Neoliberalism in the Nordics

The research programme “Neoliberalism in the Nordics: developing an absent theme” intends to develop an understanding of neoliberalism in the Nordic welfare states, and specifically, of the role of the welfare state and a set of political alliances surrounding and including social democracy, not merely as the targets of neoliberal critique but as the vehicles of a specific Nordic variant of neoliberalism.

The programme aims to develop a new research theme around the expressions of neoliberalism in the Northern European, by building a strong team of intellectual, conceptual, political, economic, social and cultural historians working periphery across Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.








Internal researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Køber, Jesper Vestermark Teaching Associate Professor +4522860864 E-mail
Olsen, Niklas Professor +4551299676 E-mail


Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Neoliberalism in the Nordics is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Period:  1 January 2020 - 31 December 2025

PI: Niklas Olsen, University of Copenhagen

External researchers

Name Title Institution
Jenny Andersson PhD Department of Science and History of Ideas, Uppsala University