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?
Political Preferences and Public Sector Outsourcing
Mikael Elinder and Henrik Jordahl
"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.