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I AM PLEASED THAT IN HIS SECOND COMMENT ANDREAS BERGH (2006b) has decided to “try even harder to recur to the facts,” and agrees that on the key econometric front our “actual disagreement is very small” (pp. 452, 453). He also now reveals that he is “in fact rather friendly to the welfare state.” We seem to have achieved some convergence.
This article is a response to Work Incentives and Employment Are the Wrong Explanation of Sweden’s Success by Andreas Bergh (EJW, September 2006).