Trust and corruption in Swedish
The project aims to answer questions about norms, trust and
corruption in general and in Swedish municipalities in particular.
Through quantitative and qualitative studies of conditions in the
Swedish municipalities are sought the mechanisms that may explain
how democratic societies with high trust and low corruption
sometimes end up in vicious circles of decreasing trust and
increasing corruption. The project will be reported in 2011.
Family business, taxation of owners and economic
This project studied the importance of family business for
economic growth and employment. Moreover, it analyzed the effects
of taxation of owners on family enterprising. The project was
carried out together with Jönköping International Business School.
It was funded by Sparbanksstiftelsen Alfa and Centre for Family
Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
State and labor - on conflict rules and
The project was about Swedish wage formation and labor
regulations. New research on the Swedish labor market model, the
development, strengths, weaknesses and future were presented. The
heart of the analysis was the changing interaction between
government regulation and ways of self-regulation like collective
agreements in a world characterized by globalization and evolution
towards a service society.
Game rules for economic dynamics and growth
The aim of the project was to strengthen research in
institutional economics, constitutional economics and public choice
in Sweden, and to analyze how the political and economic
institutions in Sweden today affect the possibilities for
industrial development and economic growth. The project was funded
by the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundations.
Taxes and Business
The project studied the effects of taxes on starting, running
and expanding businesses. Normative implications was discussed as
well and the project was funded by the Ratios members.
The Swedish Welfare State - Achievements and
The project analyzed the Swedish welfare state development and
the reforms in the last few decades. The project was funded by the
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
Market, morality, trust and growth
The project explored (1) how the relationship between market and
morality look like; (2) if there is a positive relationship between
firms and entrepreneurs' moral behavior and economic growth; And
(3) by what means and methods a more positive correlation between
market and morality can be achieved. The project was funded by the
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Foundation.
Creative destruction and social dynamics - The role of
the Bankruptcy Institute's in growth and crisis
The project aimed to identify the remedial role of enterprise
termination in the macroeconomic environment, together with the
role of enterprise establishments in the Schumpeterian title
"Creative destruction". It should also integrate the analysis of
bankruptcy and reorganization law design with the analysis of the
behavior of banks and bank regulation. The project was funded by
the Foundation Nödfor.
Institutional competition and policy
The project developed the theory of institutional competition;
it explored mechanisms, particularly constitutional, which are
created to ensure institutional competition, and examined the
impact of institutional competition. The project was funded by the
Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundations.
Parties, power and legitimacy: on parties' role in and
impact on municipal politics
The project aimed to clarify how the policy in practice "are
created" in the municipalities; the importance of political parties
in this creation; and the democratic legitimacy of this governance
and policy formulation. The project was funded by the Swedish
Association of Local Authorities and Regions.