oru.sePublications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (10 of 63) Show all publications
Heller-Sahlgren, G. & Jordahl, H. (2019). En kunskapsskola för tillväxt. Svenskt Näringsliv
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En kunskapsskola för tillväxt
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Skolan har länge uppmärksammats i svensk debatt. En växande andel elever går ut grundskolan utan godkänt i kärnämnen och resultaten har över tid varit fallande i internationella kunskapsmätningar (även om den senaste PISA-mätningen visade på en en förbättring). Utöver att en bra utbildning är viktig för den enskilde vet vi att humankapital är viktigt för tillväxten i ett land. En bra fungerande grundutbildning är också en förutsättning för en fungerande kompetensförsörjning.Rapporten går igenom modern forskning om vilken effekt humankapital, mätt med kunskapsresultat i internationella mätningar, har på tillväxt. Det visar sig att resultaten i internationella kunskapsmätningar har mycket stor betydelse för länders tillväxt.Studien går sedan också igenom vilka faktorer som i sin tur påverkar resultaten i internationella kunskapsmätningar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenskt Näringsliv, 2019. p. 36
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76585 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2019-09-23Bibliographically approved
Heller-Sahlgren, G. & Jordahl, H. (2019). Knowledge-based Schooling for Prosperity: The Impact of Education Reforms on Swedish Economic Growth. Stockholm: Svenskt Näringsliv
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge-based Schooling for Prosperity: The Impact of Education Reforms on Swedish Economic Growth
2019 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenskt Näringsliv, 2019. p. 32
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78831 (URN)
Note

This report was originally published in Swedish as “En kunskapsskola för tillväxt” on 10th May 2019.

Available from: 2019-12-20 Created: 2019-12-20 Last updated: 2020-01-07Bibliographically approved
Angelis, J., Glenngård, A. H. & Jordahl, H. (2019). Management practices and the quality of primary care. Public Money & Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management practices and the quality of primary care
2019 (English)In: Public Money & Management, ISSN 0954-0962, E-ISSN 1467-9302Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Using the World Management Survey method, the authors mapped and analysed management quality in Swedish primary care centres. On average, private sector providers were better managed than public providers. Centres with a high overall social deprivation among enrolled patients also tended to have higher management quality. Management quality was positively associated with accessibility (length of waiting times), but not with patient-reported experience.

IMPACT: The authors explored the use of management practices at the operational (care centre) level in Swedish primary care. The paper relates management quality to provider characteristics (public or private) and to the quality of care. An expansion of private care centres seems to have increased the average level of management quality in Swedish primary care. The findings suggest that suitable applications of management practices, especially in the area of people management, can produce a higher quality of care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Accessibility, management quality, primary care, quality of care, World Management Survey
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78363 (URN)10.1080/09540962.2019.1689636 (DOI)000497930100001 ()
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Note

Funding Agency:

IFN project 'Public Services in the Future'

Available from: 2019-12-03 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2019-12-03Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F., Jordahl, H. & Josephson, J. (2019). Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality. Örebro: Örebro University, School of Business
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We review the literature on public sector outsourcing to explore if the theoretical predictions from the incomplete contracts literature hold up to recent empirical evidence. Guided by theory, we arrange services according to the type and magnitude of their contractibility problems. The empirical studies point at rather favourable outsourcing outcomes, in terms of costs and quality, for services without severe contracting problems. The picture is more mixed for services with tougher contracting problems, with the weight of the evidence in favour of public provision. This difference between services is largely in line with the property-rights framework and theories of incomplete contracts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, School of Business, 2019. p. 37
Series
Working Papers, School of Business, ISSN 1403-0586 ; 4
Keywords
Privatization, property rights, publicly provided goods
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76501 (URN)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationSwedish Social Insurance Agency
Note

JEL classification: D23, H11, L33

Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F., Jordahl, H. & Josephson, J. (2019). Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality. Bonn: IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We review the literature on public sector outsourcing to explore if the theoretical predictions from the incomplete contracts literature hold up to recent empirical evidence. Guided by theory, we arrange services according to the type and magnitude of their contractibility problems. The empirical studies point at rather favourable outsourcing outcomes, in terms of costs and quality, for services without severe contracting problems. The picture is more mixed for services with tougher contracting problems, with the weight of the evidence in favour of public provision. This difference between services is largely in line with the property-rights framework and theories of incomplete contracts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bonn: IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 2019. p. 38
Series
IZA Discussion Paper Series, ISSN 2365-9793 ; 12401
Keywords
Privatization, property rights, publicly provided goods
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76503 (URN)
Note

JEL Classification: D23, H11, L33

Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F., Jordahl, H. & Josephson, J. (2019). Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality. CESifo Economic Studies, 65(4), 349-372
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality
2019 (English)In: CESifo Economic Studies, ISSN 1610-241X, E-ISSN 1612-7501, Vol. 65, no 4, p. 349-372Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We review the literature on public sector outsourcing to explore if the theoretical predictions from the incomplete contracts literature hold up to recent empirical evidence. Guided by theory, we arrange services according to the type and magnitude of their contractibility problems. The empirical studies point at rather favourable outsourcing outcomes, in terms of costs and quality, for services without severe contracting problems. The picture is more mixed for services with tougher contracting problems, with the weight of the evidence in favour of public provision. This difference between services is largely in line with the property-rights framework and theories of incomplete contracts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2019
Keywords
Privatization, property rights, publicly provided goods
National Category
Economics and Business Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76635 (URN)10.1093/cesifo/ifz009 (DOI)000506800300002 ()2-s2.0-85077753707 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationSwedish Social Insurance Agency
Note

JEL L33 - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting OutD23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property RightsH11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government

Available from: 2019-09-23 Created: 2019-09-23 Last updated: 2020-01-27Bibliographically approved
Jordahl, H. (2019). Perspectives on Public Sector Outsourcing: Quasi-markets and Prices. CESifo Economic Studies, 65(4), 343-348
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives on Public Sector Outsourcing: Quasi-markets and Prices
2019 (English)In: CESifo Economic Studies, ISSN 1610-241X, E-ISSN 1612-7501, Vol. 65, no 4, p. 343-348Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Public sector outsourcing, in the form of private production of tax-financed services, is on the increase with economic and social consequences for consumers, taxpayers, and employees. The development has given rise to so-called quasi-markets with choice and competition between public, for-profit, and non-profit providers. By introducing the main characteristics of quasi-markets with a focus on prices, this article provides background perspectives. It sets the stage for the other six articles on public sector outsourcing in this special issue of the journal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2019
Keywords
outsourcing, quasi-markets, remuneration, pay for performance, privatization
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78814 (URN)10.1093/cesifo/ifz015 (DOI)000506800300001 ()2-s2.0-85077760507 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2020-02-13Bibliographically approved
Jordahl, H. (2018). Cherry picking i välfärdsföretag. In: I stället för vinstförbud: Bättre reglering av välfärdsföretag (pp. 22-25). Fores
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cherry picking i välfärdsföretag
2018 (Swedish)In: I stället för vinstförbud: Bättre reglering av välfärdsföretag, Fores , 2018, p. 22-25Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fores, 2018
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76597 (URN)
Note

Policy Brief 2018:5

Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2019-09-23
Bergman, M. A., Jordahl, H. & Lundberg, S. (2018). Choice and Competition in the Welfare State: Home Care as the Ideal Quasi-market. Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Choice and Competition in the Welfare State: Home Care as the Ideal Quasi-market
2018 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

We study a reform by which a standardized model of choice and competition was introduced in tax-financed home care in a majority of Swedish municipalities. The market for home care is of particular interest since it is close to the ideal quasi-market. For identification, we exploit the different timing of reform implementation across municipalities. We find that the introduction of free choice and free entry in home care increased perceived quality by about one quarter of a standard deviation without affecting costs. Since satisfaction is unrelated to the private market share, the underlying mechanism seems to be new choice opportunities rather than competition or an advantage of private providers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), 2018. p. 21
Series
IFN Working Paper ; 1213
Keywords
Choice, competition, privatization, elderly care, new public management
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76497 (URN)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Note

JEL Codes: H42, H75, I11, L33

Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Jordahl, H. & Persson, L. (2018). Exploring Digital Time Measurement in the Public Sector: Labor Productivity and Service Quality in Home Care. Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Digital Time Measurement in the Public Sector: Labor Productivity and Service Quality in Home Care
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We measure labor productivity in home care using new data from the recent introduction of digital time measurement in Swedish municipalities. By measuring worker utilization (delivered hours as a share of worked hours) we avoid several problems that have plagued previous studies of public sector productivity. The time use measure exposes substantial variation in productivity between home care units, suggesting room for improvement. More productive units deliver a larger share of the hours approved by care managers and have equally satisfied users.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), 2018. p. 29
Series
IFN Working Paper ; 1212
Keywords
Public sector productivity, digitalization, time use, choice reforms
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76509 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8857-6116

Search in DiVA

Show all publications