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Andreas Bergh, Associate professor at Lund university
and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Scopus author id: 7101766825

Google scholar (June 2017)


Current research:
Social norms, other-regarding behavior and efficiency (w. Philipp Wichardt)
Evidence on corruption in Swedish municipalities (w. Richard Öhrvall and Günther Fink)
Colonial origin and economic growth (w. Günther Fink)
Migration and institutional quality (w. Irina Mirkina and Therese Nilsson)
Formal vs informal institutions
Hayekian welfare states

Publications

2017
Bergh, A., & Wichardt, P. Accounting for Context: Separating Monetary and (Uncertain) Social Incentives. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (forthcoming)
Bergh, A., & Bjørnskov, C. 2017. Trust Us to Repay: Social Trust, Long-Term Interest Rates, and Sovereign Credit Ratings. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (forthcoming).
Bergh, A., Fink, G., & Öhrvall, R. 2017. More politicians, more corruption: evidence from Swedish municipalities. Public Choice, 172(3–4), 483–500.
Bergh, A. 2017. Explaining Cross-Country Differences in Labor Market Gaps between Immigrants and Natives in the OECD. Migration Letters, 14(2), 243–254.
Bergh, A., Dackehag, M. and Rode, M. 2017. Are OECD policy recommendations for public sector reform biased against welfare states? Evidence from a new database. European Journal of Political Economy. 48, 3–15.

2016
Bergh, A. 2016. The future of welfare services: How worried should we be about Baumol, Wagner and Ageing? Nordic Economic Policy Review

2015
Bergh, A., T. Nilsson and I. Mirkina. Do the poor benefit from globalization regardless of institutional quality?, Applied Economics Letters.
Bergh, A. and M. Henrekson. 2015. Government Size and Growth: A Rejoinder Journal of Economic Surveys. 30(2):393–396. Link. SSRN.
Berggren, N., Bergh, A. and Bjørnskov, C. 2015. What Matters for Growth in Europe? Institutions versus Policies, Quality versus Instability. Journal of Economic Policy Reform (18):1
Bergh, A. 2015. Yes, There Are Hayekian Welfare States (At Least in Theory) Econ Journal Watch 12(1) :22-27

2014
Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2014. Trust, Welfare States and Income Equality: Sorting out the causality. European Journal of Political Economy.
Bergh, A., and T, Nilsson. 2014. Is Globalization Reducing Absolute Poverty?, World Development.
Bergh, A., and T. Nilsson. 2014. When more poor means less poverty: On income inequality and purchasing power, Southern Economic Journal.
Bergh, A., T. Nilsson and I. Mirkina. 2014. Globalization and institutional quality: A panel data analysis. Oxford Development Studies.
Bergh, A. 2014. What are the policy lessons from Sweden? On the rise, fall and revival of a capitalist welfare state. New Political Economy.

2013
Bergh, A. and Lyttkens, C H. 2013. Measuring institutional quality in ancient Athens, Journal of Institutional Economics.

2012
Berggren, N., Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2012. The growth effects of institutional instability. Journal of Institutional Economics, 8(2):187-224.

2011
Bergh, A., and M. Henrekson. 2011. Government size and growth: A survey and interpretation of the evidence. Journal of Economic Surveys 25(5):872-897.
Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2011. Historical trust levels predict current welfare state size. Kyklos 64(1):1-19. Lead article.

2010
Bergh, A., and T. Nilsson. 2010. Do liberalization and globalization increase income inequality? European Journal of Political Economy 48:488-505.
Bergh, A., and T. Nilsson. 2010. "Good for living? On the relation between globalization and life expectancy." World Development 38(9):1191-1203. Lead article.
Bergh, A., and M. Karlson. (2010). Government size and growth: accounting for economic freedom and globalization. Public Choice 142(1):195-213.

2009
Bergh, A. and G. Fink. 2009. "Higher education, elite institutions and inequality." European Economic Review, 53:376-384.
Bergh, A. and G. Erlingsson. 2009. "Liberalization without Retrenchment: Understanding the Consensus on Swedish Welfare State Reforms." Scandinavian Political Studies, 32:71-94.

2008
Erlingsson, G. O., A. Bergh, and M. Sjölin. 2008. "Public Corruption in Swedish Municipalities - Trouble Looming on the Horizon?" Local Government Studies, 34:595 - 608.
Bergh, A. 2008. "A critical note on the theory of inequity aversion." Journal of Socio - Economics 37:1789-1789.
Bergh, A. and G. Fink. 2008. "Higher Education Policy, Enrollment, and Income Inequality." Social Science Quarterly 89:217-235.
Bergh, A. 2008. "Explaining the Survival of the Swedish Welfare State: Maintaining Political Support through Incremental Change." Financial Theory and Practice 32:233-254.

2007
Bergh, A. 2007. "The Middle Class and the Swedish Welfare State: How Not to Measure Redistribution". The Independent Review 11(4): 533-546.

2006
Bergh, A. 2006. Work Incentives and Employment are the Wrong Explanation of Sweden’s Success. Econ Journal Watch 3(3), p. 452-460.
Bergh, A. 2006. Is the Swedish Welfare State a Free Lunch? A comment on Peter H. Lindert's book Growing Public. Econ Journal Watch 3(2), p. 210-235.

2005
Bergh, A. 2005. On Inter and Intra-individual Redistribution of the Welfare State. Social Science Quarterly 86(5): 984-995.
Bergh, A. 2005. On the Counterfactual Problem of Welfare State Research: How Can We Measure Redistribution? European Sociological Review, 21(4): 345-357.

2004
Bergh, A. 2004. The Universal Welfare State: Theory and the Case of Sweden. Political Studies, 52(4): 745-766.
Bergh, A. 2004. "On the Redistributive Effect of Upper Benefit Limits in Bismarckian Social Insurance." Finnish Economic Papers 17(2): 73-78.

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS (selection)

Bergh, A., G.Erlingsson, M. Sjölin & R. Öhrvall 2016. A Clean House? Studies of Corruption in Sweden. Nordic Academic Press.
Bergh, A., T. Nilsson & D. Waldenström 2016. Sick of Inequality? Edward Elgar.
Bergh, A. 2015. "Comments on 'Collective Risk Sharing: The Social Safety Net and Employment' by Torben M. Andersen." Pp. 46-49 in Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries, edited by T. M. Andersen, M. Bergman and S. E. H. Jensen. Oxford, UK.: Oxford University Press.
Bergh, A. 2015. Den Kapitalistiska Välfärdsstaten. Studentlitteratur. (3rd ed)
Nilsson, T. and A. Bergh. 2013. Income inequality, health and development – In search of a pattern. Pp. 441-468 in Research on Economic Inequality, volume 21: Health and Inequality, edited by Pedro Rosa Dias and Owen O’Donnell. Link.
Bergh, A. och Henrekson, M. 2011. Government size and growth. American Enterprise Institute.
Bergh, A. 2010. Towards a New Swedish Model? in Bengtsson (ed) Population Ageing - A Threat to the Welfare State?, Springer. Link to complete book.
Bergh, A. and R. Höijer (editors). 2008. Institutional competition. Edward Elgar.
Bergh, A. 2005. "Poverty and New Welfare Economics." In Economists and Poverty, Rauhut, Hatti & Olsson (red.), Vedam eBooks (P) Ltd. 2005.
Bergh, A. 2003. Distributive Justice and the Welfare State. Lund Economic Studies 115, Dept. of Economics, Lund University.

BOOK REVIEWS (selection)
Bergh, A. 2012. Beyond Welfare State Models – Transnational Historical Perspectives on Social Policy – Edited by Pauli Kettunen and Klaus Petersen. In International Journal of Social Welfare, Volume 21, Issue 3, pages 319–320, July 2012.
Bergh, A. 2011. Nordics in Global Crisis: Vulnerability and Resilience by Thorvaldur Gylfason, Bengt Holmström, Sixten Korkman, Hans Tson Söderström, and Vesa Vihriälä. Journal of Economic Literature, March 2011.
Bergh, A. 2009. Full employment in Europe: Managing labour market transitions and risks - By Günther Schmid. Papers in Regional Science 88:883-885.


PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS AND ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES (selection)
‘Trust and corruption in swedish municipalities’ financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
Together with Niclas Berggren I have organized the international conference “Trust, Reciprocity and Social Capital" for young social scientists held in Stockholm August 25-26, 2006.
During 2004 and 2005, I was part of the research project “Ojämlikhet, omfördelning och socialförsäkringar" financed by The National Social Insurance Board, led by Fredrik Andersson at Dept of economics, Lund University.

INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS
2013 Research visit CesIfo institute, Munich.
2007 - 2017 Several invited research visits, Harvard School of Public Health
2004 Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Basic Research in the Social Sciences (presently the Institute for Quantative Social Science), Harvard University.


REFEREE WORK
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Social Science Quarterly, European Journal of Political Economy, European Sociological Review, Public Choice, Social Polcy & Administration

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND COURSE EVALUATIONS
Microeconomics (first year course), Public Economics (second year course) and Institutional Economics (second year course) taught with very good student evaluations.
Guest lecturer for Uppsala Univerity, Försäkringskassan, Executive Foundation Lund (includingthe Executeve MBA-program), LTH (Fastighetsvetenskap)

PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING
Högskolepedagogik 10 credits, 2003.
Pedagogical training for supervising PhD-students, 2013

COURSE DEVELOPMENT
Development of material for the first year course in microeconomics: Exams, groupwork, internet-based questions, power points.
Development of an entirely new course in Institutional Economics

PUBLIC LECTURES
Regularly participates in public lectures, debates et cetera. Examples include lectures or debates at KPMG consulting, Försäkringskassan, Folkpartiet, Socialdemokratiska studentförbundet, Liberala ungdomsförbundet, Centerns ungdomsförbund, and various student organizations.

About

Andreas Bergh is associated professor in Economics at Lund university in Sweden and at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. His research concerns the welfare state, institutions, development, globalization, trust and social norms. Recent publications include European Economic Review, World Development, European Sociological Review and Public choice. His most recent book is 'Sweden and the revival of the capitalist welfare state" (Edward Elgar, 2014). He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard university (in 2004), at the CesIfo institute (in 2013) and held research position at the Ratio Institute in Stockholm (2005-2010).