Publicly funded services; quasi-markets; 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?
Privatization: Is Dismantling Public Authority an International Trend?
"Political Preferences and Public Sector Outsourcing" (with Mikael Elinder), European Journal of Political Economy 30, 43-57, 2013. Link
"The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Voters Reward It" (with Niclas Berggren and Panu Poutvaara), IFN WP 855, February 2012. pdf
"Outsourcing Public Services: Ownership, Competition, Quality and Contracting" (with Fredrik Andersson), IFN Working Paper 874, June 2011. pdf
"Self-interested and Prospective: Theory and Evidence of Pocketbook Voting" (with Mikael Elinder and Panu Poutvaara), September 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. Graphic Article
"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
Henrik Jordahl's research papers are also available at Google Scholar, IDEAS and SSRN.