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Pär Hansson

Position: Affiliated Researcher School/office: Örebro University School of Business

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Pär Hansson
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About Pär Hansson

Pär Hansson obtained his Ph.D. in economics at Umeå University in 1990 with the thesis Intra-Industry Trade: Measurements, Determinants and Growth - A Study of Swedish Foreign Trade. In 1994 he was appointed associate professor at Umeå University. Since 2003 he is professor in international economics at Örebro University where he teaches and supervises Ph.D. students in international trade and investments.

Current research areas

Effects of international trade and foreign direct investment on the structure of production, productivity and the labor market. He is currently working on a project at the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Studies, together with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, on the location of research and development (R&D) within MNEs.

One publication in the project is Location of Research and Developmet within Swedish Multinational Enterprises, which studies the localization of business sector R&D within Swedish-owned multinational enterprises at the national level, that is, to different countries (including Sweden). Another recent publication is Regional lokalisering av näringslivets forskning och utveckling (Regional Location of Business Sector R&D) that analyze which factors are important for the localization of business R&D within enterprise groups at the level of functional labor markets regions (FA-regions) in Sweden.

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Recent international journal publications

Patters of Employment, Skills, and Tasks within MNEs Associated with Offshoring, with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert. The World Economy, 45(4), 944-970, 2022. Open access version.

Effects of Foreign Acquisitions on R&D and High-skill Activities (with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert), Small Business Economics, 49(1), pp.163-187, 2017. Open Access version.

Are Workers More Vulnerable in Tradable Industries? (with Kent Eliasson), Review of World Economics, 152(2), pp. 283-320, 2016. Open access version.

Jobs and Exposure to International Trade within the Service Sector in Sweden (with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert), The World Economy, 35(5), pp. 578-608, 2012. Working paper version.

Do Firms Learn by Exporting or Learn to Export? Evidence from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert), Small Business Economics, 39(2), pp.453-472, 2012. Working paper version.

Inward FDI and Demand for Skills in Manufacturing Firms in Sweden (with Roger Bandick), Review of World Economics, 145(1), pp. 111-131, 2009. Working paper version.

Skill Upgrading and Production Transfer within Swedish Multinationals, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 107(4), pp. 673-692, 2005. Working paper version.

Exports as an Indicator on or Promoter of Successful Swedish Manufacturing Firms in the 1990s (with Nannan Lundin), Review of World Economics (formerly Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 140(3), pp. 415-445, 2004. Working paper version.

Other recent publications

Regional lokalisering av näringslivets forskning och utveckling (Regional Location of Business Sector Research and Development), with Kent Eliasson och Markus Lindvert, Tillväxtanalys Rapport 2023:09.

Location of Research and Development within Swedish Multinational Enterprises, with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Tillväxtanalys Rapport 2022:07.

Strukturomvandling och omställningspolitik i svenskt näringsliv (Structural Change and Adjustment Policy) with Kent Eliasson, Ismail Ouraich and Ulf Tynelius, Ekonomisk Debatt, 49(5), pp. 50-64, 2021.

Funktionell specialisering inom multinationella företag i svenskt näringsliv (Functional Specialization within Multinationals) with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Ekonomisk Debatt, 49(1), pp. 28-42, 2021.

Effekter av direktinvesteringar på svenskt näringsliv (Effects of Foreign Direct Investments in the Swedish Business Sector) with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Tillväxtanalys Rapport 2020:03.

Utländska uppköp - hot eller möjlighet? (Foreign Acquisitions - Threat or Opportunity?) with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Ekonomisk Debatt, 45(7), pp. 41-55, 2017.

Är anställda i branscher exponerade för internationell handel mer sårbara? (Are Workers More Vulnerable in Industries Exposed to International Trade?) with Kent Eliasson, Ekonomisk Debatt, 43(1), pp. 40-48, 2015.

Global Value Chains and International Competitiveness, with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Growth Analysis WP/PM 2012:23.

Tjänsteexporten allt viktigare för Sverige (Export of Services is Becoming More Important in Sweden) with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Ekonomisk Debatt, 39(7), pp. 28-40, 2011.

Direktinvesteringar inom tjänstesektorn och offshoring av tjänster (Direct Investments within the Service Sector and Offshoring of Services) with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Tillväxtanalys WP/PM 2011:51.

Är exportfrämjandet motiverat? (Are Export Promotions Justified?) with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, Ekonomisk Debatt 38(1), pp. 31-45, 2010.

Svenskt näringsliv i en globaliserad värld. Effekter av internationaliseringen på produktivitet och sysselsättning (Swedish Business Sector in a Globalised World. Effects of Internationalisation on Productivity and Employment) with Patrik Karpaty, Markus Lindvert, Lars Lundberg, Andreas Poldahl and Lihong Yun, ITPS A2007:004, 2007Summary in English.

Unpublished works

Foreign Aquisitions − A Shortcut to Higher Productivity and Expansion in Smaller Firms? (with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert) Örebro School of Business Working Paper 2020:4

Regional Employment Effects of MNE Offshoring (with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert) Örebro School of Business Working Paper 2019:1

Lectures and seminars

Location of R&D within Swedish Multinational Enterprises.
23rd Annual Conference of the European Trade Study Group, University of Groningen, September 9, 2022.

Regional employment effects of MNE offshoring.
59th Annual European Regional Science Association, Lyon, August 30, 2019.

Decomposing value chains within Swedish multinationals.                                                          SNEE Malmö, October 25, 2017 and NOITS Stockholm University, May 25, 2018.

Utländska uppköp i svenskt näringsliv - hot eller möjlighet?
Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Stockholm, June 14, 2017.

Flyttar forskningen från Sverige?
Swedish Entrepreneurship Summit, Malmö, April 7, 2016.

Effects of foreign acquisitions on R&D and high-skill activities.
Linköping University, March 16, 2016 and KTH, April 19, 2016.

Are workers more vulnerable in tradable industries?
26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, University of Ljubljana, September 20, 2014.

Globala värdekedjor och internationell konkurrenskraft.
Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Stockholm, January 23, 2013.

Svensk tjänstehandel − omfattning, utveckling och betydelse.
Statistics Sweden (SCB) Örebro, March 1, 2011.

Jobs and exposure to international trade within the service sector.
12th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference, Grand Hotel Mölle, May 20, 2010.

Do firms learn by exporting or learn to export?
11th Annual Conference of the European Trade Study Group, University of Rome, September 10, 2009.

Research projects

Global Value Chains and the Costs of Structural Change, with Kent Eliasson, Markus Lindvert and Olle Westerlund, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte), 2013-2015.

Globalization and the Labor Market: Effects of Foreign Direct Investments and Offshoring, with Roger Bandick, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS), 2006-2009. 


Globalization, advanced level

International trade: Theory and evidence, graduate course

Research projects

Active projects


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Collections (editor)

Doctoral theses, monographs