Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen, David Skarbek, Andreas Hansen & Alexander Rezaei: The organization of Danish gangs: a transaction cost approach.

How do criminal groups organize, operate, and govern in Denmark? We argue that organized crime groups face governance challenges in the form of principal-agent problems and transaction costs. Based on interviews with law enforcement officers, former gang members, and prisoners, we provide evidence for how people involved in crime respond Weiterlesen…

Malte Dold & Matias Petersen: Stability of the liberal order, moral learning, and constitutional choice: an unresolved tension in James Buchanan’s political economy.

Buchanan mentions at several points in his oeuvre the necessary role for a constitutional attitude. This attitude is both explanatory and evaluative; it explains why citizens value liberty but also highlights one of the necessary conditions for the stability of a free society. In their new paper, NOUS member Malte Dold Weiterlesen…

Alexander Braun: Reform design, institutional and workforce factors affecting the pace of change

When implementing health care reforms the pace of change is often lacking behind the expectations of policymakers. In their latest research, NOUS member Alexander Braun, Eva Krczal, and Arleta Franczukowska explore in-depth the experiences of a primary care initiative from the perspective of general practitioners. The physicians‘ perspectives on design Weiterlesen…