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Did Active Labor Market Policies Help Sweden Rebound from the Depression of the Early 1990s?

Anders Forslund and Alan Krueger

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

There are indications that the modus operandi of the Swedish labor market changed during the 1990s. Most importantly, it is documented that unemployment followed a different, less favorable pattern ... More


The “Austerity Myth”: Gain without Pain?

Roberto Perotti

in Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226018447
eISBN:
9780226018584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226018584.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines four case studies of large fiscal consolidations. Two of these episodes—Denmark 1982 to 1986 and Ireland 1987 to 1990—were exchange-rate-based consolidations; the other ... More


Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Richard B. Freeman, Birgitta Swedenborg, and Robert H. Topel (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Over the course of the twentieth century, Sweden carried out one of the most ambitious experiments by a capitalist market economy in developing a large and active welfare state. Sweden's generous ... More


Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Martin Feldstein and Horst Siebert (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241081
eISBN:
9780226241913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241913.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social Security in the United States and in Europe is at a critical juncture. In this book, a number of chapters discuss the challenges facing Social Security reform in the aging societies of Europe. ... More


Uppsala

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book, a self-made map of the world, was unveiled in the first week of the ninth month of the third millennium. It took years to complete and in every respect it was the joint work of the author ... More


Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in Sweden, 1970–90

Paul Oyer

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents a few more details on the Swedish labor market, and then conducts formal descriptive analyses to document these changes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The matched ... More


Ownership Change, Productivity, and Human Capital: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data

Donald S. Siegel, Kenneth L. Simons, and Tomas Lindstrom

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter utilizes the matched employer-employee data from the Swedish manufacturing sector to explore how corporate ownership changes affect the performance of the firm and the composition of the ... More


Reevaluating Swedish Membership in the European Monetary Union: Evidence from an Estimated Model

Ulf Söderström

in Europe and the Euro

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226012834
eISBN:
9780226012858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012858.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

In Sweden, the exchange rate to a large extent has acted to destabilize rather than to stabilize the economy, pointing to the potential risks of an independent monetary policy. This chapter details ... More


What Have Changes to the Global Markets for Goods and Services Done to the Viability of the Swedish Welfare State?

Edward E. Leamer

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents correlations between the product mix of different countries' exports in 1987 and 1999 that reveal dramatic changes in the competition between high-income and low-income ... More


Gender Issues in Social Security Reforms of Other Regions

Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

in The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

At the same time that the Latin American countries were reforming their systems, the transition economies of eastern and central Europe and the former Soviet Union were facing huge financial strains ... More


Introduction

Richard B. Freeman, Birgitta Swedenborg, and Robert Topel

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

During the twentieth century, Sweden experienced a very ambitious experiments by creating a large welfare state. Sweden is often cited as a model of how to deal with financial and economic crisis ... More


Searching for Optimal Inequality/Incentives

Anders Björklund and Richard B. Freeman

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the extent to which the economic crisis and recovery in Sweden affected the egalitarian goal of the welfare state. It shows that while inequality increased in the 1990s, Sweden ... More


Wage Determination and Employment in Sweden Since the Early 1990s:: Wage Formation in a New Setting

Peter Fredriksson and Robert Topel

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The original Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS) in Sweden and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in the United States (SNS-NBER) study of the Swedish labor market was written ... More


Labor Supply, Tax Base, and Public Policy in Sweden

Thomas Aronsson and James R. Walker

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Sweden's diverse set of social insurance programs provides a high safety net for its citizens but requires a high rate of taxation. Social insurance programs create their own disincentives for market ... More


How Sweden's Unemployment Became More Like Europe's

Lars Ljungqvist and Thomas J. Sargent

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter identifies some institutional features that might explain differences in equilibrium unemployment between a welfare state such as Sweden and a more laissez-faire economy such as in the ... More


Economic Performance and Market Work Activity in Sweden after the Crisis of the Early 1990s

Steven J. Davis and Magnus Henrekson

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes Swedish developments with respect to output and market work activity. It discusses several aspects of the Swedish institutional setup that repress market work activity. The ... More


Determinants and Effects of Multinational Growth: The Swedish Case Revisited

Birgitta Swedenborg

in Topics in Empirical International Economics: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226060835
eISBN:
9780226060859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060859.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The enormous growth of international direct investment and multinational corporations (MNCs) in the postwar period has raised challenging issues for international trade theory and practical policy ... More


Home-Country Effects of FDI: Foreign Production and Structural Change in Home-Country Operations

Gunnar Fors and Ari Kokko

in Topics in Empirical International Economics: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226060835
eISBN:
9780226060859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060859.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The home-country effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) have received renewed attention over the past decade. One important reason is the development of the regional integration processes in ... More


Swedish Pension Reform: How Did It Evolve, and What Does It Mean for the Future?

Edward Palmer

in Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241081
eISBN:
9780226241913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241913.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses Swedish pension reform and what it means for individuals and for society at large. The whole reform package in Sweden represents a paradigm shift in thinking about public ... More


Incentives to Retire, the Employment of the Old, and the Employment of the Young in Sweden

Mårten Palme and Ingemar Svensson

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Relationship to Youth Employment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309484
eISBN:
9780226309507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309507.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter concerns the hypothesis that the increasing generosity of the social security system has decreased labor force participation among the elderly in Sweden and investigates whether labor ... More


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