Received Sylff fellowship in 2020. Current Affiliation: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Academic supervisor: Professor Daniel Waldenström
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives: Ph.D. in Economics, Uppsala University (2021)
Olle Hammar is a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Uppsala University. He is also affiliated with Uppsala Immigration Lab, UCLS and UCFS. Previously visiting scholar at Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley. His main research interests are on topics related to inequality, culture and migration.
Brief Summary of Support Program Activities (if any)
In the SRG project, we will use a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a novel program that promotes social inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Sweden. As such, we will assess the causal effect of contact with natives on immigrants' social, economic, and cultural integration. Specifically, we have partnered with the largest nongovernmental organization (NGO) of its kind in Sweden, which matches pairs of immigrants and native Swedes for informal meetings. Our main research question is: "What are the effects of introducing a native to an immigrant's social network on their integration outcomes?"
Between December 2019 and February 2020, Olle was also visiting University of California, Berkeley, as a Sylff fellow.