Assar Lindbeck

Articles in refereed journals

"Economic-Social Interaction in China", Economics of Transition, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2008.

"China's Reformed Economy", CESifo Forum, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2007.

"Sustainable Social Spending". International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2006.

"Raising Children to Work Hard: Altruism, Work Norms and Social Insurance" (with Sten Nyberg). Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 121, No. 4, November 2006.

"The Stability Pact – Rationales, Problems, Alternatives" (with Dirk Niepelt). Kyklos, Vol. 59,  No. 4, 2006.

"E-exchange and the Boundary between Households and Organizations" (with Solveig Wikström). Kyklos, Vol. 56, No 2, 2003.

"Social Norms and Welfare State Dynamics" (with Sten Nyberg and Jörgen W. Weibull).  Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 1, No. 2–3, 2003.

"The Gains from Pension Reform" (with Mats Persson). Journal of Economic Literature, Vol XLI, No 1, 2003.

"The European Social Model: Lessons for Developing Countries". Asian Development Review, Vol. 19. No. 1, 2002.

"Centralized Bargaining and Reorganized Work: Are They Compatible?" (with Dennis Snower). European Economic Review, Vol. 45, No. 10, 2001.

"Insiders versus Outsiders" (with Dennis Snower). Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2001.

"Multitask Learning and the Reorganization of Work: From Tayloristic to Holistic Organization" (with Dennis Snower). Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2000.

"Swedish Economic Growth in an International Perspective". Swedish Economic Policy Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2000.

"The ICT Revolution in Consumer Product Markets" (with Solveig Wikström). Consumption, Markets and Culture, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2000.

"Price Dynamics and Production Lags" (with Dennis Snower). American Economic Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, 1999.

"Social Norms and Economic Incentives in the Welfare State" (with Sten Nyberg and Jörgen W. Weibull). Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, No. 1, 1999.

"New Keynesianism and Aggregate Economic Activity". Economic Journal, Vol. 108, No. 446, 1998.

"Full Employment and the Welfare State". Lecture at the Award Ceremony of The Frank E. Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy, Sept. 21 1996, Memphis Tennessee. American Economist, Vol. 42, No. 1, 1997.

"Incentives and social norms in household behavior". American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 87, No. 2, 1997.

"Optimal Actuarial Fairness in Pension Systems – A Note" (with John Hassler). Economics Letters, Vol. 55, No. 2, 1997.

"The Swedish Experiment". Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXXV, No. 3, 1997.

"Reorganization of Firms and Labor Market Inequality" (with Dennis Snower). American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 86, No. 2, 1996.

"The West European Employment Problem". Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 132, No. 4, 1996.

"Hazardous Welfare-State Dynamics". American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 85, No. 2, 1995.

"How are product demand changes transmitted to the labour market?" (with Dennis Snower). The Economic Journal, Vol. 104, No. 423, 1995.

"Welfare-State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms". Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 97, No. 4, 1995.

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