136. 'New Forms' of Investment in LDCs by Swedish Multinationals

Magnus Blomström and Birgitta Swedenborg

135. Analysis of Industrial Structure: A Production Function Approach

Finn R. Førsund and Lennart Hjalmarsson

134. Firm Strategies in the Machine Tool Industry in the United States and Sweden: Responses to Technological Challenges and Global Competition

Bo Carlsson

The machine tool industry, even though it is tiny, is often considered strategic because of its role as supplier of technology to all metalworking industry. In recent years, the machine tool industry in Western countries has had to face major new…

133. Effects of Tax Reform on the Demand for Owner-Occupied Housing: A Micro Simulation Approach

David Brownstone, Peter Englund and Mats Persson

The paper analyzes the effects on the demand for owner-occupied housing that are likely to result from the Swedish 1983-85 tax reform. This is done by means of a micro-simulation model which takes into account the dichotomous nature of the demand for…

132. A General FIML Estimator for a Certain Class of Models that are Non-Linear in the Variables

Erik Mellander

Most econometric multi-equation models estimated are assumed to be linear in both the variables and the parameters. One reason is that, in general, methods of linear algebra cannot be applied to nonlinear systems. In this paper a certain class of…

131. CONRAD – A Maximum Likelihood Program for Estimation of Simultaneous Equations Models that are Non-Linear in the Parameters

Leif Jansson and Erik Mellander

130. Fertility and the Opportunities of Children: Evidence on Quantity-Quality Interactions in Sweden

Bertil Holmlund

129. Organisation och styrsystem i ett modernt storföretag

Gunnar Eliasson

128. Information Criterion and Estimation of Misspecified Qualitative Choice Models

David Brownstone

This paper investigates misspecified estimation and model selection criteria derived from the "Information Criterion (see Akaike (1973))" for qualitative choice models. Four estimators for the "Information Criterion" are derived for general qualitative…

127. Comment on Feldstein and Poterba’s “Unemployment Insurance and Reservation Wages”.

Harald Lang

126. An Easy Fixup of the Flaws in Lucas’ ‘Neutrality of Money’

Harald Lang

125. Estimates of Bounds for Export Price Elasticities in an Underidentified Simultaneous Two Equation System

Eva Christina Horwitz

124. Prisstabilisering genom skattebaserad inkomstpolitik

Bengt-Christer Ysander

123. What Can Be Learned from the Chrysler Experience?

Frank Stafford

122. The Firm and Financial Markets in the Swedish Micro-to-Macro Model (MOSES): Theory, Model and Verification

Gunnar Eliasson

121. Comparative Keynesian Dynamics

Richard A. Day

120. Unemployment and Mental Health: Some Evidence from Panel Data

Anders Björklund

In this paper the effects of unemployment on mental health are analysed. A simple model where both the occurrence of and duration of unemployment are allowed to affect mental health is specified. Panel data are used to control for "fixed effects", i.e.…

119. Forestalling the Demise of Empirical Economics: The Role of Microdata in Labor Economics Research

Frank Stafford

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The European Union and the Return of the Nation State


This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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