”In this short volume, Nils Karlson makes an important contribution to the economics of institutions by providing stimulating theoretical insights and two interesting case studies.” Enrico Colombatto
”Karlson has written a fine book, one that needed to be written. He has traveled far toward understanding how liberal reforms happen and thus how they might happen again. I am happy to learn that policy ideas and think tanks matter a lot to liberal reform, but I take from his book a larger and more challenging lesson. Politics should matter a lot to liberals. Making the world a better place requires more than argumentative engagement and moral probity” John Samples, the Cato Institute
Editorial from the liberal news agency LNB. (in Swedish)
Current and former colleagues Johanna Grönbäck, Anna Horn, Alice Hallman and Joakim Rönnbäck writes about Nils Karlsons research, Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies and the Ratio Institute. (in Swedish)
”From an in-depth comparison between the Swedish experience and the Australian one – another success story of reform – the author (Nils Karlson) develops the best theory yet on how to understand – and pursue – reforms.” Federico Ottavio Reho
Nils Karlson discussed liberal reforms at the Cato Institute. Click here for the podcast version.
Entrepreneur Anders Ydstedt on Nils Karlson’s study of reforms in Sweden. (in Swedish)
Lars Peder Nordbakken of the Norwegian think tank Civita reviews Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies. (in Norwegian)
Nils Karlson discusses his theory on statecraft in relation to the rise of populism in advanced democracies. (in Swedish)
Dr. Lennart Nordfors reviews the book in Liberal debatt, a publication founded in 1947. (in Swedish)
Svagt av regeringen att inte ta tag i de stora strukturreformer Sverige behöver – Dalarnas tidningar
Editorial written by liberal journalist Joakim Broman. Also in Sundsvalls tidning, Motala-Vadstena tidning, Vestmanlands läns tidning, Västerbottens tidning etc.
There is a broad consensus that a new tax reform should be implemented. But then the unanimity ends, writes Nils Karlson using results from the book Statecraft and Liberal Reforms in Advanced Democracies. (in Swedish)
Short interview with Nils Karlson about Statecraft and liberal reform in advanced democracies, the Ratio institute and his taste for concret art.
From the launch of the book of Statecraft and Liberal Reforms in Advanced Democracies (Palgrave Macmillan) by Nils Karlson, Associate Professor and CEO. With comments by Anders Borg, International Economic Policy Adviser and former Swedish Minister of Finance. (in Swedish)
Nils Karlson on the book Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies.
Questions and answers with author Nils Karlson.
Nils Karlson on his research and the background to Statecraft and liberal reform in advanced democracies.
Tyler Cowen blogs about Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies:
”How did liberal reforms happen in Australia and Sweden? This book tells you about the world, rather than the theory or the taxonomy. There should be many more books of this sort, a study in actual public choice.”
Svensk tidskrift reports on a speech by Nils Karlson on political ideology and reform based on the forthcoming book Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies. (in Swedish)
Nils Karlson discusses a draft of Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies with the politcal consultant Ulrica Schenström and the Secretary General of the Swedish Left Party Aron Etzler. (in Swedish)