Peer Review:

Berger, T., Engzell, P,. Eriksson, B., & Molinder, J (Forthcoming) “Intergenerational Mobility in Sweden Before the Welfare State”, The Journal of Economic History. Open access at journal, CEPR working paper, SSRN working paper.

Molinder, J. & Pihl, C (Forthcoming) “Women’s work and wages in the sixteenth-century and Sweden’s position in the ‘Little divergence'”, Economic History Review. Open access at journal.

Molinder, J (2022) “How effective are mobility subsidies in targeting the unemployed? Lessons from the Swedish Model, 1965–1975”, Economic and Industrial Democracy. Open access at journal.

Molinder, J., Enflo, K. & Karlsson, T. (2022) “Social Democracy and the Decline of Strikes”, Explorations in Economic History, 83. Open access at journalCEPR WP, Lund Papers in Economic History. VoxEU summary.

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.

Book Chapters:

Molinder, J., Pereira, T., & Prado, S. (2022) “Poles Apart? Living Standards and Inequality by Labour Market Outcomes in Brazil and Sweden, ca. 1830–1920”, in Prado, D. & Álvarez, J (ed.) “Scandinavia and South America—A Tale of Two Capitalisms”, pp. 245–285, Palgrave Macmillan. Link to chapter at publisher.


“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. (2022) Incomes and Income Inequality in Stockholm, 1870–1970: Evidence from Micro Data. Lund Papers in Economic History.

Bengtsson, B., & Molinder, J. (2021) What Happened to the Rich during the Great Levelling? Evidence from Swedish Individual-level Data, 1909–1950. Lund Papers in Economic History.

Andersson, M. & Molinder, J. (2021) Swedish income inequality in 1613 and the four-estate parliament. Lund Papers in Economic History.

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.

Other Published:

Prado, S., & Molinder, J. (2022) “Modern Swedish Economic History”, in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. Link.

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.

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