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Petra Persson

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Petra Persson

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
PhD, Columbia University, 2013
MSc, Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2006
BA, Political Science and Mathematics, Stockholm University, 2005


Petra Persson is an assistant professor of economics at Stanford’s Department of Economics, a research fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. She received her PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2013 after spending a year as Predoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program. Persson spent the academic year 2013-2014 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and subsequently joined the Economics Department at Stanford in July 2014. Persson is an applied micro economist and her work lies in the fields of public and labor economics.

Research Interests: 
Gender Relations, Public Economics, Development Economics