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?
What Matters for Growth in Europe? Institutions versus Policies, Quality versus Instability
Niclas Berggren, Andreas Bergh and Christian Bjørnskov
Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State. Edward Elgar, 2014.
Modern mikroekonomi (3e reviderade upplagan), Norstedts förlag, 2013. (Med Niklas Jakobsson)
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).
Den kapitalistiska välfärdsstaten, Norstedts förlag, 2009.
New Acedemic Articles
Bergh, A. and M. Henrekson. 2015. Government Size and Growth: A Rejoinder Journal of Economic Surveys, forthcoming.
Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2014. Trust, Welfare States and Income Equality: What Causes What? European Journal of Political Economy.
Bergh, A., and T, Nilsson. 2014. Is Globalization Reducing Absolute Poverty?, World Development.
Bergh, A. 2013. What are the policy lessons from Sweden? On the rise, fall and revival of a capitalist welfare state. New Political Economy.
Bergh, A. and T. Nilsson. 2013. When more poor means less poverty: On income inequality and purchasing power, Southern Economic Journal.