The rise , fall and revival of a capitalist welfare state : what are the policy lessons from Sweden ? *

@inproceedings{Bergh2011TheR,
  title={The rise , fall and revival of a capitalist welfare state : what are the policy lessons from Sweden ? *},
  author={Andreas Bergh},
  year={2011}
}
This paper discusses a number of questions with regard to Sweden’s economic and political development: • How did Sweden become rich? • What explains Sweden’s high level of income equality? • What were the causes of Sweden’s problems from 1970 to 1995? • How is it possible that Sweden, since the crisis of the early 1990s, is growing faster than most EU countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? These questions are analyzed using recent insights from institutional economics, as… CONTINUE READING

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