In recent years, public services have grown in importance on the political agenda. The proposal to introduce a general cap on profits in the tax-financed service sector has been particularly controversial. This project aims at producing resarch which can be used as a basis for decision making with regard to regulation of the welfare sector.
Fredrik Andersson, Jannis Angelis, Andreas Bergh, Mårten Blix, Anna Häger Glenngård, Jens Josephson, Lovisa Persson, Johan Wennström, Richard Öhrvall, among others.
Public services are also important to study given the long term challenge of managing their future financing. Innovation and efficiency improvements will be necessary both within public and private service production. Areas of study are management and efficiency differences in service production, market models and forms of competition, as well as the future financing of public services.
Time period: 2015–2017.
The research is financed by contributions from members of the project's reference group: Ambea, Attendo, Bräcke Diakoni, EQT, Ersta Diakoni, Humana, Internationella Engelska Skolan, Investor, Magnora, Nordic Capital, Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland Regional Council, Praktikertjänst, SEB Trygg Liv, SKL, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Uppsala Municipality.
Wennström, Johan (2016). Market reform and school competition: The lesson from Sweden. IFN Working Paper No. 1143. Link
Wennström, Johan (2015). New public management also came from the left: The case of Swedish primary and secondary education. IFN Working Paper No. 1087. Link
Publications in Swedish are listed on the program's corresponding Swedish page.
The introduction of NPM and its political psychological roots
Project manager: Johan Wennström