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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The capitalist Welfare state – The economist, elgar blog and amazon

Tre länkar om Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State:

I The Economist anges boken som källa i en artikel om det svenska valet:

Mr Borg warns loudly against tax rises by the centre-left. He supports choice and rejects claims that private provision of public services has reduced quality. Most independent analysts agree, and a new book backs them up*.

Some Swedish businessmen are warning about the dangers from the Social Democrats. Yet this seems alarmist. Magdalena Andersson, who is likely to take Mr Borg’s job, is moderate to a fault.

* “Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State.” By Andreas Bergh (Edward Elgar)

förlagets blogg, har jag en längre bloggpost som sammanfattar delar av bokens budskap:

In Sweden, as in many other similar countries, the rise of capitalism coincided with decreasing inequality and increasing prosperity. A capitalist welfare state may sound like a paradox or an oxymoron. But as opposed to a global tax on capital, history has shown that it actually works.

Dessutom har den första kundrecensionen på amazon har dykt upp:

The same author wrote a very similar book a few years back (I would guess this is an translation with updates). I have only read the Swedish version, but I have waited for this English version for a LONG time. Every time someone have asked me why my native Sweden is successful (in terms of GDP, HDI, competitiveness index, happiness index) I always wanted to refer to this book because no other piece spell it out as well.

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Mycket intressant!
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