Lars Calmfors (Professor Emeritus at IIES) has been appointed a member of a Government Commission on Employment in Norway. Lars has also taken on a job as leader of a project on "the labour market integration of immigrants in the Nordics" on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. In addition, he has taken on a task as scientific advisor to the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter which publishes a number of "reviews of the facts" in various areas believed to be of importance to voters before the Swedish parliamentary elections in September 2018.