Barbro Widerstedt

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I am acting Senior Lecturer in Economics, placed in Östersund.

During this spring, I will teach Economics BA, introductory and intermediate level.


I have a PhD in Economics from Umeå University (1998). My thesis is called "Moving or Staying? Job Mobility as a Sorting Process" and deals with problems of limited information and job mobility in the labour market.

Between 1987 and 2005 I worked in various positions at Umeå University: e.g. lecturer, research assistant, Senior lecturer, researcher, and project coordinator. I worked at the Department of Economics and a few years at the Faculty of Education.

Since 2005, I have mainly worked in various government positions. My main employer has been the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis in Östersund.

Area of interest

Labour market and personnel economics, especially the effects of restricted choice and incomplete information in labour markets.
Entrepreneurship as occupational choice
Regional development and regional policy
Evaluation methods for policy evaluation

Teaching and tutoring

Economics BA
Level A: all subcourses
Level B: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics


Articles in journals

Widerstedt, B. , Månsson, J. & Rosdahl, J. (2018). A warm welcome? : Access to advisory services for men and women. Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 58, pp. 100-110.