Uppsala University, Sweden, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Uppsala University, Sweden
Microeconomic fundamentals for macro-theory, price and pay dynamics, wage formation and unemployment, exchange rates and pricing in an open economy
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Research Fellow at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm, 1985–1994; Researcher at the National Institute of Economic Research 1977–1979
Visiting Professor at New Economic School, Moscow, 1993
PhD Economics, Stockholm University, 1985
"Product market imperfections and employment dynamics." Oxford Economic Papers 65 (2013): 447–470 (with M. Carlsson and S. Eriksson).
"Preface to the special issue on price and wage dynamics." Scandinavian Journal of Economics 112:4 (2010): 643–645 (with M. Bils, S. Holden, R. Friberg, and M. Liski).
"Price and investment dynamics: Theory and plant-level data." Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 41:5 (2009): 907–934 (M. Lundin, C. Bucht, and T. Lindström).
"Prices, productivity, and wage bargaining in open economies." Scandinavian Journal of Economics 110:1 (2008): 169–195 (A. Forslund and A. Westermark).
"Macroeconomic fluctuations and the labor market–Preface." Scandinavian Journal of Economics 109:4 (2007): 643–644 (with R. Hall, S. Holden, E. Moen, and C. Schultz).
The Swedish economy continues to have high employment and rapidly rising real wagesNils Gottfries, July 2018The economic crisis in the early 1990s brought about a dramatic increase in unemployment and a similar decrease in labor force participation. Unemployment declined afterwards, but stabilized at around 6–7%—more than twice as high as before the crisis. Today, the unemployment rate is lower than the EU average, though Sweden no longer stands out in this respect. The 2008 financial crisis had small effects on the Swedish labor market. Employment in industry declined sharply and then remained stagnant, but employment in the service sectors has continued to grow steadily.MoreLess