Background and activities

My main research interests are topics in electoral behaviour and public opinon, and quantitative evaluations of public policy. The topics I study are often related to immigration, political economics, and the welfare state. My work has been published in journals such as American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Public Economics.


Selected publications:

Bratsberg, Bernt, Jeremy Ferwerda, Henning Finseraas, and Andreas Kotsadam (forthcoming). How Settlement Locations and Local Networks Influence Immigrant Political Integration, American Journal of Political Science.

Finseraas, Henning, Bjørn Høyland and Martin Søyland (forthcoming) Climate Politics in Hard Times: How Local Economic Shocks Influence MPs Attention to Climate Change, European Journal of Political Research.

Finseraas, Henning and Andreas Kotsadam (forthcoming). Ancestry Culture, Assimilation, and Voter Turnout in Two Generations, Political Behavior.

Dale-Olsen, Harald and Henning Finseraas (2020) Linguistic diversity and workplace productivity. Labour Economics 64(June): 101813.

Finseraas, Henning; Røed, Marianne; Schøne, Pål. (2020) Labour immigration and union strength. European Union Politics. 21(1): 3-23.

Finseraas, Henning; Hanson, Torbjørn; Johnsen, Åshild Auglænd; Kotsadam, Andreas; Torsvik, Gaute. (2019) Trust, ethnic diversity, and personal contact: A field experiment. Journal of Public Economics. vol. 173: 72-84.

Finseraas, Henning. (2019) Social democratic representation and welfare spending: A quantitative case study. Political Science Research and Methods.

Finseraas, Henning. (2019) Understanding the education gap in immigration preferences across countries over time: A decomposition approach. Electoral Studies. vol. 61: 1-12.

Finseraas, Henning; Skorge, Øyvind Søraas; Strøm, Marte. (2018) Does education affect immigration attitudes? Evidence from an education reform. Electoral Studies. vol. 55 (Oct): 131-135.

Ferwerda, Jeremy; Finseraas, Henning; Bergh, Johannes (2018) Voting Rights and Immigrant Incorporation: Evidence from Norway. British Journal of Political Science.

Finseraas, Henning; Kotsadam, Andreas. (2017) Ancestry Culture and Female Employment - An Analysis Using Second-Generation Siblings. European Sociological Review. vol. 33 (3): 382-293.

Finseraas, Henning; Kotsadam, Andreas. (2017) Does personal contact with ethnic minorities affect anti-immigrant sentiments? Evidence from a field experiment. European Journal of Political Research. vol. 56 (3): 703-722.

Finseraas, Henning; Røed, Marianne; Schøne, Pål. (2017) Labor market competition with immigrants and political polarization. Quarterly Journal of Political Science. vol. 12 (3): 347-373.

Finseraas, Henning; Johnsen, Åshild Auglænd; Kotsadam, Andreas; Torsvik, Gaute. (2016) Exposure to female colleagues breaks the glass ceiling— Evidence from a combined vignette and field experiment. European Economic Review. vol. 90: 363-374.

Barth, Erling; Finseraas, Henning; Moene, Karl Ove. (2015) Political Reinforcement: How Rising Inequality Curbs Manifested Welfare Generosity. American Journal of Political Science. vol. 59 (3): 565-577.

Finseraas, Henning. (2017) The Effect of a Booming Local Economy in Early Childhood on the Propensity to Vote: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. British Journal of Political Science. 47(3): 609-629.

Finseraas, Henning; Vernby, Kåre. (2014) A mixed blessing for the left? Early voting, turnout and election outcomes in Norway. Electoral Studies. vol. 33 (March): 278-291.

Bay, Ann-Helén; Finseraas, Henning; Pedersen, Axel West. (2013) Welfare Dualism in Two Scandinavian Welfare States: Public Opinion and Party Politics. West European Politics. vol. 36 (1): 199-220.

Finseraas, Henning; Listhaug, Ola. (2013) It can happen here: the impact of the Mumbai terror attacks on public opinion in Western Europe. Public Choice. vol. 156 (1-2): 213-228.

Kotsadam, Andreas; Finseraas, Henning. (2013) Causal Effects of Parental Leave on Adolescents' Household Work. Social Forces. vol. 92 (1): 329-351.

Kvaløy, Berit; Finseraas, Henning; Listhaug, Ola. (2012) The publics' concern for global warming: A cross-national study of 47 countries. Journal of Peace Research. vol. 49 (1): 11-22.

Kotsadam, Andreas; Finseraas, Henning. (2011) The state intervenes in the battle of the sexes: Causal effects of paternity leave. Social Science Research. vol. 40 (6): 1611-1622.

Finseraas, Henning; Vernby, Kare. (2010) Xenophobia and Left Voting. Politics & Society. vol. 38 (4): 490-516.