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The Economic Development of Sweden since 1870

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The Economic Development of Sweden since 1870

9781852787523 Edward Elgar Publishing
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
Publication Date: 1997 ISBN: 978 1 85278 752 3 Extent: 832 pp
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.

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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.
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Contributors: R. Adamson, T. Bengtsson, M. Bergman, G. Carlsson, E. Dahmén, M. Flinn, G. Fridlizius, M. Fritz, S. Gerlach, E.F. Heckscher, K.-G. Hildebrand, L. Jörberg, O. Krantz, J. Kusse, M. Larsson, E. Lundberg, H. Modig, M. Morell, C.-A. Nilsson, U. Olsson, J.M. Quigley, L. Schön, E.F. Söderlund, L. Svensson
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Contents: Introduction Part I: Historiography Part II: General Part III: Demography Part IV: Migration Part V: Labour Market Part VI: Agriculture Part VII: Industrialization Part VIII: Transportation Part IX: Trade Part X: Industrial Organization Part XI: Money and Banking Part XII: Economic Policy Index
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