till rätt pris - Europaperspektiv 2013, Santérus Förlag, 2013.
Folke, O. and Rickne, J. (2012) Personkryss och politiska karriärer. SNS Analys Nr 4.
von Essen, E. och Rickne, J. (2012) Ekonomer som hatar kvinnor? Bokanmälan Ekonomisk Debatt.
Linderyd, A., Ardin, A. and Rickne, J. (2012) Välfärd bortom staten och kapitalet. Stockholm: Sektor3.
Folke, O. and Rickne, J. (2012) Kvinnor i politiken och män vid makten? Ekonomisk Debatt nr. 1.
Rickne, J. (2011) Kina: nygammal supermakt eller nymaoistisk maktillusion? Bokanmälan Ekonomisk
Debatt nr. 8.
Rickne, J. (2009) Kan vetopunkter förklara välfärdsreformer? (Can veto points explain reform intensity of
the welfare state?), in Santesson-Wilson P. and Erlingsson. G. (red.): Reform – Tröghet och förändring i
välfärdsstaterna, Stockholm: Nordstedts.
Rickne, J. and Adermon, M. (2009) Hur inleder ’man’ en forskarkarriär i Nationalekonomi? (How do men
and women initiate research careers in Economics). Genus- och hbt-granskningar, Uppsala: Uppsala
University Press.
RESEARCH PAPERS IN PROGRESS
“Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man: Theory and evidence from Sweden”, with Tim Besley
(LSE), Olle Folke (Columbia University), & Torsten Persson (Stockholm University, IIES).
“Preferential voting and the selection of party leaders: Evidence from Sweden” with Olle Folke (Columbia
University) and Torsten Persson (Stockholm University, IIES)
“Firm Ownership and Social Insurance Inequality in Transitional China: Evidence from a Large Panel of
Firms”, with Qin Gao (Fordham University)
“Gender quotas and minority representation”, with Olle Folke (Columbia University) & Lenita Freidenvall
(Swedish Parliament and Stockholm University)
DEBATE PIECES, POPULAR WRITING AND TELEVIZED POPULAR TALKS
SNEE Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business Panel Debate: ”Kvinnotricket och
konkurrenskraften” (How women can do the trick for Europe’s competitiveness), 6 February, 2012. SVT
Forum.
Statistics Sweden’s yearly meeting for democratic studies: “Kvotering i kommunfullmäktige ” (gender
quotas in Swedish municipal politics), 8 October 2012. SVT Forum.
SNS Center for Business and Policy Studies: ”Personröster och politiska karriärer” (Preferential voting and
political careers), 17 September 2012, SVT Forum
“Personkrysset väger tungt i det politiska maktspelet” DN Debatt, 16 September 2012.
”Det behövs verklig mångfald i välfärden” (How do we realize the goal of plurality among welfare
providers), SvD Brännpunkt, 4 May 2012.
“Falsklarm om dyrköpt könskvotering”, Ekonomistas Blog, 30 April 2012.
“Med Kinesiska förtecken” (Civil Society with Chinese characteristics) Tidsskriften Kurage, nr. 1., 2012.
“Varannan Damernas med herrar som för” (Male control of politics despite zipper gender quotas),
Expressen Debatt Sidan 4, 3 April 2012.
"Lobbyister bör redovisas öppet" (We need to record lobbyists), SvD Brännpunkt, 14 August 2010, (with
Olle Folke)
”Ökad risk för politisk oro i Kina” (Political risk in China), SvD Brännpunkt, 2 October 2009 (with Fredrik
Sjöholm).
“Kris i Kina ett verkligt miljöhot” (A Chinese crisis is an environmental threat), Västerbottenskuriren, 27
August 2009 (with Fredrik Sjöholm).
”Kinas ekonomiska politik hotar klimatet” (China’s economic policies a climate threat), Norran, 14 August
2009 (with Fredrik Sjöholm).
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
(current) Head Instructor. Quantitative Analysis for International and Public Affairs, 5 credits, SIPA
Columbia University
Head Instructor. Capstone Workshop (Master’s Project for six students during one semester with UN
Women as the client, 3 credits), spring 2013, SIPA Columbia University.
TA in Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, fall 2007 and spring 2008, Uppsala University.
Supervisor of BA thesis, Minor Field Studies (MFS) “The Impact of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment on
Poverty Reduction in Zambia” by Frida Wallin, spring 2008.
Supervisor of Masters’ thesis, “Market reform and the education premium in China’s industrial sector” by
Kristina Börjesson, spring 2010.
Supervisor of BA thesis, “Do increased exports raise the number of employees in industrial firms? A case
study of China’s entrance into the WTO” by Frida Wärvik, spring 2011.
PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING
5 week course: Pedagogy for University Teachers.
PRESENTATIONS
2013
Columbia University, Department of Political Science
Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Gothenburg
CEPR Public Policy Symposium, Lugano.
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
Gothenburg University, Department of Political Science
Workshop on Fiscal Federalism, Barcelona University
Columbia University, Political Economy Breakfast Seminar
Uppsala University, Department of Political Science
Midwestern Political Science Association, MPSA
Uppsala University, Workshop on Gender and Political Recruitment
European Association for Labor Economists, IZA Bonn
Manchester University, Department of Economics
PUC-Rio, Department of Economics
Gothenburg University, Department of Political Science
Norwegian Business School, Workshop on Political Economics
Stockholm University, Workshop on Gender Quota Studies
National conference for Swedish economists, Stockholm University
American Political Science Association, APSA
Statistics Sweden, Workshop on democracy issues
Gothenburg University, Department of Political Science
Lund University, joint Economics and Political Science seminar
The 14th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference, Sweden
Manchester University Department of Economics
Midwestern Political Science Association, MPSA
Public Choice Society Annual Meeting.
Uppsala Center for Labor Studies Annual Research Workshop
Department of Political Science, Uppsala University
SOFI, Stockholm University
Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington DC (discussant)
Stockholm School of Economics, CERC, Sweden.
National Conference for Swedish Economists, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe), University College Dublin, Ireland.
International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), Hanzhou, China.
RATIO Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Research Institute for Industrial Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.
The 13th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference, Mölle, Sweden
Workshop on electoral gender quotas, Washington University, St. Louis, USA.
Eastern Economic Association 37th Annual Conference, New York City.
Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe), Oxford University, UK.
Department of Economics Seminar, Örebro University, Sweden.
Uppsala University Seminar Series in Labor Economics.
The 12th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference, Mölle, Sweden
Arbetarrörelsens forskarnätverks konferens 2010, Jämlikhet och Ojämlikhet (in Swedish).
Labor 2009, Xiamen University.
Ph.D. Workshop “Gender at the interface of the global and the local”, Fudan University.
Comparative Analysis of Enterprise (Micro) Data (CAED), Tokyo, Japan.
Uppsala University Seminar Series in Labor Economics.
Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University, NY, (discussant)
Workshop on Market Structure, Ownership and Firm Performance in
East Asia. RIIE Stockholm (discussant)
Uppsala University Seminar Series in Macroeconomics.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
RATIO RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Project affiliated researcher (part-time)
SWEDISH DELEGATION TO THE OECD
Counselor of Economic and Financial Affairs (non-permanent position)
Stockholm, Sweden
06/2008-08/2008
Paris, France
06/2007-08/2007
SWEDISH MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Desk officer, International Division
MUNICIPALIDAD DE CORDOBA/CITY OF CORDOBA
Project manager
Stockholm, Sweden
01/2006-08/2006
Cordoba, Mexico
06/2003-08/2003
RESEARCH VISITS
PUC-Rio
Columbia University
Columbia University
Columbia University
Beijing University
Columbia University
Visiting Researcher
Visiting Researcher
Visiting Researcher
Visiting Researcher
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Visiting Ph.D. Student
11/2012-12/2012
02/2012-04/2012
09/2011-11/2011
02/2011-04/2011
09/2009-01/2010
01/2009-07/2009
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS) Best Paper Price 2013 for " Firm Ownership
and Social insurance Inequality in Transitional China: Evidence from a Large Panel of Firm Data", with Qin
Gao.
Vetenskapsrådet (National Research Council), Three year project grant, jan 2013-dec 2015.
Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation full scholarship for one semester of doctoral studies abroad,
spring 2008.
The Scandinavia – Japan SASAKAWA Foundation full scholarship for university studies in Japan 2002-2003.
Uppsala University, Kalmar student association award for best undergraduate academic record, 2006.
OTHER
Date of birth: 2 Aug 1980
Citizenship: Swedish
Languages: Swedish, English, Spanish, Japanese (Intermediate), Basic Chinese (mandarin), Basic French
REFERENCES
Professor Bertil Holmlund
Department of Economics,
Uppsala University P.O. Box 513,
SE‐751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46‐18‐471 11 22
Bertil.Holmlund@nek.uu.se
Professor Johan Lyhagen
Department of Statistics,
Uppsala University P.O. Box 513,
SE‐751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46‐18‐471 28 44
johan.lyhagen@statistik.uu.se
Professor Fredrik Sjöholm
Department of Economics
Lund University, P.O. Box 7082
SE-220 07 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46-462-222 74 26
Fredrik.Sjoholm@nek.lu.se