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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Binmore om social kapital

For example, it is fashionable nowadays to attribute our current social woes to a lack of social capital. The implication is that the cure is to inject more social capital into the body politic. But looking around for more social capital is like sending a rookie out for a pint of elbow grease. Social capital isn’t a thing—it is just a word we use when talking about the properties of an equilibrium that has evolved along with our game of life.

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En meget fin karakteristik fra Binmore. Efter at have arbejdet med konceptet i snart ti år, er jeg også kommet til den samme konklusion. De dele af begrebet, der er interessante er dele af en meget langsigtet ligevægtsspil (tillid, kultur osv), mens resten - som vi kan gøre noget ved politisk - er ligegyldige.

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