2. Jan, 2018

Prosperity through Trade and Structural Reform

Festschrift in honour of Per Magnus Wijkman

Editors: Emil Ems and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Emil Ems and Thorvaldur Gylfason

The Authors

Part 1. Trade Theory and Policy

Has World Commerce Reached its Natural Limit?
Gary Clyde Hufbauer

From Multilateralism to Bilateralism or Plurilateralism?
Anders Ahnlid

Sweden´s Current Account Surplus
Harry Flam

Swedish Export Industry has Changed Shape
Lena Hagman

Born Global or Stay Local
Pontus Braunerhjelm

Part 2. European Integration

Autonomy and Interdependence in Europe
Thomas Wieser

Will EMU Work Better in the Future?
Sixten Korkman

The Bells Toll for the European Union
Nils Lundgren

A Reform Strategy for a More Innovative and Entrepreneurial Europe
Magnus Henrekson

New Frontiers in the Euro Debate in Iceland
Thorsteinn Thorgeirsson

Part 3. Structural Economics and Policy

From Natural Resources to Human Rights
Thorvaldur Gylfason

Tragedies of Commons and Anti-Commons in Economics and Politics
Clas Wihlborg

Gaia vs. Pigou  the Polluter Pays What? When?
Emil Ems

The Public Wealth Trap  a Threat to Countries´ Welfare
Stefan Fölster

Taxes vs. Charges  New Ways of Financing the Welfare State?
Richard Murrey

Integration Policies in the Wake of the Refugee Crisis
Jonas Frycklund

Entrepreneurs in Sweden
Lars Jagrén

Part 4. Addendum

Curriculum Vitae  Per Magnus Wijkman

Bibliography  Per Magnus Wijkman

Published by Dialogos, Stockholm, 2018. Available for purchase.

Back cover text

This book is a Festschrift in honour of Per Magnus Wijkman, to celebrate his 80th anniversary. The book is intended for a broad audience of economists and policy makers.

In his long and distinguished career as researcher and practitioner of economics, Per has acquired many friends among colleagues in academia as well as in the three institutions where he served as Chief Economist.

The authors’ contributions in this book span a wide range, from trade theory to structural policies, from pure research to applied studies. Thereby they mirror the broad scope of economic fields that Per has been engaged in throughout his professional life.

Yet, the articles all have one thing in common: They do not abide by the dictum “Grau, teurer Freund, ist alle Theorie und grün des Lebens goldner Baum”. Au contraire, they show that economic theory and practice concern issues of great human interest and can provide us with important insights into the strivings and accomplishments of people and nations.