In addition to the three main themes of my scholarly work, I have done research on developments in Swedish politics.
Back in the early 2000s, I wrote my PhD thesis on economic policy, and my first book was concerned with political responses to the unemployment problem in Europe. In 2010–2013, I was the principal investigator of the research project The Political Consequences of Economic Crises, which was funded by the Swedish Research Council.
In 2012–2016, I was the principal investigator in the research project The Reform Capacity of Governments, which was funded by the European Research Council. I worked with Per Andersson, Thomas Brambor, and Carlo Knotz. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, I also wrote or co-wrote a series of papers about the relationship between party politics, corporatist institutions, and public policymaking, which I also link to from this page.
Institutions and Reforms
Public Services and the Modern State
I am currently the principal investigator in a project on public services in comparative and historical perspective that is funded by a Consolidator Grant from the Swedish Research Council. In that project, I work with Ketevan Bolkvadze and Katren Rogers. I am also a member of the team behind the program STANCE, which is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and led by Jan Teorell (2015–2020), and the team behind the project Immigration Policy and the Welfare State in Comparative and Historical Perspective, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council (2018–2021). In that project, I work with Frida Boräng and Sara Kalm.