Andreas Bergh is associate professor in Economics at Lund university and fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm.

His research concerns the welfare state, institutions, development, globalization, trust and social norms.

He has published in journals such as European Economic Review, World Development, European Sociological Review and Public Choice. He is the author of 'Sweden and the revival of the capitalist welfare state" (Edward Elgar, 2014).

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Diskussion om stora välfärdsstater och ekonomisk frihet på MR

Bloggandet har inte helt ersatt träffar IRL. Men när man över kinamaten lovat skicka någon ett papper, är bloggen ett utmärkt forum för den fortsatta diskussionen.

marginalrevolution diskuteras nu mitt papper om stora välfärdsstater, ekonomisk frihet och globalisering - med en del intressanta kommentater:

I've nothing to complain about concerning this paper's analytic content. My only complaint would be its use of the propaganda term "economic freedom", which is why it's promoted in this blog.


There is this general knee jerk reaction out there that Sweden et al are about to collapse (I have been hearing that they are "about to collapse" from certain parties for decades) for their "socialism." But they indeed have never had comprehensive central planning and very little state ownership. They have long had free trade, and they have surprisingly few business regulations, with the ones they have carefully targeted. It is easier to establish property rights in most of those countries than it is in the US.

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Nu har de nämnt ditt papper på SciAm observations, Scientific Americans blogg. Du, Tyler Cowen och Jeffrey Sachs omnänmns i samma sammanhang. Du borde känna dig hedrad :-)

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