Susanne Ek Spector

Nordea Markets, Sweden, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor is an excellent, and much needed, platform to give policymakers and researchers easy access to the latest research on a great variety of important topics

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Chief Analyst, Nordea Markets, Sweden

Research interest

Labor economics, in particular dynamics of unemployment, wage dynamics, minimum wages, and unemployment insurance design

Past positions

Researcher, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Sweden (2013–2016)


PhD Economics, Uppsala University, 2013

Selected publications

  • “Part-time unemployment and optimal unemployment insurance.” International Tax and Public Finance 22:2 (2015) (with B. Holmlund).

  • “Family job search, wage bargaining and optimal unemployment insurance.” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 10:1 (2010) (with B. Holmlund).