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Pokročilé hledání

Niclas Berggren, Ph.D.


Docent (title of Associate Professor), Stockholm School of Economics, 2005
PhD, Stockholm School of Economics, 1997


  • The effects of economic and political institutions (using the economic freedom index as measurement; property rights; constitutional economics).
  • The effects of social institutions (social capital and trust; religion).
  • Economic philosophy (Buchanan’s contractarian philosophy; Buchanan’s generality principle; ethical subjectivism, legal positivism and basic economic institutions such as property rights).
  • The role of beauty in politics.


Berggren, Niclas  and Elinder, Mikael (2012). „Is Tolerance Good or Bad for Growth?“ Public Choice, 150(1–2): 283–308. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Bergh, Andreas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2011). „The Growth Effects of Institutional Instability“, Journal of Institutional Economics, forthcoming. Send an e-mail for the final version.

Berggren, Niclas (2011). „Time for Behavioral Political Economy? An Analysis of Articles in Behavioral Economics“, Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian (2011). „Is the Importance of Religion in Daily Life Related to Social Trust? Cross-Country and Cross-State Comparisons“, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 80(3): 459-480. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Jordahl, Henrik  and Poutvaara, Panu (2010). „The Looks of a Winner: Beauty and Electoral Success.“ Journal of Public Economics, 94(1-2): 8-15. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Jordahl, Henrik  and Stern, Charlotta (2009). „The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists.“ Finnish Economic Papers, 22(2): 75-88. Link (article). Link (supplement).

Poutvaara, Panu, Jordahl, Henrik and Berggren, Niclas (2009). „Faces of Politicians: Babyfacedness Predicts Inferred Competence but Not Electoral Success.“ Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(5): 1132-1135. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2009). „Choosing One’s Own Informal Institutions: On Hayek’s Critique of Keynes’s Immoralism.“ Constitutional Political Economy, 20(2): 139-159. Link.

Berggren, Niclas, Elinder, Mikael and Jordahl, Henrik (2008). „Trust and Growth: A Shaky Relationship.“ Empirical Economics, 35(2): 251-274. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2006). „Legal Positivism and Property Rights: A Critique of Hayek and Peczenik.“ Constitutional Political Economy, 17(3): 217-235. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Jordahl, Henrik (2006). „Free to Trust: Economic Freedom and Social Capital.“ Kyklos, 59(2): 141-169. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Jordahl, Henrik (2005). „Does Free Trade Really Reduce Growth? Further Testing Using the Economic Freedom Index.“ Public Choice, 122(1-2): 99-114. Link.

Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter and Berggren, Niclas (2004). „Economic Consequences of Constitutions: A Theory and Survey.“ Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines, 14(1): 3-42. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2004). „Does Ethical Subjectivism Pose a Challenge to Classical Liberalism?“ Reason Papers, 27(Fall): 69-86. Link.

Berggren, Niclas and Karlson, Nils (2003). „Constitutionalism, Division of Power, and Transaction Costs.“ Public Choice, 117(1-2): 99-124. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2003). „The Benefits of Economic Freedom: A Survey.“ The Independent Review, 8(2): 193-211. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (2000). „Implementing Generality while Reducing the Risk for Fiscal Explosion.“ Constitutional Political Economy, 11(4): 353-369. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (1999). „A Preference-Utilitarian Foundation for the Generality Principle.“ Constitutional Political Economy, 10(4): 339-353. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (1999). „Economic Freedom and Equality: Friends or Foes?“ Public Choice, 100(3-4): 203-223. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (1997). „Rhetoric or Reality? An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Religion in Sweden.“ Journal of Socio-Economics, 26(6): 571-596. Link.

Berggren, Niclas (1996). „Social Order through Constitutional Choice: A Contractarian Proposal.“ Public Choice, 89(3-4): 339-361. Link.


Work in progress

Berggren, Niclas and Bjørnskov, Christian. „Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?“ Send an e-mail for the most recent version.

Berggren, Niclas, Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov and Hellström, Jörgen. „Social Trust and Central-Bank Independence.“ Send an e-mail for the most recent version.

Berggren, Niclas, Jordahl, Henrik and Poutvaara, Panu. „The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and Their Voters Reward It.“ Send an e-mail for the most recent version.

Berggren, Niclas and Nilsson, Therese. „Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance?“. Send an e-mail for the most recent version.

Citations: Google scholar