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?
Public Sector Size and Corruption: Evidence from 290 Swedish Municipalities
Andreas Bergh, Günther Fink and Richard Öhrvall
Andreas Bergh's reserch has recently been published in European Economic Review, European Sociological Review, Political Studies and Social Science Quarterly.
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.
Population ageing – a threat to the welfare state? Springer, 2010.
New Acedemic Articles
Bergh och Nilsson (2010). Do liberalization and globalization increase income inequality? European Journal of Political Economy
Bergh och Nilsson (2010). Good for living? On the relation between globalization and life expectancy. World Development.
Bergh och Karlson (2010). Government size and growth: accounting for economic freedom and globalization. Public Choice
Bergh och Fink. (2009). Higher education, elite institutions and inequality. European Economic Review.