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: Comparative Politics, Democracy, democratization, Dictatorship, Economic growth and development

Publications

  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 . doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.01.001
  • 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 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.01.001 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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.  47(2), s 473- 478 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Rasmussen, Magnus (2017). The Autocratic Welfare State: Old-Age Pensions, Credible Commitments, and Regime Survival. Comparative Political Studies.  ISSN 0010-4140. . doi: 10.1177/0010414017710265 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Møller, Jørgen & Skaaning, Svend-Erik (2016). Going Historical: Measuring Democraticness before the Age of Mass Democracy.. International Political Science Review.  ISSN 0192-5121.  37(5), s 679- 689 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 Show summary
  • 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.  ISSN 1894-8995. Show summary
  • Dahlum, Sirianne & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2017). Democracies are no better at educating students than autocracies. This is why. Washington Post.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv & Wig, Tore (2017). You’d think dictators would avoid elections. Here’s why they don’t.. Washington Post.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Rasmussen, Magnus (2017). Offering pensions can help autocrats stay in power longer. Washington Post.
  • Rasmussen, Magnus & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2017). Party Institutionalization and Welfare State Development. Show summary
  • Storeng, Katerini Tagmatarchi; Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Knutsen, Carl Henrik; DeMoor, Katrien & Lind, Guro Elisabeth (2017). Kampen om talentene. Dagsavisen.  ISSN 1503-2892.
  • 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. Show summary
  • 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. Show summary
  • 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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