Andreas Karlsson, a native of Sweden, earned a bachelor degree in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Prior to Yale, he worked for the Swedish Ministry of Finance for three years. Andreas focus was on welfare policy and in particular, how to develop more cost-efficient and targeted regulations for publicly financed social services. Over the past 20 years, the provision of social services in Sweden has undergone large transformation with a growing proportion of services provided by the private sector. In connection to this development, Andreas drafted policy for improving social services by promoting more efficient cooperation between public and private actors. While working as a research assistant at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University, he published a paper examining if ownership determines quality of care in Swedish nursing homes. At Yale, Andreas aims to continue on this path and learn from U.S. social policy, especially with regards to American experiences of leveraging the potential of private providers in the public sector.