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Gabriel Söderberg is a researcher in economic history at Uppsala University, Sweden. His research focuses on economic instability and how societies cope with it. This research stream has led into two main areas. The first is the relationship between orthodox economics and social democracy, and their conflict concerning how to cope with the fundamental human dilemma of uncertainty and vulnerability. The second main research area is the development and functions of central banks in an unstable financial world. He is the author, together with Avner Offer, of The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn (Princeton University Press 2016). Currently he is researching and writing a book on the nature and causes of economic instability.