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 Peter Fredriksson, 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.