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Is the Market Economy Culturally Harmful?

March 7, 2024, 09:00–10:30
Policy Seminar

Most people would agree that the market economy is capable of creating more prosperity than other economic systems – but what about other consequences? Many seem to believe that markets are harmful to social cohesion in a society, as they are thought to be based on competition and greed; and others argue that market mechanisms are particularly detrimental to the living conditions of women.

New publications

Researchers from IFN releases the annual SNS Economic Policy Council report

Productivity in Sweden, measured as GDP per hour worked, has in recent decades been among the highest in the world. The fact that Swedish wealth measured as GDP per capita is still not among the highest in the world, according to the SNS Economic Policy Council 2024, is due to fewer hours worked.

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Browse through the current research at IFN in our Working Paper series

Discover the latest economic insights with our Working Paper series at the institute. Learn more about our new theoretical and empirical analysis and results before they are published in academic journals.

Recent Working Papers