Research faculty

Andreas Bergh

Associate Professor

Among the questions that Andreas Bergh tries to answer with his research:

  • What explains variation in welfare state size? How does the welfare state affect economic outcomes?
  • How has geographic inequality developed in Sweden?
  • How are people in developing countries affected by economic and social globalization?
  • What explains the rise of populism in Europe?
  • Where does social trust come from and how robust is it?

New research

The Sharing Economy: Definition, Measurement and its Relationship to Capitalism Andreas Bergh, Alexander Funcke and Joakim Wernberg


New books and book chapters

Poverty in Contemporary Economic Thought In: Poverty in Contemporary Economic Thought, eds. Lundahl, Rauhut & Hatti. Routledge, 2021. 

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.


Modern mikroekonomi (4e reviderade upplagan), Norstedts förlag, 2017. (Med Niklas Jakobsson)

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). 


All books

New Academic Articles

Bergh, A., Funcke, A. and J. Wernberg. 2021. The Sharing Economy: Definition, Measurement and its relationship to Capitalism. International Review of Entrepreneurship (forthcoming).

Bergh, A. 2020. The compensation hypothesis revisited and reversed, Scandinavian Political Studies. Open acess link.

Bergh, A., and Bjørnskov, C. 2020. Does big government hurt growth less in high-trust countries? Contemporary Economic Policy. 38(4): 643-658. Open access Link.

Bergh, A. 2019. Hayekian welfare states: Explaining the co-existence of economic freedom and big government, Journal of Institutional Economics , forthcoming. Pre-print

Bergh, A, Mirkina, I, Nilsson, T. (2019), Can Social Spending Cushion the Inequality Effect of Globalization? Economics & Politics, forthcoming.  Pre-print

Bergh, A. & Öhrvall, R. 2018. A sticky trait: Social trust among Swedish expatriates in countries with varying institutional quality. Journal of Comparative Economics (forthcoming). Pre-print.

Bergh, A., & Wichardt, P. 2018. Accounting for Context: Separating Monetary and (Uncertain) Social Incentives. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 72, 61–66.

Bergh, A., & Bjørnskov, C. 2018. Trust Us to Repay: Social Trust, Long-Term Interest Rates, and Sovereign Credit RatingsJournal of Money, Credit and Banking (forthcoming).

Complete publication list Pre-prints  


IFN Newsletter 

Sweden proves Piketty "unrealistic and ahistorical". IFN Newsletter 2-2014. 



Bergh & Wernberg (Swedish)

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 CesIfo in Munich and the Centre for Basic Research in the Social Sciences at Harvard. His research includes welfare state economics, institutional economics and development economics.

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IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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