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Erik Mellander

Erik Mellander is associate professor in economics at Uppsala University, Sweden, and researcher at the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU) in Uppsala. His main research areas are education, training and human capital, and topics ranging from pre-school pedagogics to employer-sponsored training. Methodologically, he is quantitively oriented and much interested in measurement problems. However, he is also an advocate of mixed-methods approaches and cross-disciplinary work; he has worked extensively with researchers in pedagogics and didactics. He is chairman of the Swedish Expert group for the OECD survey PIAAC (Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies) and has been a member of the Swedish Research Council’s educational science committee.

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