Department of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Pontus Roos stipend: Devon Spika

Published: 2021-08-26

Congratulations to Devon Spika, who was awarded the Pontus Roos scholarship today!

The Pontus Roos Foundation annually awards a stipend to a PhD student/ young researcher in economics at Lund University. 

“Using a novel experimental design, Devon Spika will investigate the role of children's narratives in shaping early preferences regarding gender, family, and careers.  It is important to understand the role of narratives because these may lead to the internalization of stereotypes about gender roles, which may in turn drive the post-childbearing decisions of women, potentially resulting in economic inefficiencies”

The Pontus Roos memorial foundation