Henrik Jordahl


Articles in international journals with peer review

"Promises, Policies and Pocketbook Voting" (with Mikael Elinder and Panu Poutvaara), European Economic Review, 75 (April), 177-194, 2015. Link  IFN Newsletter

"Merciful yet Effective Elderly Care Performance Management Practices" (with Jannis Angelis), Measuring Business Excellence, 19 (1), 61-69, 2015.

"Political Preferences and Public Sector Outsourcing" (with Mikael Elinder), European Journal of Political Economy 30, 43-57, 2013. Link

"Merged Municipalities, Higher Debt: On Free-Riding and the Common Pool Problem in Politics" (with Che-Yuan Liang), Public Choice 143 (1-2), 157-172, 2010. pdf

"The Looks of a Winner: Beauty and Electoral Success" (with Niclas Berggren and Panu Poutvaara), Journal of Public Economics 94 (1-2), 8-15, 2010. pdf

"The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists" (with Niclas Berggren and Charlotta Stern), Finnish Economic Papers 22 (2), 75-88, 2009. Paper Supplement

"Education Returns of Wage Earners and Self-employed Workers: Rejoinder" (with Panu Poutvaara and Juha Tuomala), Economics of Education Review 28, 648, 2009.

"Education Returns of Wage Earners and Self-employed Workers: Comment" (with Panu Poutvaara and Juha Tuomala), Economics of Education Review 28, 641-644, 2009. Link

"Faces of Politicians: Babyfacedness Predicts Inferred Competence but Not Electoral Success" (with Panu Poutvaara and Niclas Berggren), Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 (5), 1132-1135, 2009. pdf

"Trust and Growth: A Shaky Relationship" (with Niclas Berggren and Mikael Elinder), Empirical Economics, 35 (2), 251-274, 2008. Link

"Inequality and Trust in Sweden: Some Inequalities are More Harmful than Others" (with Magnus Gustavsson), Journal of Public Economics, 92 (1-2), 348-365, 2008. pdf

"An Economic Analysis of Voting in Sweden", Public Choice, 127 (3),  251-265, 2006.  Article  Erratum

"Free to Trust: Economic Freedom and Social Capital" (with Niclas Berggren), Kyklos, 29 (2), 141-169, 2006. pdf

"Optimal Utilitarian Taxation and Horizontal Equity" (with Luca Micheletto), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 7 (4), 681-708, 2005. pdf

"Does Free Trade Really Reduce Growth? Further Testing Using the Economic Freedom Index" (with Niclas Berggren), Public Choice, 122 (1-2), 99-114, 2005. pdf

"Central Bank Conservatism and Labor Market Regulation" (with Stefan Laséen), European Journal of Political Economy, 21(2), 345-363, 2005. pdf


Books and chapters in books

"Economic Inequality" in Svendsen, G. T. and Svendsen, G. L. H. (eds.), Handbook of Social Capital, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2009. Link to the Working Paper version "Inequality and Trust".

Essays on Voting Behavior, Labor Market Policy, and Taxation. Dissertation, Uppsala University, Economic Studies 61, 2002.


Popular science articles

"V politice na fyzické kráse záleží” (with Niclas Breggren and Panu Poutvaara), Trade-off, 1(2), 58-62, 2016.


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