Recent Submissions

  • A flying start? Maternity leave benefits and long-run outcomes of children 

    Carneiro, Pedro; Løken, Katrine Vellesen; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
    We study a change in maternity leave entitlements in Norway. Mothers giving birth before July 1, 1977, were eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave, while those giving birth after that date were entitled to 4 months of paid ...
  • Zonal attachment of fish stocks and management cooperation 

    Hannesson, Røgnvaldur (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
    This paper studies the incentive-compatibility of distributing fish quotas on the basis of zonal attachment of stocks. Two countries sharing two fish stocks are studied, with the zonal attachment of both stocks varying ...
  • Market-specific Sunk Export Costs: The Impact of Learning and Spillovers 

    Maurseth, Per Botolf; Medin, Hege (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Firms may face sunk costs when entering an export market. Previous studies have focused on global or country-specific sunk export costs. This study analyses the importance of market-specific sunk export costs (defining ...
  • Tax-adjusted Discount Rates: a General Formula under Constant Leverage Ratios 

    Molnar, Peter; Nyborg, Kjell Gustav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
    Cooper and Nyborg (2008) derive a tax-adjusted discount rate formula under a constant proportion leverage policy, investor taxes and risky debt. However, their analysis assumes zero recovery in default. We extend their ...
  • The impact of regional environmental regulations on empirical vessel speeds 

    Ådland, Roar Os; Fonnes, Gro; Jia, Haiying; Daae Lampe, Ove; Strandenes, Siri Pettersen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Economic theory suggests that the use of more expensive low-sulphur fuel within an Emission Control Area (ECA) should result in lower vessel speeds. The objective of this paper is to investigate empirically, for the first ...
  • Market-specific Sunk Export Costs: The Impact of Learning and Spillovers 

    Maurseth, Per Botolf; Medin, Hege (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Firms may face sunk costs when entering an export market. Previous studies have focused on global or country-specific sunk export costs. This study analyses the importance of market-specific sunk export costs (defining ...
  • Approximate Bayesian inference for spatial econometrics models 

    Bivand, Roger; Gómez-Rubio, Virgilio; Rue, Håvard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
    In this paper we explore the use of the Integrated Laplace Approximation (INLA) for Bayesian inference in some widely used models in Spatial Econometrics. Bayesian inference often relies on computationally intensive ...
  • Household bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania. 

    Ringdal, Charlotte; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem (DP SAM;19/2017, Working paper, 2017-10)
    It is frequently assumed that money in the hands of women leads to better out-comes for their children than money in the hands of men. However, empirical and theoretical evidence are mixed. We conduct a novel between-subject ...
  • What limits the powerful in imposing the morality of their authority? 

    Schøyen, Øivind (DP SAM;18/2017, Working paper, 2017-10)
    This paper models a game between an authority, seeking to implement its preferred morality, and a parental generation, seeking to socialize a younger generation into the their own morality. The authority chooses a coercion ...
  • Effekten av endret vareutvalg i norsk og svensk dagligvare - Hvordan reagerer like kunder på ulike vareutvalg? 

    Tronstad, Julie Wanderås; Nyerrød, Rune (Master thesis, 2017)
    I denne oppgaven identifiseres og karakteriseres en effekt av endret vareutvalg på salgsfordelingen i norsk og svensk dagligvarebransje, samt hvordan denne effekten er ulik i Norge og Sverige. Vi benytter data fra NorgesGruppen ...
  • Netthandel av dagligvarer i Norge : en studie av markedet for netthandel av dagligvarer i Norge og hvordan dagligvarebransjen bør respondere 

    Lundanes, Steffen Engelberg; Saltermark, Øyvind Støa (Master thesis, 2017)
    Utredningen ser på markedet for netthandel av mat i Norge med et hovedfokus på de tradisjonelle nettaktørene som er tilbydere av et fullt varesortiment over internett. I 2016 utgjorde mathandel over nett cirka 1% av den ...
  • Markedskonsentrasjon i Skandinavia : en analyse av eksogene variablers påvirkning på markedskonsentrasjon i dagligvaremarkedet 

    Drager, Marte; Vågene, Lina (Master thesis, 2017)
    Dagligvarebransjen i Skandinavia domineres av få, men store aktører. Dette har ført til at dagligvaremarkedene i Norge, Sverige og Danmark i dag regnes som svært konsentrerte. Hensikten med denne utredningen er derfor å ...
  • The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills on Migration Decisions. 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Peri, Giovanni (DP SAM;17/2017, Working paper, 2017-09)
    There is growing evidence that cognitive and noncognitive skills affect the economic and social outcomes of individuals. In this paper, we analyze how they affect the migration decisions of individuals during their lifetimes. ...
  • Revenue Management i dagligvaremarkedet - En empirisk studie av dynamisk prising 

    Faramarzi, Zhian; Chadoyan, Megerditch S. (Master thesis, 2017)
    Utredningen tar utgangspunkt i å avdekke hvorvidt dynamisk prising, med bakgrunn i Revenue Management, kan anvendes lønnsomt i dagligvarebransjen. Med kjennetegn som bedervelige produkter, begrenset kapasitet og høye ...
  • Produktivitet i dagligvarehandel - En analyse av produktivitetsutviklingen i NorgesGruppen og ulike norske bransjer 

    Sørlie, Jørgen Farmen; Kay, Christian Didrik (Master thesis, 2017)
    Utredningen tar for seg produktivitetsutviklingen i dagligvarehandel og ulike norske bransjer. Dagligvarehandelen i Norge er preget av noen få store aktører. En konsentrasjon av få aktører er ofte assosiert med liten grad ...
  • Bad Neighbours? Local Price Competition in the Norwegian Grocery Retail Market 

    Olsen, Damian Sanchez; Olsen, Martin Sanchez (Master thesis, 2017)
    The aim of this paper has been to examine the local competition between grocery retail stores in the Norwegian grocery retail market. Our attention has been on explaining the effect of market structure on prices. For this ...
  • Samuel Pufendorf and Ludvig Holberg on Political Economy 

    Sæther, Arild (DP SAM;15/2017, Working paper, 2017)
    My interest in the history of economic thought goes several decades back. My studies in the Dano-Norwegian history of economic thought brought me to Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754). As many of you are aware of Holberg is known ...
  • War of attrition with affiliated values. 

    Chi, Chang Koo; Murto, Pauli; Välimäki, Juuso (DP SAM;16/2017, Working paper, 2017)
    We study the war of attrition between two players when the players’ signals are binary and affiliated. Our model covers both the case of common values and affiliated private values. We characterize the unique symmetric ...
  • Individuelle priser i dagligvaremarkedet 

    Foros, Øystein; Kind, Hans Jarle; Steen, Frode (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Bedrifter har fått større mulighet til å samle informasjon om hver enkelt kunde. I dagligvaremarkedet samler kjedene informasjon om hvor og hva vi handler. NorgesGruppen og Coop har i mange år hatt rabattprogrammer hvor ...
  • Exercise Improves Academic Performance. 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Charness, Gary; Ekström, Mathias; Gneezy, Uri; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;8/2017, Working paper, 2017-08)
    We report the results of a randomized controlled trial testing whether incentivizing physical exercise improves the academic performance of college students. As expected, the intervention increases physical activity. The ...

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