Regulation

“The Public Wealth of Nations” in Foreign Affairs

27 November, 2014
factory   Foreign Affairs published an article about the forthcoming book, The Public Wealth of Nations: How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth (Palgrave Macmillan). Most countries’ public wealth is larger than their public debt. While managing debt has become a matter of great concern during the financial crisis, public wealth remains […] Read more...

How indebted nations can unlock hidden riches

28 January, 2014
Docklands_26232r In a forthcoming book Dag Detter, Stefan Fölster and additional authors analyze countries´  hidden public wealth, and how it can be converted into a source of growth. Dag Detter is Managing Director of Whetstone and former President of Stattum, the Swedish government holding company, and a Director at the Ministry of Industry. Stefan Fölster, D.phil. […] Read more...

Housing policies redistribute wealth to the affluent

27 December, 2013
government Swedish housing policy has made many home owners wealthy at the expense of younger generations who may want to buy their homes. This overlooked transfer of wealth shakes the entire foundation of all other redistribution policies. This demands immediate measures to encourage housing construction. The lagging pace of housing construction in Sweden is mostly seen […] Read more...

Now there’s evidence – fewer accidents with less traffic regulation

8 June, 2013
Many might understand that governmental regulatory authorities have difficulty coming to terms with ideas that less regulation result in better outcomes. But, in road traffic regulation, supporting evidence for this idea is almost irrefutable. Among the first to implement this idea is Dutch traffic engineer Hans Monderman, who radically challenged criteria used in evaluating road […] 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...

How indebted nations can unlock hidden riches

30 November, -0001
Docklands_26232r In a forthcoming book Dag Detter, Stefan Fölster and additional authors analyze countries´  hidden public wealth, and how it can be converted into a source of growth. In the aftermath of the latest financial crisis many countries remain heavily indebted and fettered by fiscal austerity in order to restore budget balance and regain economic growth. […] Read more...