The Economics of Institutions and Culture



Articles in English

Ballester Coralio and Zenou, Yves (2014). ”Key Player Policies When Contextual Effects Matter”. Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 38(4): 233-248. Link.

Berliant, Marcus and Zenou, Yves (2014). “Labor Differentiation and Agglomeration in General Equilibrium.” International Regional Science Review, 37(1): 36-65. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2014). ”The Calculus of Consent at Fifty: Insights for Liberalism”. Independent Review, 18(3): 373-389. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2016). "Does Belief in Objective Morality Lead to Coercion? An Analysis of the Arguments of Kelsen and Buchanan”. Review of Austrian Economics, 29(3): 315-326. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Bergh, Andreas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2015). "What Matters for Growth in Europe? Institutions versus Policies, Quality versus Instability." Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 18(1): 69-88. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Bergh, Andreas, Bjørnskov, Christian and Tanaka, Shiori (2020). "Migrants and Life Satisfaction: The Role of the Country of Origin and the Country of Residence". Kyklos, 73(3): 436–463. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2013). ”Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?” Journal of Institutional Economics, 9(2): 161-185. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2017). ”The Market-Promoting and Market-Preserving Role of Social Trust in Reforms of Policies and Institutions”. Southern Economic Journal, 84(1): 3-25. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2019). "Regulation and Government Debt". Public Choice, 178(1-2): 153-178. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2019). "Do Voters Dislike Liberalizing Reforms? New Evidence Using Data on Satisfaction with Democracy". Journal of Institutional Economics, 15(4): 631-648. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2020). "Corruption, Judicial Accountability and Inequality: Unfair Procedures May Benefit the Worst-Off". Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 170(February): 341-354. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Bjørnskov, Christian and Lipka, David (2015). "Legitimacy and the Cost of Government." Public Choice, 162(3-4): 307-328. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Bjørnskov, Christian and Nilsson, Therese (2017). ”What Aspects of Society Matter for the Quality of Life of a Minority? Global Evidence from the New Gay Happiness Index”. Social Indicators Research, 132(3): 1163-1192. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Bjørnskov, Christian and Nilsson, Therese (2018). ”Do Equal Rights for a Minority Affect General Life Satisfaction?”. Journal of Happiness Studies, 19(5): 1465-1483 . Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov and Hellström, Jörgen (2014). ”Social Trust and Central-Bank Independence”. European Journal of Political Economy, 34(June): 425-439. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov and Hellström, Jörgen (2016). "Does Social Trust Speed Up Reforms? The Case of Central-Bank Independence”. Journal of Institutional Economics, 12(2): 395-415. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Gutmann, Jerg (2020). ”Securing Personal Freedom through Institutions: The Role of Electoral Democracy and Judicial Independence”. European Journal of Law and Economics, 49(2): 165-186. Link (open access).

Berggren, Niclas, Jordahl, Henrik and Poutvaara, Panu (2017). "The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Voters Reward It". Journal of Public Economics, 146(February): 79-86. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Ljunge, Martin (2021). ”Good Faith and Bad Health: Self-Assessed Religiosity and Self-
Assessed Health of Women and Men in Europe”. Social Indicators Research, 153(1): 323-344. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Ljunge, Martin and Nilsson, Therese (2019). "Roots of Tolerance Among Second-Generation Immigrants". Journal of Institutional Economics, 15(6): 999-1016. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2013). "Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance?" Kyklos, 66(2): 177-207. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2014). "Market Institutions Bring Tolerance, Especially Where There Is Social Trust." Applied Economics Letters, 21(17): 1234-1237. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2015). ”Globalization and the Transmission of Social Values: The Case of Tolerance”. Journal of Comparative Economics, 43(2): 371-389. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2016). "Tolerance in the United States: Does Economic Freedom Transform Racial, Religious, Political and Sexual Attitudes?”. European Journal of Political Economy, 45(December): 53-70. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2021). "Economic Freedom and Antisemitism". Journal of Institutional Economics, forthcoming. Link.

Bergh, Andreas (2014). ”What Are the Policy Lessons from Sweden? On the Rise, Fall and Revival of a Capitalist Welfare State”. New Political Economy, forthcoming.

Bergh, Andreas and Lyttkens, Carl Hampus (2014). "Measuring Institutional Quality in Ancient Athens". Journal of Institutional Economics, 10(2): 279-310. Link.

Bergh, Andreas, Mirkina, Irina and Nilsson, Therese (2014). ”Globalization and Institutional Quality – A Panel Data Analysis.” Oxford Development Studies, 42(3): 365-394. Link.

Bergh, Andreas, Mirkina, Irina and Nilsson, Therese (2015). ”Do the Poor Benefit from Globalization Regardless of Institutional Quality?”. Applied Economic Letters, forthcoming.

Bergh, Andreas and Nilsson, Therese (2014). “When More Poor Means Less Poverty: On Income Inequality and Purchasing Power". Southern Economic Journal, 81(1): 232-246. Link.

Bergh, Andreas and Nilsson, Therese (2014). "Is Globalization Reducing Absolute Poverty?". World Development, 62(October): 42-61. Link.

Bjørnskov, Christian and Tsai, Ming-Chang (2015). “How Do Institutions Affect Happiness and Misery? A Tale of Two Tails.” Comparative Sociology, 14(3): 353-385. Link.

Bjørnskov, Christian and Mchangama, Jacob (2015). "Do Social Rights Affect Social Outcomes?". American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.

Bjørnskov, Christian (2015). “Does Economic Freedom Really Kill? On the Association between ‘Neoliberal Policies’ and Homicide Rates.” European Journal of Political Economy, 37(March): 207-219. Link.

Bjørnskov, Christian (2015). “Constitutional Property Rights Protection and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Post-Communist Transition.” Constitutional Political Economy, 26(3): 247-280. Link.

Fischer, Martin, Karlsson, Martin and Nilsson, Therese (2013). “Effects of Compulsory Schooling on Mortality: Evidence from Sweden”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(8): 3596-3618. Link.

Gaigné, Carl and Zenou, Yves (2015). “Agglomeration, City Size and Crime.” European Economic Review, 80(November): 62-82.

Gouveia, Filipe, Nilsson, Therese and Berggren, Niclas (2020). "Religiosity and Discrimination against Same-Sex Couples: The Case of Portugal’s Rental Market.” Journal of Housing Economics, 50(December): 101729. Link.

Helsley, Robert and Zenou, Yves (2014). ”Social Networks and Interactions in Cities”. Journal of Economic Theory, 150(March): 426-466. Link.

Jackson, Matthew O., Rogers, Brian and Zenou, Yves (2017). “The Economic Consequences of Social Network Structure.” Journal of Economic Literature, 55(1): 49-95. 

König, Michael, Tessone, Claudio and Zenou, Yves (2014). “Nestedness in Networks: A Theoretical Model and Some Applications.” Theoretical Economics, 9(3): 695-752. Link.

Leeson, Peter and Sanandaji, Tino (2013). “Billionaires”. Industrial and Corporate Change, 22(1): 313-337Link.

Liu, Xiaodong, Patacchini, Eleonora and Zenou, Yves (2014). “Endogenous Peer Effects: Local Aggregate or Local Average?” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 103(July): 39-59. Link.

Ljunge, Martin (2014). “Social Capital and Health: Evidence that Ancestral Trust Promotes Health Among Children of Immigrants.” Economics and Human Biology, 15(December): 165-186. Link.

Ljunge, Martin (2014). “Trust Issues: Evidence on the Intergenerational Trust Transmission from Children of Immigrants.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 106(October): 175-196. Link.

Ljunge, Martin (2014). “Social Capital and Political Institutions: Evidence That Democracy Fosters Trust.” Economics Letters, 122(1): 44-49. Link.

Ljunge, Martin (2015). “Social Capital and the Family: Evidence that Strong Family Ties Cultivate Civic Virtues." Economica, 82(325): 103-136. Link.

Ljunge, Martin (2016). "Migrants, Health, and Happiness: Evidence that Health Assessments Travel with Migrants and Predict Well-Being." Economics & Human Biology, 22(September): 35-46.

Patacchini, Eleonora, Ragusa, Giuseppe and Zenou, Yves (2015). "Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination in Europe: Homosexuality and Physical Appearance." Journal of Population Economics, 28(4): 1045-1073. Link.

Patacchini, Eleonora and Zenou, Yves (2015). “Racial Identity and Education in Social Networks.” Social Networks, 44(January): 85-94. Link.

Sanandaji, Tino (2014). "The International Mobility of Billionaires." Small Business Economics, 42(2): 329-338. Link.

Sato, Yasuhiro and Zenou, Yves (2015). “How Urbanization Affects Employment and Social Interactions.” European Economic Review, 75(April): 131-155. Link.

Verdier, Thierry and Zenou, Yves (2015). “The Role of Cultural Leaders in the Transmission of Preferences." Economics Letters, forthcoming.

Welander, Anna, Lyttkens, Carl Hampus and Nilsson, Therese (2015). “Globalization, Democracy, and Child Health in Developing Countries.” Social Science & Medicine, 136-137(July): 52-63. Link.

Zenou, Yves (2013). ”Spatial versus Social Mismatch.” Urban Economics, 74(March): 113–132.

Zenou, Yves (2015). “A Dynamic Model of Weak and Strong Ties in the Labor Market.” Journal of Labor Economics, 33(4): 891-932. Link.


Books and book chapters

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2020). ”Institutions and Life Satisfaction”. In Zimmermann, Klaus F. (Ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Cham: Springer: 1-48. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2020). ”Economic Freedom as a Driver of Trust and Tolerance”. In Gwartney, James, Lawson, Robert, Hall, Joshua och Murphy, Ryan (Eds.), Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report. Vancouver: Fraser Institute: 187-211. Link.

Jackson, Matthew O. and Zenou, Yves (2015). “Games on Networks”, in Young, H. Peyton and Zamir, Shmuel (Eds.), Handbook of Game Theory, Vol. 4. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Nilsson, Therese and Bergh, Andreas (2013). “Income Inequality, Health and Development – In Search of a Pattern”, in Dias, Pedro Rosa and O’Donnell, Owen (Eds.), Research on Economic Inequality, vol. 21: Health and Inequality. London: Emerald Group Publishing.

Patacchini, Eleonora, Ragusa, Giuseppe and Zenou, Yves (2015). “Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination in Europe: Religion, Homosexuality and Physical Appearance”, in Boeri, Tito, Patacchini, Eleonora and Peri, Giovanni (Eds.), Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Topa, Giorgio and Zenou, Yves (2015). “Neighborhood and Network Effects”, in Duranton, Gilles, Henderson, J. Vernon and Strange, William (Eds.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 5A. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Zenou, Yves (2015). “Key Players”, in Bramoullé, Yann, Galeotti, Andrea and Rogers, Brian W. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Zenou, Yves (2015). “Networks in Economics”, in Wright, James D. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier.



Articles in Swedish

Berggren, Niclas (2013). ”Den bortglömda generaliteten”. Ekonomisk Debatt, 41(1): 3-4. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2013). "Värnpliktens kostnader". Ekonomisk Debatt, 41(8): 3-4. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2014). "Militärtjänstgöring under tvång eller frivillighet?". Ekonomisk Debatt, 42(3): 89-90. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2014). ”Ekonomins grund i kultur och institutioner”. Ekonomiska Samfundets Tidskrift, 67(1): 6–15. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2015). "Decemberöverenskommelsens blinda fläck". Ekonomisk Debatt, 43(3): 3-5. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2013). ”Lärdomar av en jubilar”. Ekonomisk Debatt, 41(4): 3-4. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2014). "Påvens ekonomiska snedsteg". Ekonomisk Debatt, 42(1): 3-4. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2014). "Nationalekonomers politiska relevans". Ekonomisk Debatt, 42(4): 3-5. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese (2014). "Sex reflexioner om ojämlikhet". Ekonomisk Debatt, 42(7): 3-5. Link.

Bergh, Andreas and Moberg, Lotta (2013). ”Hur svårt kan det vara? Nio frågor om svar om reformer i västerländska demokratier”. Ekonomisk Debatt, 41(5): 45–55. Link.

Ljunge, Martin (2013).”Yngre generationers högre sjukskrivningsgrad – ett mått på hur snabbt välfärdsstaten förändrar normer". Ekonomisk Debatt, 41(5): 56–61. Link.

junge, Martin (2015). ”Pragmatism en viktig faktor bakom jämställda attityder bland barn till invandrare.” Ekonomisk Debatt, 43(4): 40-51. Link.

Ljunge, Martin (2015). ”Tillitens roll för skillnader i hälsa och välstånd i EU”, i Bernitz, Ulf, Oxelheim, Lars and Persson, Thomas (Eds.), Europaperspektiv 2015: Välfärdsgapet - EU:s sociala utmaning. Stockholm: Santérus förlag.

Nilsson, Therese (2013).”Vi behöver mer kunskap kring hur biståndet ska utformas". Ekonomisk Debatt, 41(2): 3–4. Link.

Nilsson, Therese (2013). ”Nya spelregler för den tredje uppgiften”. Ekonomisk Debatt, 45(7): 3–5. Link.

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