Publicerade artiklar på engelska

Under denna rubrik finns artiklar på engelska publicerade i vetenskapliga tidskrifter eller som kapitel i antologier. I princip är alla bidragen kvalitetsgranskade av externa forskare (peer reviewed), vilket borgar för hög akademisk kvalitet. Endast i undantagsfall är artiklarna möjliga att ladda ner, men kan alltid beställas från IFN eller respektive förlag/tidskrift.

Scandinavian Economic History Review

The Search for Seignorage: Periodic Re-Coinage in Medieval Sweden

Roger Svensson

A specific monetary tax − called periodic re-coinage − was applied for almost 200 years in large parts of medieval Europe. Old coins were frequently declared invalid and exchanged for new ones based on publicly announced dates and exchange fees. A…

Journal of Labor Economics

Private Equity, Layoffs, and Job Polarization

Martin Olsson och Joacim Tåg

Private equity firms are often criticized for laying off workers, but the evidence on who loses their jobs and why is scarce. This paper argues that explanations for job polarization also explain layoffs after private equity buyouts. Buyouts reduce agency problems,…

Contemporary Economic Policy

Growth, Inequality and Economic Freedom: Evidence from the U.S. States

Christian Bjørnskov

This article returns to the discussion of how income inequality affects economic growth. The main argument of the article is that economic freedom is likely to mediate the association between inequality and growth. In a panel of 300 observations from six 5-year…

Experimental Economics

The Impact of Stress on Tournament Entry

Thomas Buser, Anna Dreber och Johanna Möllerström

Individual willingness to enter competitive environments predicts career choices and labor market outcomes. Meanwhile, many people experience competitive contexts as stressful. We use two laboratory experiments to investigate whether factors related to stress can…

Journal of Health Economics

Retirement Blues

Gabriel Heller Sahlgren

This paper analyses the short- and longer-term effects of retirement on mental health in ten European countries. It exploits thresholds created by state pension ages in an individual-fixed effects instrumental-variable set-up, borrowing intuitions from the…

Mathematical Social Sciences

Local and Consistent Centrality Measures in Parameterized Networks

Vianney Dequiedt och Yves Zenou

We propose an axiomatic approach to characterize centrality measures for which the centrality of an agent is recursively related to the centralities of the agents she is connected to. This includes the Katz–Bonacich and the eigenvector centrality. The core of…

Migration Letters

Explaining the Labor Market Gaps between Immigrants and Natives in the OECD

Andreas Bergh

In most OECD-countries immigrants have lower employment and higher unemployment than natives. The gap in labor market outcomes is larger in countries with more immigrant friendly attitudes. This paper suggests that in countries where labor market institutions are…

Renewable Energy

Wind Power Volatility and its Impact on Production Failures in the Nordic Electricity Market

Sara Fogelberg och Ewa Lazarczyk

Wind power generation of electricity has gained popular support because of its low environmental impact and its low costs relative to other renewable energy sources. However, concerns have been raised in the power sector that wind power generation will come at the…

European Economic Review

Cross-Border Acquisitions and restructuring: Multinational Enterprises and Private Equity-Firms

Selva Bahar Baziki, Pehr-Johan Norbäck, Lars Persson och Joacim Tåg

An increasingly large share of cross-border acquisitions are undertaken by private equity-firms (PE-firms) and not by traditional multinational enterprises (MNEs). We propose a model of cross-border acquisitions in which MNEs and PE-firms compete over domestic assets…

Review of Economics and Statistics

Richer (and Holier) Than Thou? The Effect of Relative Income Improvements on Demand for Redistribution

Mounir Karadja, Johanna Möllerstrom och David Seim

We use a tailor-made survey on a Swedish sample to investigate how individuals' relative income affects their demand for redistribution. We first document that a majority misperceive their position in the income distribution and believe that they are poorer,…

Management Science

Does Gender Diversity Promote Nonconformity?

Makan Amini, Mathias Ekström, Tore Ellingsen, Magnus Johannesson och Fredrik Strömsten

Failure to express minority views may distort the behavior of company boards, committees, juries, and other decision-making bodies. Devising a new experimental procedure to measure such conformity in a judgment task, we compare the degree of conformity in groups with…

Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Revisiting the Relationship between Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution: Reply

Matz Dahlberg, Karin Edmark och Heléne Berg

Here, we respond to the comments raised by Nekby and Pettersson-Lidbom on our paper Dahlberg et al. (2012, Journal of Political Economy 120, 41–76). We argue that our estimates are internally valid, but we acknowledge that the external validity could have been…

International Rewiew of Entrepreneurship

Status Quo Institutions and the Benefits of Institutional Deviations

Niklas Elert och Magnus Henrekson

The purpose of this paper is to nuance the widely held view that well-functioning institutions are the ultimate prerequisite for innovation and entrepreneurship. This is done by putting the spotlight on the role that formal and informal institutions have in serving…

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

The Entrepreneurial Rent: The Value of and Compensation for Entrepreneurship

Magnus Henrekson och Mikael Stenkula

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show that entrepreneurship can be fruitfully analyzed by positing that entrepreneurs are searching for rates of return exceeding the risk-adjusted market rate of return, i.e., they try to create or discover economic…

Journal of Business Ethics

Resistance to Change in the Corporate Elite: Female Directors’ Appointments onto Nordic Boards

Aleksandra Gregorič, Lars Oxelheim, Trond Randøy och Steen Thomsen

In this empirical study, we investigate the variation in firms’ response to institutional pressure for gender-balanced boards, focusing specifically on the preservation of prevailing practices of director selection and its impact on the representation of women…

Modernizing the Public Sector: Scandinavian Perspectives

Introducing Quasi-Markets in Primary Care: The Swedish Experience

Anna Häger Glenngård och Anders Anell

The Swedish experience of introducing quasi-markets in primary care is discussed with respect to the identified objectives of primary care. Empirical studies suggest that objectives related to general accessibility have been met. There is more limited knowledge about…

Modernizing the Public Sector: Scandinavian Perspectives

Market Solutions

Fredrik Andersson

The reliance on market solutions by the Swedish public sector has increased significantly in recent decades. The Swedish example is characterized by an openness to market solutions in many public-sector activities and by a mix of procurement arrangements and…

Journal of Economic Literature

The Economic Consequences of Social-Network Structure

Matthew O. Jackson, Brian W. Rogers och Yves Zenou

We survey the literature on the economic consequences of the structure of social networks. We develop a taxonomy of "macro" and "micro" characteristics of social-interaction networks and discuss both the theoretical and empirical findings…

Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Cultural Determinants of Gender Roles: Pragmatism as an Underpinning Attitude toward Gender Equality among Children of Immigrants

Martin Ljunge

Journal of Economic History

Wealth-Income Ratios in a Small, Developing Economy: Sweden, 1810–2014

Daniel Waldenström

This study uses new data on Swedish national wealth over the last two hundred years to examine whether the patterns in wealth-income ratios found by Piketty and Zucman (2014) extend to small and less developed economies. The findings reveal both similarities and…

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Heterogeneous Peer Effects in Education

Eleonora Patacchini, Edoardo Rainone och Yves Zenou

We investigate whether, how, and why individual education attainment depends on the educational attainment of schoolmates. Specifically, using longitudinal data on students and their friends in a nationally representative set of US schools, we consider the influence…

Telecommunications Policy

Do R&D and ICT Affect Total Factor Productivity Growth Differently?

Harald Edquist och Magnus Henrekson

We analyze the effect of ICT and R&D on total factor productivity (TFP) growth across different industries in Sweden. R&D alone is significantly associated with contemporaneous TFP growth, thus exhibiting indirect effects. Although there is no significant…

Leisure Studies

Location of Leisure: The New Economic Geography of Leisure Services

Özge Öner och Johan Klaesson

Understanding more about the geographic location of leisure services is an important quest for research. For a long time now in developed economies, almost all employment growth is occurring within the service sector. In this sector, leisure services are fast…

Spatial Economic Analysis

Retail City: The Relationship between Place Attractiveness and Accessibility to Shops

Özge Öner

Retail city: the relationship between place attractiveness and accessibility to shops. Spatial Economic Analysis. This paper explores the role of retailers as an urban amenity. Using data for Swedish rural and city municipalities for 2002–08,…

European Economic Review

Intergenerational Correlation and Social Interactions in Education

Sebastian Bervoets och Yves Zenou

We propose a dynastic model where individuals are born into an educated or uneducated environment that they inherit from their parents. We study the impact of social interactions on the correlation in parent-child educational status, independently of any parent-child…

Management Science

Person–Organization Fit and Incentives: A Causal Test

Ola Andersson, Marieke Huysentruyt, Topi Miettinen och Ute Stephan

We investigate the effects of organizational culture and personal values on performance under individual and team contest incentives. We develop a model of regard for others and in-group favoritism that predicts interaction effects between organizational values and…

Journal of Public Economics

The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Voters Reward It

Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl och Panu Poutvaara

Since good-looking politicians win more votes, a beauty advantage for politicians on the left or on the right is bound to have political consequences. We show that politicians on the right look more beautiful in Europe, the United States and Australia. Our…

Journal of Air Transport Management

Managing Turnaround Performance through Collaborative Decision Making

Simon Okwir, Pernilla Ulfvengren, Jannis Angelis, Felipe Ruiz och Yilsy Maria Núñez Guerrero

The purpose of this paper is to explore turnaround performance as a resultant from both Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) processes and collaborative measures. This paper presents how CDM operates in the Turnaround Process (TAP) to propose a new method for managing…

Journal of Urban Economics

The Role of Social Networks in Cultural Assimilation

Thierry Verdier och Yves Zenou

We develop a model where, in the first stage, minority individuals have to decide whether or not they want to assimilate to the majority culture while, in the second stage, all individuals (both from the majority and the minority group) embedded in a network have to…

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