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Laitila, T., Lundgren, M. & Olsson, M. (2018). A model of commuting and the economic milieu: An analysis using aggregated data for Sweden. In: Kakuya Matsushima & William P. Anderson (Ed.), Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics: (pp. 299-316). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A model of commuting and the economic milieu: An analysis using aggregated data for Sweden
2018 (English)In: Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics / [ed] Kakuya Matsushima & William P. Anderson, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 299-316Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-49835 (URN)2-s2.0-85075577953 (Scopus ID)9781785366062 (ISBN)9781785366055 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-06-26 Created: 2020-06-26 Last updated: 2020-06-29Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M. (2018). The Swedish commuting pattern: A gravity model of commuting, with housing-expenditure and income constraints. In: Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes: Implications for Regions and Industries: (pp. 250-262). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish commuting pattern: A gravity model of commuting, with housing-expenditure and income constraints
2018 (English)In: Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes: Implications for Regions and Industries, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 250-262Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-49836 (URN)10.4337/9781786432483.00017 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046508011 (Scopus ID)9781786432483 (ISBN)9781786432476 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-06-26 Created: 2020-06-26 Last updated: 2020-07-14Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M. (2016). Att analysera och rapportera ekonomi: Från idé till presentation. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att analysera och rapportera ekonomi: Från idé till presentation
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Att analysera och rapportera ekonomi handlar om vanliga arbetsuppgifter för en ekonom: att bygga modeller, genomföra analyser samt skriva och presentera rapporter. Boken består av två delar: Ekonomiska modeller och rapporter samt Laborationer.

Del ett handlar om hur du bygger modeller, skriver och presenterar rapporter. Här förklaras alla moment som gör att du kan komma från idé till rapport. Förutom rena färdigheter beskrivs förhållningssättet till att skriva och presentera. Till varje kapitel finns övningar och i slutet av boken ett facit. Del två består av laborationer där du övar på att komma från idé till rapport. Här presenteras även en beskrivning av hur en idé kan uppkomma och det kan hjälpa dig att själv få ett uppslag till en rapport. Bokens andra del fungerar även som underlag för seminariediskussioner om uppsatsskrivande och ekonomisk analys.

Boken förklarar tydligt och enkelt praktiska färdigheter som en ekonom behöver i sitt dagliga arbete. Den vänder sig till dig som vill kunna bygga modeller för att analysera problem, skriva rapporter och skapa presentationer med Excel, Word och PowerPoint och kan användas som komplement i introduktionskurser i ekonomi, men även i kurser mer inriktade på modellering eller skrivande t.ex. uppsatskurser på fördjupnings- och avancerad nivå. Boken kan läsas på flera sätt beroende på läsarens färdighetsnivå, såväl som en komplett guide från idé till rapport som en uppslagsbok för den som vill ha snabba tips. Att analysera och rapportera ekonomi ger läsaren de verktyg som behövs för att lyckas med ekonomisk uppsats eller rapport.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. p. 225
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-49848 (URN)978-91-44-10745-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-07-14 Created: 2020-07-14 Last updated: 2020-07-14Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M. (2016). Functional regions in gravity models and accessibility measures. Moravian Geographical Reports, 24(2), 60-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Functional regions in gravity models and accessibility measures
2016 (English)In: Moravian Geographical Reports, ISSN 1210-8812, E-ISSN 2199-6202, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 60-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Accessibility measures are useful for studies in Economic Geography. For example, accessibility to potential customers can be used in a study of firm behaviour. In such a study, it would be relevant to consider where potential customers live. This can be accomplished by splitting the accessibility measure into three parts: accessibility within the municipality, in other municipalities within the functional region, and in other regions. Many studies have proved this to be a very useful way to incorporate the spatial structure of the economy into economic studies. This paper deals with the issue of finding the distance-friction parameters needed to calculate such accessibility measures. There is a particular distance-friction parameter for interaction within the municipality, between municipalities within the functional region, and between regions. One way to find the distance-friction parameters is to solve a constrained gravity model, in which the functional regions are used as constraints. Both the models and the optimisation procedures in matrix form, and the Matlab programs used in the research are presented. The spatial constraints are gradually introduced into the models, which empowers the researcher to make such adjustments on their own. The data set used is available for downloading, and the reader can then try the models before creating a data set of their own. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Czech Academy of Sciences, 2016
Keywords
commuting, constrained optimisation, entropy, gravity model, Matlab, spatial interaction, Sweden, accessibility, economic geography, economic structure, modeling, spatial analysis
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-49837 (URN)10.1515/mgr-2016-0011 (DOI)000391945500006 ()2-s2.0-84979058877 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-06-26 Created: 2020-06-26 Last updated: 2020-06-29Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M. (2016). Recruitment Areas in Swedish Higher Education. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2016: Geography, Open Innovation, Diversity and Entrepreneurship, Revised papers presented at the 19 th Uddevalla Symposium 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, United Kingdom. Paper presented at 19th Uddevalla Symposium 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, United Kingdom (pp. 501-508).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recruitment Areas in Swedish Higher Education
2016 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2016: Geography, Open Innovation, Diversity and Entrepreneurship, Revised papers presented at the 19 th Uddevalla Symposium 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, United Kingdom / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, 2016, p. 501-508Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-50064 (URN)978-91-87531-39-2 (ISBN)
Conference
19th Uddevalla Symposium 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, United Kingdom
Available from: 2020-07-14 Created: 2020-07-14 Last updated: 2020-07-14Bibliographically approved
Laitila, T., Lundgren, M. & Olsson, M. (2015). Commuting and the Economic Milieu: An Investigation of the Chocice to Commute Related to Labor Demand, Worker Competition and Wage. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Regional Development in an International Context: Regional, National, Cross Border and International Factors for Growth and Development. Paper presented at The 18th Uddevalla Symposium, Sönderborg, Denmark, 11-13 June 2015 (pp. 369-380). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Commuting and the Economic Milieu: An Investigation of the Chocice to Commute Related to Labor Demand, Worker Competition and Wage
2015 (English)In: Regional Development in an International Context: Regional, National, Cross Border and International Factors for Growth and Development / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2015, p. 369-380Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We calculate aggregate economic-milieu variables and use them as explanatory variables to study the Swedish commuting pattern. The variables are of accessibility type (i.e. spatially discounted) and are logarithmic ratios. We start from the assumption of utility maximizing individuals. The probability to commute using a link increases with expected utility. We apply two models: the quantity model and the wage model. The explanatory power is high and the results are as expected. Labor demand is positively related to utility. Worker competition is negatively related to utility. Wage is positively related to utility. A municipality, which isnot a regional center, can strive to increase the number of jobs within the municipality. The second best, for such a municipality, is that jobs are available in the municipality that is the regional center. Otherwise, the municipality and region will economically decline.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2015
Keywords
Commuting, Economic milieu, Accessibility, Labor demand, Worker competition, Wage
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-49845 (URN)978-91-87531-17-0 (ISBN)
Conference
The 18th Uddevalla Symposium, Sönderborg, Denmark, 11-13 June 2015
Available from: 2020-07-14 Created: 2020-07-14 Last updated: 2020-07-14Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C. & Olsson, M. (2015). Functional Economic Regions, Accessibility and Regional Develop­ment.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Functional Economic Regions, Accessibility and Regional Develop­ment
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we first present how one can create functional economic regions. Then, we elaborate on the economic activity and spatial interaction, which forms functional regions, and the development of the system of functional regions. Our presentation shows that the economy is structured in functional regions, and hence it is important to use functional regions in economic studies, in order to produce correct results, and for regional policy, in order for the policy to be effective. We observe, that the often used NUTS-regions are very large compared to the functional regions. We argue, therefore, that the use of NUTS-regions ought to be replaced by the use of functional regions. This would lead to more reliable results and better policy outcomes.

Publisher
p. 28
Series
CESIS Electronic Working Paper Series ; 415
Keywords
Functional economic region, accessibility, infrastructure, network, regional policy, Europe
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-50062 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2020-07-14Bibliographically approved
Laitila, T. & Olsson, M. (2013). A Spatial-Interaction Model with Aggregate Economic-Milieu Variables. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2013: Innovation, High-Growth Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: Revised papers presented at the 16 th Uddevalla Symposium, 13–15 June, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA. Paper presented at 16 th Uddevalla Symposium, 13–15 June, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA (pp. 461-473).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Spatial-Interaction Model with Aggregate Economic-Milieu Variables
2013 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2013: Innovation, High-Growth Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: Revised papers presented at the 16 th Uddevalla Symposium, 13–15 June, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, 2013, p. 461-473Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-50063 (URN)978-91-977943-7-4 (ISBN)
Conference
16 th Uddevalla Symposium, 13–15 June, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA
Available from: 2020-07-14 Created: 2020-07-14 Last updated: 2020-07-14Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M. (2012). Free versus monitored job search in Sweden. In: Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson & Roger R. Stough (Ed.), The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent: Local Advantage in a Global Context (pp. 194-210). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Free versus monitored job search in Sweden
2012 (English)In: The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent: Local Advantage in a Global Context / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson & Roger R. Stough, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012, p. 194-210Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-49838 (URN)10.4337/9781781953549.00013 (DOI)2-s2.0-84979027725 (Scopus ID)9781781953549 (ISBN)9781848443280 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-06-26 Created: 2020-06-26 Last updated: 2020-06-29Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M. & Schuller, B. J. (2012). Living standard, quality of life, globalization and competitiveness in the EU and the neighbour countries: an empirical analysis. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Oeconomia, 11(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living standard, quality of life, globalization and competitiveness in the EU and the neighbour countries: an empirical analysis
2012 (English)In: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Oeconomia, ISSN 1644-0757, Vol. 11, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with the theoretical and empirical relations between living standard, quality of life, globalization and international competitiveness of countries. While economists are not convinced that competitiveness of countries is a useful concept, because firms and industries compete economically and not countries, the general public, journalists and politicians seem to feel that competitiveness is important. E.g., one of the goals of the European Union is to become the most competitive economy in the world. Furthermore, economists argue, that economic globalization has the potential of increasing economic welfare for all. In this case, the general public is more sceptical. Finally, the general public but even other scientists than economists, seem to believe that living standard and the quality of life are only weakly related to each other. The following results can be mentioned. We found strong positive correlations between our main variables. Our hypotheses are with other words supported.

Keywords
Living standard, qualty of life, globalization, competitiveness, Gross Domestic Product, the Lisbon Agenda, correlations, European countries
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-49854 (URN)
Available from: 2020-07-14 Created: 2020-07-14 Last updated: 2020-07-14Bibliographically approved
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