Carl Henrik Knutsen

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Academic Interests

  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Politics-development relations
  • The economic effects of political institutions
  • Economic policy
  • Political survival strategies
  • Regime change
  • Democratization
  • Applied statistics 

    See homepage for an overview over research areas, publications, working papers and teaching

Other affiliations and roles

  • Associated Researcher at ESOP, Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Project Manager and Steering Committee member of Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
  • Co-Principal Investigator of Historical Varieties of Democracy (With Jan Teorell)
  • Principal Investigator of DEEPI (Disentangling the Economic Effects of Political Institutions; Young Research Talents Project from Research Council Norway)
  • Editor of Scandinavian Political Studies (with Åse Gornitzka)
  • Member of the Young Academy of Norway

Courses taught

Has taught in several BA- and MA-courses, particularly in Statistics and Research Methods, Comparative Politics, Political Economy and International Politics

Education

  • Bachelor (Political science, philosophy and history) 2004, University of Oslo
  • Master in Political Science 2006 (2 year), Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
  • Master in economics and econometrics 2008 (5 year), Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Ph.D. in Political Science 2011, University of Oslo.

Previous Positions

  • Research Professor (Researcher I) at Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO (20% position)
  • Post-doc, Department of Political Science. 2012-2013
  • Ph.d. fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, 2007-2011
  • Associated Researcher at ESOP, Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Associated Researcher at CSCW, PRIO
  • Researcher (10%) from October 2008- December 2010, Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO
  • Guest researcher at Sciences Po, Bordeaux, Fall 2009
  • Guest researcher at Columbia University, New York, Spring 2010
Tags: Global South, USA

Publications

Knutsen, Carl Henrik, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Tore Wig (Forthcoming). Autocratic Elections: Stabilizing Tool or Force for Change? World Politics.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik, Andreas Kotsadam, Eivind Hammersmark Olsen and Tore Wig (Forthcoming). Mining and Local Corruption in Africa. American Journal of Political Science.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik, Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning (Forthcoming). Going Historical: Measuring Democraticness before the Age of Mass Democracy. International Political Science Review.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik and Simone Wegmann (Forthcoming). Is democracy about redistribution? Democratization.

Dahlum, Sirianne and Carl Henrik Knutsen (forthcoming) . Title TBD (follow-up to response to "Democracy by demand? Reinvestigating the effect of self-expression values on political regime type"). British Journal of Political Science.

Dahlum, Sirianne and Carl Henrik Knutsen (forthcoming) . Democracy by demand? Reinvestigating the effect of self-expression values on political regime type. British Journal of Political Science.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (forthcoming) Reinvestigating the Reciprocal Relationship between Democracy and Income Inequality. Review of Economics and Institutions.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2015). Why democracies outgrow autocracies in the long run: Civil liberties, information flows and technological change. Kyklos 68(3): 357-384.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik and Håvard M. Nygård (2015) Institutional characteristics and regime survival: Why are semi-democracies less durable than autocracies and democracies? American Journal of Political Science 59(3): 656-670

Knutsen, Carl Henrik and Tore Wig (2015). Government Turnover and the Effects of Regime Type: How Requiring Alternation in Power Biases against the Estimated Economic Benefits of Democracy. Comparative Political Studies 48(7): 882-914.

Beyer, Audun; Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Rasch, Bjørn Erik (2014). Election Campaigns, Issue Focus and Voting Intentions: Survey Experiments of Norwegian Voters. Scandinavian Political Studies 37(4): 406-427.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2014). Income Growth and Revolutions. Social Science Quarterly 95(4): 920-937.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2013). Democracy, State Capacity, and Economic Growth. World Development  43: 1- 18.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Fjelde, Hanne (2013). Property rights in dictatorships: kings protect property better than generals or party bosses. Contemporary Politics.  19(1): 94- 114 .

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Democracy and Economic Growth: A Review of Arguments and Results. International Area Studies Review. 15(4): 393- 415

Hveem, Helge & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Governance and Knowledge. The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas. Routledge.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Security Threats, Enemy-Contingent Policies and Economic Development in Dictatorships. International Interactions 37(4): 414-440

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011) The Economic Effects of Democracy and Dictatorship. Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. Ph.d. thesis.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Which Democracies Prosper? Electoral Rules, Form of Government and Economic Growth. Electoral Studies 30 (1): 83-90.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011) Democracy, Dictatorship and Protection of Property Rights. Journal of Development Studies  47(1): 164-182.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). I’ll mind my own business if you mind yours: The OAU and the African Peace. Dynamiques Internationales.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Rygh, Asmund & Hveem, Helge (2011). Does State Ownership Matter? Institutions' Effect on Foreign Direct Investment Revisited. Business and Politics.

Claes, Dag Harald & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (ed.) (2011). Governing the Global Economy - Politics, Institutions and Economic Development. Routledge.

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010). Investigating the Lee thesis: How bad is democracy for Asian economies?. European Political Science Review. 2(3): 451- 473

Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010) Measuring Effective Democracy. International Political Science Review 31 (2): 109-128.

 

  • Dahlum, Sirianne & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2017). Democracy by Demand? Reinvestigating the Effect of Self-expression Values on Political Regime Type. British Journal of Political Science.  ISSN 0007-1234.  47(2), s 437- 461 . doi: 10.1017/S0007123415000447
  • Dahlum, Sirianne & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2017). Do Democracies Provide Better Education? Revisiting the Democracy–Human Capital Link. World Development.  ISSN 0305-750X.  94, s 186- 199
  • Dahlum, Sirianne & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2017). What Counts as Evidence? Panel Data and the Empirical Evaluation of Revised Modernization Theory.. British Journal of Political Science.  ISSN 0007-1234.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Kotsadam, Andreas; Olsen, Eivind Hammersmark & Wig, Tore (2017). Mining and Local Corruption in Africa. American Journal of Political Science.  ISSN 0092-5853.  61(2), s 320- 334 . doi: 10.1111/ajps.12268
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Møller, Jørgen & Skaaning, Svend-Erik (2017). Going Historical: Measuring Democraticness before the Age of Mass Democracy.. International Political Science Review.  ISSN 0192-5121.  37(5), s 679- 689
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv & Wig, Tore (2017). Autocratic elections stabilizing tool or force for change?. World politics.  ISSN 0043-8871.  69(1), s 98- 143 . doi: 10.1017/S0043887116000149
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Rasmussen, Magnus (2017). The Autocratic Welfare State: Resource distribution, credible commitments and political survival. Comparative Political Studies.  ISSN 0010-4140. . doi: 10.1177/0010414017710265
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Thorsen, Dag Einar (2016). Diktaturets mange former – Typer, styremåter og politikkutforming, I: Raino Sverre Malnes (red.),  Velkommen til statsvitenskap.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-49471-8.  5.  s 78 - 97
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Wegmann, Simone (2016). Is democracy about redistribution?. Democratization.  ISSN 1351-0347.  23(1), s 164- 192 . doi: 10.1080/13510347.2015.1094460
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2015). Demokrati og økonomisk vekst, I: Raino Sverre Malnes & Dag Einar Thorsen (red.),  Demokrati - historien og ideene.  Dreyer Forlag A/S.  ISBN 9788282651219.  30.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2015). Reinvestigating the Reciprocal Relationship between Democracy and Income Inequality. Review of Economics and Institutions.  ISSN 2038-1379.  6(2)
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2015). Why democracies outgrow autocracies in the long run: civil liberties, information flows and technological change. Kyklos (Basel).  ISSN 0023-5962.  68(3), s 357- 384 . doi: 10.1111/kykl.12087
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Møller, Jørgen & Skaaning, Svend-Erik (2015). Going historical: Measuring democraticness before the age of mass democracy. International Political Science Review.  ISSN 0192-5121.  37(5), s 679- 689 . doi: 10.1177/0192512115618532
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv (2015). Institutional Characteristics and Regime Survival: Why Are Semi-Democracies Less Durable Than Autocracies and Democracies?. American Journal of Political Science.  ISSN 0092-5853.  59(3), s 656- 670 . doi: 10.1111/ajps.12168
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Thorsen, Dag Einar (2015). Diktaturet - demokratiets motsats?, I: Raino Sverre Malnes & Dag Einar Thorsen (red.),  Demokrati - historien og ideene.  Dreyer Forlag A/S.  ISBN 9788282651219.  Kapittel.  s 463 - 480
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Wig, Tore (2015). Government Turnover and the Effects of Regime Type: How Requiring Alternation in Power Biases against the Estimated Economic Benefits of Democracy. Comparative Political Studies.  ISSN 0010-4140. . doi: 10.1177/0010414014565891
  • Beyer, Audun; Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Rasch, Bjørn Erik (2014). Election campaigns, issue focus and voting intentions: Survey experiments of norwegian voters . Scandinavian Political Studies.  ISSN 0080-6757.  37(4), s 406- 427 . doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12029
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2014). Hvor demokratisk er det norske demokratiet? En internasjonal sammenligning, I: Harald Baldersheim & Øyvind Østerud (red.),  Det norske demokratiet i det 21. århundre.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 9788245016147.  8.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2014). Income Growth and Revolutions. Social Science Quarterly.  ISSN 0038-4941.  95(4), s 920- 937 . doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12081
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2013). Democracy, State Capacity, and Economic Growth. World Development.  ISSN 0305-750X.  43, s 1- 18 . doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.10.014
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Fjelde, Hanne (2013). Property rights in dictatorships: kings protect property better than generals or party bosses. Contemporary Politics.  ISSN 1356-9775.  19(1), s 94- 114 . doi: 10.1080/13569775.2013.773205
  • Hveem, Helge & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Introduction: Politics and the Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge, In  Governance and Knowledge. The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-69848-1.  Kapittel 1.  s 1 - 10
  • Hveem, Helge; Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Rygh, Asmund (2012). State ownership, political risk and foreign direct investment, In Kjell Arnold Eliassen (ed.),  Business and politics in a new global order.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-42590-3.  Chapter 4.  s 89 - 110
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Democracy and Economic Growth: A Review of Arguments and Results. International Area Studies Review.  ISSN 2233-8659.  15(4), s 393- 415
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Democracy, Dictatorship, and Technological Change, In  Governance and Knowledge. The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-69848-1.  Kapittel 2.  s 13 - 28
  • Claes, Dag Harald & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). The global political economy: International institutions, states and multinational enterprises, In Dag Harald Claes & Carl Henrik Knutsen (ed.),  Governing the Global Economy - Politics, Institutions and Economic Development.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-66536-0.  Kapittel 1.  s 1 - 28
  • Hveem, Helge & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Co-operation on knowledge activities, In Helge Hveem & Lelio Iapadre (ed.),  The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  Kapittel 7.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Democracy, Dictatorship and Protection of Property Rights. Journal of Development Studies.  ISSN 0022-0388.  47(1), s 164- 182 . doi: 10.1080/00220388.2010.506919
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Education, In Helge Hveem & Lelio Iapadre (ed.),  The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  Kapittel 3.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). I’ll mind my own business if you mind yours: The OAU and the African Peace. Dynamiques Internationales.  ISSN 2105-2646.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Open flow of ideas, In Helge Hveem & Lelio Iapadre (ed.),  The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  Kapittel 6.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Research, In Helge Hveem & Lelio Iapadre (ed.),  The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  Kapittel 4.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Security Threats, Enemy-Contingent Policies and Economic Development in Dictatorships. International Interactions.  ISSN 0305-0629.  37(4), s 414- 440 . doi: 10.1080/03050629.2011.622650
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Which Democracies Prosper? Electoral Rules, Form of Government and Economic Growth . Electoral Studies.  ISSN 0261-3794.  30(1), s 83- 90 . doi: 10.1016/j.electstud.2010.09.006
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Which democracies prosper? Electoral rules, form of government and economic growth. Electoral Studies.  ISSN 0261-3794.  30(1), s 83- 90 . doi: 10.1016/j.electstud.2010.09.006
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Rygh, Asmund & Hveem, Helge (2011). Does State Ownership Matter? Institutions' Effect on Foreign Direct Investment Revisited. Business and Politics.  ISSN 1369-5258.  (1)
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010). Den rasjonelle diktator. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  68(3), s 404- 414
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010). Investigating the Lee thesis: How bad is democracy for Asian economies?. European Political Science Review.  ISSN 1755-7739.  2(3), s 451- 473
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010). Measuring Effective Democracy. International Political Science Review.  ISSN 0192-5121.  31(2), s 109- 128 . doi: 10.1177/0192512110364736
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010). The rational dictator. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  68(3), s 404- 414

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  • Hveem, Helge & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Governance and Knowledge. The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-69848-1.  276 s.
  • Claes, Dag Harald & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (ed.) (2011). Governing the Global Economy - Politics, Institutions and Economic Development. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-66536-0.  355 s.

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  • Aronsen, Jan Magnus; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Emblem, Kyrre Eeg; Storeng, Katerini Tagmatarchi; Enberg, Katja; Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Lind, Guro Elisabeth (2017). Kvalitetsparadokset i den norske forskningspolitikken . Khrono.no.
  • Rasmussen, Magnus & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2017). Party Institutionalization and Welfare State Development.
  • Høgestøl, Sofie A.E.; Lind, Guro Elisabeth; De Moor, Katrien; Storeng, Katerini Tagmatarchi; Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen & Hølleland, Herdis (2016). Karrièreusikkerhet tærer på unge forskere . Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.  s 16- 17
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2016). Review of Carles Boix(2015) Political Order and Inequality: Their Foundations and Their Consequences for Human Welfare. . Journal of Peace Research.  ISSN 0022-3433.
  • Gornitzka, Ase & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2015). A note from the new editors of scandinavian political studies. Scandinavian Political Studies.  ISSN 0080-6757.  38(1), s 1- 3 . doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12043
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2015). Demokrati, «Quality of Government» og menneskelig velferd: Et tilsvar til Rothstein . Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-336X.  32(2), s 184- 191
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Kotsadam, Andreas; Olsen, Eivind Hammersmark & Wig, Tore (2015). Mining and Local Corruption in Africa.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2014). Measuring Democracy, In Alex C. Michalos (ed.),  Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research.  Springer.  ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8.  kapittel.  s 3929 - 3934
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Fjelde, Hanne (2014). Property Rights in Dictatorships: Kings Protect Property Better than Generals or Party Bosses., In Aurel Croissant; S Kailitz; P Koellner & S Wurster (ed.),  Property Rights in Dictatorships: Kings Protect Property Better than Generals or Party Bosses.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-71944-5.  9.
  • Rygh, Asmund & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2014). The Lower Sensitivity of State-Owned Enterprise FDI to Political Risk: Investigating Political Capabilities- and Risk Preferences Explanations.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2013). Tor Midtbø: STATA – en entusiastisk innføring. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0801-1745.  2/13, s 191- 193
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Awa, Angelique (2013). Landprofil: Kongo–Kinshasa, I: Sigrun Johnstad (red.),  Afrikas 99%. Økonomisk vekst, ulikhet og protest.  Fellesrådet for Afrika og Solidaritet Forlag.  ISBN 9788291916309.  Landprofil.
  • Sørbye, Sveinung Wergeland; Iversen, Ole-Erik & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2013, 07. juni). Slik kan sex og kreft henge sammen .  Aftenposten.
  • Rygh, Asmund & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Risk-taking in foreign direct investments: Are state-owned enterprises different?.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). The Economic Effects of Democracy and Dictatorship .
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2009). De negative konsekvensene av økonomisk ulikhet. Minerva.  ISSN 0805-7842.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2009). Historiens slutt, 20 år etter. Minerva.  ISSN 0805-7842.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2009). Urettferdig valgordning. Dagsavisen.  ISSN 1503-2892.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2008). Diktaturets fortreffelighet?. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2008). Spillteori: En innføring. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0801-1745.  08(3), s 293- 296

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