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Contemporary Issues in Economics (2016-2017)

Present positions:

Uppsala University, Professor (em) of Social Insurance Economics, Department of Economics. Fellow, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies. 

Research affiliate. Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm. Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience.

Member of the Steering Committee for the University of Gothenburg Centre for Health Economics.

Scientific Advisory Board. IC Quality AB. National contract to develop, evaluate and disseminate surveys of patient satisfaction of quality in public health care in Sweden. 

Scientific Advisory Board. Agenta Europe – Application of National Transfer Accounts for Explaining and Projecting Trends in Public Finances.

Previous positions:

Senior Advisor (2008-2016) Swedish Social Insurance Agency; Head of Department for Research (1985-2007): Swedish Social Insurance Agency (2005-2016) and Swedish National Social Insurance Board (1985-2005). Note. The National Social Insurance Board was merged with Sweden’s regional social insurance offices to become the Swedish Social Insurance Agency in 2005. 

Professor of Social Insurance Economics, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 1995-2011; University of Gothenburg 1989-1994.

Senior Researcher, 1982-1984, Researcher 1971-1982, Swedish National Institute of Economic Research.  

Consulting engagements: Over 25 years of experience in projects under the umbrella of the World Bank, the EC, the UNDP, the Asian Development Bank, the OECD and directly commissioned by a number of national governments.

Education:

PhD in Economics, University of Stockholm, 1982;

Master of Economics, University of Stockholm 1971;

Master of International Studies, University of Stockholm 1970.

Research interests:

Social Insurance, private insurance, social policy, pensions, sickness and disability insurance, unemployment, family policy, welfare economics, financial, labour economics, demography and macro-economics.

Main pubblications:

Books (S denotes books written in Swedish):

 Holzmann R., E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.) (2013). NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 2 - Gender, Politics and Financial Stability, World Bank.

Holzmann R., E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.) (2012). NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 1: Lessons and Issues in Implementation, World Bank.

Petersson T. and E. Palmer (2010), Easy and efficient – A report from the Expert Group for Public Economics on Increasing Efficiency in the Provision of Basic Security in the Swedish Welfare System (Enkelt och effektivt – en ESO-rapport om grundtryggheten i välfärdssystemen). ESO 2010:8, Expert Group for Public Economics, Stockholm.

Holzmann R., E. Palmer (eds.) (2006). Pension Reform through NDCs: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution Schemes, World Bank.

 E. Palmer (ed.), (2006). Swedish Sickness Insurance, Cultures and Attitudes. (SKA-Projektet – Sjukförsäkring, kulturer och attityder – fyra aktörers perspektiv). Swedish Social Insurance Agency.

Sweden’s High Rate of Sickness Absenteeism – Problems and Solutions. (Den höga sjukfrånvaron – problem och lösningar). Editor with S. Marklund, M. Bjurvald, C. Högstedt, and T. Theorell. The Swedish Working Life Institute: Stockholm, 2005. S

 C. Högstedt, S. Marklund, E. Palmer and T. Theorel (eds.) (2004). Sweden’s High Rate of Sickness Absenteeism – Truth and Consequences. (Den höga sjukfrånvaron – sanning och konsekvenser). Editor with The Swedish Public Health Institute: Stockholm, 2004. S

 S. Bergendorff, K. Nyman and E. Palmer (2002).  Sickness absenteeism in Sweden – A comparison of eight countries (Den svenska sjukan – sjukfrånvaron i åtta länder). Report to the Expert Group for Studies in Public Economics (ESO).  Liber Förlag: Stockholm, 2002. S

 P.Gottschalk, B. Gustafsson and E. Palmer (eds.) Changing Patterns in the Distribution of Economic Welfare - An International Perspective. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, England, 1997.S

 E. Palmer and K G Scherman (1993). A New Social Insurance for Sweden. National Social Insurance Board: Stockholm. S

 E. Palmer, N. Holmgren and C. Holmberg (1987).  The Financial Development of the Swedish Pension System. National Social Insurance Board: Stockholm. S

 M. Peocopé, E. Palmer and Ö Sundqvist (1987). Pharmaceuticals in Sweden: Analysis of the Development of Costs. National Social Insurance Board: Stockholm. S

E. Palmer, G. Schubert and A. Nilsson (1985). Swedish Commodity Exports and Imports: Models and Empirical Evidence. Liber Förlag: Stockholm.

 E. Palmer (1983). Household Saving in Sweden and its Composition: An Empirical Analysis. Liber Förlag: Stockholm.

 E. Palmer (1981). Determination of Personal Consumption: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evidence from Sweden. Almqvist and Wicksell International: Stockholm.

Selected recent peer reviewed articles and book chapters (from 2000):

Wiberg M, Friberg E, Palmer E, Stenbeck M. (2015). “Sickness absence and subsequent disposable income - a population based cohort study”. Scand J of Pub Health; DOI 10.1177/1403494815575341

E. Palmer (2014). “Financial Sustainability of Swedish Welfare Commitments” in Japan Public Policy Review, Vol.9, No.5.

Holzmann R. and E. Palmer (2012), “NDC in the Teens:  Lessons and Issues” in R. Holzmann, E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.), NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 1: Lessons and Issues in Implementation, World Bank.

Chloń-Domińczak A., D. Franco and E. Palmer (2013), “The First Wave of NDC Countries – Taking Stock Ten Plus Years Down the Road” in R. Holzmann, E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.), NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 1: Lessons and Issues in Implementation, World Bank.

Klerby A., B. Larsson and E. Palmer (2013), “To Share or Not to Share – That’s the Question” in R. Holzmann, E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.), NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 2 - Gender, Politics and Financial Stability, World Bank.

Palmer E. (2013), “Generic NDC: Equilibrium, Valuation and Risk Sharing - with and without NDC Bonds” in R. Holzmann, E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.), NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 2 - Gender, Politics and Financial Stability, World Bank.

Holzmann R., E. Palmer and D. Robalino (2013), “The Economics of Reserve Funds in NDC: Role, Means and Size to Manage Shocks” in R. Holzmann, E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.), NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 2 - Gender, Politics and Financial Stability, World Bank.

Alho J., J. Bravo and E. Palmer (2013), “Life Expectancy and Annuities in NDC” in R. Holzmann, E. Palmer and D. Robalino (eds.), NDC Pension Schemes: Progress and Frontiers in a Changing Pension World Volume 2 - Gender, Politics and Financial Stability, World Bank.

Palmer, E. and B. Larsson (2011), “The Swedish Annuity Market: Where It Is and Where It’s Headed” in O S Mitchell, J Piggott and N Takayama (eds.), Securing Lifelong Retirement Income – Global Annuity Markets and Policy. Oxford University Press.

 Johansson M. and E. Palmer (2010), “The Dynamics of Poverty in the Swedish Welfare State – A Study of Labour Force Debutants in Hard and Easy Times,” P. Saunders and R. Sainsbury (eds.) Social Security, Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rich and Poor Countries, Intersentia.

B. Gustafsson, M. Johansson and E. Palmer (2009).  “The Income of the Elderly in Sweden – The Effects on Inequality of the Deep Recession and Recovery of the 1990s”. Journal of Ageing & Society. Vol. 29(4):539-561.

T. Wallman, H. Wedel, E. Palmer, A. Rosengren, S. Johansson, H. Eriksson & K. Svärdsudd, (2009), “Sick-leave track record and other potential predictors of a disability pension. A population based study of 8,218 men and women followed for 16 years”, BMC Public Health 2009, 9:104.

 E. Palmer (2008). “The Market for Retirement Products in Sweden” in R. Rocha, D. Vittas and H. Rudolph (eds.) Annuities and Other Retirement Products, World Bank.

 D. Andrén, E. Palmer, (2008),"The Effect of Sickness on Earnings in Sweden", Economic Issues 13(1), March, 1-25, 2008.

 E. Palmer, I. Svensson, P. Tirmén & N. Österlund, (2008), “Employment Potential among Swedish Sickness and Disability Recipients” in L. Larsson (ed.), Part-time Welfare, Stockholm: Swedish Centre for Business and Policy Studies (SNS).

 E. Palmer and Deng Queheng (2007). “What Has Economic Transition Meant for the Well-Being of the Elderly in China?” in (eds.) G. Gustafsson, Li Shi and T. Sicular, Inequality and Public Policy in China, Cambridge University Press.

 E. Palmer (2007). Pension Reform and the Development of Pension Systems: An Evaluation of World Bank Assistance.

Regional Summary: Europe and Central Asia. International Evaluation Group (IEG). Paper 39146. World Bank: Washington DC.

 E. Palmer (2007). “Pension Reform and the Development of Pension Systems: An Evaluation of World Bank Assistance.

Kazakhstan Country Study.” International Evaluation Group (IEG). World Bank: Washington DC.

 E. Palmer (2007). “Pension Reform and the Development of Pension Systems: An Evaluation of World Bank Assistance.

Kyrgyz Republic Country Study.” International Evaluation Group (IEG). World Bank: Washington DC.

 E. Palmer (2007). “Pension Reform and the Development of Pension Systems: An Evaluation of World Bank Assistance.

Bulgaria Country Study.” International Evaluation Group (IEG). World Bank: Washington DC.

 E. Palmer (2007). “Pension Reform and the Development of Pension Systems: An Evaluation of World Bank Assistance.

Hungary Country Study.” International Evaluation Group (IEG). World Bank: Washington DC.

 A Kruse and E. Palmer (2007). “Sweden” in International Perspectives on Social Security Reform (edited by Rudolf G. Penner). The Urban Institute Press: Washington DC.

 E. Palmer (2007). “Sweden’s Move to Defined Contribution Pensions”, Public Policy Institute Issue Paper #2007-16, Washington, DC: AARP, October, 2007.

 E. Palmer (2006). “What Is NDC?” in R. Holzmann and E. Palmer (eds.) Pension Reform through NDCs: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution Schemes, World Bank.

E. Palmer (2006). “The Status of the NDC discussion: Introduction and Overview” in R. Holzmann and E. Palmer (eds.) Pension Reform through NDCs: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution Schemes, World Bank.

 E. Palmer (2006). “Conversion to NDC – Issues and Models” in R. Holzmann and E. Palmer (eds.) Pension Reform through NDCs: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution Schemes, World Bank.

 E. Palmer (2006). “NDC Strategy in Latvia: Implementation and Prospects for the Future” in R. Holzmann and E. Palmer (eds.) Pension Reform through NDCs: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution Schemes. (with S. Stabina, I. Svensson and I. Vanovska), World Bank .

E. Palmer (2006). “The NDC Reform in Sweden: The 1994 Legislation to the Present” in R. Holzmann and E. Palmer (eds.) Pension Reform through NDCs: Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution Schemes. (with B. Könberg and A. Sundén), World Bank.

 E. Palmer (2006). “El Nuevo sistema de pensiones sueco de cuentes individuales capitaliizadas.” Documento de Trabajo No. 363. Centro estudios publicos: Santiago, Chile.

 E. Palmer (2006),”Public Policies for Pension, Health and Sickness Insurance. Potential Lessons from Sweden for Latin America.” United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC): Santiago, Chile.

 E. Palmer (2005).“The Way Forward for European Pension Schemes” in Review of European Economic Policy. Vol 40, No 5, 2005, pp 268-273.

 B. Gustafsson, M. Johansson and E. Palmer (2003). “What Happened to the Economic Well-being of Children in Sweden during the Deep Recession and Recovery of the 1990s?” Social Vetenskaplig Tidskrift, Volume 10, No. 1, 2003, pp. 3-23.

 B. Gustafsson and E. Palmer (2002). ”Was the Burden of the Swedish Recession Equally Shared?”  The Review of Income and Wealth, Volume 48, no. 4, December 2002, pp. 95-118.

 E. Palmer (2002). “Is Swedish Pension Reform the Right Medicine for Aging Europe?” Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Volume 14 Number 1, 2002.

 L. Fox and E. Palmer (2001). “New Approaches to Mulitpillar Pension Systems: What in the World Is Going On?” in R. Holzmann and J. Stiglitz (eds.) New Ideas about Old Age Security, World Bank.

 E. Palmer (2001). ”The Evolution of Public and Private Insurance in Sweden in the 1990s” in X. Scheil-Adlung (ed.) Building Social Security: The Challenge of Privatisation. International Social Security Series Volume London: Transaction Publishers.

 E. Palmer (2001). “Evaluation of the Pension System of the Slovak Republic” in Learning from the Partners. Web publication. Washington DC: World Bank, 2001. http://wbln0018.worldbank.org/HDNet/hddocs.nsf/2d5135ecbf351de6852566a90069b8b6/c01b5a09541cf06885256a9c006b384a/$FILE/Slovakia%20by%20Sweden.pdf

 E. Palmer, A. Tasiran (2001), “What Determines Work Resumption from Long Sickness Spells? – An Analysis of Six Countries” in S. Ringen (ed.) Social Policy and the Labour Market, International Studies on Social Security Vol 5. Ashgate: Aldershot, England. 

 E. Palmer, T. Veerman (2000), “Work Resumption and the Role of Interventions in F. Bloch and R. Prins (eds.) Who Returns to Work and Why? – A Six Country Study on Work Incapacity and Reintegration. International Social Security Series. International Social Security Association: Geneva. 

 E. Palmer (2000). “The Swedish Pension Reform Model: Framework and Issues” Social Protection Paper No. 0012.  World Bank Pension Primer. Washington D.C. World Bank.

 

[Ultima modifica: mercoledì 13 settembre 2017]