Research programs

SNS translates current research on social issues into concrete advice to leading decision-makers in politics and business. Research questions are formulated in dialogue with SNS’ members in business and public administration. Analysis and recommendations are provided by academic researchers and are based on scientific theory and empirical evidence.

Ongoing research projects

Learnings from Integration

The aim of the project Learnings from integration is to explore how the integration process in Sweden works and how it can be improved. The program focuses on the labor market and the education system.

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New challenges for the pension system

The Swedish pension system faces several large challenges. An ageing population puts upward pressure on the retirement age. At the same time, the number of poor retired people is expected to increase. The programme takes an overall perspective of the pension system and deals with questions that concern both the occupational pension and the state pension.

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Future supply of skills

In order to ensure a continued competitive supply of skills, considerable challenges need to be dealt with. What are the effects of the technological development on jobs in the future? What role can the industry play when it comes to systems with apprenticeships and life-long learning?

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Democracy Report 2017: The Current State of Swedish Parliamentary Democracy

Sweden’s political machinery squeaks. Events after the 2014 election have revealed how difficult it has become to form stable governments and build majorities in the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament. It is important to determine how the political system can be made to work better. That is why SNS has launched a research project on the current state of Sweden’s parliamentary democracy.

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SNS Welfare Policy Council

The Security System and the Work Strategy among Older People.

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SNS Economic Policy Council

The SNS Economic Policy Council 2018 examines the amount and distribution of capital in Sweden. It presents a comprehensive analysis of the attitudes of Swedes towards the distribution of wealth and the taxation of capital. More specifically, the Council examines proposals for capital taxes, drawing from economic theory and empirical studies of the design of capital taxes.
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Investments in Equal Life Chances

SNS is now starting up the research programme Investments in Equal Life Chances together with leading researchers. The objective of the programme is to contribute research-based facts about how investments in early efforts for children and young people can contribute to increased economic efficiency.

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Previous research projects

Aviation and Businesses

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SNS Corporate Governance Roundtable

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From Welfare State to Welfare Society

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SNS Educational Commission

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The SNS Economic Policy Council 2016

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SNS Economic Policy Council 2015

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Climate and Business

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The Value of New Pharmaceuticals

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