The Economic Development Of Sweden Since 1870
Edited by Lars Jonung, Senior Professor, Lund University, Sweden and Chair, Swedish Fiscal Policy Council and Rolf Ohlsson, Professor of Economic History, University of Lund, Sweden
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Series: The Economic Development of Modern Europe Since 1870 series
From an international perspective the Swedish economy has some unique features and therefore affords a most interesting model for researchers in economic history. The country has experimented with numerous economic strategies including pre-Keynesian policies in the 1930s, active labour market policies and an extensive welfare system. This book covers the most important aspects of the Swedish economy: two brief sections concerning historiography and offering a general background to the subject are followed by a selection of articles on demography, migration, the labour market, agriculture, industrialization, transport, trade, industrial organization, finance and economic policy. The volume brings together a unique and comprehensive collection of the most significant studies on the development of the Swedish economy since 1870. Several of the contributions appear for the first time in English.