Niclas Berggren

Associate Professor of Economics, Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Niclas Berggren is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm, Sweden, and in the Department of Economics (KEKE NF) at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. He received his Ph.D. and the title of Associate Professor from the Stockholm School of Economics. His research is primarily in constitutional, institutional, and cultural economics, not least using the index published in Economc Freedom of the World to pinpoint the determinants and consequences of market-oriented institutions. He has published about 50 articles in journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, Public Choice, the Journal of Institutional Economics, the European Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Recent Research by Niclas Berggren

— Sep 10, 2020
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year’s report, which compares 162 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one and Canada (9th) trails the United States (6th).