Published articles in English 2019

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Scottish Journal of Political Economy

The Geography and Concentration of Authorship in the Top Five: Implications for European Economics

Simon Ek and Magnus Henrekson

We study to what degree authors who publish in the five most prestigious journals in economics have previously published there and in which world region they are based. Although still high, the concentration of United States‐based and previously published top‐five…


Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Homothetic Preferences Revealed

Jan Heufer and Per Hjertstrand

We introduce a method to recover homothetic preferences from choice data with minor optimization or measurement errors. Our method allows for a more detailed graphical analysis to reveal subjects’ preferences and to choose appropriate functional forms for…


North American Journal of Economics and Finance

Stock Market Impact of Cross-Border Acquisitions in Emerging Markets

Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson

Entry by multinational enterprises (MNEs) into emerging markets has increased substantially over the last decades. Many of these MNE entries have taken place in concentrated markets. To capture these features, we construct a strategic interaction model of MNE…


Energy Strategy Reviews

Production Efficiency of Nodal and Zonal Pricing in Imperfectly Competitive Electricity Markets

Mahir Sarfati, Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh and Pär Holmberg

Electricity markets employ different congestion management methods to handle the limited transmission capacity of the power system. This paper compares production efficiency and other aspects of nodal and zonal pricing. We consider two types of zonal pricing: zonal…


Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education: Lessons from Sweden

Trust-Based Evaluation in a Market-Oriented School System

Jonas Vlachos

In Sweden, a trust-based evaluation system meets a market-oriented school system which allows liberal entry conditions to voucher-funded private providers, several of which are for-profit corporations. The purpose of this chapter is to analyze how different providers…


Economica

Foreign Direct Investment, Source Country Heterogeneity and Management Practices

Fredrik Heyman, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Rickard Hammarberg

This paper examines whether and, if so, why source country heterogeneity exists in foreign direct investment. Using detailed Swedish matched employer‐employee data for the period from 1996 to 2009, we find statistical evidence that affiliate performance differs…


Rethinking Law

Al and Future Skills in the Labour Market

Mårten Blix

The past provides some guidance on how to handle the effects of technological change on society and the labour market. The question is how much. During the Industrial Revolution, some skilled workers lost their jobs as factories were built and machines gradually came…


Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

Why is Carbon Leakage for Energy-Intensive Industry Hard to Find?

Shon Ferguson and Mark Sanctuary

A number of researchers have found that imports by pollution heavy industries do not increase in response to tighter pollution policy. We empirically evaluate the impact of an sudden and unexpected increase in Swedish electricity prices in the 2000s on the imports of…


Public Choice

Regulation and Government Debt

Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov

Government debt is large in most developed countries, and while budget deficits may reflect short-term attempts to kick-start the economy in times of crisis by means of fiscal stimulus, the longer-term consequences may be detrimental to investment and growth. Those…


International Business Review

Strangers on the Board: The Impact of Board Internationalization on Earnings Management of Nordic Firms

Reggy Hooghiemstra, Niels Hermes, Lars Oxelheim and Trond Randøy

The internationalization of firms has led to boards becoming more international as well. In this study, we investigate the consequences of board internationalization. In particular, by drawing on research on language and board dynamics, we identify theory-based…


International Business Review

Optimal vs Satisfactory Transparency: The Impact of Global Macroeconomic Fluctuations on Corporate Competitiveness

Lars Oxelheim

Being able to separate temporary global macroeconomic influences – caused by fluctuations in exchange rates, interest rates and inflation – from intrinsic performance – related to a superior product, production process or management – is…


Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Sizing Up the Impact of Embassies on Exports

Shon Ferguson and Rikard Forslid

The purpose of this study is to test for the effects of trade promotion via the foreign service. The theory of trade with heterogeneous firms predicts that unilateral trade promotion allows medium- sized firms to export. We investigate the effects of trade promotion…

Global index of the sharing economy

Timbro SEI

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Andreas Bergh, IFN and Lund University, is one of the authors of this book. The Timbro Sharing Economy Index is the first global index of the sharing economy. The index has been compiled using traffic volume data and scraped data, and provides a unique insight into the driving factors behind the peer-to-peer economy.

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