The labour market of tomorrow

In 2017 Ratio initiates a four-year research program on labour market issues.

Ratio researchers investigate the challenges for the Swedish labour market and the Swedish model for wage formation: How can collective agreements be attractive to entrepreneurs and employed of tomorrow? This program includes studies on mismatch and skills shortage as well as on effects of taxation- housing- and infrastructure policy. Focus is on evaluating alternative methods for an increased flexibility of the Swedish labour market.

Five thematic areas are analysed and discussed:

  • Wage formation and collective agreements for tomorrow
  • Consequences and costs of the conflict regulations
  • Employer perspective of employee protective regulation
  • Allocation of skills and mismatching
  • Effects of taxation-, housing-, and infrastructure policy on the efficiency of the Swedish labour market

Within the scope of the program Ratio creates an arena for dialog where entrepreneurs, governmental agencies and decision makers are engaged in the areas of research, discussing and spreading research results and, hopefully, implementing policy conclusions reached within the framework of the program.

The program is financed by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.