Publicly funded services, privatization, and voting behavior.
Among the questions that Henrik Jordahl tries to answer with his research:
- Why are publicly funded services sometimes contracted out to private providers and sometimes produced in-house by public sector employees?
- How does the choice between public and private production influence costs and quality of publicly funded services?
- How can we reform laws, rules and practices to improve the production of publicly funded services?
Promises, Policies and Pocketbook Voting
Mikael Elinder, Henrik Jordahl and Panu Poutvaara
"The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Voters Reward It". Munich Discussion Paper No. 2015-10 (with Niclas Berggren and Panu Poutvaara). Link
"Promises, Policies and Pocketbook Voting". European Economic Review, 75 (April), 177-194, 2015 (with Mikael Elinder and Panu Poutvaara), Link
"Political Preferences and Public Sector Outsourcing". European Journal of Political Economy 30, 43-57, 2013 (with Mikael Elinder). Link
"The Looks of a Winner: Beauty and Electoral Success". Journal of Public Economics, 94 (1-2), 8-15, 2010 (with Niclas Berggren and Panu Poutvaara). Graphic Article
"Inequality and Trust in Sweden: Some Inequalities are More Harmful than Others". Journal of Public Economics, 92 (1-2), 348-365, 2008 (with Magnus Gustavsson). pdf
Henrik Jordahl's research papers are also available at Google Scholar, IDEAS and SSRN.