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Thomas Aronsson

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Samhällsvetarhuset, Biblioteksgränd 6, A25207 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

  • Presentation

    Position

    · Professor of Economics (since 1998).

     

    Some current and recent assignments

    · Head of the Department of Economics, Umeå University (2001-2008).

    · Chairman of the Committee for the Erik Kempe Award (from 2000).

    · Member of the reviewer team in Economics and Statistics for The Swedish Research Council (2002-2006).

    · Member of the Expert Committee of Environmental Studies (Expertgruppen för miljöstudier) (2007-2010).

    · Member of the reviewer team in Economics and Statistics for The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (2011-2014).

    · Part of the Scientific Council in Environmental Economics at the National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutets vetenskapliga råd i miljöekonomi), from 2012.

    · Reviewer for the Wallenberg Academy Fellowships in social sciences to young researchers, from 2014 (I was appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences).

     

    Honors

    · Scientific awards (Arnbergska priset, 1993; Regeringens pris till yngre forskare, 1993; Skytteanska samfundets pris till yngre forskare vid Umeå universitet, 1995; Erik Lindahls pris, 1997; Nordeas vetenskapliga pris, 2005).

    · Elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (from September 2009).

    · Elected member of Kungliga skytteanska samfundet, from May 2015

     

    Some editorial assignments

    · Associate Editor, Ekonomisk Debatt (1998-2004).

    · Associate Editor, Journal of Public Economics (2003-2011).

    · Associate Editor, International Journal of Services, Economics and Management (2007-2011).

    · Member of the editorial board of Economics Research International (from 2010).

    · Associate Editor, FinanzArchiv (from 2013).

    · Handbook of Environmental Accounting. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2010 (Joint Editorship with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren).

    · Guest Editor for a special issue of Public Finance and Management, volume 10 number 2, 2010. The special issue is entitled "Public Finance and the Environment".

     

    Research areas

    · Welfare Economics

    · Public Economics

    · Environmental Economics

    · Labor Economics

    Main areas of teaching

    · Macroeconomics (Growth Theory), graduate level

    · Microeconomics, graduate level

    · Public Economics, graduate level

    · Environmental Economics, graduate level

     

    Thesis advisor

    · So far, main advisor for 18 Ph D theses and 6 licentiate theses; co-advisor for 5 Ph D theses. All of them successfully defended.

    · At present, main advisor and co-advisor for several Ph D students.

     

    Total number of publications (including forthcoming)

    · Journal articles (international journals with referee system): 84

    · Internationally published monographs (including editorship): 4

    · Book chapters (internationally published volumes): 16

    · Published articles, books or book chapters in Swedish: 17

    · Downloadable working papers: see 'Umeå Economic Studies' under www.econ.umu.se

     

    Publications in the following journals

    Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, FinanzArchiv, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Social Choice and Welfare, European Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Urban Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Economics Letters, Oxford Economic Papers, Regional Studies, Resource and Energy Economics, Review of Income and Wealth, Regional Science and Urban Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Population Economics, German Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economica, Mathematical Social Sciences, Annals of Operation Research, Applied Economics, Labour, Empirical Economics, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, Natural Resource Modelling.

     

    Selected publications

    · Paternalism against Veblen: Optimal Taxation and Non-Respected Preferences for Social Comparisons. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

    · Consumption Adaptation, Anticipation-Bias and Optimal Income Taxation. (Together with Ronnie Schöb). Forthcoming in Journal of Public Economic Theory.

    · Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting, Paternalism and Optimal Mixed Taxation. (Together with Tomas Sjögren). Mathematical Social Sciences 84, 24-36, 2016.

    · Genuine Saving and Positional Externalities. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Forthcoming in International Economic Review.

    · Federal Subsidization of State Expenditure to Reduce Political Budget Cycles. (Together with David Granlund). Forthcoming in International Tax and Public Finance.

    · Keeping up with the Joneses, the Smiths and the Tanakas: On International Tax Coordination and Social Comparisons. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Journal of Public Economics 131, 71-86, 2015.

    · Relative Consumption of Housing: Marginal Saving Subsidies and Income Taxes as a Second-Best Policy? (Together with Andrea Mannberg). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 116, 439-450, 2015.

    · Gender Norms, Work Hours, and Corrective Taxation. (Together with David Granlund). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 56, 33-39, 2015.

    · A Note on Public Goods in a Decentralized Fiscal Union: Implications of a Participation Constraint (Together with Luca Micheletto and Tomas Sjögren). Journal of Urban Economics, 84, 1-8, 2014.

    · State-Variable Public Goods and Social Comparisons. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68, 390-410, 2014.

    · Tax Policy and Present-Biased Preferences: Paternalism under International Capital Mobility. (Together with Tomas Sjögren). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 106, 298-316, 2014.

    · Positional Preferences in Time and Space: Optimal Income Taxation with Dynamic Social Comparisons. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 101, 1-23, 2014

    · Present-Biased Preferences and Publicly Provided Private Goods. (Together with David Granlund). FinanzArchiv 70, 169-199, 2014.

    · When Samuelson Met Veblen Abroad: National and Global Public Good Provision when Social Comparisons Matter. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Economica 81, 224-243, 2014.

    · Mixed Taxation and Transboundary Externalities: A Model with Large Jurisdictions. (Together with Lars Persson and Tomas Sjögren). Public Finance Review 42, 254-282. 2014.

    · Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class Revisited: Implications for Optimal Income Taxation. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Social Choice and Welfare 41, 551-578, 2013

    · Decentralized Fiscal Federalism Revisited: Optimal Income Taxation and Public Goods under Horizontal Leadership. (Together with Lars Persson). Economics Letters 117, 223-226, 2012.

    · Genuine Saving and the Social Cost of Taxation. (Together with Catia Cialani and Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). Journal of Public Economics 96, 211-217, 2012.

    · Conspicuous Leisure: Optimal Income Taxation when both Relative Consumption and Relative Leisure Matter. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Scandinavian Journal of Economics 115, 155-175, 2013.

    · Public Goods and Optimal Paternalism under Present-Biased Preferences. (Together with David Granlund). Economics Letters 113, 54-57, 2011.

    · Redistributive Income Taxation, Outsourcing and Foreign Direct Investment. (Together with Erkki Koskela). Economics Letters 110, 86-89, 2011.

    · An Optimal Tax Approach to Alcohol Policy. (Together with Tomas Sjögren). FinanzArchiv 66, 153-169, 2010.

    · Welfare Measurement, Involuntary Unemployment and Heterogeneity. Review of Income and Wealth 56, 559-571, 2010.

    · Optimal Income Taxation and Decentralized Fiscal Federalism. Regional Science and Urban Economics 40, 187-195, 2010.

    · Labor Supply, Tax Base and Public Policy in Sweden. In Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden, edited by Freeman, R., Swedenborg, B. and Topel, R. University of Chicago Press, 2010. (My co-author is James R. Walker).

    · Technology Transfers and the Clean Development Mechanism in a North-South General Equilibrium Model. (Together with Kenneth Backlund and Linda Sahlen). Resource and Energy Economics 32, 292-309, 2010.

    · Where Should the Elderly Live and Who Should Pay for their Care? (Together with Sören Blomquist and Luca Micheletto). Scandinavian Journal of Economics 112, 289-314, 2010.

    · Positional Concerns in an OLG Model: Optimal Labor and Capital Income Taxation. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). International Economic Review 51, 1071-1095, 2010.

    · Optimal Income Taxation and Social Norms in the Labor Market. (Together with Tomas Sjögren). International Tax and Public Finance, 17, 67-89, 2010.

    · Outsourcing and Optimal Nonlinear Taxation: A Note. (Together with Erkki Koskela). Economics Letters 102, 135-137, 2009.

    · A Note on Optimal Paternalism and Health Capital Subsidies. (Together with Linda Thunström). Economics Letters 101, 241-242, 2008.

    · Public Goods, Unemployment and Policy Coordination. (Together with Sven Wehke). Regional Science and Urban Economics 38, 285-298, 2008.

    · When the Joneses' Consumption Hurts: Optimal Public Good Provision and Nonlinear Income Taxation. (Together with Olof Johansson-Stenman). Journal of Public Economics 92, 986-997, 2008.

    · Optimal Taxation and Redistribution in an OLG Model with Unemployment. (Together with Torbjörn Dalin and Tomas Sjögren). International Tax and Public Finance 16, 198-218, 2009.

    · Redistribution and Provision of Public Goods in an Economic Federation. (Together with Sören Blomquist). Journal of Public Economic Theory 10, 125-143, 2008.

    · Welfare Equivalent NNP and Habit Formation. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). Economics Letters 98, 84-88, 2008.

    · Social Accounting and the Public Sector. International Economic Review 49, 349-375, 2008.

    · Environmental Policy and Optimal Taxation in a Decentralized Economic Federation. (Together with Thomas Jonsson and Tomas Sjögren). FinanzArchiv 62, 437-454, 2006.

    · International Environmental Policy Reforms, Tax Distortions and the Labor Market. (Together with Thomas Jonsson and Tomas Sjögren). FinanzArchiv 62, 199-217, 2006.

    · Environmental Policy, Efficient Taxation and Unemployment. International Tax and Public Finance 12, 131-144, 2005.

    · Public Provision of Private Goods and Equilibrium Unemployment. (Together with Mikael Markström and Tomas Sjögren), FinanzArchiv 61, 353-367, 2005.

    · Testing for Vertical Fiscal Externalities. (Together with Linda Andersson and Magnus Wikström). International Tax and Public Finance 11, 243-263, 2004.

    · Is the Optimal Labor Income Tax Progressive in a Unionized Economy?. (Together with Tomas Sjögren). Scandinavian Journal of Economics 106, 661-675, 2004.

    · Efficient Taxation, Wage Bargaining and Policy Coordination. (Together with Tomas Sjögren). Journal of Public Economics 88, 2711-2725, 2004.

    · Welfare Measurement in Imperfect Markets – A Growth Theoretical Approach, 2004. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. (My co-authors are Karl-Gustaf Löfgren and Kenneth Backlund).

    · Optimal Taxation, Global Externalities and Labor Mobility. (Together with Sören Blomquist). Journal of Public Economics 87, 2749-2764, 2003.

    · Optimal Taxation and Risk-Sharing Arrangements in an Economic Federation. (Together with Magnus Wikström). Oxford Economic Papers 55, 104-120, 2003.

    · On Environmental Taxation under Uncertain Environmental Damage. (Together with Sören Blomquist). Environmental and Resource Economics 24, 183-196, 2003.

    · Income Taxation, Commodity Taxation and Provision of Public Goods under Labor Market Distortions. (Together with Tomas Sjögren). FinanzArchiv 59, 347-370, 2003.

    · Wage Setting and Tax Progressivity in Dynamic General Equilibrium. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren and Tomas Sjögren). Oxford Economic Papers 54, 490-504, 2002.

    · Green Taxes and Uncertain Timing of Technological Change. Resource and Energy Economics 23, 41-62, 2001.

    · Wage Setting and Capital Income Taxation in Dynamic General Equilibrium. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren and Tomas Sjögren). German Economic Review 2, 141-175, 2001.

    · Optimal Taxes and Transfers in a Multilevel Public Sector. (Together with Magnus Wikström). FinanzArchiv 58, 158-166, 2001.

    · The Impact of Regional Public Expenditures on the Local Decision to Spend. (Together with Johan Lundberg and Magnus Wikström). Regional Science and Urban Economics 30, 185-202, 2000.

    · Social Accounting and National Welfare Measures. In Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics, edited by Folmer, H. and Gabel, L. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2000.

    · Green Accounting and Green Taxes in the Global Economy. In Frontiers of Environmental Economics, Edited by Folmer, H., Gabel, L., Gerking, S. and Rose, A. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2000. (My co-author is Karl-Gustaf Löfgren).

    · Pollution Tax Design and "Green" National Accounting. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). European Economic Review 43, 1457-1474, 1999.

    · On Cost Benefit Rules for Green Taxes. Environmental and Resource Economics 13, 31-43, 1999.

    · Welfare Equivalent NNP under Distributional Objectives. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). Economics Letters 63, 239-243, 1999.

    · On the Output of the Swedish Education Sector – Additional Comments. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren and Per Marklund). Review of Income and Wealth 45, 535-542, 1999.

    · Nuclear Power, Externalities and Nonstandard Pigouvian Taxes - A Dynamic Analysis under Uncertainty. (Together with Kenneth Backlund and Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). Environmental and Resource Economics 11, 177-195, 1998.

    · Welfare Measurement, Green Accounting and Distortionary Taxes. The Journal of Public Economics 70, 273-295, 1998.

    · A Note on Social Accounting and Unemployment. Economics Letters 59, 381-384, 1998.

    · Green Accounting in Imperfect Market Economies - A Summary of Recent Research. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). Environmental and Resource Economics 11, 273-287, 1998.

    · Welfare Measurement, Sustainability and Green National Accounting – A Growth Theoretical Approach. (My co-authors are Per-Olov Johansson and Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1997.

    · Social Accounting and Welfare Measurement in a Growth Model with Human Capital. (Together with Karl-Gustaf Löfgren). Scandinavian Journal of Economics 98(2), 185-201, 1996.

    · Local Public Expenditures in Sweden - A Model where the Median Voter is not Necessarily Decisive. (Together with Magnus Wikström). European Economic Review 40, 1705-1716, 1996.

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  • Latest publications

    2017
    Journal of Public Economic Theory, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell 2017, Vol. 19, (3) : 713-731
    Aronsson, Thomas; Schöb, Ronnie
    2017
    International Tax and Public Finance, Dordrecht: Springer 2017, Vol. 24, (3) : 536-545
    Aronsson, Thomas; Granlund, David
    2017
    International Economic Review, John Wiley & Sons 2017, Vol. 58, (4) : 1155-1190
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2016
    Mathematical Social Sciences, Amsterdam: Elsevier 2016, Vol. 84 : 24-36
    Aronsson, Thomas; Sjögren, Tomas
    2016
    Umeå economic studies, 919
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof; Wendner, Ronald
    2016
    Umeå economic studies, 933
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof; Sjögren, Tomas
    2015
    Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 56 : 33-39
    Aronsson, Thomas; Granlund, David
    2015
    Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 131 : 71-86
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2015
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 116 : 439-450
    Aronsson, Thomas; Mannberg, Andrea
    2014
    Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 84 : 1-8
    Aronsson, Thomas; Micheletto, Luca; Sjögren, Tomas
    2014
    Umeå economic studies, 902
    Aronsson, Thomas; Schöb, Ronnie
    2014
    Umeå economic studies, 885
    Aronsson, Thomas; Schöb, Ronnie
    2014
    Umeå economic studies, 898
    Aronsson, Thomas; Granlund, David
    2014
    Public Finance Review, Sage Publications 2014, Vol. 42, (2) : 254-282
    Aronsson, Thomas; Persson, Lars; Sjögren, Tomas
    2014
    Umeå economic studies, 890
    Aronsson, Thomas; Mannberg, Andrea
    2014
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 101 : 1-23
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2014
    Finanzarchiv, Vol. 70, (2) : 169-199
    Aronsson, Thomas; Granlund, David
    2014
    Umeå economic studies, 886
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2014
    Umeå economic studies, 891
    Aronsson, Thomas; Heidrich, Stefanie; Wikström, Magnus
    2014
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 68, (2) : 390-410
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2014
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 106, (October) : 298-316
    Aronsson, Thomas; Sjögren, Tomas
    2014
    Economica, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 81, (322) : 224-243
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2013
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 115, (1) : 155-175
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2013
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, John Wiley & Sons 2013, Vol. 115, (1) : 155-175
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2013
    Umeå economic studies, 857
    Aronsson, Thomas; Granlund, David
    2013
    Dags för enklare skatter
    Aronsson, Thomas; Blomquist, Sören
    2013
    Umeå economic studies, 856
    Aronsson, Thomas; Mannberg, Andrea
    2013
    Social Choice and Welfare, Springer 2013, Vol. 41, (3) : 551-578
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2012
    Umeå universitet 2012
    Aronsson, Thomas; Micheletto, Luca; Sjögren, Tomas
    2012
    Umeå economic studies, 842
    Aronsson, Thomas; Schöb, Ronnie
    2012
    Economics Letters, Elsevier 2012, Vol. 117, (1) : 223-226
    Aronsson, Thomas; Persson, Lars
    2012
    Journal of Public Economics, Amsterdam: Elsevier 2012, Vol. 96, (1-2) : 211-217
    Aronsson, Thomas; Cialani, Catia; Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf
    2012
    Umeå economic studies, 850
    Aronsson, Thomas; Micheletto, Luca; Sjögren, Tomas
    2012
    Umeå economic studies, 843
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2011
    Ekonomisk debatt, Vol. 39, (2) : 67-73
    Aronsson, Thomas; Andersson, Fredrik; Friberg, Richard; et al.
    2011
    Green national accounting and sustainability, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 2011 : 178-189
    Aronsson, Thomas; Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf
    2011
    Umeå economic studies, 829
    Aronsson, Thomas; Wikström, Magnus
    2011
    Economics Letters, Amsterdam: North-Holland 2011, Vol. 113, (1) : 54-57
    Aronsson, Thomas; Granlund, David
    2011
    Economics Letters, Elsevier 2011, Vol. 110 : 86-89
    Aronsson, Thomas; Koskela, Erkki
    2011
    Umeå economic studies, 828
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2011
    Green national accounting and sustainability, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 2011 : 630-652
    Aronsson, Thomas
    2010
    Handbook of environmental accounting, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 2010 : 1-27
    Aronsson, Thomas; Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf
    2010
    Finanzarchiv, Mohr Siebeck 2010, Vol. 66, (2) : 153-169
    Aronsson, Thomas; Sjögren, Tomas
    2010
    Elgar original reference
    2010
    Reforming the welfare State: Recovery and beyond in Sweden, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2010 : 127-158
    Aronsson, Thomas; Walker, James R.
    2010
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier 2010, Vol. 40, (4) : 187-195
    Aronsson, Thomas
    2010
    International Tax and Public Finance, Springer 2010, Vol. 17, (1) : 67-89
    Aronsson, Thomas; Sjögren, Tomas
    2010
    International Economic Review, Malden: Wiley-Blackwell 2010, Vol. 51, (4) : 1071-1095
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof
    2010
    Umeå economic studies, 800
    Aronsson, Thomas; Johansson-Stenman, Olof