Andreas Bergh, docent i nationalekonomi
Lunds universitet och IFN

Scopus author id: 7101766825

Google scholar (Juni 2017)

Pågående projekt

Social norms, other-regarding behavior and efficiency (w. Philipp Wichardt)
Evidence on corruption in Swedish municipalities (w. Richard Öhrvall and Günther Fink)
Trust and institutions (w. Richard Öhrvall)
Trust, Government size and economic growth (w. Christian Bjørnskov)
Migration and institutional quality (w. Irina Mirkisna and Therese Nilsson)

Publicerade vetenskapliga artiklar

32. Bergh, A., Explaining Cross-Country Differences in Labor Market Gaps between Immigrants and Natives in the OECD. Migration Letters (forthcoming)
31. Bergh, A., Dackehag, M. and Rode, M. 2016. Are OECD policy recommendations for public sector reform biased against welfare states? Evidence from a new database. European Journal of Political Economy.

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

29. Bergh, A., T. Nilsson and I. Mirkina. Do the poor benefit from globalization regardless of institutional quality?, Applied Economics Letters.
28. Bergh, A. and M. Henrekson. 2015. Government Size and Growth: A Rejoinder Journal of Economic Surveys.
27. Bergh, A. 2015. Yes, There Are Hayekian Welfare States (At Least in Theory) Econ Journal Watch 12(1) :22-27

26. Berggren, N., Bergh, A. and Bjørnskov, C. (2014). What Matters for Growth in Europe? Institutions versus Policies, Quality versus Instability. Journal of Economic Policy Reform.
25. Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2014. Trust, Welfare States and Income Equality: Sorting out the causality. European Journal of Political Economy, (Impact factor 1.1).
24. Bergh, A., and T, Nilsson. 2014. Is Globalization Reducing Absolute Poverty?, World Development (Impact factor: 1.7)
23. Bergh, A., and T. Nilsson. 2014. When more poor means less poverty: On income inequality and purchasing power, Southern Economic Journal. (Impact factor: 0.9)
22. Bergh, A., T. Nilsson and I. Mirkina. 2014. Globalization and institutional quality: A panel data analysis. Oxford Development Studies. (Impact factor 0.7).
21. Bergh, A. 2014. What are the policy lessons from Sweden? On the rise, fall and revival of a capitalist welfare state. New Political Economy. (Impact factor: 1.9)

20. Bergh, A. and Lyttkens, C H. 2013. Measuring institutional quality in ancient Athens, Journal of Institutional Economics. (Impact factor: 0.55) Working paper.

19. Berggren, N., Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2012. The growth effects of institutional instability. Journal of Institutional Economics, 8(2):187-224. (Impact factor: 0.55)

18. 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. (Impact Factor: 0.986)
17. Bergh, A., and C. Bjørnskov. 2011. Historical trust levels predict current welfare state size. Kyklos 64(1):1-19. (Lead article. Impact factor 0.797)

16. Bergh, A., and T. Nilsson. 2010. Do liberalization and globalization increase income inequality? European Journal of Political Economy 48:488-505. (Impact factor: 1.13) .
15. 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. Impact factor: 1.5).
14. Bergh, A., and M. Karlson. (2010). Government size and growth: accounting for economic freedom and globalization. Public Choice 142(1):195-213. (Impact factor: 0,88)

13. Bergh, A. and G. Fink. 2009. "Higher education, elite institutions and inequality." European Economic Review, 53:376-384. (Impact factor: 1.3)
12. Bergh, A. and G. Erlingsson. 2009. "Liberalization without Retrenchment: Understanding the Consensus on Swedish Welfare State Reforms." Scandinavian Political Studies, 32:71-94. (Impact factor: 0.74)

11. 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. (Impact factor: 0.43)
10. Bergh, A. 2008. "A critical note on the theory of inequity aversion." Journal of Socio - Economics 37:1789-1789. (Impact factor: 0.48)
9. Bergh, A. and G. Fink. 2008. "Higher Education Policy, Enrollment, and Income Inequality." Social Science Quarterly 89:217-235. (Cites per doc: 0.7)
8. Bergh, A. 2008. "Explaining the Survival of the Swedish Welfare State: Maintaining Political Support through Incremental Change." Financial Theory and Practice 32:233-254.

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

6. Bergh, A. 2006. "Work Incentives and Employment are the Wrong Explanation of Sweden’s Success." Econ Journal Watch 3(3), p. 452-460.
5. 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.

4. Bergh, A. 2005. "On Inter and Intra-individual Redistribution of the Welfare State." Social Science Quarterly 86(5): 984-995. (Impact factor: 0.987)
3. Bergh, A. 2005. "On the Counterfactual Problem of Welfare State Research: How Can We Measure Redistribution?" European Sociological Review, 21(4): 345-357. (Impact factor: 1.9)

2. Bergh, A. 2004. "The Universal Welfare State: Theory and the Case of Sweden." Political Studies, 52(4): 745-766. (Impact factor: 0.87)
1. Bergh, A. 2004. "On the Redistributive Effect of Upper Benefit Limits in Bismarckian Social Insurance." Finnish Economic Papers 17(2): 73-78. (Impact factor: 0.13)

Bergh, Erlingsson, Sjölin & Öhrvall 2016. A Clean House? Studies of Corruption in Sweden . Nordic Academic Press.
Bergh, Nilsson & 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. (Tredje reviderade upplagan.)
Nilsson, T. and A. Bergh. 2013. Income inequality, health and development – In search of a pattern. s. 441-468 i Research on Economic Inequality, volume 21: Health and Inequality, red. Pedro Rosa Dias and Owen O’Donnell.
Bergh, A. och Henrekson, M. 2012. Varför går det bra för Sverige? Fores + Ivrig Förlag.
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 Agein - A Threat to the Welfare State?", Springer.
Bergh och Jakobsson. 2010. Modern Mikroekonomi Norstedts.
Andersson, S., A. Bergh, G. Ó. Erlingsson och M. Sjölin (red). (2010). Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet. Stockholm: Norstedts.
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.
Bergh, Andreas och Daniel Rubensson (2001). "Tennis och Politik – Är deltagande en dygd?" I "En uthållig demokrati?", Strömbeck (red.). Uppsala Publishing House, 2001.


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.

REPORTS (urval)
Bergh, A. (2009). Värnskatten och jämlikheten. Rapport utgiven av Almega. Länk.
Bergh, A. (2006). Rättvisa och Socialförsäkringar: Hur rättvis kan socialförsäkringen bli?, Försäkringskassan analyserar 2006:5
Bergh, A. (2001). Socialförsäkringar, jämställdhet och ekonomisk tillväxt. Riksförsäkringsverket redovisar, 2001:1
Bergh, A. (2001). Svenska för invandrare - En brygga till livet i Sverige? SAF, 2001


Bergh, A. (2007). Avgiftsfri skattefinansierad högre utbildning: Håller de fördelningspolitiska argumenten? I Nils Karlson (red) Den Fria Akademin, Ratio förlag.
Bergh, A. (2005). Hur bemöter vi kritiken mot nationalekonomin? Ekonomisk Debatt, nr 6-2005.
Bergh, A. (2004). Blev den svenska välfärdsstaten mer eller mindre universell under 1990-talet? Ekonomisk Debatt, 2-2004.
Bergh, A. (2002). Jämlikhet. Om rättvisa, inkomster och klyftor. Timbro Förlag.


Together with political scientists at Växjö university, I run the program ‘Trust and corruption in swedish municipalities’ financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).

At the Ratio Institute, I am currently leading a research projects on Political and Institutional Change in mature welfare states. This project is financed by Torsten and Ragnar Söderbergs Stiftelser.

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.


2004 Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Basic Research in the Social Sciences (presently the Institute for Quantative Social Science), Harvard University.

2007, 2008 Invited research visit, Harvard School of Public Health


Social Science Quarterly, European Journal of Political Economy, European Sociological Review, Public Choice


Microeconomics (first year course),Public Economics (second year course) and Institutional Economics (second year course) taughtwith very good student evaluations.

Repeatedly hired as guest lecturer for Uppsala Univerity, Försäkringskassan,Executive Foundation Lund (includingthe Executeve MBA-program).


Högskolepedagogik 10 credits, 2003.


Modern mikroekonomi (Norstedts, 2010)

Blir vi sjuka av inkmostskillnader (Studentlitteratur, 2012)


Continous 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


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.