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Osvaldo Salas

Senior lecturer

Osvaldo Salas
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1942

Room number: B303
Postal Address: Box 712, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

School of Public Administration (More Information)
Box 712
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Osvaldo Salas

Academic Background
My studies in economics started at the Universidad de Chile i Santiago, Chile. In 1994, I obtained my Doctorate in Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg. Since obtaining my Doctorate, my academic work has consisted of both teaching and research. On the teaching side, I now have long experience of developing courses, creating courses and lecturing. My research interest is directed at public economics and public administration. Above all, I have focused on questions concerning the role of the state, welfare and the social sector. In recent years, the focus has been on the privatisation of welfare services and municipal welfare service production. In my research, I have mostly applied quantitative methods where cost-benefit analysis and statistical tests have been the principal tools.

Current Research
The project "Open Comparisons" is funded by the Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities (GR). This project is processing secondary data from the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) with the aim of investigating the links that can be found between some 30 ratios that measure quality within geriatric care. With the help of descriptive statistics and statistical tests, the developments within the home-help and sheltered accommodation operations are being surveyed. The data material comprises all homes for the elderly in all of the country's municipalities. The number of observations is 2400 homes for the elderly spread across 299 municipalities. Furthermore, the focus is on the 13 municipalities comprising GR, where the comparison with the rest of the country enriches the picture and analysis of the development in the GR municipalities.

I have been active as a lecturer on the subject of economics since 1987. In 1987-1999, I was active in teaching at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg. I have also worked as an economics lecturer at Linnaeus University, the University of Skövde and the University of Borås. I came to the School of Public Administration as a part-time fixed-term lecturer in 1993, and in 2004 I was employed as a Senior Lecturer. My pedagogic activities include lecturing, exercises, course development and supervision. At the School of Public Administration, I teach at the bachelor's, master's and third-cycle level.

Latest publications

Free Mobility of Capital and Labor Force in a Two-Country Model: The Dynamic Game” for Growth
Elvio Accinelli, Laura Policardo, Edgar Sanchez Carrera, Osvaldo Salas
The Journal of Dynamics and Games, Journal article 2019
Journal article

El estado de bienestar como un bien público no excluible
Osvaldo Salas, Elvio Accinelli
Estudios Económicos, el Colegio de México, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Avanços e extravios: alguns determinantes do desenvolvimento humano na América Latina em perspectiva comparada
Diego Guevara, Osvaldo Salas
Flavio Gaitán & Arnaldo Provasi Lanzara. Políticas sociais e desenvolvimento na América Latina: paradigmas e tendências. , Curitiba, Brasil, Appris editora, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

El Mimeógrafo
Osvaldo Salas
Santiago, Chile, Magoeditores, Book 2018

Cuasi mercado y privatización en el marco del estado de bienestar de Suecia.
Osvaldo Salas
Revista del CLAD. Reforma y Democracia, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Migración por imitación y crecimiento económico: Caso de Chile y Perú.
Osvaldo Salas, Elvio Accinelli, Edgar Sanchéz
Revista de población y desarrollo, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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Andreas Ivarsson, Osvaldo Salas
Uppdrag offentlig granskning, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Har kvasimarknadsmodellen fungerat som den skall i äldreboende?
Osvaldo Salas
Ekonomiska samfundets tidskrift, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Matematik och övningar för mikroekonomi
Louise Holm, Osvaldo Salas
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Textbook 2013

Religious Context and Prosociality: An Experimental Study from Valparaiso, Chile
A. Ahmed, Osvaldo Salas
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal article 2013
Journal article


Samhällsekonomiska utvärderingar
Osvaldo Salas
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2012


Övningar i makroekonomi
Osvaldo Salas
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Textbook 2011


Välfärdspolitik under utveckling i Mexico
Osvaldo Salas, César Villanueva, Rebecka Villanueva Ulfgård
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2010


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