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Pär Hansson

Title: Adjunct Senior Lecturer School/office: Örebro University School of Business

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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 

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Recent international journal publications

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

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.

Is R&D Moving Away From Sweden? – R&D in Swedish Enterprises in Sweden and Abroad (with Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert), Growth Analysis PM 2014:15.

Global Value Chains and International Competitiveness (with Kent Eliasson och 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 och 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 och Markus Lindvert, Tillväxtanalys WP/PM 2011:51.

Är exportfrämjandet motiverat? (Are Export Promotions Justified?) with Kent Eliasson och 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

Decomposing Value Chains within Swedish Multinationals (with Kent Eliasson and Markus LIndvert) Örebro School of Business Working Paper 2018:9.

Lectures and seminars

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. Web page

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. Web page

Courses/teaching

Globalization, advanced level

International trade: Theory and evidence, graduate course

Publications

Articles in journals |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Eliasson, K. , Hansson, P. & Lindvert, M. (2017). Effects of foreign acquisitions on R&D and high-skill activities. Small Business Economics, 49 (1), 163-187.
Eliasson, K. , Hansson, P. & Lindvert, M. (2017). Utländska uppköp: hot eller möjlighet?. Ekonomisk Debatt, 45 (7), 41-55.
Eliasson, K. & Hansson, P. (2016). Are workers more vulnerable in tradable industries?. Review of World Economics, 152 (2), 283-320.
Eliasson, K. , Hansson, P. & Lindvert, M. (2012). Do firms learn by exporting or learn to export?: Evidence from small and medium-sized enterprises. Small Business Economics, 39 (2), 453-472.
Eliasson, K. , Hansson, P. & Lindvert, M. (2012). Jobs and exposure to international trade within the service sector in Sweden. The World Economy, 35 (5), 578-608.
Eliasson, K. , Hansson, P. & Lindvert, M. (2011). Tjänsteexporten allt viktigare för Sverige. Ekonomisk Debatt, 39 (7), 28-40.
Eliasson, K. , Hansson, P. & Lindvert, M. (2010). Är exportfrämjandet motiverat?. Ekonomisk Debatt, 38 (1), 31-45.
Bandick, R. & Hansson, P. (2009). Inward FDI and demand for skills in manufacturing firms in Sweden. Review of World Economics, 145 (1), 111-131.
Hansson, P. (2005). Skill upgrading and production transfer within Swedish multinationals. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 107 (4), 673-692.
Hansson, P. & Lundin, N. (2004). Exports as an indicator on or promoter of successful Swedish manufacturing firms in the 1990s. Review of World Economics, 140 (3), 415-445.
Hansson, P. (2000). Relative demand for skills in Swedish manufacturing: trade or technology?. Review of International Economics, 8 (3), 533-555.
Gustavsson, P. , Hansson, P. & Lundberg, L. (1999). Technology, resource endowments and international competitiveness. European Economic Review, 8, 1501-1530.
Hansson, P. & Henrekson, M. (1994). A new framework for testing the effect of government spending on growth and productivity. Public Choice, 81 (3-4), 381-401.
Hansson, P. & Henrekson, M. (1994). Catching up in industrialised countries: a disaggregated study. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 3 (2).
Hansson, P. & Henrekson, M. (1994). What makes a country socially capable of catching up?. Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 130 (4), 760-783.
Hansson, P. & Henrekson, M. (1992). Do rich countries grow more slowly?. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review (1-2), 3-12.
Hansson, P. , Krafft, K. & Lundberg, L. (1992). Internationalisering och produktivitet. Ekonomisk Debatt, 20 (1), 39-51.
Hansson, P. (1992). The discipline of imports: the case of Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 94 (4), 589-597.
Hansson, P. & Henrekson, M. (1991). Den svenska tillväxten: Blir vi omsprungna eller bara upphunna?. Ekonomisk Debatt, 19 (3), 261-266.
Hansson, P. (1991). Determinants of intra-industry specialisation in Swedish foreign trade. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 93 (3), 391-405.

Books

Hansson, P. , Karpaty, P. , Lindvert, M. , Lundberg, L. , Poldahl, A. & Yun, L. (2007). Svenskt näringsliv i en globaliserad värld: Effekter av internationaliseringen på produktivitet och sysselsättning. Östersund: Institutet för tillväxtpolitiska studier.
Hansson, P. & Lundberg, L. (1995). Från basindustri till högteknologi? Svensk näringsstruktur och strukturpolitik. Stockholm: SNS förlag.
Hansson, P. , Krafft, K. , Lundberg, L. & Swedenborg, B. (1991). Internationalisering och produktivitet. Stockholm: Allmänna Förlaget.

Chapters in books

Hansson, P. & Henrekson, M. (1997). Catching up, social capability, government size and economic growth. In: Bergström, Villy, Government and growth (pp. 61-126). Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Hansson, P. (1997). Satsar Sverige tillräckligt på forskning och utveckling?. In: Bergström, Villy, Arbetsmarknad och tillväxt: Tio års forskning med facket (pp. 129-162). Stockholm: Ekerlids förlag.
Gustavsson, P. , Hansson, P. & Lundberg, L. (1997). Technical progress, capital accumulation and changing international competitiveness. In: Fagerberg, Jan, Hansson, Pär, Lundberg, Lars and Melchior, Arne, Technology and trade (pp. 20-37). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Hansson, P. (1997). Trade, technology and changes in employment of skilled labour in Swedish manufacturing. In: Fagerberg, Jan, Hansson, Pär, Lundberg, Lars and Melchior, Arne, Trade and technology (pp. 200-216). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Hansson, P. (1993). The effects of trade barriers on domestic market performance: Evidence from the Swedish and Norwegian manufacturing industries. In: Fagerberg, Jan and Lundberg, Lars, European economic integration: a Nordic perspective (pp. 107-128). Aldershot: Avebury.
Hansson, P. & Lundberg, L. (1989). Comparative costs and elasticities of substitution as determinants of inter- and intra-industry trade. In: Tharakan, Matthew and Kol, Jacob, Intra-industry trade: theory, evidence and extensions (pp. 31-50). London: Macmillan Publishers Ltd..
Lundberg, L. & Hansson, P. (1987). The country pattern of Swedish trade in manufactured products: an econometric analysis. In: Andersson, Jan Otto, Nordic studies on intra-industry trade (pp. 103-130). Åbo: Åbo Academy Press.
Lundberg, L. & Hansson, P. (1986). Intra-industry trade and its consequences for adjustment. In: Greenaway, David and Tharakan, Matthew, Imperfect competition and international trade (pp. 129-147). Sussex: Wheatsheaf.

Collections (editor)

Fagerberg, J. (ed.) , Hansson, P. (ed.) , Lundberg, L. (ed.) & Melchior, A. (ed.) (1997). Trade and technology. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Manuscripts

Bandick, R. & Hansson, P. Inward FDI and demand for skills in Sweden.