Control of Local Goverment


In recent years IUI has devoted considerable resources to research within the area of public finance - dealing in particular with taxes, public budgeting and local government behavior. In the summer of 1981 a small international seminar was arranged at the institute with participants from the U.S., U.K. and Sweden. The question of controlling local governments had by then become a focus of interest in all three countries, although there was a great deal of diversity in the way the problem was defined, and between the policies and institutional reforms proposed. The papers presented at the seminar are published in this volume. Together they give a broad account of the background of the problem in terms of national fiscal institutions as well as a critical appraisal of current policy measures directed at local governments.

We are happy to include this volume in the Institute's conference series. We hope and believe it will attract considerable attention and interest.

Stockholm in August 1985
Gunnar Eliasson

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective


Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

About the book


Seminars organized by IFN


To present ongoing research informal brown-bag seminars are held on Mondays at 11:30 am. This is an opportunity for IFN researchers to test ideas and results.

Academically oriented seminars are most of the time held on Wednesdays at 10 am. At these events researchers from IFN and other institutions present their research.

In addition, IFN organizes seminars open to the public. Topics for these are derived from the IFN research.

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