Thor Berger defended his dissertation Engines of Growth: Essays in Swedish Economic History at Lund University in 2017, which was awarded the Gino Luzzatto prize and the dissertation prize from the Swedish Economic History Society. He has recently been a visiting researcher at the IIES, Stockholm University, and the Oxford Martin and Nuffield College, both at the University of Oxford.
Some of the questions Thor Berger tries to answer in his research:
- How does technological change affect growth, inequality and the labor market?
- Does the rate of intergenerational mobility change over time, and what determines differences in mobility across and within countries?
- What determines the long-run rate of innovation globally, nationally and locally?