Palme Joakim - Sweden

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This bio was updated in 2009.

Joakim Palme is the director of the Institute for Futures Studies since November 2002.

He was the External Research Coordinator for the UNRISD research on Social Policy in Late Industrializers: The Nordic Experience, in collaboration with Olli Kangas.
He is also associated to the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, as a professor. His doctoral dissertation Pension Right in Welfare Capitalism was defended in 1990. Since then, he has continued to work on social policy in a comparative perspective and published analyses of the welfare state and redistribution, and of the public-private mix in social protection.
He has further worked on social insurance and health, as well as on social policy reform and retrenchment in Sweden. From 1999 to 2001, Joakim Palme chaired the Welfare Commission appointed by the Swedish Government.

Related Links

Profile of J. Palme at the website of the Institute for Futures Studies