118. The MOSES Manual, Part 2, The Initialization Process

Fredrik Bergholm

117. Micro Heterogeneity of Firms and the Stability of Industrial Growth

Gunnar Eliasson

116. Schumpeterian Dynamics

Erik Dahmén

The main purpose of this paper is to define "Schumpeterian dynamics" and to indicate how it can serve as a basis and starting point for studies in development economics irrespective of how Schumpeter used his general approach and what kind of hypotheses…

115. On the Behavioral and Rational Foundation of Economic Theory

Herbert Simon

Existing uncertainties about the correct explanations for economic growth and business cycles cannot be settled by aggregative analysis within the neoclassical framework. Current disputes in theory rest largely on ad hoc, casually empirical, assumptions…

114. The Microeconomics of Organization and Productivity Change: The Use of Machine Tools in Manufacturing

Bo Carlsson

113. The Industrial Finance Systems; Europe, U.S. and Japan

Tad Rybczynski

112. Schumpeterian Competition in Alternative Technological Regimes

Sidney Winter

111. Disequilibrium Economic Dynamics: A Post-Schumpeterian Contribution

Richard A. Day

Adaptive economizing in a decentralized economy with alternative technologies and scarce resources leads to various kinds of locally unstable behavior. Economic disequilibrium is the rule in such a world and requires the presence of market mechanisms that…

110. A Nonwalrasian Model of the Business Cycle

J. P. Benassy

109. Capitalist Organization and Nationalistic Response; Social Dynamics in the Age of Schumpeter

William Parker

108. Entry, Industry Growth and the Micro Dynamics of Industry Supply

John C. Hause and Gunnar Du Rietz

Entry is widely discussed, but rarely subjected to empirical study. This study develops a competitive theory of entry, with primary focus on the relationship between entry and industry growth. The main ingredients are adjustment coats to firms already in…

107. The Largest Nordic Manufacturing Companies

Lars Oxelheim

106. Public Policy Evaluation in Sweden

Bengt-Christer Ysander

105. Estimation of Wage Gains and Welfare Gains from Self-Selection Models

Anders Björklund

In this paper we consider the basic self-selection model for the effects of education, training, unions, and other activities on wages. We show that past models have ignored "heterogeneity of rewards" to the activity--i.e., differences across individuals…

104. De utlandsetablerade företagen och den svenska ekonomin

Gunnar Eliasson

103. The Swedish Micro-to-Macro Model: Idea, Design and Application

Gunnar Eliasson

102. Collection Data for Micro Analysis. Experiences from the HUS-Pilot Study

Anders Klevmarken

101. Norway in a Scandinavian perspective: What Would Have Happened without Oil?

Gunnar Eliasson

100. Quit Behavior under Imperfect Information: Searching, Moving, Learning

Bertil Holmlund and Harald Lang

99. An Equilibrium Model of Search Unemployment

James W Albrecht and Bo Axell

This paper develops a simple general equilibrium model with sequential search in which a non-degenerate wage offer distribution is endogenously determined. We use this model to analyze the comparative statics effects of increases in unemployment…

98. Technical Progress and Structural Change in the Swedish Cement Industry 1955 - 1979

Finn R. Førsund and Lennart Hjalmarsson

The purpose of this article is to provide a deeper empirical insight into the structural change of an industry which is more relevant than that obtained by an analysis based on the traditionally estimated average production function. The main contribution…

97. The Development and Use of Machine Tools in Historical Perspective

Bo Carlsson

96. The Machine Tool Industry – Problems and Prospects in an International Perspective

Bo Carlsson

The machine tool industry is tiny but crucial: it supplies the machines to cut, form, and shape metals upon which about half of the manufacturing industries are dependent. The state of the art of the machine tools themselves, their control systems and the…

95. Sweden’s Laffer Curve: Taxation and the Unobserved Economy

Edgar L. Feige and Robert T. McGee

Recent research on the unobserved economy suggests that the phenomenon has important implications for both macroeconomic policy and public finance. This paper focuses attention on the public finance implications by developing a simple macro-model from…

94. Job Mobility and Wage Growth: A Study of Selection Rules and Rewards

Bertil Holmlund

93. Was Adam Smith Right, After All? Another Test of the Theory of Compensating Wage Differentials

Greg J. Duncan and Bertil Holmlund

92. Export Performance of the Nordic Countries 1965-1982

Eva Christina Horwitz

91. Pricing and Privatization of Public Services

George E. Peterson

Working Paper No. 91 is published as "Price and Privatization of Public Services". In Edward M. Gramlich and Bengt-Christer Ysander (eds.), Control of Local Covernment. IUI Conference Reports 1985:1. Stockholm: Industrial Institute for Economic…

90. Fiscal Limitations: An Assessment of the U.S. Experience

Wallace E. Oates

Working Paper No. 90 is published as "Fiscal Limitations: An Assessment of the U.S. Experience". In Edward M. Gramlich and Bengt-Christer Ysander (eds.), Control of Local Covernment. IUI Conference Reports 1985:1. Stockholm: Industrial…

89. Fiscal Containment and Local Government Finance in the U.K.

Peter Jackson

Working Paper No. 89 is published as "Fiscal Containment and Local Government Finance in the U.K.". In Edward M. Gramlich and Bengt-Christer Ysander (eds.), Control of Local Covernment. IUI Conference Reports 1985:1. Stockholm: Industrial…

88. Control of Local Authority Expenditure – The Use of Cash Limits

Noel Hepworth

Working Paper No. 88 is published as "Control of Local Authority Expenditure – The Use of Cash Limits". In Edward M. Gramlich and Bengt-Christer Ysander (eds.), Control of Local Covernment. IUI Conference Reports 1985:1. Stockholm:…

87. Excessive Government Spending in the U.S.: Facts and Theories

Edward M. Gramlich

Working Paper No. 87 is published as "Exessive Government Spending in the U.S.: Facts and Theories". In Edward M. Gramlich and Bengt-Christer Ysander (eds.), Control of Local Covernment. IUI Conference Reports 1985:1. Stockholm:…

86. The Micro (Firm) Foundations of Industrial Policy

Gunnar Eliasson

85. Export Performance of the Nordic Countries 1965-1980: A Constant-Market-Shares Analysis

Eva Christina Horwitz

84. Monopoly and Allocative Efficiency with Stochastic Demand

Tomas Pousette

83. Statlig kontroll av kommunerna: En översikt av svenska erfarenheter under efterkrigstiden

Richard Murray and Bengt-Christer Ysander

Working Paper No. 83 is published as "Kontrollen av kommunerna – En översikt av svenska erfarenheter under efterkrigstiden av statlig kommunstyrning" (authors: Bengt-Christer Ysander and Richard Murray). Forskningsrapport nr 18.…

82. Oil Prices and Economic Stability – Simulation Experiments with a Macroeconomic Model

Tomas Nordström and Bengt-Christer Ysander

81. ELIAS – A Model of Multisectoral Economic Growth in a Small Open Economy

Lars Bergman

80. Energy Usage and Energy Prices in Swedish Manufacturing

Joyce Dargay

79. Energy Prices, Industrial Structure and Choice of Technology; An International Comparison with Special Emphasis on the Cement Industry

Bo Carlsson

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