Other activities

Leader of the project "Labour Market Integration of Immigrants in the Nordics" on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers from 2018.

Member of Norwegian Government Commision on Emplyment from 2018.

Scientific advisor to Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter regarding their "reviews of facts" before the Swedish 2018 parliamentary elections in 2018.

Expert in the Government Commission on the Fiscal Surplus Target from 2015-2016.

Member of Advisory Council of the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (Sieps) from 2015.

Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Economics Programme of Fores from 2015.

Chairman of Evaluation Group from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) with the assignment to evaluate the activities of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) 2015.

Member of the Council for Government Grants to Activities Highlighting Issues for the Future in the European Union from 2013-2014.

Member of the Research Policy Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science from 2012-2015.

Consultant to McKinsey & Company regarding Sweden Report 2011-12.

Consultant to Confindustria (the Italian Employer's Association) on economic reforms 2011-12.

Columnist in  Dagens Nyheter from 2011.

Consultant to the Prime Minister's Office in Finland 2010.

Consultant to the European Parliament 2010.

Member of the Election Committee of Class IX of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2010-.

Member of Evaluation Group at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences reviewing the Academy's Committee Activities 2010.

Member of SEB's Social and Economic Council (SEBs Rad for Samhallsekonomiska Fragor) since 2008.

Chairman of Steering Group responsible for allocating funding for Europe-related research in social sciences and humanities at the Research Council of Norway 2007.

Member of the Dagens Industri Shadow Executive Board of Sveriges Riksbank (Dagens Industris skuggdirektion) 2006-07. 

Chairman of the Soderberg Foundation Prize Awarding Committee (economics) 2006 and 2010.

Academic advisor to McKinsey & Co 2006.

Member of the Council of the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS Fortroenderad) since 2005.

Chairman of Thesis Examination Board, European University Institute, Florence, 2005.

Member of the Advisory Board of Praxis (a leading academic think tank), Tallinn, Estonia, since 2004.

Adjunct Member of the Financial Investment Committee (Placeringskommitten) of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2004-2006.

Consultant to HM Treasury in the UK concerning the evaluation of the five economic tests for UK membership of the single currency 2002-03.

Member of thesis committee, University of Antwerp, 2003.

Visiting research fellow at the CESifo Institute, University of Munich, April-May 2002.

Scientific Advisor to the National Mediation Office (Medlingsinstitutet) in Sweden from 2001-02.

Director of the international research programme on "The Roles of Government and Economic-Policy Making in the Future Europe" at the Institute for International Economic Studies from 2001.

Coordinator of team preparing a report on the future role of trade unions in Europe on behalf of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, Milan, in 1999-2000.

Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Class of Social Sciences in the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences 1999-2001.

Expert in the Norwegian Government Commission on Employment (Utvalg for sysselsetting og verdiskaping) in 1999-2000.

Guest professor at the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne, March-April 1999.

Member of the Advisory Scientific Committe of EPRU (Economic Policy Research Unit), Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen from 1998.

Guest Lecturer at the University of Antwerpen, November 1998.

Visiting research fellow at CES (Centre for Economic Studies), University of Munich, November 1998.

Member of team preparing a background report to the G8 conference on "Employability, Growth and Inclusion" on behalf of the British Treasury 1998.

Occasional advising of the economic-policy spokesmen of the liberal-conservative parties in Sweden 1995-98. Member of advisory group to the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister in Sweden 1992-94. Member of advisory group to the Conservative Party leadership 1982-91. Occasional advising of the Liberal Party leadership 1976-94 and 1997-98.

Expert in the Swedish Government Commission on Labour Market Policy 1994-96.

Member of the Faculty Board for Social Sciences, Stockholm University 1993-96.

Member of the Board of the Wennergren Center Foundation for Scientific Research 1993-98.

Consultant to the OECD secretariat 1992-93.

Scientific consultancy work for the Swedish Employers' Federation 1991-93.

Member of the Board of the Club of Swedish Liberal Economists 1991-92.

Faculty opponent to Per Skedinger (PhD Thesis), Department of Economics, Uppsala University, May 17, 1991.

Member of the Board of the International Graduate School of the Stockholm University 1990-92.

Visiting research fellow at Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, November 1990.

Referee for chair in economics at the Oslo University, 1989.

Member of the Panel of Economic Policy (published by CEPR in London and Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris) 1988-89.

Member of the Editorial Committee of the Swedish Trade Union Institute for Economic Research (FIEF) Economic Studies 1986-91.

Research associate at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels 1986-90 and at the Swedish Trade Union Institute for Economic Research 1988-89.

Director of the international research programme on "Wage Formation in the Nordic Countries" on behalf of the Nordic Economic Research Council 1986-90.

Director of the research programme on "Rules for Stabilisation Policy" at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, 1986-88.

Director of the research programme on "New Conditions for Stabilisation Policy" 1985 at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

Consultant to Svenska Handelsbanken 1984-85 and to JP Bank 1992.

Member of the Swedish Economic Association's Expert Group on Wage Formation and Macroeconomic Stabilisation 1984-85.

Member of the Board of Editors of Ekonomisk Debatt 1983-86.

Consultant to the Long Term Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance in Sweden 1983-84.

Member of the Macroeconomic Policy Group at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels 1982.

Secretary of the Swedish Economic Club (Nationalekonomiska Klubben) 1981-85.

Consultant to the Natur och Kultur publishing house 1979-81.

Columnist in Svenska Dagbladet 1978-84.

Expert in the Swedish Government Commission on Foreign Exchange Regulations (Valutakommitten) 1978-80.

Expert in the Swedish Government Commission on Industrial Policies (Sarskilda naringspolitiska delegationen) 1978-79.

Member of the Trygg-Hansa insurance company group of experts on guidelines for anti-inflationary policies 1975-76.

Participant in Brookings Institution Research Projects 1974-77.

Consultant to the Swedish Defence Research Organization (FOA) concerning the Soviet and Eastern European Economies 1973-74.