• The Innovation Powerhouse

    Sweden is widely regarded as an innovations powerhouse. Even though Sweden is a small country, we have one of the world’s highest patent growth rates, some of the highest spending on research and development in Europe, and one of the world’s highest rates of trained engineers per capita. These, among other things, have been instrumental…

  • The dismal science and the climate challenge

    The Paris summit marked the culmination of decades of climate-related worry, but there was a strange absence of binding commitments – not least because these were seen as a potential limitation to future economic growth. In releasing the now-famous Stern Review, Lord Nicholas Stern said that “climate change is the result of the greatest market…