Ali Ahmed

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Applied Microeconomics, Linköping University

Ali Ahmed received a Ph.D. in Economics from Växjö University in 2005. In 2006, he was awarded
the Wallander Scholarship for postdoctoral studies at Växjö University, and two years later, he was a
Research Fellow at the University of Gothenburg. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Associate Professor
of Economics at Linnaeus University, Växjö. He is currently Professor of Applied Microeconomics at
Linköping University. Ahmed is a member of the editorial advisory board of the journal Ekonomisk Debatt.

Ahmed has mostly carried out research in the field of the economics of discrimination, but has also conducted
work on behavioural economics, the economics of religion and the economics of sexual orientation. His
publications include the following articles: ‘Choices at Various Levels of Uncertainty: An Experimental Test
of the Restated Diversification Theorem’, in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty (with Göran Skogh, 2006);
‘Group Identity, Social Distance and Intergroup Bias’, in the Journal of Economic Psychology (2007); and
‘Discrimination in the Rental Housing Market: A Field Experiment on the Internet’, in the Journal of Urban
(with Mats Hammarstedt, 2008).

During his fellowship at SCAS, Ahmed will conduct research on topics such as labour and housing market
discrimination, gender and sexual identity in the workplace and religious prosociality.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2014-15.