Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Andreas Bergh

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

*Andreas Bergh* received his PhD from Lund University in 2003, was visiting scholar at the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences at Harvard University in 2004, and is currently doing research at the Ratio-institute in Stockholm and at Departmen

Andreas Bergh received his PhD from Lund University in 2003, was visiting scholar at the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences at Harvard University in 2004, and is currently doing research at the Ratio-institute in Stockholm and at Department of Economics at Lund University. His research concerns the welfare state, its development, justification as well as issues regarding its consequences and how to measure them. Many of these issues are dealt with in his most recent publication “On the Counterfactual Problem of Welfare State Research: How Can We Measure Redistribution?” that appeared in European Sociological Review in 2005. A related research interest is human fairness behavior and the evolution of institutions such as property rights and social sharing norms. Email: andreas.bergh@ratio.se.