Henrik Jordahl


Articles in international scientific journals

Public sector outsourcing (with Panu Poutvaara), IZA World of Labor, 65, 2020. Link

The end of a trend? Retraction of choice in Swedish elderly care (with Lovisa Persson), Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 2020. Link

Management practices and the quality of primary care (with Jannis Angelis and Anna Häger Glenngård), Public Money & Management, 2019. Link

Outsourcing public services: Contractibility, cost, and quality (with Fredrik Andersson and Jens Josephson), CESifo Economic Studies, 65 (4), 349-372, 2019. Link

Perspectives on public sector outsourcing: Quasi-markets and prices, CESifo Economic Studies, 65 (4), 343-348, 2019. Link

The right look: Conservative politicians look better and voters reward it (with Niclas Berggren and Panu Poutvaara)Journal of Public Economics, 146 (February), 79-86, 2017. Link

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. Link

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. Link

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

Privatizing Welfare Services: Lessons from the Swedish Experiment (with Mårten Blix), Oxford University Press, 2021. Link

"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.


Policy reports

The value added of Internationella Engelska Skolan. IFN Policy Paper, No. 89, 2020 (with Gabriel Heller-Sahlgren). Link

Knowledge-based Schooling for Prosperity - The Impact of Education Reforms on Swedish Economic Growth. Stockholm: The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, 2019 (with Gabriel Heller-Sahlgren)Link


Popular science articles

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


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