Research faculty

Andreas Bergh

Associate Professor

Research interests: Public and institutional economics, trust, corruption, trust, sharing economy 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

Accounting for Context: Separating Monetary and (Uncertain) Social Incentives Andreas Bergh and Philipp C. Wichardt


New books and book chapters

Is Migration Threatening Social Trust in Europe? In: Trust in the EU at Challenging Times: Interdisciplinary European Studies, eds. Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt et al. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Pdf pre-print.

Sick of Inequality? An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health. Edward Elgar, 2016.  

A Clean House? Studies of Corruption in Sweden. Nordic Academic Press, 2016.

Den kapitalistiska välfärdsstaten, Studentlitteratur, 2015.

Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State.  Edward Elgar (Hardback 2014, Paperback 2016). Link.

Modern mikroekonomi (3e reviderade upplagan), Norstedts förlag, 2013. (Med Niklas Jakobsson)


All books

New Acedemic Articles

Bergh, A., & Bjørnskov, C. 2017. Trust Us to Repay: Social Trust, Long-Term Interest Rates, and Sovereign Credit Ratings. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (forthcoming).

Bergh, A., Fink, G., & Öhrvall, R. 2017. More politicians, more corruption: Evidence from Swedish municipalities. Public Choice  172(3–4), 483–500.

Bergh, A. 2017. Explaining Cross-Country Differences in Labor Market Gaps between Immigrants and Natives in the OECD. Migration Letters 14(2), 243–254

Bergh, A., Dackehag, M. and Rode, M. 2017. Are OECD policy recommendations for public sector reform biased against welfare states? Evidence from a new database. European Journal of Political Economy48, 3–15.

Bergh, A. 2016. The future of welfare services: How worried should we be about Baumol, Wagner and Ageing? Nordic Economic Policy Review. Link.

Bergh, A., T. Nilsson and I. Mirkina. 2015. Do the poor benefit from globalization regardless of institutional quality?, forthcoming in Applied Economics Letters.


All publications

Andreas Bergh


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Andreas Bergh is s a researcher at IFN and associate professor at the department of economics at Lund university. Previous affiliations include the Ratio institute, CesIfo and CBRSS at Harvard university. His research includes welfare state economics, institutional economics and development economics.

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The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

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Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), in Lima, Peru, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2017. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 15, 2016, in Stockholm.

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