Per Skedinger

Articles in English

Employer Attitudes towards Refugee Immigrants, forthcoming in International Labour Review, 2016. (With Per Lundborg.)

Employment Protection Reform, Enforcement in Collective Agreements and Worker Flows, forthcoming in Industrial Relations, 2016. (With Fredrik Heyman.)

Employment Effects of Union-Bargained Minimum Wages: Evidence from Sweden's Retail Sector, International Journal of Manpower, 36, 694-710, 2015.

Effects of Payroll Tax Cuts for Young Workers, Nordic Economic Policy Review, no 1, 125-169, 2014.

Employment Consequences of Employment Protection Legislation, Nordic Economic Policy Review, no 1, 45-83, 2011.

Sweden: A Minimum Wage Model in Need of Modification, in Vaughan-Whitehead, Daniel (ed.), The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, US, and International Labour Office, Geneva, 2010.

Misreporting in Register Data on Disability Status: Evidence from the Swedish Public Employment Service, Empirical Economics, 37, 411-434, 2009. (With Per Johansson.)

Cream Skimming in Employment Programmes for the Disabled? Evidence from Sweden, International Journal of Manpower, 28, 694-714, 2007. (With Barbro Widerstedt.)

Decentralisation of Active Labour Market Policy: The Case of Swedish Local Employment Service Committees, Journal of Public Economics , 90, 775–798, 2006. (With Martin Lundin.)

Minimum Wages and Employment in Swedish Hotels and Restaurants, Labour Economics, 13, 259–290, 2006.

In Sweden, Anti-Globalizationists Dominate Public Discourse, Econ Profs Do Little. Econ Journal Watch, 1(1) 175-184, 2004. (With Dan Johansson.)

Transaction Taxes in a Search Model of the Housing Market. Journal of Urban Economics, 45, 385-399, 1999. (With Per Lundborg.)

Corporate Job Ladders in Europe: Wage Premia for University vs. High School Level Jobs. Swedish Economic Policy Review, 6, 449-487,1999. (With Erik Mellander.)

Capital Gains Taxation and Residential Mobility in Sweden. Journal of Public Economics, 67, 399-419, 1998. (With Per Lundborg.)

Comment on Lisa Lynch: Wage Inequality and Long-term Unemployment: Is Education and Training the Answer? Swedish Economic Policy Review, 5, 189-192, 1998.

The Political Economy of Labour Market Reform. Swedish Economic Policy Review, 5, 195-204, 1998. (With Lars Calmfors.)

Does Active Labour-Market Policy Increase Employment? Theoretical Considerations and Some Empirical Evidence from Sweden. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 11, 91-109, 1995. (With Lars Calmfors.)

Employment Policies and Displacement in the Youth Labour Market. Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2, 135-171, 1995.

Sweden´s Active Labour Market Policy: A Remedy for Unemployment? European Vocational Training Journal, 1, 25-29, 1994.

Employment Determination in the Swedish Wood Industry: A Test of the Labor Demand Model. Finnish Economic Papers, 5, 27-37, 1992.

Wage Bargaining and Wage Drift: Evidence from the Swedish Wood Industry. In L. Calmfors (ed.), Wage Formation and Macroeconomic Policy in the Nordic Countries. SNS and Oxford University Press, 1990. (With Bertil Holmlund.)

Comment on Holden, in  L. Calmfors (ed.), Wage Formation and Macroeconomic Policy in the Nordic Countries. SNS and Oxford University Press, 1990. 

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