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?
Trust, Welfare States and Income Equality: Sorting out the Causality
Andreas Bergh and Christian Bjørnskov
Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State. Forthcoming, Edward Elgar.
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).
Modern mikroekonomi, Norstedts förlag, 2010. (Med Niklas Jakobsson)
Den kapitalistiska välfärdsstaten, Norstedts förlag, 2009.
New Acedemic Articles
Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2014. Trust, Welfare States and Income Equality: What Causes What? European Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming
Bergh, A., and T, Nilsson. 2014. Is Globalization Reducing Absolute Poverty?, World Development, forthcoming
Bergh, A. 2013. What are the policy lessons from Sweden? On the rise, fall and revival of a capitalist welfare state. New Political Economy, forthcoming.
Bergh, A. and T. Nilsson. 2013. When more poor means less poverty: On income inequality and purchasing power, Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.
Bergh, A., T. Nilsson and I. Mirkina. 2013. Globalization and institutional quality: A panel data analysis. Oxford Development Studies.