255. Under Edströms egid: Bakgrunden till IUIs start 1939 och de första verksamhetsårens utveckling

Rolf G. H. Henriksson

253. Productivity Change in Public Service - The Case of Swedish Social Insurance Offices

Hans Bjurek, Lennart Hjalmarsson and Finn R. Forsund

252. Optimal Pricing in the Telecommunications Market

Harald Lang and Stefan Lundgren

251. R&D, Learning-by-Doing and the Multinational Growth of Swedish Firms

Birgitta Swedenborg

250. The Structure of Swedish International Trade and Specialization: “Old” and “New” Explanations

Lars Lundberg

249. Determinants of Nordic Migration to Sweden

Per Lundborg

248. Wages and Labour Scarcity: The Microfoundations of the Determination of Factor Shares

Nils Henrik Schager

It was early noted that the Phillips Curve explanation of wage dynamics lacks a solid microeconomic basis. As the explanatory unemployment variable in the Phillips relation is intuitively to be regarded as an indicator of labour scarcity, several authors…

247. Modelling Labor Supply in a Dynamic Economy

Anders Klevmarken

246. Piece-Rates, On-the-Job Training and the Wage-Tenure Profile

Anders Björklund and Jeanette Åkerman

245. Why is the Swedish Unemployment Rate So Low?

Anders Björklund

244. International Stock Markets and Fluctuations in Exchange Rates and Other Macroeconomic Variables

Fatemeh Ibrahimi, Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

243. Cross-Ownership and the Takeover Deterrence

Sten Nyberg

Firms having significant shareholdings in one another is not an unusual phenomenon in countries where the law admits such ownership arrangements, like Sweden and Japan. In this paper the role of cross-ownership as means for deterring takeovers is examined…

242. Taxes and Mergers in Sweden

Karl-Markus Modén

This paper studies the relative importance of tax incentives as merger motives in the Swedish industry during the period 1983-1987. Several econometric models are estimated and statistical tests performed. The tax-hypothesis is contrasted with an…

241. On the Econometric Analysis of Production When There Are No Output Data

Erik Mellander and Bengt-Christer Ysander

A general method is described which allows a production activity to be analyzed by means of input data only. According to duality theory, the input cost shares can be completely specified without any information about output if the technology is…

240. The Efficiency of Innovation Subsidies

Stefan Fölster

State subsidies to R & D or innovative investments in firms are organized in many different ways. Examples from the plethora of extant subsidy instruments are tax incentives, grants to researchers, project grants, loans, conditional loans, and grants…

239. Comparisons of Competitiveness in U.S. and Swedish Manufacturing

Bo Carlsson

Over the course of the last 10 or 15 years there appears to be taking place a fundamental shift in the "industrial paradigm" governing the nature of competition in advanced industrial markets. Among the characteristics of this shift are a transition from…

238. Lessons from Learning to Have Rational Expectations

Thomas Lindh

This paper reviews a growing literature investigating how economic agents may learn rational expectations. Fully rational learning requires implausible initial information assumptions, therefore some form of bounded rationality has come into focus. Such…

237. Markets as Instruments of Evolution of Structures

Pavel Pelikan

236. Regulations in Search Markets

Bo Axell

In a market with information costs, i.e., a search market, the equilibrium formation of prices and outputs will differ significantly from that of a purely competitive market. The equilibrium will be either a monopoly price or a price distribution. Hence,…

235a. The Economics of Coordination, Innovation, Selection and Learning: A Theoretical Framework for Research in Industrial Economics

Gunnar Eliasson

235b. Innovation, Industrial Competence and The Microfoundations of Economic Expansion

Gunnar Eliasson

234. Search Market Models: A Survey

Kenneth Burdett

233. Stochastic Behaviour of Deterministic Systems

Lennart Carleson

232. On the Design of Complex Organizations and Distributive Algorithms

Donald G. Saari

To efficiently realize a specified goal in a distributive fashion, there needs to be an appropriate "division of labor." This is true for distributive algorithms that take advantage of the concurrent features of the new generation of computers. This is…

231. Loss of Stability and Emergence of Chaos in Dynamical Systems

Russell A. Johnson

230. Overtime and Sticky Manufacturing Wages: Do Trade and Technology Matter?

Frank P. Stafford and Michael O. Stobernack

229. The Creation of the EC Internal Market and Its Effects on the Competitiveness of Producers in Other Industrial Economies

Gunnar Eliasson and Lars Lundberg

228. Dynamic Games in Organization Theory

Roy Radner

227. The Efficiency of Innovation Subsidies

Stefan Fölster

State subsidies to R & D or innovative investments in firms are organized in many different ways. Examples from the plethora of extant subsidy instruments are tax incentives, grants to researchers, project grants, loans, conditional loans, and grants…

226. Evaluations of Swedish Labor Market Policy

Anders Björklund

Sweden has for a long time spent large resources on labor market policies targeted to the unemployed. In the Anglo-Saxon labor economics literature new methods have been developed for the purpose of estimating the effects of such policies. This paper…

225. Erratic Behavior in Economic Models

Donald G. Saari

224. Declining Reservation Wages and Temporary Employment

Kenneth Burdett and Sunil Sharma

223. Empirical Wage Distributions: A New Framework for Labor Market Policy Analysis

Kenneth Burdett

222. The MOSES Model - Database and Applications

Gunnar Eliasson

221. Daycare Subsidies and Labor Supply in Sweden

Siv Gustafsson and Frank Stafford

This paper utilizes data from a Swedish household survey for 1984 (The HUS data) in combination with data on public daycare fees and spaces per child by community. We argue that the subsidy rate and availability of spaces determined by the political…

220b. Modeling Long-Term Macroeconomic Growth as a Micro-Based, Path Dependent, Experimentally Organized Economic Process

Gunnar Eliasson

The lead theme of this essay asserts that a model of economic growth has to be explicit about the market dynamics of firm behavior. Firm dynamics originates in innovative behavior and in the price and quantity adjustments of agents when their mutually…

220. Modeling the Experimentally Organized Economy - Complex Dynamics in an Empirical Micro-Macro Model of Endogenous Economic Growth

Gunnar Eliasson

Interdisciplinary European Studies

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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