This paper addresses the common assumption of causality between ideas and macroeconomic policy. Typically, it is argued, the causal link is opposite, due to external pressures; however, ideas may matter when maintaining an outdated regime in spite of such changing circumstances.
ARENA Working Paper 17/1998 (html)
This paper analyses the EMU debate in Sweden, drawing on a governmental report mandated to sketch out pros and cons of Swedish membership. Interestingly, the resulting report points towards a new equilibrium between Keynesian and monetarist approaches - an observation carrying wider implications for Europe as well.
ARENA Working Paper 11/1997 (html)