Here we  have uploaded resources that can be useful for a wider audience: students, policy makers, regional analysts or anyone interested in knowing a bit more about the developments in the Swedish labour markets and regions. Almost all policy reports are in Swedish, so please switch to the Swedish version (top right corner) to access those.


Explore the Swedish Occupational Space

The network shows all Swedish occupations (SSYK3) and how they are related to each other (skill-relatedness). Click on the map to see more details, compare regional specializations in different functional labour markets and see statistics about an occupation in a specific region.

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Other lenses are needed to keep bioeconomy on a sustainable track

Over the last decade, the bioeconomy has become a popular strategy proposed to shift our economies away from fossil fuels and boost local economic growth, especially of rural areas. However, critiques of the bioeconomy have pointed at its reductionist view of rural areas as providers of biomass and containers of industries and infrastructure. Environmental concerns about the sustainability of an increased demand for biomass have been raised too.

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Partnership with ANET – Agglomeration and Social Networks Research Lab

ANET Lab is an interdisciplinary research group at ELKH Centre for Economic and Regional Studies. We are sponsored by the prestigious Lendület Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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Job-related mobility and plant performance in Sweden

While job-related mobility is key to knowledge sharing, it may also undermine on-the-job training through labour poaching, and assessing its overall impact on productivity and growth is not straightforward. This column uses data on nearly 2.7 million new hires in Sweden to analyse the impact of labour mobility on plant performance. The greatest positive impact is seen in the country’s three largest cities, while firms in other large urban and university regions emerge as the biggest losers from job mobility.

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Regional bioeconomies in Catalonia and Finnish Lapland

This policy brief explores the bioeconomy strategies implemented in two different European regions, by describing some of the strategies used to promote and implement a bioeconomy agenda in Catalonia and Finnish Lapland, with a focus on the actors involved, their roles and the interactions with other relevant actors or stakeholders.

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Public sector innovation in Värmland (Sweden) and Finnish Lapland (Finland)

This policy brief provides an overview of public sector innovation, its relationship with the smart specialisation program, and the place specificities of Värmland and Finnish Lapland that enhance it.

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