(if you don’t have institutional access to these articles, please email me for a copy)

Patz, Ronny, Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir and Klaus H. Goetz. 2022. “Accountability and Affective Styles in Administrative Reporting: The Case of UNRWA, 1951–2020”. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Thorvaldsdottir, Svanhildur, Ronny Patz and Steffen Eckhard. 2021. “International Bureaucracy and the United Nations System”, Introduction to special edition of International Review of Administrative Sciences on “International Bureaucracy and the United Nations System”. DOI: 10.1177/00208523211038730

Thorvaldsdottir, Svanhildur and Ronny Patz. 2021. “Explaining sentiment shifts in UN system annual reporting: a longitudinal comparison of UNHCR, UNRWA and IOM.” International Review of Administrative Sciences. DOI: 10.1177/00208523211029804

Thorvaldsdottir, Svanhildur, Ronny Patz and Klaus H. Goetz, 2021. “Mandate or Donors? Explaining UNHCR’s country-level expenditures from 1967-2016”, Political Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0032321720974330

Patz, Ronny and Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir. 2020. “Drivers of Expenditure Allocation in IOM: Refugees, Donors, and International Bureaucracy”. In The International Organization for Migration: The New ‘UN Migration Agency’ in Critical Perspective, edited by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud. Palgrave. Publisher Link.

Thorvaldsdottir, Svanhildur and Ronny Patz. Budget Analysis [in International Organization Research], in Introduction to International Organization Research Methods, edited by Fanny Badache, Emilie Dairon, Leah R. Kimber, and Lucile Maertens. University of Michigan Press (forthcoming). APSA Preprint available here

Working papers:

Thorvaldsdottir, Svanhildur. How to Win Friends and Influence the UN: Donor Influence on the United Nations’ Bureaucracy.

Malik, Rabia and Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir. “Are Goodwill Ambassadors Good for Business? The Impact of Celebrities on IO Fundraising.” (Under review)

Other works in progress

Driving Pollution: Specifying and Estimating the Environmental Kuznets Curve (with Lawrence Rothenberg) ​Draft available upon request

Ideology and Donations to the UN System Draft available upon request