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Creative destruction, destructive destruction and labour market dynamics

Research project
Inactive research
Project size
1 420 000 to the Department, 4,73 million in totalt
Project period
2014 - 2017
Project owner
Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law

Short description

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 analyzes which mechanisms lead to a ‘creative destruction’ and which lead to ‘destructive destruction’. The project thus deepens 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.