Thesis Title: “Interregional Migration, Wages and Labor Market Policy: Essays on the Swedish Model in the Postwar Period”.  The thesis frame is available online: (PDF).

Papers in the thesis:

  1. Local Labor Markets and Regional Mobility in Sweden – Evidence from New County Level Data, 1945-1985
  2. Regional Wages, Economic Restructuring and the Solidaristic Wage Policy in Sweden
  3. What Can the State Do for You? Relocation Allowances and Regional Subsidies in Postwar Sweden
  4. Implementing National Structural Change at the Local Level – The Case of Relocation Allowances in Västernorrland, 1965-1975

Peer Review:

Molinder, J. (Preprint) “Wage Differentials, Economic Restructuring and the Solidaristic Wage Policy in Sweden”, European Review Economic History. Link to journal.

Molinder, J. (2018) “Why did Swedish Regional Net Migration Rates Fall in the 1970s? The Role of Policy Changes Versus Structural Change, 1945–1985”, Scandinavian Economic History Review, 66(1): 91-115. Link to journal, Ungated version.

Bengtsson, E., Molinder, J, (2017). “The Economic Effects of the 1920 Eight-Hour Working Day Reform in Sweden”, Scandinavian Economic History Review, 65(2): 149-168. Link to journal, WP.

Molinder, J., Ottosson, J., Andersson-Skog, L., Magnusson, L, (2017). “What can the State do for you? Relocation Allowances and Regional Subsidies in Postwar Sweden”, Scandinavian Journal of History, 42(3): 273–298. Link to journal.

Under Review and Ongoing:

Ericsson, J., & Molinder, J. (2018). A Workers’ Revolution in Sweden? Exploring Economic Growth and Distributional Change with Detailed Data on Construction Workers’ Wages, 1831–1900. Lund Papers in Economic History.

Molinder, J., Enflo, K. & Karlsson, T. (2018) “The Power Resource Theory Revisited: What Explains the Decline in Industrial Conflicts in Sweden?”. CEPR WP. VoxEU summary.

Molinder, J., Söderhäll, M. “Did Industrialization Lead to Segregation in Cities of the Nineteenth Century? The Case of Uppsala 1880–1900”.

Molinder, J. (2019). Why Was Unemployment so Low in Postwar Sweden? An Analysis with New Unemployment Data by Manufacturing Industry, 1935-1948. Lund Papers in Economic History.

Other Published:

Molinder, J. (2018). “Facklig organisering och ekonomisk jämlikhet: En genomlysning av internationell forskning och några lärdomar från perioden med centrala avtal”, Report for the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO). PDF.

Molinder, J., & Pettersson, O. (2013). “Arbetskostnadsandelens utveckling i Sverige”, Ekonomisk Debatt, (7), 18-28. Link to journal.