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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Revisiting the Boston data set. Changing the units of observation affects estimated willingness to pay for clean air 

    Bivand, Roger (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Harrison, Rubinfeld (1978c) used a hedonic model to find out how house values were affected by air pollution in Boston, when other variables were taken into consideration. Their primary interest was in estimating willingness ...
  • Explaining the gender wage gap: Estimates from a dynamic model of job changes and hours changes. 

    Liu, Kai (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    I address the causes of the gender wage gap with a new dynamic model of wage, hours, and job changes that permits me to decompose the gap into a portion due to gender differences in preferences for hours of work and in ...
  • Education and mobility 

    Machin, Stephen; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Pelkonen, Panu (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
    We show that the length of compulsory education has a causal impact on regional labour mobility. The analysis is based on a quasi-exogenous staged Norwegian school reform, and register data on the whole ...
  • The pluralism of fairness ideals: An experimental approach 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hole, Astri Drange; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2007)
    A core question in the contemporary debate on distributive justice is how to understand fairness in situations involving production. Important theories of distributive justice, such as strict egalitarianism, liberal ...
  • Priceless: The nonpecuniary benefits of schooling 

    Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Oreopoulos, Philip (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
    Increasing wealth provides key motivation for students to forgo earnings and struggle through exams. But, as we argue in this paper, schooling generates many experiences and affects many dimensions of skill that, in turn, ...
  • Why the apple doesn't fall far: Understanding intergenerational transmission of human capital 

    Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005)
    Parents with higher education levels have children with higher education levels. Why is this? There are a number of possible explanations. One is a pure selection story: the type of parent who has more education and earns ...
  • What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout?Experimental and Administrative Evidence. 

    Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    We exploit a unique data set, combining rich experimental data with high-quality administrative data, to study dropout from the college track in Norway, and why boys are more likely to drop out. The paper provides three ...
  • Does grief transfer across generations? Bereavements during pregnancy and child outcomes 

    Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    Using population data from Norway, we examine the effects of stress induced by the death of the mother’s parent during pregnancy on both the short-run and the long-run outcomes of the infant. Using a variety of empirical ...
  • Luck, choice and responsibility - An experimental study of fairness views 

    Mollerstrom, Johanna; Reme, Bjørn-Atle; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
    Weconduct laboratory experimentswhere third-party spectators have the opportunity to redistribute Resources between two agents, thereby eliminating inequality and offsetting the consequences of controllable and uncontrollable ...
  • Rettferdig ulikhet 

    Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Haaland, Ingar Kyrkjebø; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
    Hvilke ulikheter oppfattes som rettferdige? Vi presenterer resultatet fra en surveyundersøkelse med et nasjonalt representativt utvalg av den norske befolkningen. Hovedfunnet er at nordmenn synes ulikheter kan være både ...
  • Sustainable recursive social welfare functions 

    Asheim, Geir Bjarne; Mitra, Tapan; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
    What ethical criterion for intergenerational justice should be adopted, e.g., when faced with the task of managing the global environment? Koopmans’ axiomatization of discounted utilitarianism is based on seemingly compelling ...
  • An experimental study of prosocial motivation among criminals 

    Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil; Birkeland, Sigbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
    The fact that criminal behavior typically has negative consequences for others provides a compelling reason to think that criminals lack prosocial motivation. This paper reports the results from two dictator game experiments ...

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