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My research can be divided into four main areas.

Investor Behavior

In my dissertation monograph I study fund manager behaviors, specifically related to information seeking for fundamental valuation of companies traded on stock markets. Having found a greater importance of direct contact with companies and sell-side sources, where more frequent direct contact with sell-side had a negative relationship with fund performance, in a subsequent project we test the effect of unbundling commissions on fund costs and performance (available here). In a related project, we found that accounting format had an effect on analysts' judgments of company valuation.

Salary Behavior

Using a rich and novel dataset, we study (a) beliefs updating based on labor market progress and (b) whether beliefs drive the gap in realized pay conditional on concurrent labor market pay (available here). In a preregistered study intervention study, we test the effect of 'status momentum' and 'last place aversion', as motivated by the 'meaningful standard' on intended pay negotiations (available here). This research is funded by Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius stiftelse and Tore Browaldhs stiftelse. Please direct inquiries to Jenny Säve-Söderbergh.

Consumer Behavior

In several research projects we use consumer data, to explore if we can understand and predict consumer behaviors. In one study, we show that there are long-term positive effects of introducing an online grocery channel, as multi-channel consumers experience an increase in convenience--without getting too planned--spend more. In a second study, we find that the online shopping channel promotes purchases of products with environmental labels, especially for utilitarian products, and that the in-store shopping channel promotes purchases of social labels, especially for hedonic products. This research is funded by Hakon Swenson stiftelsen. Please direct inquiries to Sara Rosengren

Academic Management

In several ongoing projects (e.g., available here ) we attempt to model quality in research and higher education. Please direct inquiries to Pär Mårtensson


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