Erik Mohlin

I am an associate professor (Swedish: docent) at the Department of Economics at Lund University as well as a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm.

My research is focused on game theory; especially evolutionary game theory, learning, social norms, and bounded rationality.

I have master’s degrees in Economics (Stockholm School of Economics) and Philosophy (Stockholm University). I obtained my PhD in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics, and then spent two years at University College London, and three years at University of Oxford before coming back to Sweden.

In 2020 I joined the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, where I will work with my project “The role of internal motivation and external sanctions in supporting prosocial behaviour”.

I am a Wallenberg Academy Fellow. My research is also funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and Handelsbankens forskningsstiftelser.

You can find more information about me and my research at my website.
Erik Mohlin´s website.

Three recently published works:

  • Mohlin, E., Östling, R., and Tao-yi Wang, J. (2020) “Learning by Similarity-weighted Imitation in Winner-takes-all Games” Games and Economic Behavior 120 (March), pp. 225-245.

  • Bernergård, A., & Mohlin, E. (2019)“Evolutionary Selection against Iteratively Weakly Dominated Strategies” Games and Economic Behavior 117 (Sept.), pp. 82-97.

  • Heller, Y. & Mohlin, E. (2018) “Observations on Cooperation” Review of Economic Studies 85:4, pp. 2253–2282.

Tre frequently cited works:

  • Mohlin, E. (2014) “Optimal Categorization” Journal of Economic Theory 152, pp. 356–381.

  • Mohlin, E. (2012) “Evolution of Theories of Mind” Games and Economic Behavior 75(1), pp. 299-312.

  • Mohlin, E & Johannesson M. (2008) “Communication: Content or Relationship?”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 65, pp. 409–419.