He is CEO and founding president of the Ratio Research Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an economist and political scientist, and professor of political science at the University of Linköping.
His research is focused on the interaction between politics, markets, and civil society in western democracies and welfare states. His most recent book in English is called, Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies (Palgrave McMillan 2018). For more information, please visit http://ratio.se/nilskarlson/statecraft-liberal-reform-advanced-democracies/.
Currently, he is working on a book about the future of the European Union.