Labour market

The Life Account – toward a new nordic social security model

8 January, 2014
teacher Increasingly countries around the world struggle to provide welfare and social security in a world where high unemployment, an aging population and increasing expectations erode public finances. Over the past decades some of the most accomplished economists in the world, such as Josef Stiglitz and Martin Feldstein have identified a method for combining a safety […] Read more...

Bureaucracy blocks access to prestige university courses

13 March, 2013
The government’s efforts to improve quality in Swedish higher education are overshadowed by dramatic changes in access to prestigious courses from globally ranked universities. But, many Swedish students are still forced to refrain from these internationally respected courses, writes Stefan Fölster, Managing Director for the Reform Institute in Stockholm.  The Swedish National Audit Office found […] Read more...

Individual unemployment accounts in Chile

15 January, 2013
The best part of the Chilean unemployment insurance system is how its individual-linked personal accounts clearly highlights the incentive to work for all, and it does so in a way that those who earn least still find advantageous. Reforms to the system in 2002 increased coverage from barely a third of all those in work, […] Read more...

The Life Account – a new nordic social security model

30 November, -0001
teacher Increasingly countries around the world struggle to provide welfare and social security in a world where high unemployment, an aging population and increasing expectations erode public finances. Over the past decades some of the most accomplished economists in the world, such as Josef Stiglitz and Martin Feldstein have identified a method for combining a safety […] Read more...