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 knowledge about the political and economic factors that determine the scope and orientation of ALMPs among advanced democracies. I currently focus on the importance of 1) partisan politics and 2) employers for policy formation and implementation.



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. (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. & Palme, J. (2016) Trends in Social Investment and Poverty in Sweden: ‘The Enlightened Path’ or ‘The Third Way’? Presented at the CROP/WCFIA/CES workshop on Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication at Harvard University, November 17, 2016.

Cronert, A. (2016) In What Way Does the Organization of Capital Matter? Employers, Corporatism, and Active Labor Market Policy. 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.