Ongoing research projects

I am currently working on two research projects:

2018-2020: The Politics of Public Investment (with Pär Nyman, funded by Forte).

2018-2019: Employer Compliance without Enforcement? A Study on the Law on a Universal Obligation to Post Vacancies with the Public Employment Service, and its Effects on Labor Market Integration (with Joakim Palme, funded by IFAU).


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. Includes the three following articles:

  1. Cronert, A. (forthcoming) “Unemployment Reduction or Labor Force Expansion? How Partisanship Matters for the Design of Active Labor Market Policy in Europe”. Socio-Economic Review, published online April 26, 2017Unrefereed version here.
  2. Cronert, A. (forthcoming) “Varieties of Employment Subsidy Design: Theory and Evidence from Across Europe”. Journal of Social Policy, forthcoming.
  3. Cronert, A. (2018) “Accommodation or Extraction? Employers, the State, and the Joint Production of Active Labor Market Policy”Politics & Society, 46(4): 539-569. Accepted version here.

Cronert, A. & J. Palme (2019) “Social Investment at Crossroads: ‘The Third Way’ or ‘The Enlightened Path’ Forward?” in Cantillon, B., Goedeme, T., & J. Hills, Decent Incomes for All, Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

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

Recent work

Cronert, A. (2018) Is Employer Compliance with Regulations Possible Without Enforcement? Evidence from the Swedish Labor Market. Paper presented at the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy – IFAU, the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies, The Swedish Network for Social Policy and Welfare Research, and the Department of Government in November and December, 2018.

Cronert, A. & P. Nyman (2018) A General Approach to Measuring Electoral Competitiveness for Parties and Governments. Paper presented at the Swedish Political Science Association conference in Malmö, October 4, 2018.

Cronert, A. & J. Palme (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.

Palme J. & A. Cronert (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.