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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Bergh, A. and Fink, G. (2008) "Higher education, Elite Institutions and Inequality," European Economic Review, forthcoming.

We develop a model of higher education to analyze the effects of elite institutions on individual educational decisions and aggregate labor market outcomes. Elite institutions allow the most talented of a given population to separate themselves from the larger pool of agents enrolled in higher education, and to earn the associated wage premium in the labor market. As elite institutions engage in cream skimming, the returns to publicly accessible education decrease, and enrollment in public higher education declines. The resulting effect on income inequality is ambiguous, since elite education increases income dispersion at the top of the income distribution, and decreases income dispersion at the bottom.
Kommentar: Skönt att den här skummisen inte behövde vara min senaste publikation särskilt länge. Och om någon undrar varför jag postar publikationer, är det bl a för att den här kategorilänken ska funka som ett dynamiskt CV. Och det börjar arta sig!


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Stort grattis till denna fina publikation! Kanske kan du posta abstract?
Ja verkligen stort grattis! Grymt bra. Längsta fjädern i hatten än så länge?
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