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Jordahl, Henrik
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Elinder, M. & Jordahl, H. (2013). Kommunpolitikers beslut och brukarnas val. In: Henrik Jordahl (Ed.), Välfärdstjänster i privat regi: Framväxt och drivkrafter (pp. 143-164). Stockholm: SNS förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommunpolitikers beslut och brukarnas val
2013 (Swedish)In: Välfärdstjänster i privat regi: Framväxt och drivkrafter / [ed] Henrik Jordahl, Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2013, p. 143-164Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2013
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212370 (URN)978-91-86949-47-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2013-12-10Bibliographically approved
Elinder, M. & Jordahl, H. (2013). Kontrakt, kostnader och kvalitet. In: Henrik Jordahl (Ed.), Välfärdstjänster i privat regi: Framväxt och drivkrafter (pp. 89-120). Stockholm: SNS förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kontrakt, kostnader och kvalitet
2013 (Swedish)In: Välfärdstjänster i privat regi: Framväxt och drivkrafter / [ed] Henrik Jordahl, Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2013, p. 89-120Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2013
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212367 (URN)978-91-86949-47-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2013-12-10Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, M. & Jordahl, H. (2006). Inequality and Trust: Some Inequalities are More Harmful than Others. Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inequality and Trust: Some Inequalities are More Harmful than Others
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We present new evidence on the influence of income inequality on generalized trust. Using individual panel data from Swedish counties together with an instrumental variable strategy we find that differences in disposable income, and especially differences among people in the bottom half of the income distribution, are associated with lower trust. The relationship between income inequality and trust is particularly strong for people with a strong aversion against income differentials. We also find that the proportion of people born in a foreign country is negatively associated with trust.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, 2006. p. 29
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2006:3
Keywords
trust, social capital, inequality
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210884 (URN)
Available from: 2013-11-15 Created: 2013-11-15 Last updated: 2013-11-15Bibliographically approved
Jordahl, H. & Liang, C.-Y. (2006). Merged Municipalities, Higher Debt: On Free-riding and the Common Pool Problem in Politics. Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Merged Municipalities, Higher Debt: On Free-riding and the Common Pool Problem in Politics
2006 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

We use the 1952 Swedish municipal amalgamation reform to study free- riding and the common pool problem in politics. We expect municipalities that were affected by the reform to increase their debt in anticipation of a merger, and this effect to be larger if they were merged with many other populous municipalities (i.e. facing a large common pool). We use ordinary least squares and matching on the complete cross section of rural municipalities for the period 1947−1951, fixed effects when exploiting the panel features, as well as a geographical instrumental variables strategy. We find an average treatment effect close to the amount that the average merged municipality increased its debt with during this period, which corresponds to 2.8 percent of average income or 63 percent of the average increase in income. However, we do not find larger increases in municipalities that were part of a larger common pool.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, 2006. p. 28
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2006:27
Keywords
Common pool, municipal amalgamation, local governments
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-83744 (URN)
Available from: 2006-11-09 Created: 2006-11-09 Last updated: 2013-11-15Bibliographically approved
Jordahl, H. & Laséen, S. (2005). Central Bank Conservatism and Labor Market Regulation. European Journal of Political Economy, 21(2), 345-363
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Central Bank Conservatism and Labor Market Regulation
2005 (English)In: European Journal of Political Economy, ISSN 0176-2680, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 345-363Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How does central bank conservatism affect labor market regulation? In this paper, we examine the economic forces at work. An increase in conservatism triggers two opposite effects. It reduces the inflation bias of discretionary monetary policy and hence the cost of regulation. It also increases unemployment variability, making regulation more costly. In combination, the two effects produce a hump-shaped relation between conservatism and labor market regulation. To test this prediction, we use data for 19 OECD countries for the period 1980–1994. Our proxies for regulation are unemployment, different labor market institutions, and indices of labor market regulation. Conservatism is proxied by two common measures of central bank independence. We find support for the prediction of a hump-shaped relation between conservatism and labor market regulation.

Keywords
Central bank independence, Labor market regulation, Credibility, Flexibility, Inflation, Unemployment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-73727 (URN)
Available from: 2005-06-15 Created: 2005-06-15 Last updated: 2011-01-11
Berggren, N. & Jordahl, H. (2005). Does Free Trade Really Reduce Growth?: Further Testing Using the Economic Freedom Index. Public Choice, 122(1-2), 99-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does Free Trade Really Reduce Growth?: Further Testing Using the Economic Freedom Index
2005 (Swedish)In: Public Choice, ISSN 0048-5829, Vol. 122, no 1-2, p. 99-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While studies of the relationship between economic freedom and economic growth have shown it to be positive, significant and robust, it has rightly been argued that different areas of economic freedom may have quite different effects on growth. Along that line, Carlsson and Lundström (2002) present the surprising result that “International exchange: Freedom to trade with foreigners” is detrimental for growth. We find that “Taxes on international trade” seems to drive this result. However, using newer data and a more extensive sensitivity analysis, we find that it is not robust. Least Trimmed Squares-based estimation in fact renders the coefficient positive.

Keywords
free trade, economic freedom, economic growth
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-73728 (URN)
Available from: 2005-06-15 Created: 2005-06-15 Last updated: 2011-01-11
Berggren, N. & Jordahl, H. (2005). Free to Trust? Economic Freedom and Social Capital. Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Free to Trust? Economic Freedom and Social Capital
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We present new evidence on how generalized trust is formed. Unlike previous studies, we look at the explanatory power of economic institutions, we use newer data, we incorporate more countries, and we use instrumental variables to handle the causality problem. A central result is that legal structure and security of property rights (area 2 of the Economic Freedom Index) increase trust. The idea is that a market economy, building on voluntary transactions and interactions with both friends and strangers within the predictability provided by the rule of law, entails both incentives and mechanisms for trust to emerge between people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, 2005. p. 30
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2005:2
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-79347 (URN)
Available from: 2006-04-07 Created: 2006-04-07 Last updated: 2013-11-20Bibliographically approved
Jordahl, H. (2005). I morgon paternalism?. Smedjan.com (2005-06-02)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I morgon paternalism?
2005 (Swedish)In: Smedjan.com, no 2005-06-02Article in journal (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.)) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-73730 (URN)
Available from: 2005-06-15 Created: 2005-06-15 Last updated: 2011-01-11
Jordahl, H. & Micheletto, L. (2005). Optimal Utilitarian Taxation and Horizontal Equity. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 7(4), 681-708
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Optimal Utilitarian Taxation and Horizontal Equity
2005 (English)In: Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 681-708Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We impose a horizontal equity restriction on the problem of finding the optimal utilitarian tax mix. The horizontal equity constraint requires that individuals with the same ability have to pay the same amount of taxes regardless of their preferences for leisure. Contrary to normal findings, we find that a good that is complementary to leisure can be encouraged by the tax system and that a good that normally should be discouraged by the tax system can be subsidized even if the economy is composed of only two private commodities plus leisure. Also, the marginal effective tax rate can be different from zero at the top of the ability distribution when the tax mix obeys the horizontal equity constraint.

Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-74856 (URN)
Available from: 2005-12-04 Created: 2005-12-04 Last updated: 2011-01-11
Bengtsson, M., Berggren, N. & Jordahl, H. (2005). Trust and Growth in the 1990s: A Robustness Analysis: A Robustness Analysis. Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trust and Growth in the 1990s: A Robustness Analysis: A Robustness Analysis
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We conduct an extensive robustness analysis of the relationship between trust and growth for a later time period (the 1990s) and with a bigger sample (63 countries) than previous studies. In addition to robustness tests that focus on model uncertainty, we use Least Trimmed Squares, a robust estimation technique, to identify outliers and investigate how they affect the results. We find that the trust-growth relationship is less robust with respect to empirical specification and to countries in the sample than previously claimed, and that outliers affect the results. Nevertheless trust seems quite important compared with many other growth-regression variables.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, 2005. p. 30
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2005:1
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-79346 (URN)
Available from: 2006-04-07 Created: 2006-04-07 Last updated: 2013-11-20Bibliographically approved
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