Björn Gustafsson

Professor Emeritus

Department of Social
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 23
41123 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Björn Gustafsson

Roles and affiliations

· Bjorn Gustafsson holds a Ph D in Economics from University of Gothenburg in 1979. From 1999 until his retirement in 2015 he was professor in Social Work. Since then he has continued with research activities.

Other affiliations

  • Research Fellow, Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany.
  • China Institute for Income Distribution, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, P.R. China.
  • Global Labor Organization.

Areas of expertise

Social policy, Social Assistance, Immigrant issues, Poverty, The Distribution of income, China.

Longer research visits

  • 1993, Zentrum fuer Socialpolitik (ZeS) Bremen, Germany.
  • 2002, Hitosubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2006, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China.
  • 2009, Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), Germany.
  • 2013, Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2017, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, P.R. China.