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Myrdal Prize 2022 goes to the Postdoc Fellow at the Department of Economics - Ulrika Ahrsjö

The prize was established in 1983 as a tribute to Professor Gunnar Myrdal on his 85th birthday. The Myrdal Prize is awarded each year by Swedbank for the best article of the year in the Swedish Economic Association's journal Ekonomisk Debatt.

The Myrdal Prize 2022 was awarded to Ulrika Ahrsjö, Postdoc Fellow at the Department of Economics at SSE, for the article "Punishment or a way out of crime? About community service for young people", published in the journal Ekonomisk Debatt No. 4, 2022.

"It’s an honour! My goal when I started this project was to add facts to the political debate on youth crime, and I’m super happy that my results now can reach a wider audience", says Ulrika.

You can read more about the jurys' motivation here (available only in Swedish).

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