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  • Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Dalla-Zuanna, Antonio; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;19/2018, Working paper, 2018-09)
    Do large economic shocks increase intergenerational earnings mobility through creating new economic opportunities? Alternatively, do they reduce mobility by reinforcing the links between generations? In this paper, we ...
  • An analysis of the two-bidder all-pay auction with common values 

    Chi, Chang Koo (DP SAM;17/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
    This paper studies a symmetric two-bidder all-pay auction where the bidders compete for a prize whose unknown common value is either high or low. The bidders’ private signals (or types) are discrete and affiliated through ...
  • Second-best fairness under limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Cappelen, Cornelius; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;18/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
    In many important economic settings, limited information makes it impossible for decision makers to ensure that each individual gets what he or she deserves. Decision makers are then faced with the trade-off between giving ...
  • The Supply of Skill and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence From a College Expansion Reform 

    Carneiro, Pedro; Liu, Kai; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;16/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
    We examine the labor market consequences of an exogenous increase in the supply of skilled labor in several cities in Norway, resulting from the construction of new colleges in the 1970s. We find that skilled wages ...
  • Incarceration Spillovers in Criminal and Family Networks 

    Bhuller, Manudeep; Dahl, Gordon B.; Løken, Katrine V.; Mogstad, Magne (DP SAM;15/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
    Using quasi-random assignment of criminal cases to judges, we estimate large incarceration spillovers in criminal and brother networks. When a defendant is sent to prison, there are 51 and 32 percentage point reductions ...
  • Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment. 

    Bhuller, Manudeep; Dahl, Gordon B.; Løken, Katrine V.; Mogstad, Magne (DP SAM;14/2018, Working paper, 2018-06)
    Understanding whether, and in what situations, time spent in prison is criminogenic or preventive has proven challenging due to data availability and correlated unobservables. This paper overcomes these challenges in the ...
  • Time-Dependency in Producers’ Price Adjustments: Evidence from Micro Panel Data. 

    Nilsen, Øivind Anti; Pettersen, Per Marius; Bratlie, Joakim (DP SAM;12/2018, Working paper, 2018-06)
    Existing micro evidence of firms’ price changes tends to show a downward sloping hazard rate – the longer the price of a product has remained the same, the less likely it is that the price will change. Using a panel of ...
  • Public R&D Support and Firms’ Performance A Panel Data Study. 

    Nilsen, Øivind Anti; Raknerud, Arvid; Iancu, Diana-Cristina (DP SAM;13/2018, Working paper, 2018-06)
    We analyse all the major sources of direct and indirect R&D subsidies in Norway in the period 2002-2013 and compare their effects on individual firms’ performance. Firms that received support are matched with a control ...
  • Ambiguity Attitudes in the Loss Domain: Decisions for Self versus Others. 

    Xu, Yilong; Xu, Xiaogeng; Tucker, Peter (DP SAM;11/2018, Working paper, 2018-05)
    We study whether people’s ambiguity attitudes differ when deciding for themselves or for others in the loss domain. We find no differences in ambiguity attitudes between self- and other-regarding decision-making. Our results ...
  • The (un)compromise effect 

    Ekström, Mathias (DP SAM;10/2018, Working paper, 2018-05)
    The compromise effect—i.e., the preference for the middle option—is an established bias in behavioral economics, but has not been experimentally validated in the field. In the current study I test the compromise effect ...
  • The Role of Parenthood on the Gender Gap among Top Earners 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Jensen, Sissel; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;9/2018, Working paper, 2018-04)
    Is the wage penalty due to motherhood larger among highly qualified women? In this paper, we study the effect of parenthood on the careers of high-achieving women relative to high-achieving men in a set of high-earning ...
  • Fairness in Winner-Take-All Markets 

    Bartling, Björn; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Ekström, Mathias; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;8/2018, Working paper, 2018-04)
    The paper reports the first experimental study on people’s fairness views on extreme income inequalities arising from winner-take-all reward structures. We find that the majority of participants consider extreme income ...
  • Relational Incentive Contracts and Performance Measurement. 

    Chi, Chang Koo; Olsen, Trond E. (DP SAM;7/2018, Working paper, 2018-04)
    This paper analyzes relational contracts under moral hazard. We first show that if the available information (signal) about effort satisfies a generalized monotone likelihood ratio property, then irrespective of whether ...
  • Measuring Market Power in Gasoline Retailing: A Market- or Station Phenomenon? 

    Nguyen-Ones, Mai; Steen, Frode (DP SAM;6/2018, Working paper, 2018-04)
    Applying detailed consecutive daily micro data at the gasoline station level from Sweden we estimate a structural model to uncover the degree of competition in the gasoline retail market. We find that retailers do exercise ...
  • Empowering the disabled through savings groups: Experimental evidence from Uganda. 

    Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;5/2018, Working paper, 2018-03)
    We report from the first randomized controlled trial of a development program targeting people with disabilities: a village savings‐ and loans program in rural Uganda. We find that it has had a strong, positive impact ...
  • The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health 

    Bütikofer, Äline; Riise, Julie; Skira, Meghan (DP SAM;4/2018, Working paper, 2018-03)
    We examine the impact of the introduction of paid maternity leave in Norway in 1977 on maternal health. Before the policy reform, mothers were eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Mothers giving birth after July 1, 1977 ...
  • On the Effect of Parallel Trade on Manufacturers’ and Retailers’ Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector. 

    Dubois, Pierre; Sæthre, Morten (DP SAM;3/2018, Working paper, 2018-02)
    Differences in regulated pharmaceutical prices within the European Economic Area create arbitrage opportunities that pharmacy retailers can use through parallel imports. For prescription drugs under patent, such provision ...
  • A Fundamental Externality in the Labour Market? Ragnar Frisch on the socially optimal amount of work. 

    Sandmo, Agnar (DP SAM;2/2018, Working paper, 2018-01)
    In the late 1940s, Ragnar Frisch published two articles in Norwegian that constitute a pioneering attempt to apply welfare economics to a problem of economic policy. The main contention of the articles is that there exists ...
  • The Effects of a Day Off from Retail Price Competition: Evidence on Consumer Behavior and Firm Performance in Gasoline Retailing. 

    Foros, Øystein; Nguyen-Ones, Mai; Steen, Frode (DP SAM;1/2018, Working paper, 2018-01)
    First, we analyze how regular days off from competition and a time-dependent price pattern affect firm performance. Second, we examine the effects on firms' profitability from consumers’ changing search- and timing behavior. ...
  • Attitudes towards large income risk in welfare states: an international comparison. 

    Schroyen, Fred; Aarbu, Karl Ove (DP SAM;20/2017, Working paper, 2017-12)
    Using survey data and the instrument developed by Barsky et al. (1997), we estimate the distribution of attitudes towards income risk in a country where many employment and health-related risks are generously covered by a ...

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