Gösta Bagge

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Gösta Bagge
Gösta Bagge
Born27 May 1882 Edit this on Wikidata
Storkyrkoförsamlingen Edit this on Wikidata
Died3 January 1951 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 68)
Högalid Parish Edit this on Wikidata
Resting placeNorra begravningsplatsen Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationEconomist, politician Edit this on Wikidata
Political partyNational Party Edit this on Wikidata
Position heldmember of the First Chamber (1932–1936), member of the Second Chamber (1937–1947), party leader (Moderate Party, 1935–1944) Edit this on Wikidata

Gösta Adolfsson Bagge (27 May 1882 – 3 January 1951) was a

Hansson III Cabinet during World War II.[1]


Bagge was born in

Ph.D. in economics in Stockholm in 1917, with a thesis on the regulation of wages through trade unions.[3]

He worked at the National Board of Trade's division for labour statistics 1906 to 1909, where he studied collective bargaining. He was a teacher at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1917 to 1919. In 1921 he was appointed professor of economics and social policy at Stockholm University.[1][2]

He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1933.[4]

He died on 3 January 1951 in Högalid, Stockholm.

Political career

Bagge was initially active in local politics in Stockholm, where he was a member of the city council from 1913 to 1926.[1] He was then a member of the upper chamber of the Riksdag from 1932 to 1936, and of the lower chamber from 1937 to 1947.

Bagge was named leader of the

Hansson III Cabinet, a coalition government, from 13 December 1939 to 15 December 1944.[1]

In government he was the leading supporter of Finland's fight for survival against the Soviet Union during World War II and wanted to give aid to the Nordic neighbor country.


  1. ^ a b c d "Bagge, Gösta". Vem är det (1945) (in Swedish). Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  2. ^ .
  3. ^ "Gösta Adolfsson Bagge". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (in Swedish). Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5 May 2011.

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