Research fellows

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

Income Inequality, Health and Development – In Search of a Pattern Therese Nilsson and Andreas Bergh


New books

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.


All books

New Acedemic Articles

Bergh, A. och Lyttkens, C H. (2013). Measuring institutional quality in ancient Athens, Journal of Institutional Economics, 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., T. Nilsson and I. Mirkina. 2013. Globalization and institutional quality: A panel data analysis. Oxford Development Studies, forthcoming.

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

Berggren, N., Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2012. The growth effects of institutional instability. Journal of Institutional Economics, 8(2):187-224.


All publications

Andreas Bergh


Mob: 070 779 0734


Andreas Bergh received a Ph.D. in Economics at Lund university in 2003 and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard university. In addition he holds a position as assistant professor at the department of economics at Lund university.



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Shaker Zahra, Professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2014.

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