Knut Wicksell and Swedish economic thought

The contributions, ideas and life of Knut Wicksell (1851-1926) have inspired
me to several publications as well as to work on Swedish economic thought.
See also under the heading Ekonomisk idéhistoria.


”Knut Wicksell’s Norm of Price Stabilization and Swedish Monetary Policy in the 1930’s”, Journal of Monetary Economics 4, 1979.

”Knut Wicksell and Gustav Cassel on Secular Movements in Prices”, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 2, 1979.

”The Long-Run Demand for Money. A Wicksellian Approach”, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2, 1978. Reprinted in S. Ström and B. Thalberg, eds., The Theoretical Contributions of Knut Wicksell, Macmillan, 1980.

”National or international inflation targeting. The Wicksellian dilemma of the Euro-outs”, Journal of Public Policy, pp. 183-197, volume 22, part 2, May-August 2002.

”Knut Wicksell, Gustav Cassel, Eli Heckscher, Bertil Ohlin and Gunnar Myrdal on the role of the economist in public debate”, (with Benny Carlson), Economic Journal Watch, September, 2006.


”Ricardo on Machinery and the Present Unemployment: An Unpublished Manuscript by Knut Wicksell”, Economic Journal, p. 195-205, March 1981.

”Knut Wicksell’s Unpublished Manuscripts. A First Glance”, European Economic Review, p. 503-511, spring 1988.

”Knut Wicksell on Unemployment”, History of Political Economy, vol 21, p. 27-42, spring 1989.

” ‘My foremost duty: to educate the Swedish people’ – The unpublished writings of Knut Wicksell 1880-1926″, mimeo, October 2001.

”How did the great Swedish economists look at their role in public debate? The views of Knut Wicksell, Gustav Cassel, Eli Heckscher, Bertil Ohlin and Gunnar Myrdal”, (with Benny Carlsson). Forthcoming in a conference volume 2004.


Preface to Torsten Gårdlund, The Life of Knut Wicksell, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. 1996.

Entry on ”Wicksell, Johan Gustav Knut (1851-1926), (with Claes-Henric Siven), p. 719-721, in Business Cycles and Depressions, An Encyclopedia, edited by David Glasner, Garland Publishing, Inc, New York and London, 1997.


”Cassel, Davidson and Heckscher on Swedish Monetary Policy. A Confidential Report to the Riksbank in l93l”, Economy and History 2, 1979.

”The Depression in Sweden and the United States – A Comparison of Causes and Policies”, chapter 16, p. 286-315 in Karl Brunner, ed., The Great Depression Revisited, Martinus – Nijhoff, Boston, 1981.

”The Stockholm School After Fifty Years: A Conversation with Lars Jonung”, Eastern Economic Journal, 2, vol. 13, June 1987, p. 93-97.

Editor of The Stockholm School of Economics Revisited, Cambridge University Press, 1991. See ”Introduction and Summary”.

”Economics the Swedish Way 1889-1989″, chapter 2 in Lars Engwall, ed., Economics in Sweden. An Evaluation of Swedish Research in Economics, Routledge, London and New York, 1992.

Editor of Swedish Economic Thought. Explorations and Advances, Routledge, London and New York, 1993.

Bertil Ohlin. A Centennial Celebration. 1899-1999. Co-editor with Ronald Findlay and Mats Lundahl. MIT Press, 2002.

”Ohlin on the Great Depression – The popular message in the Daily Press”, (with Benny Carlsson), in Bertil Ohlin. A Centennial Celebration.1899-1999, MIT Press. 2002.