- The Nordic countries have the last 70 years combined social security and capitalistic dynamics in a unique way. This form of organising society is called the Nordic or Scandinavian model.
- Characteristics include strong labour movements, strong business associations, large welfare states and recurring and centrally co-ordinated collective negotiations.
- The Scandinavian countries display small wage gaps, universal welfare arrangements and commitment to full employment by governments.
- The Nordic economies are small, open economies with economic growth similar to other capitalist countries. The Nordic model is thereby adapted to a system of free international trade, inter alia through centralised wage negotiations where margins in exporting sectors determine the wage growth in the economy as a whole.
- “Floating high – How the Nordic model combines capitalist dynamics and worker security”, in Olav Molven (ed.) Healthcare, welfare and law. Gyldendal Akademisk, Oslo, 2010. (Kalle Moene)
- “Inequality, Social Insurance, and Redistribution”, The American Political Science Review 95 (4), 2001. (Kalle Moene og Michael Wallerstein)
- "Norwegian welfare system set to be example in Davos", the Foreigner, January 27, 2011 (Newspaper article)
- "Taking the Nordic experience to Davos", Office of the Prime Minister, January 28, 2011
Kalle Moene on the Nordic Model at the Signal Conference 2013
Kalle Moene talks about the Nordic Model from a Norwegian perspective as a response to the Nobel Prize winner Professor Joseph Stiglitz' lecture on "Unconventional Economic Wisdom" at the Signal Conference 2013 organised by Innovation Norway.