Sweden's "Lighter touch" Approach - A Cautionary Tale or A Candid Lesson?

Sweden’s “Lighter touch” Approach – A Cautionary Tale or A Candid Lesson?

Sweden’s “Lighter touch” Approach – A Cautionary Tale or A Candid Lesson?

Is socially responsible capitalism the best antidote against pandemics ? What can we learn from Sweden’s response to the Covid 19?

Sweden’s “lighter touch” approach to the Covid-19 surprised the World, not only by its uniqueness but also by its effectiveness. While many factors may be at play here, Sweden’s response to the public health crisis and its immediate economic consequences raise the question as to whether socially responsible capitalism is the best “societal” antidote against pandemics.

In this interactive seminar, Michael Bucher explores the institutions and governance structures that not only enabled but shaped Sweden’s management of the COVID 19 health crisis.

Instructor: Michael Bucher
Date: Monday, August 10th, 2020
Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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    11:30 AM | Friday, November 13th

    Join us for an interactive book presentation webinar on the Progressive Era.

    In this special webinar, Professor Guillaume Vallet will introduce his newly published work “Inequalities and the Progressive Era – Breakthroughs and Legacies”, featuring contributions from many authors, each exploring a facet of inequality during the ‘Progressive Era’ (1890s-1930s). Though it is most associated with the United States, the “Progressive Era” corresponds to a vibrant historical period in which profound changes and progress were achieved or expected all over the world.


    Guillaume Vallet is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Grenoble Alpes, and Research Fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Économie de Grenoble (CREG) and the Institut de Recherche pour l’Economie Politique de l’Entreprise (IREPE), France. Guillaume is also a researcher at the Geneva based Institute of Sociological Research (ISR).

    You can purchase a copy of Guillaume’s book on ElgaronlineAmazon, and Google Play

    A link to join the online seminar will be provided via email before the start of the session.