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Jakobsson, Niklas
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Finseraas, H., Jakobsson, N. & Svensson, M. (2017). Do knowledge gains from public information campaigns persist over time?: Results from a survey experiment on the Norwegian pension reform. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 16(1), 108-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do knowledge gains from public information campaigns persist over time?: Results from a survey experiment on the Norwegian pension reform
2017 (English)In: Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, ISSN 1474-7472, E-ISSN 1475-3022, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 108-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Government authorities use resources on information campaigns in order to inform citizens about relevant policy changes. The motivation is usually that individuals sometimes are ill-informed about the public policies relevant for their choices. In a survey experiment where the treatment group was provided with public information material on the social security system, we assess the short- and medium-term knowledge effects. We show that the short run effects of the information on knowledge disappear completely within 4 months. The findings illustrate the limits of public information campaigns to improve knowledge about relevant policy reforms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2017
Keyword
Campaign; information; knowledge; public
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42385 (URN)10.1017/S1474747215000098 (DOI)000393876000006 ()2-s2.0-84929691948 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, N. & Kumlin, S. (2017). Election campaign agendas, government partisanship, and the welfare state. European Political Science Review, 9(2), 183-208
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Election campaign agendas, government partisanship, and the welfare state
2017 (English)In: European Political Science Review, ISSN 1755-7739, E-ISSN 1755-7747, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 183-208Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although theoretically contentious, most empirical studies contend that electoral-political factors structure the welfare state. In practice, most studies concentrate on ‘government partisanship’, that is the ideological character of the government. We agree that politics matters but also seek to expand our understanding of what ‘politics’ should be taken to mean. Drawing on recent comparative research on agenda-setting, we study the impact of whether welfare state issues were broadly salient in the public sphere during the election campaign that produced the government. We formulate hypotheses about how such systemic campaign salience and government partisanship (separately and interactively) affect welfare generosity. We also consider how such effects might have changed, taking into account challenges to standard assumptions of representative democracy coming from the ‘new politics of the welfare state’ framework. We combine well-known, but updated, data on welfare state generosity and government partisanship, with original contextual data on campaign salience from 16 West European countries for the years 1980–2008. We find that campaigns matter but also that their impact has changed. During the first half of the examined period (the 1980s and early 1990s), it mainly served to facilitate government partisanship effects on the welfare state. More recently, big-time campaign attention to welfare state issues results in some retrenchment (almost) regardless of who forms the postelection government. This raises concerns about the democratic status of the politics of welfare state reform in Europe.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2017
Keyword
welfare state; political parties; election campaigns; agenda setting
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42346 (URN)10.1017/S175577391500034X (DOI)000399408000002 ()2-s2.0-84943302561 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2017-12-29Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, N. & Svensson, M. (2016). The effect of copayments on primary care utilization: results from a quasi-experiment. Applied Economics, 48(39), 3752-3762
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effect of copayments on primary care utilization: results from a quasi-experiment
2016 (English)In: Applied Economics, ISSN 0003-6846, E-ISSN 1466-4283, Vol. 48, no 39, p. 3752-3762Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses how health-care utilization is affected by copayments in a tax-financed health-care system. The article utilizes a natural experiment in which a health-care region in Sweden changed the price of healthcare in such a way that primary care general physician prices increased by 33%. We use daily visit data in the treatment region and a neighbouring control region where no price change took place and analyse the effect using differences-in-differences as well as differences-in-differences-in-differences models. The results from the preferred models indicate no effect on health-care utilization due to the price change, a result that also holds across different socio-economic subregions in the treatment region.

Keyword
Copayments, healthcare, demand, moral hazard, natural experiment
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44556 (URN)10.1080/00036846.2016.1145346 (DOI)000378744900005 ()
Available from: 2016-08-05 Created: 2016-08-05 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, N. & Blom, S. (2014). Did the 2011 terror attacks in Norway change citizens’ attitudes towards immigrants?. International journal of public opinion research, 26(4), 475-486
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Did the 2011 terror attacks in Norway change citizens’ attitudes towards immigrants?
2014 (English)In: International journal of public opinion research, ISSN 0954-2892, E-ISSN 1471-6909, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 475-486Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
Keyword
INGROUP MEMBERS; PUBLIC-OPINION; PREFERENCES; EXTREMITY; IMPACT
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33689 (URN)10.1093/ijpor/edt036 (DOI)000348582900005 ()
Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Finseraas, H. & Jakobsson, N. (2014). Does a simple information intervention change the perception of a reform?. Applied Economics Letters, 18, 1266-1268
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does a simple information intervention change the perception of a reform?
2014 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291, Vol. 18, p. 1266-1268Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present the results of a survey experiment where the respondents were randomly assigned the opportunity to read an information brochure regarding recently implemented changes in the Norwegian pension system. We find that those given the opportunity to read the information material are more likely to believe that the reform has made the pension system easier to understand.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxfordshire: Taylor & Francis, 2014
Keyword
survey experiment, information, pension system, retirement, H30, H40
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33679 (URN)10.1080/13504851.2014.922660 (DOI)000343599800004 ()
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Export Date: 15 September 2014 Article in Press

Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Finseraas, H. & Jakobsson, N. (2014). Does information about the pension system affect knowledge and retirement plans?: Evidence from a survey experiment. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 13(3), 250-271
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does information about the pension system affect knowledge and retirement plans?: Evidence from a survey experiment
2014 (English)In: Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, ISSN 1474-7472, E-ISSN 1475-3022, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 250-271Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present the results of a survey experiment where the treatment group was provided with an information brochure regarding recently implemented changes in the Norwegian pension system, whereas a control group was not. We find that those who received the information are more likely to respond correctly to questions regarding the new pension system. The information effect is larger for those with high education, but only for the most complex aspect of the reform. Despite greater knowledge of the reform in the treatment group, we find no differences between the treatment and control group in their preferences regarding when to retire or whether to combine work and pension uptake.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014
Keyword
Experiment; information; pension; pension system; retirement; survey
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33680 (URN)10.1017/S1474747213000310 (DOI)000337759800002 ()
Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, N. & Lindholm, H. (2014). Ethnic Preferences in Internet Dating: A Field Experiment. Marriage and Family Review, 50(4), 307-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnic Preferences in Internet Dating: A Field Experiment
2014 (English)In: Marriage and Family Review, ISSN 0149-4929, E-ISSN 1540-9635, Vol. 50, no 4, p. 307-317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In an Internet field experiment in Sweden, we assessed the importance of ethnicity for successful online dating proposals for men. Randomizing names and occupation and holding physical appearance constant, our findings show that Swedishness is valued in the dating market and Arabs suffer an ethnic penalty, compared with both Swedes and Greeks. This implies that Arabs have a harder time finding dates, also in a frictionless setting as an Internet dating site.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
Keyword
dating, ethnic, field experiment, Internet, online dating
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33683 (URN)10.1080/01494929.2013.879554 (DOI)
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Export Date: 15 September 2014

Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Kotsadam, A. & Jakobsson, N. (2014). Shame on you, John! Laws, stigmatization, and the demand for sex. European Journal of Law and Economics, 37(3), 393-404
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shame on you, John! Laws, stigmatization, and the demand for sex
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Law and Economics, ISSN 0929-1261, E-ISSN 1572-9990, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 393-404Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article contributes to the literature on prostitution by shedding light on the effects of the criminalization of buying sex on the amount of prostitution bought, as well as on the proposed theoretical mechanisms underlying this change. We find indications that criminalizing the buying of sex may decrease the quantity of sex bought. While we find that stigma influences the demand for sex, we do not find that stigma increases as a result of the law. Therefore, the possible reduced quantity of sex bought is probably due to the more direct risk of getting caught.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33685 (URN)10.1007/s10657-012-9339-y (DOI)000336273900003 ()
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Export Date: 15 September 2014

Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, N. (2013). Attitudes toward municipal income tax rates in Sweden: Do people vote with their feet?. eJournal of Tax Research, 11(2), 157-175
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attitudes toward municipal income tax rates in Sweden: Do people vote with their feet?
2013 (English)In: eJournal of Tax Research, ISSN 1448-2398, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 157-175Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The factors shaping people's preferences for municipal labor income tax rates in Sweden are assessed using survey data. The tax rate actually faced by the respondents does not have explanatory power for their attitudes toward the tax rate. The hypothesis that this small or nonexistent effect of the actual tax rate is caused by a Tiebout bias finds no support, yet instrumental variable estimations indicate that the actual municipal tax rate may be of importance for attitudes toward the tax rate. Also, people with higher education, people who regularly read a newspaper, people who agree with the political left, and people who state that they are satisfied with their municipal services are less likely to want to decrease the municipal tax. People with low income, people who claim to have a low level of knowledge about society, and people who agree with the political right are conversely more likely to want to decrease the municipal tax. © School of Taxation and Business Law (Atax), Australian School of Business The University of New South Wales.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33681 (URN)
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Export Date: 15 September 2014

Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, N., Kotsadam, A. & Jakobsson, S. S. (2013). Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage: The Case of Scandinavia. Journal of Homosexuality, 60(9), 1349-1360
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage: The Case of Scandinavia
2013 (English)In: Journal of Homosexuality, ISSN 0091-8369, E-ISSN 1540-3602, Vol. 60, no 9, p. 1349-1360Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33682 (URN)10.1080/00918369.2013.806191 (DOI)000323146000007 ()23952927 (PubMedID)
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Export Date: 15 September 2014

Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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