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Jenny Säve-Söderbergh Jenny Säve-Söderbergh
Assistant Professor of Economics
Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
Stockholm University
SE-10691 Stockholm
SWEDEN

Phone: +46-8-162497
Fax: +46 8 154670
E-mail: Jenny.Save-Soderbergh@sofi.su.se
Postal address:
Pontonjärgatan 30
112 37 Stockholm

Skogshyddan,
Edebyvägen 80
178 93 Drottningholm
Mobil: 0761411312
Research Interests
Individual Wage Bargaining, Risk-taking, Competitive Behavior, Gender and Financial Literacy

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Current Research
• Bargaining behavior in a wage bargaining experiment: ongoing project 2014-, joint with Åsa Rosén. Information to participants in the experiment can be found on the experiments homepage

• Social context and risk-taking: We investigate the causal effect of social context and risk-taking using wagering and performance in the large-stake setting of the game-shows Jeopardy and Junior-Jeopardy, “Children do not behave like adults: Gender gaps in performance and risk taking within a random social context in the high-stakes game shows Jeopardy and Junior Jeopardy”, CESifo Working Paper No. 4595 joint with Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist, Revise and Resubmit in Economic Journal.

• The gender of the manager and wages: We explore the association between wages of female employees and having a male or female immediate manager at different levels of the establishment using the Swedish Level of Living survey 2010 allowing us to adjust for, beyond standard controls, important sorting of employees with respect to non-cognitive traits, the share of female workers in the establishment, and work tasks, ”Female wages and the gender of the immediate manager”, SSRN Working Paper, joint work with Karin Halldén and Åsa Rosén.

• Field data on salary negotiations: I assessing gender differences in bargaining behavior using unique data from 13 annual surveys made by JUSEK of salary negotiations between recent graduates and the prospective employer to estimate (i) gender differences in wage requests controlling for a large set of individual and job-level controls; (ii) gender differences in bargaining and bargaining outcomes depending on whether the applicant negotiated with either a male or a female employer representative using data in the 2002 survey; (iii) gender differences in bargaining outcomes controlling for gender differences wage requests.

• Könsskillnader i placeringsval inom premiepensionen och tjänstepensionen, ”Könsskillnader i val och avkastning – en forsknings och kunskapsöversikt över individuella placeringsval inom premiepensionen och tjänstepensionen”, kapitel i SOU:2014 för Delegationen för Jämställdhet i arbetslivet, redaktörer Eskil Wadensjö och Gabriella Sjögren-Lindquist (under utgivning, forthcoming 2014).

• Gender and financial literacy, joint with Johan Almenberg and Roine Vestman ongoing project in 2014-2015. Part of ”The Financial Literacy Programme”, headed by Annamaria Lusardi and Rob Alessie,

• Risk-taking and Private Pension Savings "Targeting Risk Lovers? Incentives for Voluntary Pension Savings with Heterogeneous Risk Preferences" joint work with Bo Larsson.


Current Teaching
Lecturer for the undergraduate course “Introduction to Labor Economics AKPA 1” at the department of Arbetsmarknadskunskap och Personaladministration (AKPA), Stockholm University course page


Selected Work

“Children do not behave like adults: Gender gaps in performance and risk taking within a random social context in the high-stakes game shows Jeopardy and Junior Jeopardy”, CESifo Working Paper No. 4595 joint with Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist, Revise and Resubmit in Economic Journal.

”Female wages and the gender of the immediate manager”, SSRN Working Paper, joint with Karin Halldén and Åsa Rosén.

"Self-Directed Pensions: Gender, Risk & Portfolio Choices" Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012, Vol. 114, pages 705-728.

"Girls will be Girls - Especially among Boys: Risk-taking in the 'Daily Double' on Jeopardy " joint with Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist, Economics Letters, 2011, Vol. 112, p. 158-160.

"Securing Victory or Not? Surrendering Optimal Play when Facing Simple Calculations –A Natural Experiment from the Swedish and US Jeopardy " joint with Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist, Applied Economics, Vol 44, 2012, pages 777-783.

“Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning in Sweden”, joint with Johan Almenberg, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2011, Vol. 10, pages 585-598.

"Who Lets Ethics Guide his Economic Decision-making? An Empirical Analysis of Individual Investments in Ethical Funds" Economics Letters, Vol. 107, 2010, pages 270-272.

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