Bachelor in Social Science, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1991.
Teacher, Uppsala (Sweden) U., 1991-1992; assistant professor, Uppsala (Sweden) U., since 1993. Visiting scholar University of California, Berkeley, 1992-1993.
Municipal board candidate Social Democratic Party, Uppsala, 1994. Member American Economics Association, Swedish University Teacher Association, Swedish Society for Geography and Anthropology.
Married Lena Anna Sommestad, September 14, 1985. Children: Olof, Hannes.