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Research project In times of economic turmoil, it’s easy to focus on recurrent news of contracting industries and plants, and stories of how crises may negatively affect workers and the long-term economic development of regions. But what are the long-term effects of crises for individuals, plants and regions?
Using unique Swedish longitudinal micro-data that matches workers with firms and regions from the 1960s until today, this project will analyze which mechanisms lead to a so called ‘creative destruction’ and which lead to ‘destructive destruction’. The project will thus deepen our understanding about which individuals, firms and regions that are able to benefit from qualitative economic change, and under which circumstances this is the case.
The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2014-2016: SEK 4,730,000