IIES/SNS International Policy Talks: Magne Mogstad on developments in disability insurance

Tor 15 december 2016
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Torsdag 15 december 2016, 08:00–09:15
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm

What are the causes and consequences of the rise in the disability insurance receipt?

Over the past 50 years, many developed countries have seen a large and steady rise in participation rates in various sickness and disability related programmes. To limit this growth, several countries have significantly tightened disability screening criteria, and many others are considering similar policies. What are the effects of these enhanced gate-keeping policies? For the disability insurance applicants and their families as well as the taxpayers? How does participation in disability programmes reinforce itself across generations?

Professor Magne Mogstad´s research focuses on public economics, economic inequality and labor economics. At his IIES/SNS International Policy Talk Mogstad will present his current research on disability insurance systems and family welfare cultures.

IIES/SNS International Policy Talks is a collaboration between the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University and SNS with the mission to bring insights from leading international economists to the Swedish policy debate.

The meeting will be held in English.


Magne Mogstad, Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago is one of the most internationally prominent young economists. In 2015 he received the Sloan Research Fellowship. He is editor of several international economic journals.

Gabriella Bremberg, Head of Department for Analysis and Forecast, Social Insurance Agency.

Emma Henriksson, Member of Parliament (The Christian Democrats) and Chair for the Committee on Health and Welfare.

The meeting will be led by Peter Nilsson, Assistant professor at IIES.

More discussants will follow.

Registration and fee

The meeting is open to SNS members* and the press. The fee is SEK 395 + VAT. An invoice will be sent after the meeting. Please register via the form below. The number of seats is limited.
* List of SNS members/Information about membership