Research faculty

Andreas Bergh

Associate Professor

Research interests: Public and institutional economics. Social norms, corruption, education and development economics.


Among the questions that Andreas Bergh tries to answer with his research:

  • What explains variation in welfare state size among countries, and how does the welfare state affect economic outcomes?
  • Where do social norms come from and how do they change?
  • How are people in developing countries affected by economic and social globalization?
  • What explains growth differences among rich countries and how are efficiency promoting reforms implemented?
  • What explains corruption problems in swedish municipalities?



New research

A Clean House? – Studies of Corruption in Sweden Andreas Bergh, Gissur Ó Erlingsson, Mats Sjölin and Richard Öhrvall


New books

Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State.  Edward Elgar, 2014.

Modern mikroekonomi (3e reviderade upplagan), Norstedts förlag, 2013. (Med Niklas Jakobsson)

Blir vi sjuka av inkomstskillnader? Studentlitteratur, 2012. (med Therese Nilsson och Daniel Waldenström)

Government size and Implications for Economic growth. American Enterprise Institute, 2010. (med Magnus Henrekson).

Den kapitalistiska välfärdsstaten, Norstedts förlag, 2009.


All books

New Acedemic Articles

Bergh, A. and M. Henrekson. 2015. Government Size and Growth: A Rejoinder Journal of Economic Surveys, forthcoming.

Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2014. Trust, Welfare States and Income Equality: What Causes What? European Journal of Political Economy.

Bergh, A., and T, Nilsson. 2014. Is Globalization Reducing Absolute Poverty?, World Development.

Bergh, A. 2013. What are the policy lessons from Sweden? On the rise, fall and revival of a capitalist welfare state. New Political Economy.

Bergh, A. and T. Nilsson. 2013. When more poor means less poverty: On income inequality and purchasing power, Southern Economic Journal.



All publications

Andreas Bergh


Mob: 070 779 0734


Andreas Bergh is associate professor at the department of economics at Lund university, and has previously been a research fellow at the Ratio institute and a visiting scholar at Harvard university. His research includes welfare state economics and institutional economics.

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The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programmes are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Professor Philippe Aghion, Collège de France, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2016. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 10, 2016, in Stockholm.

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