My dissertation project concerns the political economy of active labor market policy (ALMP). Using comparative data from across the EU and the OECD, I aim to advance our knowledge about the political and economic factors that determine the scope and orientation of ALMP among advanced democracies. I currently focus on the role of 1) partisan politics and 2) corporatist arrangements for policy formation and implementation.

In addition to writing my dissertation, I am currently working on the topics of social investments, employment and poverty together with Joakim Palme.


Cronert, A. (2018) “All Interventionists Now? On the Political Economy of Active Labor Market Policy as Micro-Interventionist Multi-Tools”. Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Social Sciences 149. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.

Cronert, A. (2017) “Unemployment Reduction or Labor Force Expansion? How Partisanship Matters for the Design of Active Labor Market Policy in Europe”. Forthcoming in Socio-Economic Review. Unrefereed version here.

Cronert, A. & Danielsson, J. (2012) “Försäkringsmässighetens problem – om dolda fördelningseffekter i socialförsäkringarna”. Ekonomisk Debatt, 40(8), pp. 84-87.

Recent work

Cronert, A. & Palme, J. (2017) “Approaches to Social Investment and Their Implications for Poverty in Sweden and the European Union”. Global Challenges Working Paper Series No. 4. Bergen: CROP / University of Bergen. Previous version presented at Harvard University, November 17, 2016.

Cronert, A. (2017) Trade-offs in Employment Subsidy Design: A Matter of Regime Dependency, Technocracy, or Both?. Presented at Midwestern Political Science Association in Chicago, April 6, 2017.

Cronert, A. (2017) Accommodation or Extraction? Employers, the State, and the Joint Production of Active Labor Market Policy. Previous version presented at The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Berkeley, June 25, 2016.

Palme J. & Cronert, A. (2015) “Trends in the Swedish Social Investment Welfare State: ‘The Enlightened Path’ or ‘The Third Way’ for ‘the Lions’”?. ImPRovE Working Paper No. 15/12. Antwerp: Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy – University of Antwerp.

Cronert, A. (2014) Economic-Political Interaction Explaining Local Variations in Privatization of Public Services. Workshop at Uppsala Center for Labor Studies, Uppsala.