About UCLS

Uppsala Center for Labor Studies is a multidisciplinary undertaking, comprising researchers from economics, political science and labor law. 

About the center

Uppsala Center for Labor Studies started in January, 2010 and is funded by a grant to Uppsala University from the Swedish Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte).

UCLS focuses on three broad research themes:

  • Labor market institutions and employment relations
  • Unemployment and social protection
  • Earnings, education and inequality.

The Director of UCLS is Oskar Nordström Skans, professor of Economics at Uppsala University. The deputy director is Per-Anders Edin, professor of Industrial Relations at Uppsala University.

UCLS brings together researchers from Department of Economics, Department of Government and Department of Law at Uppsala University. The Department of Economics serves as host institution for the center.

Annual Report 2017 (in Swedish)