SNS Scientific Council welcomes three new members

SNS bolsters its scientific council by adding three researchers. Labour market economist Lena Hensvik, sociologist Martin Hällsten and energy and environmental economist Robert Lundmark joined the council on 15 April 2020.

Lena Hensvik is a Professor of Economics at Uppsala University and affiliated with the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU). Her research focuses on labour economics, with a current interest in job search, worker-firm matching, and wage determination. Lena Hensvik was part of the 2017 SNS Economic Policy Council, which produced the report Policies for an Inclusive Swedish Labour Market.

Martin Hällsten is a Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University. His research broadly concerns the generation and consequences of inequality, and has mainly been focused on intergenerational inequality processes, educational choice, ethnic inequality, and how social relations convey trust and tolerance.

Robert Lundmark is a Professor of Economics at the Luleå University of Technology. He is working on issues in forest, energy, and environmental economics. His methodological focus involves the use of econometrics and mathematical programming methods to better understand economic policy choices. He has co-authored three books published by SNS and has also served as an external research director at SNS.

“The research carried out by Lena, Martin and Robert in their respective fields is exciting and relevant to society, and we are very pleased to welcome them to the SNS Scientific Council. Their knowledge, perspectives and research networks will serve as a valuable contribution to our efforts to produce current research on important issues in society”, says Mia Horn af Rantzien, CEO, SNS.

The SNS Scientific Council has several important tasks, including coming up with ideas for new projects and offering contacts to researchers both in Sweden and internationally. All research projects at SNS are overseen by a member of the Scientific Council.

“Basing policy decisions on facts and knowledge is more urgent now than ever. SNS plays an important role both in terms of transmitting knowledge and as a meeting place for discussions. Hence, I am very excited to have been given this opportunity to contribute to the work of SNS”, says Lena Hensvik.


Lena Hensvik, Professor of Economics, Uppsala University

Martin Hällsten, Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University

Karin Jonnergård, Professor of Business Administration, Lund University

Johannes Lindvall, Professor of Political Science, Lund University (chair)

Robert Lundmark, Professor of Economics, Luleå University of Technology

Katarina Nordblom, Associate Professor of Economics, Gothenburg University

Per Strömberg, Professor of Finance and Private Equity, Stockholm School of Economics