Research faculty

Lars Calmfors

Professor

 

Among the questions that Lars Calmfors tries to answer with his research:

  • Causes of unemployment
  • How does wage formation affect employment and growth?
  • How does the EMU function?
  • How can diffent institutional arrangements contribute to an appropriate fiscal policy?

 

Recent publications

Calmfors, Lars and Jesper Roine. 2018. "Increasing Income Inequality in the Nordics - Introduction". Nordic Economic Policy Review.

Calmfors, Lars, 2018. "Eurosamarbetet efter eurokrisen". In Mats Persson and Eva Skult (eds.), Tillämpad makroekonomi. Studentliteratur,

Bergström, Andreas and Lars Calmfors. 2018. "Framtidens arbetsförmedling - sammanfattande slutsatser". In Andreas Bergström and Lars Calmfors (eds.), Framtidens arbetsförmedling. Stockholm: Fores.  

Calmfors, Lars, Simon Ek, Ann-Sofia Kolm, Toumas Pekkarinen and Per Skedinger. 2018. "Olika vägar till jobb: Arbetsmarknadsekonomisk rapport 2018". Swedish Labour Policy Council, Stockholm.

Calmfors, Lars, Simon Ek, Ann-Sofie Kolm, Toumas Pekkarinen och Per Skedinger. 2018. "Hur fungerar kollektivavtalen?:, Arbetsmarknadsekonomisk rapport 2018". Swedish Labour Policy Council, Stockholm. 

Calmfors, Lars. 2017. "Hur får forskningsunderlag genomslag i politiken? Reflektioner utifrån egna erfarenheter, Att vara brygga mellan forskning och poltik". Report 2017:8. Expert Group on Public Economics, Stockholm. 

Lars Calmfors. 2017. "Hur ändamålsenlig är industrin märkessättning?". Ekonomisk Debatt 45(5), 5–21. 

Calmfors, Lars. 2017. "Eurokrisen, eurosamarbetets regelsystem och den framtida integrationen" Report 2017:1. Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Stockholm.

Calmfors, Lars, Petter Danielsson, Ann-Sofie Kolm, Toumas Pekkarinen and Per Skedinger, 2017. "The Duality of the Swedish Labour Market - Summary of the 2017 Report by the Swedish Labour Policy Council". Swedish Labour Policy Council, Stockholm. 

Calmfors, Lars, Petter Danielsson, Ann-Sofie Kolm, Toumas Pekkarinen and Per Skedinger. 2016. "Time for Larger Wage Dispersion? - Summary of the 2016 Report by the Swedish Labour Policy Council". Swedish Labour Policy Council, Stockholm. 

Calmfors, Lars. 2015. "The Swedish Macroeconomic Framework". In Jon Pierre (ed.), The Handbook on Swedish Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Calmfors, Lars. 2015. "The Roles of Fiscal Rules, Fiscal Councils and Fiscal Union in EU Integration". In Harald Badinger and Volkrt Nitsch (eds.), Handbook in the Economics of European Integration. London: Routledge.

Calmfors, Lars. 2015. "Migration, sysselsättning och löner - Hur ska vi ta itu med abetsmarknadens tudelning?". In Johan Eklund (ed.), Immigration, ekonomisk integration och entrepenörskap: Swedish Economic Forum Report 2015. Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Stockholm.

Calmfors, Lars, Petter Danielsson, Ann-Sofie Kolm, Toumas Pekkarinen and Per Skedinger. 2015. "Inför avtalsrörelsen 2016: Arbetsmarknadsekonomisk rapport 2015". Swedish Labour Policy Council, Stockholm.

Calmfors, Lars, Harry Flam, John Hassler and Per Krusell. 2015. Makroekonomi. Stockholm: Liber.

Calmfors, Lars. 2015. “Tiggarna på våra gator – hur ska vi förhålla oss?”. In Birgitta Swedenborg (ed.), Svensk ekonomisk politik – då, nu och i framtiden. Stockholm: Dialogos.

Calmfors, Lars. 2015. “Budgetpropositionen för 2015”. Nationalekonomiska Föreningens förhandlingar. Ekonomisk Debatt 43(1), 68–92.

Calmfors, Lars, Staffan Josephson, Jan-Anders Månson, Christina Ullenius, Suzanne Wennberg and Ylva Borgegård. 2014. "SSF – att vara eller icke vara? En granskning av Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning". Royal Swedish Academy of Science and Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Stockholm. 

Bennmarker, Helger, Lars Calmfors and Anna Seim. 2014. “Earned Income Tax Credits, Unemployment Benefits and Wages: Empirical Evidence from Sweden”. IZA Journal of Labor Policy 3(54), 1–20.

Calmfors, Lars. 2014. “How Well is the Nordic Model Doing? Recent Performance and Future Challengers”. In Tarmo Valkonen and Vesa Vihriälä (ed.), The Nordic Model – Challenged but Capable of Reform. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers.

Calmfors, Lars. 2013. “Sweden: Watchdog with a Broad Remit”. In George Kopits, Restoring Public Dept Sustainability: The Role of Independent Institutions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Calmfors, Lars, Girts Dimdins, Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Henry Montgomery and Ulrika Stavlöt. 2013. “Why do People Dislike Low-Wage Trade Competition with Posted Workers in the Service Sector?”. Journal of Socio-Economics 47, 82–93.

Calmfors, Lars. 2013. “Sweden – From Macroeconomic Failure to Macroeconomic Success”. In Graham K. Wilson and Matthew Maguire, Business and Government. London: Routledge.

Calmfors, Lars and Anna Larsson Seim. 2013. “Pattern Bargaining and Wage Leadership in a Small Open Economy”. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 115(1), 109–140.

Calmfors, Lars. 2012. “Can the Eurozone Develop into a Well-Functioning Fiscal Union?”. CESifo Forum 2012:1, 10–16.

 

Major publications

Calmfors, Lars, Girts Dimdins, Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Henry Montgomery and Ulrika Stavlöt. 2013. “Why do People Dislike Low-Wage Trade Competition with Posted Workers in the Service Sector?”. Journal of Socio-Economics 47, 82–93.

Calmfors, Lars and Simon Wren-Lewis. 2011. “What Should Fiscal Councils Do?”. Economic Policy 26(68), 649–6595.

Calmfors, Lars and Åsa Johansson. 2006. “Nominal Wage Flexibility, Wage Indexation and Monetary Union”. Economic Journal 116(Jan), 283–308.

Calmfors, Lars. 2005. What Remains of the Stability Pact and What Next? SIEPS rapport 2005:8. Stockholm: Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies.

Calmfors, Lars, Anders Forslund and Maria Hemström. 2004. “The Effects of Active Labour Market Policies in Sweden: What is the Evidence?”. In Jonas Agell, Michael J. Keen and Alfons J. Weichenrieder, Labor Market Institutions and Public Regulation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Calmfors, Lars. 2003. “Fiscal Policy to Stabilise the Domestic Economy in the EMU: What Can We Learn from Monetary Policy?CESifo Economic Studies 49(3), 319–353.

Calmfors, Lars. 2001. “Unemployment, Labor Market Reform, and Monetary Union”. Journal of Labor Economics 19(2), 265–89.

Calmfors, Lars, Harry Flam, Nils Gottfries, Magnus Jerneck, Rutger Lindahl, Janne Haaland Matlary, Christina Nordg Berntsson, Ewa Rabinowicz and Anders Vredin. 1997. EMU – A Swedish Perspective. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Agell, Jonas, Lars Calmfors and Gunnar Jonsson. 1996. “Fiscal Policy when Monetary Policy is Tied to the Mast”. European Economic Review 40(7), 1413–1440.

Calmfors, Lars and Harald Lang. 1995. “Macroeconomic Effects of Active Labour Market Programmes in a Union Wage-Setting Model”. Economic Journal 105(May), 601–619.

Calmfors, Lars. 1994. “Active Labour Market Policy and Unemployment – A Framework for the Analysis of Crucial Design Features”. OECD Economic Studies No. 22. Paris: OECD.

Calmfors, Lars. 1993. “Centralisation of Wage Bargaining and Macroeconomic Performance – A Survey”. OECD Economic Studies No. 21. Paris: OECD.

Calmfors, Lars and John Driffill. 1988. “Bargaining Structure, Corporatism and Macroeconomic Performance”. Economic Policy 3(6), 13–61.

Calmfors, Lars. 1985. “Work Sharing, Employment and Wages”. European Economic Review 27(3), 293–309.

Calmfors, Lars. 1982. “Employment Policies, Wage Formation and Trade Union Behaviour in a Small Open Economy”. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 84(2), 345–373.

Lars Calmfors

Contact

Mob : +46 76 13 55 814
lars.calmfors@ifn.se

Introduction

Lars Calmfors earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in 1978 and became Associate Professor there in 1983. He is Professor Emeritus of International Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) for which he was the Deputy Director in 1995–1998. He has had a long series of Swedish and international tasks, board Member of the European Economic Association 1991–1996, chair of the Economic Council of Sweden (Ministry of Finance) 1993–2001, chair of the Swedish Government Commission on the EMU (the Calmfors Commission) 1995–1996, member of the committee for the Prize in Economics Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 1996–1998 and 2003–2007, chair of the Scientific Council of the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies, chair of the European Advisory Group (EEAG) at CESifo in Munich 2006–2008 and chair of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council 2007–2011. Lars is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (board member 2001–2007) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. From 2007–2012 he was a member of the Swedish Research Council. Currently, Lars is chair of the Swedish Labour Policy Council (Arbetsmarknadsekonomiska rådet). 

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