Publications in chronological order



Ekonomi är att välja (Economics is an issue of choosing) memoirs, Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm 2012.

Politisk makt med oklart ansvar (Political Power with Unclear Responsibility), SNS Ekonomirådsrapport 2000 (with Molander, P., Persson, T., Petersson, O., Swedenborg, B.), SNS Förlag, Stockholm 2000. 

The Swedish Experiment, SNS Förlag, Stockholm 1997 (Swedish edition: Det svenska Experimentet, SNS Förlag, Stockholm 1998).

Turning Sweden Around, (with Molander. P., Persson, T., Petersson, O., Sandmo, A., Swedenborg, B. and Thygesen, N.), MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1994 (Swedish edition: Nya villkor för ekonomi och politik (New Conditions for Economy and Policy), SOU 1993:16 (with Molander, P., Persson, T., Petersson, O., Sandmo, A., Swedenborg, B. and Thygesen, N.)). 

Unemployment and Macroeconomics (Ohlin Lectures), MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1993. 

Klarar vi pensionerna? (Can We Manage the Old Age Pensions in the Future?), SNS Förlag, Stockholm 1992. 

Is the Welfare State in Crisis? Chung-Hua Series of Lectures by Invited Eminent Economists, No 18, Taipei, Taiwan 1990.  

The Present Situation of Macroeconomics, Chung-Hua Series of Lectures by Invited Eminent Economists, No 18, Taipei, Taiwan 1990. 

The Insider-Outsider Theory of Employment and Unemployment (with Dennis Snower), MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988. 

The Welfare State – Driving Forces, Functioning and Limits, Three Public Lectures, Lee Kuan Yew Distinguished Visitor Public Lecture Series, 1987. 

Inflation – global, international and national aspects, Gaston Eyskens Lectures, Leuven University Press, Leuven 1980. 

Towards Full Employment and Price Stability (with P. McCracken, G. Carli, H. Giersch, A. Karaosmanoglu, R. Komiya, R. Marjolin and R. Matthews, a report to the OECD by a group of independent experts, OECD Publications No 38.909, Paris 1977, 341 pp. 

Swedish Economic Policy, University of California Press, Berkeley 1974, and Macmillan, London 1975, 268 pp. (Swedish ed. 1968 and 1975: Svensk ekonomisk politik. Problem och teorier under efterkrigstiden, Aldusserien, Bonniers.) 

The National State in an Internationalized World Economy, lecture at Conjunto Universitario Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro 1973, 69 pp. (Also, with fewer editorial errors, in Seminar Paper No 26.) 

The Economics of the Agricultural Sector (with Odd Gulbrandsen), Industriens Utredningsinstitut, Stockholm 1973, 264 pp. (Swedish ed. 1969.) 

Hyreskontroll och bostadsmarknad (Rent Control and the Housing Market) (with Sören Blomquist), Almqvist & Wiksell, Stock­holm 1972, 85 pp. 

The Political Economy of the New Left, Harper & Row, New York 1971, 102 pp. (Swedish ed. 1970: Den nya vänsterns politiska ekonomi, Aldusserien, Bonniers.) 

Fiscal Policy for a Balanced Economy. Experiences Problems and Prospects (with W. Heller, C. Goedhart, G. Guindey, H. Haller, J. van Houtte, R. Sayers and S. Steve), a report by a group of experts for the OECD, OECD Publications No 24.827, Paris 1968, 186 pp. 

Monetary-Fiscal Analysis and General Equilibrium, Yrjö Jahnsson Lectures, Helsinki 1967, 93 pp. 

Jordbrukspolitikens mål och medel (Aims and Means of Agricultural Policy) (with Odd Gulbrand­sen), Industriens Utredningsinstitut (IUI), Stockholm 1966, 114 pp. (New printing, Aldus, Stockholm 1968.) 

Agriculture and Economic Growth (with M. Bandini, A. Hanau, S. Kuznets, L. Malassis and B. Reddaway), a report by a group of experts for the OECD, OECD Publications No 19.365, Paris 1965, 121 pp. 

A Study in Monetary Analysis, Stockholm Economic Studies, New Series III, Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm 1963, 306 pp. 

Bostadsbristen. En studie av prisbildningen på bostadsmarknaden (The Housing Shortage. A study of the price system in the housing market) (with Ragnar Bentzel and Ingemar Ståhl), Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm 1963, 109 pp. 

The "New" Theory of Credit Control in the United States, Stockholm Economic Studies, Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm 1959, 65 pp. 

Statsbudgetens verkningar på konjunkturutvecklingen (The Short-Run Effects of the Government Budget), Treasury Department, SOU 1956:48, Stockholm, 114 pp.


Printed research papers and articles 

Sickness Absence and Local Benefit Cultures (with Mårten Palme and Mats Persson), Scandinavian Journal of Economics (forthcoming).

Fenomenet Piketty, Ekonomisk Debatt, No 7, 2014. Download.

Lindbeckkommissionen och framtiden (The Lindbeck Commission and the Future), Ekonomisk Debatt, No 4, 2013. Download.

A Continuous Model of Income Insurance (with Mats Persson), International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 6, No. 20, 2013. Download.

Reflektioner om nationalekonomins styrka och begränsningar (Reflections on the Strengths and Limitations of Economics), Ekonomisk Debatt No 7, 2012. Download.

Nationalekonomi – vad är det? (Economics – What is That?), Årsbok 2012, Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien, Stockholm. Download.

Comments on Skedinger: Employment Consequences of Employment Protection Legislation, Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2011:1. Download.

Lärdomar av finanskrisen (Lessons from the Financial Crisis). In: M. Persson and E. Skult (eds) Tillämpad makroekonomi, fourth edition, SNS Förlag, Stockholm 2011.

Ekonomisk politik och politisk ekonomi – ett personligt perspektiv (Economic policy and political economics – a personal perspective), Ekonomisk Debatt No 5, 2010. Download.

Lärdomar av finanskrisen (Lessons from the Financial Crisis), Ekonomisk Debatt No 4, 2010, pp. 5-19. Download.

Three Swedish Models, lecture at conference arranged by the Mont Pellerin Society in Stockholm, August 2009. Download.

Sociala normer och socialförsäkringar – Teori och svenska erfarenheter (Social Norms and Social Insurance – Theory and Swedish Experience), Ekonomisk Debatt No 6, 2008, pp. 17-30. Download. 

Prospects for the Welfare State, CeALCI, Fundación Carolina, Madrid, February 2008, 22 pp. In English. In Spanish. 

Welfare State, New Palgrave Dictionary, 2nd edition, 2008, Vol 8, pp. 731-738. Download. 

Economic-Social Interaction in China, Economics of Transition Vol 16, No 1, 2008, pp. 113-139. (Also in Kanbur, R. and Zhang, X., eds., Governing Rapid Growth in China, Routledge, 2008; and in Journal of Comparative Studies 33, 2007, in Chinese). Download

Ett samhällsekonomiskt perspektiv på överskottsmålet (The Budgetary Surplus in an Economic Perspective) in Calmfors, L., A. Lindbeck and B. Lundgren, Statens framtida finanser, SNS förlag 2008. Download. 

Stabiliseringspolitiken i teori och praktik (Stabilization Policy in Theory and Practice). In: M. Persson and E. Skult (eds.) Tillämpad makroekonomi, third edition, SNS Förlag, Stockholm 2008, pp. 9-36.

China's Reformed Economy, CESifo Forum No. 1, 2007, pp. 8-14. Download. 

The Sveriges Riksbank (Bank of Sweden) Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1969-2007, The Nobel Foundation’s Internetmuseum (/, 2007. Download. 

The Stability Pact – Rationales, Problems, Alternatives (with Dirk Niepelt), Kyklos No 4, 2006, pp. 579-600. Download.

Raising Children to Work Hard: Altruism, Work Norms and Social Insurance (with Sten Nyberg), Quarterly Journal of Economics No 4, November 2006.  Download.

Sustainable Social Spending, International Tax and Public Finance Vol 13, No 4, 2006, pp. 303-324. Download.

An Essay on Economic Reforms and Social Change in China, Working Paper No. WPS 4057, World Bank, Washington, DC, 2006. Download.

Dag Hammarskjöld as Economist and Government Official, Sveriges Riksbank Economic Review 3, Stockholm 2005, pp. 9-12.  Download.

Korpi vilseleder igen (Is Sweden Lagging Behind? Korpi Misleads Again) (with C. Håkanson), Ekonomisk Debatt No 1, 2005. Download.

Ekonomiska reformer och social utveckling i Kina (Economic Reforms and Social Development in China), Ekonomisk Debatt No 6, 2005, pp. 63-88. Download

Conceptualization of Non-Financial Defined Contribution Systems. In: R. Holzmann and E. Palmer (eds.) Pension Reform: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution (NDC) Schemes, World Bank, Washington, DC, September 2005. Download.

Sjukskrivning som ett socialt fenomen (Sickness Absence As A Social Phenomenon) (with Mårten Palme and Mats Persson), Ekonomisk Debatt No 4, 2004. Download.

An Essay on Welfare State Dynamics. In B. Södersten (ed.) Globalization and the Welfare State, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2004. Download.

Improving the Performance of the European Social Model – The Welfare State over the Life Cycle. In: J. Gaul (ed.) Building a Dynamic Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2004. Download.

Changing Tides for the Welfare State: An Essay. In: S. Cnossen and H-W. Sinn (eds.) Public Finance and Public Policy in the New Century, CESifo Seminar Series, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003, pp. 3-43. Download.

Social Norms and Welfare State Dynamics (with Sten Nyberg and Jörgen W. Weibull), Journal of the European Economic Association 1, 2003, pp. 533-542. Download.

The Gains from Pension Reform (with Mats Persson), Journal of Economic Literature, Vol XLI, No 1, pp. 74-112, March 2003. Download.

The European Social Model: Lessons for Developing Countries, Asian Development Review 2002;19(1):1-13. Also in: R. Pethig and M. Rauscher (eds.) Challenges to the World Economy, Festschrift for Horst Siebert, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2003, pp. 67-79.  Download.

E-exchange and the Boundary between Households and Organizations (with Solveig Wikström), Kyklos 2, 2003. Download.

Välfärdsstat och sociala normer (Welfare State and Social Norms). In: B. Swedenborg (ed.) Varför är svenskarna så sjuka?, SNS Förlag, Stockholm 2003, pp. 78-87. Download.

From the Cradle to the Grave. A prescription for reform of European welfare states over the individual’s life cycle. A publication in Skandia’s Social Focus series, Stockholm 2002, 20 pp (Swedish edition: Från vaggan till graven. Så kan de europeiska välfärdsstaterna reformeras under individens livscykel. En skrift i Skandias serie SamhällsFokus, Stockholm 2002, 19 pp.).

Pensions and Contemporary Socioeconomic Change. In: M. Feldstein and H. Siebert (eds.) Social Security Pension Reform in Europe, National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2002, pp. 19-44. Download.

Unemployment - Structural. In: N. J. Smelser and P. B. Baltes (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Pergamon, Elsevier Science, Oxford, 2002, pp. 15952-15958.

Insiders versus Outsiders (with Dennis Snower), Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2001;15(1):165-188. Download.

Centralized Bargaining and Reorganized Work: Are They Compatible? (with Dennis Snower), European Economic Review, 2001;45(10):1851-1875. Download.

Lessons from Sweden for Post-Socialist Countries. In: J. Kornai, S. Haggard and R. Kaufman, eds., Reforming the State. Fiscal and Welfare Reform in Post-Socialist Countries, Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 145-180.

Economics in Europe, CESifo Forum, spring 2001, pp. 31-32.

The Labor Market. In: Governance, Equity and Global Markets, Proceedings of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics in Europe, Paris, June 21-23, 1999, Paris: La Documentation Française, 2000, pp. 169-175.  

Multitask Learning and the Reorganization of Work: From Tayloristic to Holistic Organization (with Dennis Snower), Journal of Labor Economics 2000;18(3):353-376. 

The ICT Revolution in Consumer Product Markets (with Solveig Wikström), Consumption, Markets and Culture 2000;4(1):77-99. 

Swedish Economic Growth in an International Perspective, Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2000;7(1):7-37. Download.

Price Dynamics and Production Lags (with Dennis Snower), American Econo­mic Review 1999;89(2):81-88, AEA Papers and Proceedings, May 1999. Also IIES Reprint No 590. 

Social Norms and Economic Incentives in the Welfare State (with Sten Nyberg and Jörgen W. Weibull), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114(1), February 1999.

New Keynesianism and Aggregate Economic Activity, Economic Journal, 108(446), January 1998. Also IIES Reprint No 578. 

Incentives in the Welfare State: Lessons for Would-Be Welfare States, The Austin Robinson Lecture, Tunis, Dec. 1995. In: Y. Mundlak (ed.) Contemporary Economic Issues, Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of the Inter­national Economic Association, Vol 2: Labour, Food and Poverty, Macmillan Press Ltd, London 1998, pp. 3-24. Also IIES Reprint No 587. 

How Can Economic Policy Strike a Balance between Economic Efficiency and Income Equality? In: Income Inequality: Issues and Policy Options, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1998. Also IIES Reprint No 591.

Welfare State Dynamics. In: The Welfare State in Europe, Challenges and Reforms, European Economy (European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs), No 4, 1997, pp. 61-77. Also IIES Reprint No 581. 

Optimal Actuarial Fairness in Pension Systems – A Note (with John Hassler), Economics Letters, 55(2) 1997. Also IIES Reprint No 573. 

Full Employment and the Welfare State, Lecture at the Award Ceremony of The Frank E. Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy, Sept. 21 1996, Memphis Tennessee. Also IIES Reprint No 562 and The American Econo­mist, 42(1) Spring 1997, pp. 3-14.

Incentives and Social Norms in Household Behavior, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Vol 87(2), pp. 370-377, May 1997. Also IIES Reprint No 568. 

The Swedish Experiment, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol XXXV, pp. 1273-1319, Sept. 1997. Also IIES Reprint No 570. 

Problems of Unemployment in Europe and the United States, US Embassy Con­ference on Labor Market Policy and Job Creation, May 20, 1997. 

Hushållens beteende – incitament och sociala normer (Household Behavior – Incitements and Social Norms), Ekonomisk Debatt, 1997, No 5, pp. 265-273. 

Hur reformera den europeiska välfärdsstaten? – Nationella och internationella aspekter (How to Reform the European Welfare State? – National and International Aspects), Ekonomisk Debatt, 1997, No 1, pp. 7-15.

The West European Employment Problem, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 1996;132(4): 609-637. Also IIES Reprint No 563. 

Reorganization of Firms and Labor Market Inequality (with Dennis Snower), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, No 86, May 1996, pp. 315-321. Also IIES Reprint No 551.

Sysselsättningsproblemet i Västeuropa (The Employment Problem in Western Europe), Ekonomisk Debatt, 1996.

How Are Product Demand Changes Transmitted to the Labour Market? (with Dennis Snower) The Economic Journal 104(423), March 1995. Also IIES Reprint No 523. 

Welfare-State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 97(4) 1995. Also IIES Reprint No 544. 

Hazardous Welfare-State Dynamics, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, No 85, May 1995. Also IIES Reprint No 538.

Uncertainty under the Welfare State – Policy-Induced Risk, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, No 73 (19th year) 1994. Also IIES Reprint No 518. 

Overshooting, Reform and Retreat of the Welfare State (Tinbergen Lecture), De Economist, 1994, 142(1). Also IIES Reprint No 499. 

The Welfare State and the Employment Problem, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 84(2) 1994. Also IIES Reprint No 512.

Nationalstaten och EU-frågan (The National State and the European Union), Ekonomisk Debatt No 5, 1994.

The Interactions of Monetary Policy and Wages (with Thorvaldur Gylfason, Public Choice 1994. Also IIES Reprint No 500.

Options for Economic and Political Reform in Sweden (with Molander, P., Persson, T., Petersson, O., Sandmo, A., Swedenborg, B. and Thygesen, N.) Economic Policy 17, Oct. 1993. Also IIES Reprint No 495. 

Presentation av Kriskommissionen (Presentation of the Crisis Commission), Ekonomisk Debatt (with Persson, T.) 1993. 

A Model of Political Equilibrium in Representative Democracy (with Jörgen Weibull) Journal of Public Economics No 2, June 1993. Also IIES Reprint No 491.

How Should the Pension System Be Reformed?, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review 3-4, 1992. Also IIES Reprint No 479. 

Presentation of Vassily Leontief, Economics Laureate 1973, Nobel Lectures: Economic Sciences 1969-1980, Singapore: World Scientific Publishers 1992. 

Gary Becker (in Swedish), Ekonomisk Debatt 1992:8. 

Macroeconomic Theory and the Labor Market, Presidential Address at the EEA Congress in Cambridge 1991, European Economic Review Vol 36, No 2/3, April 1992. Also IIES Reprint No 466.

Public Finance for Market-Oriented Developing Countries. In: Kim and Krausse (eds.) Economic Development and Trade Liberalization, 1991. Also IIES Reprint No 444. 

Microfoundations of Unemployment Theory, Labour Vol 5, No 3, winter 1991. Also IIES Reprint No 473. 

Interactions between the Efficiency Wage and Insider-Outsider Theories (with Dennis Snower), Economic Letters Vol 37, No 2, October 1991. Also IIES Reprint No 457. 

Unemployment and Labor Market Imperfections. In: Issues in contemporary Economics, Vol 2. Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics, Mark Nerlowe (ed.) for the International Economic Association 1991 (Macmillan Press Ltd). Also IIES Reprint No 441. 

Insider-outsiderteorin för sysselsättning och arbetslöshet (The Insider-Outsider Theory of Employment and Unemployment), Ekonomisk Debatt No 2, 1991. 

Internationalization Process and National Economic Policies (also in Swedish). In: Research in a Changing society (eds. K. Härnquist and N.E. Svensson), The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation 1965-1990, 1991. 

Politikens och marknadens möjligheter och begränsningar (The Possibilities and Limitations of Politics and Markets). In: Den nya svenska modellen, SAF 1991. 

Europe 1992, (Japanese) Nikkei Commentary Section, Tokyo, May 1991.

Svensk Glasnost utan perestrojka – Den socialdemokratiska 90-talsgruppens rapport (Swedish Glasnost without Perestrojka – Report by the Social-Democratic Group of the 90’s), Ekonomisk Debatt 1:1990. 

Prize in Economic Sciences (Prize in financial economics), for Les Prix Nobel 1990. 

Pionjärer i Finansiell Ekonomi (Pioneers of Financial Economics), Ekonomisk Debatt 1990. 

Public Spending and Private Services – Macroeconomic Effects (with Parame­swar Nandakumar) Oxford Economic Papers Vol 42, No 3, July 1990. Also IIES Reprint No 435. 

Wages, Money and Exchange Rates with Endogenous Unions and Governments (with T. Gylfason) Journal of Policy Modelling Vol 12, No 3, autumn 1990. Also IIES Reprint No 440. 

Demand- and Supply-side Policies and Unemployment: Policy Implications of the Insider-Outsider Approach, (with Dennis Snower), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol 92, No 2 1990. Also IIES Reprint No 425. 

Inter-Industry Wage Structure and the Power of Incumbent Workers (with Dennis Snower). In: Labor Relations and Economic performance, R. Brunetta and C. dell'Aringa (eds.) for The International Economic Association, The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1990. Also IIES Reprint No 429. 

Cooperation, Harassment and Involuntary Unemployment: Reply (with Dennis Snower), American Economic Review, Vol 80 No 3, June 1990.

Symmetric and Asymmetric Persistence of Labor Market Shocks (with D. Begg, Ch. Martin and D. Snower) The Japanese and International Economies, Vol 3, No 4, December 1989. Also IIES Reprint No 424. 

Remaining Puzzles and Neglected Issues in Macroeconomics. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol 91, No 2 1989. Also IIES Reprint No 403. 

Macroeconomic Policy and Insider Power (with Dennis Snower), American Economic Review No 2, May 1989. Also IIES Reprint No 402. 

Policy Autonomy Vs. Policy Coordination in the World Economy, From One Glo­bal Market, Hans Tson Söderström (ed.) SNS 1989. Also IIES Reprint No 400.

Swedish Industry: In a National and International Perspective, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review, No 3, 1988. 

Välfärdsstaten – drivkrafter, insatser, problem (The Welfare State – Driving Forces, Achievements, Problems), paper delivered in connection with the Award of the Söderberg Prize, Ekonomisk Debatt nr 4, 1988, pp. 3-15. 

Long-Term Unemployment and Macroeconomic Policy (with Dennis J. Snower), American Economic Review No 2, May 1988, pp. 38-43. Also IIES Reprint No 382. 

Altruism and Time-Consistency – The Economics of Fait Accompli, (with Jörgen W. Weibull), Journal of Political Economy No 6, December 1988. Also IIES Reprint No 390. 

Welfare Effects of Alternative Forms of Public Spending (with Jörgen W. Weibull), European Economic Review, March 1988. Also IIES Reprint No 357. 

Consequences of the Advanced Welfare State, The World Economy, Vol 11, March 1988, pp. 19-38. Also IIES Reprint No 369. 

Individual Freedom and Welfare State Policy, Schumpeter Lecture, European Economic Association Annual Meeting, Copenhagen 1987, European Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 2/3, March 1988. Also IIES Reprint No 365. 

Job Security, Work Incentives and Unemployment (with Dennis J. Snower), Scandinavian Journal of Economics No 4, 1988. Also IIES Reprint No 399. 

Cooperation, Harassment, and Involuntary Unemployment (with Dennis J. Snower), American Economic Review, March 1988 (longer version in IIES Seminar Paper No 321, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm 1985, 52 pp.). Also IIES Reprint No 375.

Strike and Lock-Out Threats and Fiscal Policy (with Dennis J. Snower), Oxford Economic Papers, Vol 39:4, December 1987, pp. 760-784. Also IIES Reprint No 364. 

Efficiency Wages versus Insiders and Outsiders (with Dennis J. Snower), Euro­pean Economic Review, February/March 1987, Papers and Proceedings, Nos 1/2. Also IIES Reprint No, 342. 

Ekonomisk miljö och utveckling – vägar till välstånd (The Economic Environment and Development – Roads to Welfare). Anförande vid öppnandet av SAF-kongressen 1987. 

Erik Lundberg, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 1987. 

Gunnar Myrdal 1898–1987 (in Swedish), Ekonomisk Debatt 1987. 

Erik Lundberg (with Mats Persson), (in Swedish), Ekonomisk Debatt No 6, 1987, pp. 459-466. 

Union Activity and Wage-Employment Movements (with Dennis J. Snower), European Economic Review, February/March 1987, Papers and Proceedings Nos 1-2. Also IIES Reprint No 340. 

Balanced-Budget Redistribution as Political Equilibrium (with Jörgen W. Weibull), Public Choice, 52, 1987. Also IIES Reprint No 347. 

Is the Welfare State in Trouble? Eastern Economic Journal Vol 13, No 4, Oct/Dec. 1987.

Intergenerational Aspects of Public Transfers, Borrowing and Debt (with Jörgen W. Weibull), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, No 1, 1986. Also IIES Reprint No 310. 

Är Skatterna ett samhällsproblem? (Are Taxes a Problem?) (with Gustav Lindencrona). In: Skatterna ett Samhällsproblem, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 1986:1. 

Limits to the Welfare State, Challenge, January/February 1986. Also IIES Reprint No 297. 

Reformmöjligheter och Erforderlig forskning (Reform Prospects and Required Research) (with Gustav Lindencrona and Karl Erik Wärneryd). In: Skatterna ett Samhällsproblem, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 1986:1. 

Systemfel vid universiteten (System-Defects in the University System), Ekonomisk Debatt, 1986. 

Involuntary Unemployment as an Insider-Outsider Dilemma (with Dennis J. Snower), in: W. Beckerman, ed., Wage Rigidity, Employment, and Economic Policy, London: Duckworth, 1986. Also IIES Reprint No 327. 

Wage Setting, Unemployment, and Insider-Outsider Relations (with Dennis J. Snower), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 1986. Also IIES Reprint No 313. 

Endogenous Unions and Governments: A Game-Theoretic Approach (with Thor­val­­dur Gylfason), European Economic Review, February 1986. Also IIES Reprint No 304.

Explanations of Unemployment (with Dennis J. Snower), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, No 2, 1985, pp. 34-56. Also IIES Reprint No 280. 

Redistribution Policy and the Expansion of the Public Sector, Journal of Public Economics, Vol 28, Dec. 1985. Also IIES Reprint No 302. 

What is Wrong with the West European Economies?, The World Economy, June 1985, pp. 153-170. Also IIES Reprint No 287. 

The Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Journal of Economic Literature, March 1985, pp. 37-56. Also IIES Reprint No 273. 

Välfärd, skatter och tillväxt: replik till W. Korpi (Welfare, Taxes and Growth: Reply to W. Korpi), Ekonomisk Debatt, 1985, No 3, pp. 204-205. 

Internationella och inhemska förutsättningar för ekonomisk stabilitet (International and Domestic Requirements for Economic Stability). In: Vårt ekonomiska läge, Stockholm 1984, pp. 11-26. 

Tre grundproblem i svensk ekonomi (Three Basic Problems in Swedish Economy), Ekonomisk Debatt No 3, 1984, pp. 157-161. 

International and Domestic Preconditions for Economic Stability, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review, No 2, 1984. Also IIES Reprint No 242. 

Union Rivalry and Wages: An Oligopolistic Approach (with Thorvaldur Gylfa­son), Economica, May 1984. Also IIES Reprint No 233. 

Competing Wage Claims, Cost Inflation, and Capacity Utilization (with Thorvaldur Gylfason), European Economic Review, February 1984. Also IIES Reprint No 228. 

The International Economic Environment and Industrialization Possibilities in Developing Countries, Industry and Development No 12, UNIDO, Vienna 1984, pp. 9-42. Also IIES Reprint No 236.

Interpreting Income Distributions in a Welfare State: The Case of Sweden, European Economic Review, April 1983. Also IIES Reprint No 213. 

Income Distributions in Sweden, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review No 1, 1983. 

Mekanismer för en bättre samhällsekonomi (Mechanisms for a Better Functioning Economy), Ekonomisk Debatt No 3, 1983, pp. 149-160. 

Budget Expansion and Cost Inflation, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 1983. Also IIES Reprint No 211. 

The Recent Slowdown on Productivity Growth, The Economic Journal, March 1983. Also IIES Reprint No 206.

The Political Economy of Cost Inflation (with Thorvaldur Gylfason), Kyklos, Vol 35, Fasc. 3, 1982. Also IIES Reprint No 192. 

Tax Effects versus Budget Effects on Labor Supply, The Economic Inquiry, October 1982. Also IIES Reprint No 199. 

Emerging Arteriosclerosis of the Western Economies – Consequences for the Less Developed Countries, lecture at the International Center, New Delhi, India International Centre Quarterly No 1, 1982. Also IIES Reprint No 191.

Ekonomi och kultur – betydelsen av en decentraliserad kultur (Economics and Culture – the Importance of a Decentralized Culture). In: M. Johansson (ed.) Kulturen och Friheten, Timbro 1982. 

Håller traditionell keynesianism? (Is Traditional Keynesianism Still Useful?), Ekonomisk Debatt No 3, 1982, pp. 159-162.

Disincentive Problems in Developed Countries. Lecture at conference on Growth and Entrepreneurship, Manila, November 1981. In: Growth and Entrepreneur­ship. Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing World, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris 1981. Also IIES Reprint No 171. 

Problem i industriländernas strukturanpassning (Problems of Structural Change in Industrial Countries), Ekonomisk Debatt No 2, 1981, pp. 83-90. 

Can the Rich Countries Adapt? Needs and Difficulties, The OECD Observer, January 1981. Also IIES Reprint No 148. 

Work Disincentives in the Welfare State, lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association, October 1, 1980, Nationalökonomische Gesellschaft Lectures 79-80, Publisher Manz, Vienna 1981. Also IIES Reprint No 176. 

Industrial Policy as an Issue in the Economic Environment, The World Economy, December 1981. Also IIES Reprint No 172.

Obstacles to Stable Economic Growth. In: The State of the World Economy, Econo­­mic Yearbook 1980, ICC, Paris 1980, pp. 155-161. 

Overcoming the Obstacles to Successful Performance of the Western Economies, Business Economics, May 1980. Also IIES Reprint No 135. 

The Uncertain Future – What are the Adjustment Mechanisms?, lecture at Bella Center, Copenhagen 1979. In: Horizon 2004, Sophus Berendsen A/S, Copen­hagen 1980.

Ägande och kapitalförvaltning (Ownership and Administration of Capital). In: N. Lundgren (ed.), Sju social­­demokrater om löntagarfonderna, Tidens Förlag, Stockholm 1979, pp. 10-35. 

Sveriges ekonomiska framtid (Sweden’s Economic Future). In: Vårt ekonomiska läge 1979, Sparfräm­jandets Förlagsaktiebolag, Stockholm 1979, pp. 7-35. 

Hur skall en svensk näringspolitik se ut? (What Should an Industrial Policy Be Like?), Ekonomisk Debatt No 3, 1979, pp. 193-206. 

Imported and Structural Inflation and Aggregate Demand – The Scandinavian Model Reconstructed. In: A. Lindbeck (ed.), Inflation and Employment in Open Economies, North-Holland, Amsterdam 1979. 

Den bästa u-landshjälpen (The Best Aid for LDCs), Ekonomisk Debatt No 1, 1979, pp. 227-234.

Hur skall näringslivet förnyas? (How can the Economy be Regenerated?), Aktiespararnas skriftserie No 6, 1978. 

Förvanskningar om ekonomerna och arbetarrörelsen (Distortions about the Economists and the Labor Movement), Ekonomisk Debatt No 1, 1978, pp. 34-39. 

Economic Dependence and Interdependence in the Industrialized World. In: From Marshall Plan to Global Interdependence, OECD, Paris 1978, pp. 59-68. Also IIES Reprint No 90. 

Strategier för den ekonomiske rådgivaren (Strategies for the Economic Advisor), Ekonomisk Debatt No 8, 1978, pp. 581-585. 

McCracken-rapporten – en kommentar (The McCracken Report – a comment), Ekonomisk Debatt No 2, 1978, pp. 109-119.

International Economic Integration. In: B. Ohlin, P-O. Hesselborn and P. Wijk­man, eds., The International Allocation of Economic Activity, Macmillan, London 1977, pp. 216-226. 

Can Pluralism Survive?, the McInally Memorial Lecture, Graduate School of Business Administration, the University of Michigan, 1977 (German edition in ORDO, Band 29, Gustav Fisher Verlag, Stuttgart 1978).

Approaches to Exchange Rate Analysis – an introduction, Scandinavian Journal of Economics No 2, 1976. And in: J. Herin, A. Lindbeck and J. Myhrman, eds., Flexible Exchange Rates and Stabilization Policy, Macmillan, London 1977,
pp. 1-13. Also IIES Reprint No 54. 

Dynamisk företagsamhet förutsätter hyggliga vinster (Dynamic Entrepreneurship Requires Reasonable Profits), Ekonomisk Debatt No 5, 1976, pp. 123-124. 

Stabilization Policy in Open Economies with Endogenous Politicians, Richard T. Ely Lecture, American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Dallas 1975, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, No 2, May 1976. Also IIES Reprint No 56.

Business Cycles, Politics and International Economic Dependence, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review No 2, 1975, pp. 53­68. Also IIES Reprint No 39. 

Inequality and Redistribution Policy Issues (Principles and Swedish Experience). In: Education, Inequality and Life Chances, Vol 2, OECD, Paris 1975, pp. 229-385. 

The Changing Role of the National State, Kyklos, Fasc. 1, 1975, pp. 23-46, and Nationalstatens förändrade roll (in Swedish), Ekonomisk Debatt No 5, 1975, pp. 287-299. Also IIES Reprint No 36. 

Economic Systems and the Economics of the New Left, lecture at Zurich Uni­ver­sity, in: Der Streit um die Gesellschaftsordnung, Schulthess Polygraphischer Verlag, Zurich 1975, pp. 91-112. Also IIES Reprint No 42. 

Inflation och arbetslöshet. Nationella och internationella aspekter (Inflation and Unemployment. Domestic and International Aspects). In: Vårt ekonomiska läge, Stockholm 1975, pp. 13-45.

Sysselsättningen (The Determinants of Employment), Ekonomisk Debatt No 1, 1975, pp. 8-23.

Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974. 

Den ovissa framtiden – en studie i anpassningsmekanismer (The Uncertain Future – A Study of Adjustment Mechanisms), Ekonomisk Debatt No 8, 1974, pp. 463-473. 

Internationella ekonomiska konflikter i en expanderande världsekonomi (International Economic Conflicts in a Growing World Economy), Ekonomisk Debatt No 7, 1974, pp. 383-394. 

Is Stabilization Policy Possible? – Time Lags and Conflicts of Goals. In: W.L. Smith and J.M. Culbertson (eds.) Public Finance and Stabilization Policy, North-Holland, Amsterdam 1974. Also IIES Reprint No 34. 

Possible Future International Conflicts in a Growing World Economy. In: Econo­mic Science and Problems of Growth, Institut de la Vie, North-Holland, Amster­dam 1974. 

Prize in Economic Science in Honor of Alfred Nobel to Wassily Leontief for the Input-Output Method, Scienza & Tecnica 74, Milano 1974.

Some Fiscal and Monetary Policy Experiments in Sweden. In: Credit Allocation, Techniques and Monetary Policy, Conference Series No 11, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 1973, pp. 179-223. 

Skattepaket och kostnadsinflation (The Tax Package and Cost Inflation) (with Nils Lundgren), Ekonomisk Debatt No 5 1973, pp. 300-304. 

Ekonomiska system – ett mångdimensionellt fenomen (Economic Systems – A Multidimensional Phenomenon), Ekonomisk Debatt No 1, 1973, pp. 3-18. 

Research on Internal Adjustment to External Disturbances: A European View. In: C. Fred Bergsten (ed.) The Future of the International Economic Order: An Agenda for Research, Lexington Books, Lexing­ton, Mass., 1973, pp. 61-74.  

Economic Policy in an Internationalized World, lecture for Svenska Handelsbanken Meeting, Handelsbankens Småskriftserie No 1, 1973, 23 pp.

Mot en ny merkatilistisk näringspolitik? (Towards a New Mercantilistic Trade Policy?), lecture for Nordiskt National­­­­ekonomiskt Möte, Bergen 1972, Statsøkono­misk Tidsskrift 1972;86(3/4):209-248. 

Inflation och arbetslöshet i öppen ekonomi (Inflation and Unemployment in an Open Economy), lecture for the Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Documenta No 5, 1972, pp. 1-13. 

Vart är vår ekonomi på väg? Nationella och internationella aspekter (Where is Our Economy Heading? National and International Aspects), (in Swedish and English), lecture at Vårt Ekonomiska Läge 1972, Sparfrämjandet, Stock­holm 1972, pp. 9-41. 

Symposium: Economics of The New Left, Rejoinder, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 1972, pp. 665-683. 

Stabilization Policy in an Open High-Employment Economy – Swedish Expe­riences. In: Emil Claassen and Pascal Salin (eds.), Stabilization Policies in Inter­dependent Economies, Amsterdam 1972, pp. 244-260. Also IIES Reprint No 26. 

Centralisering kontra decentralisering i svensk blandekonomi (Centralization versus Decentralization in the Mixed Economy of Sweden). In: Blandekonomi på villovägar?, Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhälle, Stockholm 1972, pp. 9-43. 

Economic Research in Sweden during the Post-War Period (with K.G. Jungen­felt). In: Social Science Research in Sweden, Stockholm 1972, pp. 9-22. (Swedish ed. 1969: Den nationalekonomiska forskningen i Sverige efter andra världskriget.)

On the Transmission Mechanism of Wage Changes (with Lars Jacobs­son), Swedish Journal of Economics (Scandinavian Journal of Economics) No 3, 1971, pp. 273-293. 

Stabiliseringspolitiska problem (Problems of Stabilization Policy), National­ekonomiska Föreningens Förhand­lingar, Stockholm 1971;4:119-139. 

Nationalstaten i en internationaliserad världsekonomi (The National State in an Internationalized World Economy) (with Nils Lundgren), lecture for Nationalekonomiska Föreningens Förhandlingar, 1971. 

The Efficiency of Competition and Planning. In: Michael Kaser and Richard Portes (eds.), Planning and Market Relations, London 1971, pp. 83-107. 

Synpunkter på “Svensk Ekonomi 1971–75” (LU70) (Aspects of Swedish Economy 1971–75) (with S.E. Johansson and Erik Lundberg), Ekonomisk Revy No 4, 1971, pp. 145-154.

Fiscal Policy as a Tool of Economic Stabilization, Kyklos No 1, 1970, pp. 7-30. Also IIES Reprint No 4. 

Stabilization, Allocation and Distribution Aspects of International Reserves, com­ments. In: International Reserves – Needs and Availability, IMF, Washington 1970, pp. 36-42. 

Paul Anthony Samuelson's Contribution to Economics, The Swedish Journal of Economics (Scandinavian Journal of Economics) No 4, 1970, pp. 342-354. Also in: Contemporary Economists in Perspective, Greenwich/Conn., London 1984, pp. 5-18. Also IIES Reprint No 17.

Labor Market Conditions, Wages and Inflation – Swedish Experiences 1955-67 (with Lars Jacobsson), Swedish Journal of Economics (Scandinavian Journal of Economics) No 2, 1969, pp. 64-103. 

Handelspolitik gentemot u-länder (Trade Policy towards Underdeveloped Countries). In: U‑hjälp i utveck­ling?, Stockholm 1969, pp. 75-99. 

Economic Policy in Sweden in the Post-War Period (in Japanese), The Mainichi 1969, pp. 50-57.

Galbraith – skönlitterär angripare av industristaten (Galbraith – Literacy Critic of the Industrial State), Svensk Sparbanks­tidskrift No 5, 1968, pp. 201-206. 

Samhällsvetenskaplig forskning – problem och utvecklingstendenser (Research Problems and Tendencies in the Social Sciences), SACO-tidningen No 1, 1968, pp. 130-134. 

Theories and Problems in Swedish Economic Policy in the Post-War Period, American Economic Review, June 1968, Suppl., pp. 1-87. 

Finanspolitiska tvångströjor (Straitjackets in Fiscal Policy) (with Lars Matthiessen), Tiden No 3, 1968, pp. 173-183. 

Fördelningspolitik i blandekonomi (Distribution Policy in a Mixed Economy). In: L.E. Ericsson and M. Hell­­ström (eds.), Välståndsklyftor och standardhöjning, Stockholm 1967, pp. 72-107. 

Rent Control as an Instrument of Housing Policy. In: A. Nevitt (ed.) The Econo­mic Problems of Housing, International Economic Association, London 1967, pp. 53-72. 

Skall jordbruket avskaffas? – svenska erfarenheter (Should Agriculture be Abolished? – Swedish Experiences), lecture for Nationalekonomiska Föreningen, Helsinki, 1967.

The Method of Isolation in Economic Statics – a pedagogical note, The Swedish Journal of Economics (Scandinavian Journal of Economics) No 3, 1966, pp. 148-165. 

Swedish Agricultural Policy in an International Perspective, Skandinaviska Banken Quarterly Review No 4, 1966, pp. 95-106. 

Samhällsekonomiska krav driver fram den nya jordbrukspolitiken (Economic Consideration behind the New Agricultural Policy), Fack­före­­nings­rörelsen No 12, 1966, pp. 429-438. 

Jordbrukspolitiken (Agricultural Policy), Tiden No 5, 1966, pp. 263-269. 

Prissystemets plats i långtidsplaneringen (The Price System in Long-Term Planning). In: Swedish Economic Growth, Treasury Department, Stockholm 1966, pp. 73-111

Location Policy, Skandinaviska Banken Quarterly Review No 2, 1964, pp. 41-51. 

Hyreskontrollen som politiskt problem (Rent Control as a Political Problem), Tiden 1964. 

Replik om hyreskontrollen (Comment on Rentcontrol), Tiden 1963. 

Forskarutbildning och forskarkarriär (Training for Research and Careers for Researchers), Tiden No 10, 1963, pp. 580-588. 

Bostadsbristen – ett prisbildningsproblem (The Housing Shortage – A Problem of Pricing), Ekonomisk Revy No 2, 1963, pp. 120-130.

Penning- och valutapolitik vid ekonomisk integration (Monetary and Exchange Reserve Policy in the Case of European Integration), Nordiskt Nationalekonomiskt Jubileumsmöte, Aug. 1963, 4 pp. 

Den klassiska “dichotomien” (The Classical “Dichotomy”), Ekonomisk Tidskrift (Scandinavian Journal of Economics) No 1, 1961, pp. 25-46. 

Inkomstfördelning, resursallokering och stabiliseringspolitik (Income Distribution, Resource Allocation and Stabilization Policy), Tiden No 7, 1961, pp. 409-420. 

Finanspolitikens teori (The Theory of Public Finance), Ekonomisk Tidskrift (Scandinavian Journal of Economics) No 2, 1960. Article based on Musgrave’s Theory of Public Finance, pp. 116-150. 

Att förutse utvecklingen (To Anticipate the Development). In: R. Pålsson (ed.) Inför 60-talet, Stockholm 1960, pp. 65-83.

Kreditmarknad och kreditpolitik i Förenta staterna under 50-talet (Credit Market
and Credit Policy in the United States during the Fifties), Svensk Sparbankstidskrift No 10, 1959, pp. 529-547. 

Våra underutvecklade universitet (Our Underdeveloped Universities), Tiden 1959. 

Statsbudgetens verkningar på konsumtion och investeringar 1954-1956 (The Effects of the Government Budget on Consumption and Investment 1954-1956), Meddelanden från Konjunkturinstitutet, Series A:29, Stockholm 1956, pp. 30-48. 

Finanspolitikens ekonomiska teori (The Economic Theory of Fiscal Policy), a comment on a study by Bent Hansen, Tiden 1955. 

Reformpolitik vid skiljevägen (Reform Policy at the Cross-Roads) (with O. Palme), Tiden 1955. 

Storfinansen som kom bort (The Big Business that Disappeared), Tiden 1954. 

Socialdemokratins kulturuppfattning (The Cultural View of Social Democracy). In: H. Håkansson and A. Lindbeck (eds.) Kultur och Politik, Stockholm 1952. 

Arbetarliberalismen (Workers' Liberalism), Libertas 1950. 


Comments and panels 

Comment on L. Jonung: "Med backspegeln som kompass - om stabiliserings­politi­ken som lärdomsprocess" ("With the Rear View Mirror as a Compass - On Stabilization Policy as a Learning Process"), Report for ESO (Expertgruppen för studier i offentlig ekonomi), 1999. 

Comment on R. Perotti: “The Political Economy of Fiscal Consolidations“, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 100(1), 1998. 

Comment on A. Brandolini and N. Rossi: “Income Distribution and Sustainable Growth in Industrial Countries”, International Monetary Fund, 1997. 

Comment on P. Minford: “What Can Governments in Western Europe Do to Improve Locational Advantages?” Paper presented at the Kiel Week, 1995. 

Comment on Charles Wyplosz: "Demand and Structural View of Europe's High Unemployment Trap", Swedish Economic Policy Review 1, 1994. 

Comment on “Bargaining Structure and Economic performance”, Moene, K.O., Wallerstein, M. with Hoel M. In: Trade Union Behavior, Pay Bargaining and Economic Performance, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1993. 

Comment on “Can Political Models Predict Union Behavior”, Flanagan R.J. In: Trade Union Behavior, Pay Bargaining and Economic Performance, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1993. 

Lessons from the Conference. In: Technology and Productivity. The Challenge for Economic Policy, OECD Conference 1989. OECD 1991. 

Comment on “Ohlin and the General Theory” by R. Clower, and Roundtable discussion. In: Lars Jonung (ed.) The Stockholm School of Economics Revisited, Cambridge University Press 1991. 

Market-Oriented Taxation, comment on Approaches to Development Taxation. In: Taxation in Developing Countries, Fourth Edition, R.M. Bird and O. Oldman (eds.) The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 1990. 

Comment on “Wage Formation in the Nordic Countries Viewed from an Inter­natio­nal Perspective" Jackman, R. In: Wage Formation in the Nordic Countries Calmfors, L. (ed.), SNS Förlag and Oxford University Press 1990. 

Panel discussion at Symposium at Wenner-Gren Center 1986 about The Uni­ver­sity of the Future. Framtidens Universitet, Hur skall det utformas? D. Otto­son (ed.) Allmänna Förlaget, 1987. 

Comment on E. Malinvaud: “Pure Profits as Forced Saving”. In: Growth and Distribution, V. Bergström et al. (eds.), Basil Blackwell: Oxford, 1986. 

Comment on Samir Amin: “Some Thoughts on Self-Reliant Development, Collective Self-Reliance and the New International Economic Order”. In: The World Economic Order: Past and Prospects, S.Grassman and E. Lundberg (eds.), Macmillan: London, 1981. 

Comment on “International Coordination of National Economic Policies”. In: Samuel I. Katz, (ed.), U.S. – European Monetary Relations, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC, 1979. 

Comment on Fritz Machlup: “Conceptual and Causal Relationships in the Theory of Economic Integration in the Twentieth Century”. In: The Inter­national Allocation of Economic Activity. Proceedings of a Nobel Symposium in Stockholm 8-11 June, 1976. London, Basingstoke 1977, pp. 216-226. 

Panel discussion: Experiences with Floating Rates In: Studies in Monetary Economics: Recent Issues in International Monetary Economics, E. Claassen and P. Salin (eds.), North-Holland: Amsterdam, 1974. 

Panel discussion: World Inflation. In: Stabilization Policies in Inter­depen­dent Economies, E. Claassen and P. Salin (eds.), North-Holland: Amsterdam 1972, pp. 299-324. 

Comment on Sven W. Arndt: “Macroeconomic Policy in an Open Economy”. In: Stabilization Policies in Interdependent Economies, E. Claassen and P. Salin (eds.), North-Holland: Amsterdam 1972. 

Comment on Murray C. Kemp “World Reserve Supplementation: Long-Run Needs for Short-Run Purposes” and Egon Sohmen “General Reserve Supple­mentation: Some Central Issues”. In: International Reserves, Needs and Avail­ability, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., 1970. 

Comment on T. Scitovsky: “International Liquidity and the Reform of the Adjust­ment Mechanism”. In: P.A. Samuelson, ed., International Economic Relations, New York 1969, pp. 258-263. 


Collections of papers 

Collected papers: Volume I “Macroeconomics and Economic Policy”, Volume II “The Welfare State”, Edward Elgar Publishing 1993. 

Hur mycket politik tål ekonomin? Högskattesamhällets problem (How Much Politics can the Economy Take?), Bonnier-Fakta, Stockholm 1986. 

Makt och ekonomi (Power and Economics), Akademilitteratur, Stockholm 1981, 79 pp. 

Ekonomi och mångfald (Economy and Pluralism), Akademilitteratur, Stockholm 1980, 70 pp. 

Fondfrågan (The Issue of Wage-Earners’ Funds), Alba, Stock­holm 1979, 106 pp.

Blandekonomi i omvandling (Mixed Economy in Change), four lectures on economic policy, Aldus, Stockholm 1973, 156 pp. 

Samhällsekonomisk politik (Economic Policy), a collection of previously published papers, Rabén & Sjögren, Stockholm 1971, 316 pp. 


Not printed research papers 

Social Interaction and Sickness Absence (with Mårten Palme and Mats Persson), IFN Working Paper No 725, Stockholm 2007, also CESifo Working Paper No 2215, Munich 2008, 26 pp, and Working Paper No 2009:4, Department of Economics, Stockholm University, 2009, 34 pp. Download.

János Kornai's Contributions to Economic Analysis, lecture at the EEA Congress in Budapest, August 2007. Download. 

Market Reforms, Welfare Arrangements and Stabilization Policy – A Triple Interaction in Employment Policy, mimeo, OECD Minister Conference, June 15-16, Toronto, 2006. Download.

A Model of Income Insurance and Social Norms (with Mats Persson), CESifo Working Paper No 1675, Munich February 2006, 32 pp. (Being revised). Download.

Job Security and Work Absence: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (with Mårten Palme and Mats Persson), revision of CESifo Working Paper No 1687, Munich, February 2006, 37 pp. Download.

The Firm as a Pool of Factor Complementarities (with Dennis Snower), IUI Working Paper No 598, Stockholm June 2003, IIES Seminar Paper No 725, Stockholm October 2003, IZA Discussion Paper No 882, Bonn October 2003 and CEPR Discussion Paper DP4242, London February 2004, 17 pp. Download.

The Division of Labor and the Market for Organizations (with Dennis Snower), Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IUI), Working Paper No 528, Stockholm 2000 and CESifo Working Paper No 267, Munich 2000, 29 pp. Download.

Intergenerational Risk Sharing, Stability and Optimality of Alternative Pension Systems (with John Hassler), IIES Seminar Paper No 631, Stockholm 1997, 38 pp. 

Patterns of Unemployment: An Insider-Outsider Analysis (with Dennis Snower), IIES Seminar Paper No 520, Stockholm 1992, 33 pp. 

Segmented Labor Markets and Unemployment (with Dennis Snower), IIES Seminar Paper No 483, Stockholm 1990, 35 pp. 

Union Activity and Economic Resilience (with Dennis Snower), Centre for Economic Policy Research, Discussion Paper No 114, London 1986. 

Report on the World Bank Research Program – Part II, The World Bank 1984. 

Report on the World Bank Research Program – Part I, The World Bank 1979. 

Endogenous Politicians and the Theory of Economic Policy, IIES Seminar Paper No 35, Stockholm 1973, 61 pp. 

The National State in an Internationalized World Economy, IIES Seminar Paper No 26, Stockholm 1973, 80 pp. 


Edited books 

Inflation and Employment in Open Economies (edited research volume from the Institute for International Economic Studies), North-Holland, Amsterdam 1979. 

Flexible Exchange Rates and Stabilization Policy (conference volume edited with J. Herin and J. Myhrman), Macmillan, London 1977, 280 pp. 

Ekonomiska system (Economic Systems), anthology ed. by Assar Lindbeck, Rabén & Sjögren, Stockholm 1971, 387 pp. 


Newspaper articles

Beskatta oförtjänta vinster - ge till låginkomsttagare, DN 27.11.13. Download.

Hyreskontrollen måste bort för att få fart byggandet, DN 24.11.13. Download.

Fortsatt kapitalexport slår ut investeringar, DN 12.5.13. Download.

”Jag tvivlar på överstatlig finanspolitik i Europa”, DN 17.7.12. Download.

Slutreplik om investeringar i infrastruktur, DNs nätupplaga 16.9.11. Download.

Så kan Sverige få fram pengar till ny infrastruktur, DN 8.9.11. Download.

Så kan psykiatrins kris lösas, SvD 25.8.11 (with Anita Aperia, P C Jersild, Olle Lindvall, Lars Terenius and Denny Vågerö). Download.

Så här kan regeringen bromsa arbetslösheten, DN 4.12.09. Download.

Regeringen måste bejaka tillfälliga budgetunderskott, DN 18.1.09. Download.

Slopa överskottsmålet och använd pengarna nu, DN 20.1.08. Download.

The Three Swedish Models, Project Syndicate 30.05.07, Download. Published in Jurnalul National 30.05.07 Download, Economist’s View 04.06.07 Download, Japan Times 4.06.07 Download, Taipei Times 05.06.07 Download, Turkish Weekly 07.06.07Download, Financial Times Deutschland 07.09.07 Download

China’s Evolving Economic System, Project Syndicate 1.05.07, Download. Published in Sunday’s Zaman 16.05.07Download, L’Orient Le Jour 14.05.07Download, Daily Star Egypt 8.05.07Download,, Lebanon Daily Star 7.05.07Download, Turkish Weekly 7.05.07Download, Taipei Times 6.05.07Download, La Opinión 5.05.07Download, The Strait Times 2.05.07Download, Daily Pakistan 2.05.07Download, South China Morning Post 2.05.07Download, Macau Business 1.05.07Download

Maktväxling ligger också i socialdemokraternas intresse, DN 1.9.06. Download.

Kvalitet eller rättvisa blir vårt val i vården, DN 27.2.05. Download.

Euron höjer vår levnadsstandard, Sydsvenskan 27.8.03. Download.

Oklokt att bli fripassagerare i EMU, DN 30.7.03. Download.

Flytande krona en risk för Sverige, DN 27.4.03. Download.

Euron ger oss en effektivare ekonomi, DN 26.4.03. Download.

Sverige är inne i ond cirkel, DN 13.10.02.

Antikapitalister motsäger sig själva, DN 26.8.01.

Marknadspriser gynnar låginkomsttagare, DN 8.4.01.

Mindre risk med fondsparande, DN 21.10.00 (with Mats Persson).

Vänsterstyret ger oss fler kapitalister, DN 26.4.00.

Skapa en global finansinspektion, DN 10.10.98 (with Dan Lindbeck).

Domedagsprofetiorna kommer för tidigt, DN 8.10.98 (with Dan Lindbeck). 

Farligt försvaga riksbanken, DN 21.2.97 (with Torsten Persson and Lars E. O. Svensson). 

Så kan arbetslösheten sänkas, DN 18.1.97. 

Fel argument mot EMU, DN 27.11.96 (with John Hassler).

Vänta med myntunion, DN 5.5.94. 

The Dilapidated Swedish Model, Newsweek 20.12.93. 

Låg inflation hotar ej jobben, DN 14.9.93 (with Torsten Persson and Lars E.O. Svensson).

Korpi vilseleder igen, SvD May 1993.

113 punkter, SvD 10.3.93.

Ändra krispaketens tidsprofil, DN 22.10.92.

Ett företag räcker, DN 4.2.92.

Avvecklingen får inte äventyras, SvD 18.10.91.

Livsviktigt stimulera privat sparande, Företagarna 8/91.

Avveckla det korporativa systemet, DN 25.9.91.

Stoppa socialiseringsförslaget, Gefle Dagblad 13.9.91.

Regeringen lurar väljarna, GP 6.9.91.

Bara småföretagarna kan rädda jobben, Företagarna 1.9.91.

Superfonden … eller ett försök till socialisering?, Expressen 26.8.91.

Partierna glömmer ideologin, DN 14.7.91.

Frigör resurser för de svaga, DN 25.4.91 (with Lars Calmfors).

Det spökar igen i kanslihuset, DN 9.4.91.

Åsbrinks fonder farliga, Aftonbladet 1.4.91.

Svepskäl för socialisering, DN 16.3.91.

AP-fonderna ett ständigt socialiseringshot, SvD 13.10.90.

Varning för socialiseringsvåg, DN 16.9.90.

Förnyelse med förhinder, DN 26.2.90.

Kapsejsad ekonomisk politik, DN 14.2.90.

Byt ekonomiskt system snabbt!, DN 20.1.90.

Kapital ger frihet, DN 30.11.89.

Bytesbalansen dålig styråra, DN 29.1.89 (with Torsten Persson).

Överdriven oro för bytesbalansen, DN 28.1.89 (with Torsten Persson).

Staten klarar inte sin uppgift, DN 22.12.88.

Sverige släpar efter, DN 31.7.88.

Krav på kvalitet är inte ”diktatur”, DN 17.6.88 (reply to Kjell Goldmann i DN 15.6.88).

Lägg miljöansvaret på företagen, DN 5.11.87.

Erik Lundberg - Centralgestalt inom ekonomisk debatt, SvD 16.9.87.

Dags att byta inkomstklyftor?, DN 16.8.85.

En ny strategi för jobben, DN 15.8.85.

En amatörmässig analys, DN 28.2.85. 

Giving the Outsiders More Chance against the Insiders, Financial Times 17.4.85 (with Dennis Snower). 

Kontrollstatens drivkrafter, DN 17.1.85.

En inlärd hjälplöshet, DN 15.1.85.

Är skatterna farliga?, DN 14.1.85.

Skydda samhället mot staten, DN 30.4.84.

Om den nya friheten, DN 30.4.84.

Snabb fondavveckling möjlig, SvD 26.8.83 (with Hans Tson Söderström).

Alternativen till fonderna, SvD 27.7.83 (with Hans Tson Söderström).

Nu krävs en avvecklingsplan för fonderna, SvD 26.7.83 (with Hans Tson Söderström).

Beroendet av facket allvarligaste hotet i fondförslaget, DN 4.7.83.

Fonderna hotar hela samhället, Expressen 5.9.82. 

Fonderna tvingar mig att lämna partiet, Expressen 11.8.82.

Makt och ekonomi, SvD May 1982.

Sweden: the Limits to the Welfare State, Wall Street Journal 9.9.81. 

Looking Back on Sweden’s Keynesian Decades, Wall Street Journal 10.6.81. 

Kollektiva fonder måste avvisas, DN 26.9.81.

Sparande, riskkapital och fonder, DN 14.5.81.

Decentralisera kulturstödet, DN 25.4.81.

Socialdemokratin och fondfrågan, Aftonbladet 30.3.81.

Fondfrågan, DN March 1979.

Kostnadskrisen kan lösas, SvD 9.1.78.

Individuella andelar - annars får vi funktionärsvälde, Veckans Affärer 1978:10.

Privata andelar i kapitalfonder II, DN 12.4.78.

Privata andelar i kapitalfonder I, DN 17.2.78.

Rädda våra universitet. De blir folkhögskolor, Gaudeamus 2.2.78.

Ett förslag till ”fondpluralism”, DN 14.6.78.

Kan näringslivet förnyas? DN 19.10.77.

Sänk skatten på produktionen, DN 14.9.77.

Medborgarfonder - en skiss, DN 27.3.77.

Skall SAFLO ta makten i företagen? Arbete 26.9.76.

Den svenska modellen, DN 15.8.76.

Ägarmakten i företagen, DN 12.8.76.

Dödsdom för pluralism, DN 25.3.76.

Bättre samhällsdebatt, DN 30.10.75.

Kapital ger frihet, DN 22.10.75.

Fram för fortsatt pluralistiskt samhälle, Arbetet 25.9.75.

Tillväxtens gränser, DN 5.2.74.

Domedagsprofeternas julafton, DN 13.1.74.

Bättre samhällsdebatt, DN 30.10.73.

Skicklig ekonomisk politik i Brasilien - men jämlikheten släpar efter, Veckans Affärer 7.6.73.

Varför valutakriser? Veckans Affärer 29.3.73.

De låga vinsternas ekonomi, Veckans affärer 25.1.73.

Socialdemokratins väg, Arbete 26.9.72.

Marknadsekonomins begränsningar, Arbetet 10.6.72.

Den missförstådda marknadsmekanismen, Arbetet, 9.6.72.

Återtåg till regleringsekonomi, DN 15.6.71.

Fel på Fonderna, DN 24.7.71.

Skälen för marknadsekonomin, DN 22.7.71.

Social kommunikation, DN 9.6. 71.

Avtalsläget - Bakgrund och lösning, DN 12.3.71.

Ekonomipris till Paul A. Samuelson, Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfarts Tidning, 27.10.70.

Varför marknadsekonomi? DN 14.6.69.

Replik om inkomstpolitik DN 27.1.68 (with Lars Jakobsson).

Inkomstpolitik mot inflation, DN 3.1.68 (with Lars Jacobsson).

Forskarkarriären, DN 27.1.67 (with Karl Gustav Jungenfelt).

Världssvälten och svenskt jordbruk, DN 10.12.66.

Försörjningsberedskapen, DN 22.9.66.

Ny jordbruksgiv lönar sig, Veckans affärer 7.4.66.



Interview with Assar Lindbeck on his book Ekonomi är att välja (Economics is an issue of choosing), by Gunnar Wetterberg, on the TV channel Kunskapskanalen, 1 November 2012. Download.

Interview with Assar Lindbeck on the financial crisis by Niklas Ekdal, Axess TV, 3 December, 2008. Download.

Interview with Assar Lindbeck by Thorvaldur Gylfason, Macroeconomic Dynamics 10, 2006, pp. 101-130. Download.