Peer Review:

Molinder, J., Enflo, K. & Karlsson, T. (2021) “More Power to the People: Electricity Adoption, Technological Change and Social Conflict”, The Journal of Economic History, 81(2): 481–512. Open access at journal, CEPR WP, Lund Papers in Economic History, VoxEU summary.

Ericsson, J., & Molinder, J. (2020). “Economic Growth and the Development of Real Wages: Swedish Construction Workers’ Wages in Comparative Perspective, 1831–1900”, The Journal of Economic History, 80(3): 813–852. Open access at journal, Earlier WP.

Molinder, J., Söderhäll, M. (2020) “Did Industrialization Lead to Segregation in Cities of the Nineteenth Century? The Case of Uppsala 1880–1900”, Scandinavian Economic History Review, 68(1): 23–44. Link to journal.

Molinder, J. (2019) “Wage Differentials, Economic Restructuring and the Solidaristic Wage Policy in Sweden”, European Review Economic History, 23(1): 97–121. Link to journal.

Molinder, J. (2018) “Why did Swedish Regional Net Migration Rates Fall in the 1970s? The Role of Policy Changes Versus Structural Change, 1945–1985”, Scandinavian Economic History Review, 66(1): 91-115. Link to journal, Ungated version.

Bengtsson, E., Molinder, J, (2017). “The Economic Effects of the 1920 Eight-Hour Working Day Reform in Sweden”, Scandinavian Economic History Review, 65(2): 149–168. Link to journal, Earlier WP.

Molinder, J., Ottosson, J., Andersson-Skog, L., Magnusson, L, (2017). “What can the State do for you? Relocation Allowances and Regional Subsidies in Postwar Sweden”, Scandinavian Journal of History, 42(3): 273–298. Link to journal.


“Interregional Migration, Wages and Labor Market Policy: Essays on the Swedish Model in the Postwar Period”.  The thesis frame is available online: (PDF).

Working Papers and Ongoing:

Bengtsson, B., & Molinder, J. (2021) What Happened to the Rich during the Great Levelling? Evidence from Swedish Individual-level Data, 1909–1950. Working paper coming soon.

Berger, T., Engzell, P,. Eriksson, B., & Molinder, J (2021) Intergenerational Mobility in Sweden Before the Welfare State. Working paper coming soon.

Molinder, J. & Pihl, C (2021) Women’s work and wages in the sixteenth-century and Sweden’s position in the “Little divergence”. Working paper coming soon.

Andersson, M. & Molinder, J. (2021) Swedish income inequality in 1613 and the four-estate parliament. Working paper coming soon.

Molinder, J. (2019). “Why Was Unemployment so Low in Postwar Sweden? An Analysis with New Unemployment Data by Manufacturing Industry, 1935-1948”. Lund Papers in Economic History.

Molinder, J., Enflo, K. & Karlsson, T. (2018) “The Power Resource Theory Revisited: What Explains the Decline in Industrial Conflicts in Sweden?”. CEPR WP, Lund Papers in Economic History. VoxEU summary.

Other Published:

Enflo, K., Karlsson, T., & Molinder, J. (2019). “Från Sundsvall till Saltsjöbaden – ett regionalt perspektiv på den svenska arbetsmarknaden”, Ekonomisk Debatt, (6), 5–17. PDF. Covered in Arbetsvärlden.

Molinder, J. (2018). “Facklig organisering och ekonomisk jämlikhet: En genomlysning av internationell forskning och några lärdomar från perioden med centrala avtal”, Report for the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO). PDF.

Molinder, J., & Pettersson, O. (2013). “Arbetskostnadsandelens utveckling i Sverige”, Ekonomisk Debatt, (7), 18–28. Link to journal.

I’m also a contributor to the Swedish popular history blog Den arga historikern