New Thinking in Political Economy series
Chapter 7: The resilience of labour market regulation and rent control
Given the high paced reform process in different areas described in Chapter 4, it is worth emphasizing that there are areas where very little has happened, and where Sweden remains highly regulated compared to other countries. Two obvious examples are labour market regulations and the rent-controlled and highly regulated housing market. In this chapter, the history of these regulations is described, the consequences are discussed and possible explanations for the absence of reform in these areas are discussed.
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