The Political Economy of the Welfare State by James Buchanan


Professor James Buchanan received the Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1986. As part of the established tradition IUI and the Federation of Swedish Industries invited him back to Sweden to give a lecture on a topic of his choice.

We are happy to publish the lecture presented at the IUI on August 28, 1987. The "Political Economy of the Welfare State" is the topical theme for a number of industrial nations, but perhaps most particularly so for Sweden.

Stockholm in May 1988
Gunnar Eliasson

An Agenda for Europe

Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The authors of this book, Niklas Elert, Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula, advise the economies of the European Union to become more entrepreneurial in promoting innovation and economic growth. The authors propose a reform strategy with respect to several aspects to achieve this goal.


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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