Niclas Berggren

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Researcher

Box 55665

Grevgatan 34, 2nd floor

Stockholm, SE-102 15

Sweden

http://www.ifn.se/nb

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

40

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

The Benefits of Economic Freedom: A Survey

The Independent Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 193-211, 2003
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 675 (20,427)
Citation 22

Abstract:

The Looks of a Winner: Beauty, Gender, and Electoral Success

CESifo Working Paper No. 2002
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Jun 2007
Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl and Panu Poutvaara
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and University of Helsinki - Department of Economics
Downloads 386 (62,096)
Citation 11

Abstract:

beauty, gender, elections, political candidates, beauty premium

The Looks of a Winner: Beauty, Gender and Electoral Success

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2311
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Sep 2006
Panu Poutvaara, Niclas Berggren and Henrik Jordahl
University of Helsinki - Department of Economics, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Citation 11

Abstract:

beauty, gender, elections, political candidates, beauty premium

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Citation 2

Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance?

IFN Working Paper No. 918
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 26 Apr 2012
Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Citation 2

Abstract:

Markets, Economic freedom, Tolerance, Government, Institutions, Inflation, Property rights, Regulation

Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance?

Kyklos, Vol. 66, Issue 2, pp. 177-207, 2013
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Their Voters Reward It

Published as: 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, IFN Working Paper No. 855
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2017
Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl and Panu Poutvaara
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and University of Helsinki - Department of Economics
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Abstract:

Beauty, Elections, Political candidates, Appearance, Ideology, Parties

The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Their Voters Reward it

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3310
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Jan 2011
Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl and Panu Poutvaara
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and University of Helsinki - Department of Economics
Downloads 41 (366,446)

Abstract:

beauty, elections, political candidates, appearance, ideology, parties

The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Their Voters Reward it

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5513
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl and Panu Poutvaara
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and University of Helsinki - Department of Economics
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Abstract:

beauty, elections, political candidates, appearance, ideology, parties

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Does Religiosity Promote or Discourage Social Trust? Evidence from Cross-Country and Cross-State Comparisons

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2009
Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
Downloads 154 (125,109)
Citation 1

Abstract:

trust, religiosity, religion, social capital

6.

Does Free Trade Really Reduce Growth? Further Testing Using the Economic Freedom Index

Public Choice, Vol. 122, Nos. 1-2, pp. 99-114, 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Oct 2006
Niclas Berggren and Henrik Jordahl
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Citation 11

Abstract:

free trade, economic freedom, economic growth

7.

Economic Freedom and Equality: Friends or Foes?

Public Choice, Vol. 100, No. 3-4, 1999
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Citation 8

Abstract:

Economic freedom, equality, economic growth

8.

Trust and Growth: A Shaky Relationship

IFN Working Paper No. 705, Empirical Economics, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 251-274, 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2009
Mikael Elinder, Niclas Berggren and Henrik Jordahl
Uppsala University - Department of Economics, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 142 (166,738)
Citation 7

Abstract:

trust, growth, robustness, social capital, outliers

9.

The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists

Finnish Economic Papers, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 75-88, 2009, IFN Working Paper No. 711
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2011
Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl and Charlotta Stern
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Stockholm University - Institute for Social Research
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Academics, Social Scientists, Policy Views, Political Opinions, Party Sympathies

10.

Legal Positivism and Property Rights: A Critique of Hayek and Peczenik

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 108 (144,831)

Abstract:

Legal positivism, Property rights, Constitutionalism, Hayek, Hart

Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?

ICER Working Paper No. 2/2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Sep 2012
Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Abstract:

religion, religiosity, rule of law, property rights, institutions

Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?

IFN Working Paper No. 905
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2012
Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
Downloads 43 (359,470)

Abstract:

Religion, religiosity, rule of law, property rights, institutions

12.

Does Religiosity Promote or Discourage Property Rights and the Rule of Law?

APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2011
Christian Bjørnskov and Niclas Berggren
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 87 (226,238)

Abstract:

Religion, religiosity, property rights, rule of law, legal quality, institutions

13.

The Growth Effects of Institutional Instability

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Jun 2009
Andreas Bergh, Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
Downloads 78 (249,789)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Institutions, Instability, Growth, Transaction costs, Uncertainty

14.

Time for Behavioral Political Economy? An Analysis of Articles in Behavioral Economics

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 May 2011
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Abstract:

Behavioral economics, Anomalies, Rationality, Homo economicus, Public choice

15.

Faces of Politicians: Babyfacedness Predicts Inferred Competence but Not Electoral Success

IFN Working Paper No. 803, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 1132-1135, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2009
Panu Poutvaara, Henrik Jordahl and Niclas Berggren
University of Helsinki - Department of Economics, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Citation 2

Abstract:

Babyfacedness, Competence, Beauty, Trustworthiness, Elections

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Social Trust and Central-Bank Independence

IFN Working Paper No. 920
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 May 2012
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), University of Umea - Department of Economics and Umeå University - Umeå School of Business and Economics
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Abstract:

Trust, Credibility, Reforms, Monetary Policy, Inflation, Central Bank, Time Inconsistency

17.

Choosing One's Own Informal Institutions: On Hayek's Critique of Keynes's Immoralism

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 139-159, 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 38 (352,852)

Abstract:

Institutions, rules, traditions, morality, liberty, rule of law

18.

Economic Consequences of Constitutions: A Theory and Survey

Journal des Economistes and des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 3-42, March 2004
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Oct 2009
Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard and Niclas Berggren
University of Copenhagen and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 37 (369,820)
Citation 2

Abstract:

constitutions, institutions, growth

19.

Globalization and the Transmission of Social Values: The Case of Tolerance

IFN Working Paper No. 1007
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 32 (314,114)

Abstract:

Globalization, Tolerance, Social values, Children, Welfare state

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Does Ethical Subjectivism Pose a Challenge to Classical Liberalism?

Reason Papers, Vol. 27, pp. 69-86, 2004
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 29 (301,152)
Citation 2

Abstract:

ethics, metaethics, subjectivism, liberalism, philosophy

21.

Externalities and the Proper Role of Government

Economic Affairs, Vol. 24, pp. 77-77, September 2004
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 08 Oct 2004
University of London - Department of Political Economy, Lombard Street Research, University of Reading, IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K., Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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22.

Constitutionalism, Division of Power and Transaction Costs

Public Choice, Vol. 117, No. 1-2, 2003
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren and Nils Karlson
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 24 (409,466)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Political transaction costs, Constitutionalism, Political institutions, Division of power, Quality of political decision-making

23.

Does Social Trust Speed Up Reforms? The Case of Central-Bank Independence

Journal of Institutional Economics (2016), 12(2): 395-415, IFN Working Paper No. 1053
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), University of Umea - Department of Economics and Umeå University - Umeå School of Business and Economics
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Abstract:

Central banks, Independence, Social trust, Inflation, Monetary policy, Reform

24.

Is Tolerance Good or Bad for Growth?

IFN Working Paper No. 846
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Oct 2010
Niclas Berggren and Mikael Elinder
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Uppsala University - Department of Economics
Downloads 18 (405,094)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Tolerance, Growth, Diversity, Human Capital, Creativity, Innovation

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A Preference-Utilitarian Foundation for the Generality Principle

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1999
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Citation 1

Abstract:

utilitarian, generality, institutions, contractarian

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Legitimacy and the Cost of Government

IFN Working Paper No. 1045
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Nov 2014
Niclas Berggren, Christian Bjørnskov and David Lipka
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Anglo-American University
Downloads 17 (423,803)

Abstract:

Legitimacy, Economic growth, Size of government, Confidence, Trust

27.

Tolerance and Growth: Modeling the Empirical Relationship

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Oct 2012
Niclas Berggren and Mikael Elinder
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Uppsala University - Department of Economics
Downloads 12 (460,029)

Abstract:

tolerance, growth, diversity

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Tolerance in the United States: Does Economic Freedom Transform Racial, Religious, Political and Sexual Attitudes?

IFN Working Paper No. 1080
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 10 (362,806)

Abstract:

Markets, Economic freedom, Tolerance, Taxation, Government, Generality, USA

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James M. Buchanan Jr.

Econ Journal Watch 10(3), September 2013: 292-299
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Abstract:

Buchanan, ideology, liberal

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Free to Trust: Economic Freedom and Social Capital

Kyklos, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 141-169, May 2006
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 May 2006
Niclas Berggren and Henrik Jordahl
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Bertil Ohlin

Berggren, Niclas (2013). “Bertil Ohlin.” Econ Journal Watch, 10(3): 532–536.,
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Abstract:

Ohlin, ideology, liberal

32.

Implementing Generality While Reducing the Risk for Fiscal Explosion

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2000
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Downloads 5 (515,953)
Citation 1

Abstract:

generality, constitutions, expenditures, budget

33.

Does Religion Make You Sick? Evidence of a Negative Relationship between Religious Background and Health

IFN Working Paper No. 1173
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 22 Jun 2017
Niclas Berggren and Martin Ljunge
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Abstract:

Health, Religion, Children of Immigrants

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Do Equal Rights for a Minority Affect General Life Satisfaction?

IFN Working Paper No. 1156
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Mar 2017
Niclas Berggren, Christian Bjørnskov and Therese Nilsson
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Abstract:

Life satisfaction, same-sex marriage, rights, institutions, culture, immigration, tolerance, gays and lesbians, minorities, integration

35.

The Market-Promoting and Market-Preserving Role of Social Trust in Reforms of Policies and Institutions

Forthcoming in Southern Economic Journal, IFN Working Paper No. 1152
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Abstract:

Reforms, Liberalization, Social Trust, Ideology, Fractionalization, Coalition Government

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What Aspects of Society Affect the Quality of Life of a Minority? Global Evidence from the New Gay Happiness Index

Social Indicators Research, Forthcoming, IFN Working Paper No. 1101
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2016
Niclas Berggren, Christian Bjørnskov and Therese Nilsson
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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Abstract:

Gays, homosexuality, minorities, happiness, wellbeing, life satisfaction, institutions, democracy, globalization

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The Calculus of Consent at 50: Insights for Liberalism

Forthcoming in Berggren, Niclas (2014). "The Calculus of Consent at Fifty: Insights for Liberalism." Independent Review, 18(3): 373–389.,
Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Abstract:

Buchanan, Tullock, liberalism

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The Calculus of Consent: Some Swedish Connections

Public Choice, Vol. 152, No. 3-4, 2012
Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Abstract:

Buchanan, Tullock, Calculus, Consent, Sweden

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Rhetoric or Reality? An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Religion in Sweden

Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 26, No. 6, 1997
Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Abstract:

religion, rational choice, divorce, abortion, non-payment, children born out of wedlock

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Social Order Through Constitutional Choice: A Contractarian Proposal

Public Choice, Vol. 89, No. 3-4, 1996
Posted: 18 Sep 1996 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2009
Niclas Berggren
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

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