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  • Name and shame? Evidence from the European Union tax haven blacklist 

    Polakova, Aija (Discussion paper;18/18, Working paper, 2018-12-14)
    I study publication of the European Union (EU) tax haven blacklist on December 5, 2017 to examine whether and how the use of recognized tax havens affects firm value. I find that the tax haven naming and shaming by the EU ...
  • CO2 intensity and GDP per capita 

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur (Discussion paper;16/18, Working paper, 2018-12-12)
    The relationship between CO2 intensity and GDP per capita is studied. Most rich countries show falling CO2 intensity over time and a negative correlation with GDP per capita. Many poor and medium rich countries show the ...
  • The Green Paradox and learning by doing 

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur (Discussion paper;17/18, Working paper, 2018-12-13)
    Production of a renewable substitute to fossil fuels is modeled as causing the cost of this backstop technology to fall over time in proportion to the scale of the substitute production and how long it has been in use. The ...
  • Flow-Based Market Coupling in the European Electricity Market – A Comparison of Efficiency and Feasibility 

    Bjørndal, Endre; Bjørndal, Mette; Cai, Hong (Discussion paper;14/18, Working paper, 2018-10-23)
    In May 2015, the Flow-Based Market Coupling (FBMC) model replaced the Available Transfer Capacity (ATC) model in Central Western Europe to determine the power transfers between countries or price areas. The FBMC model aims ...
  • What is wrong with IRV? 

    Stensholt, Eivind (Discussion paper;13/18, Working paper, 2018-10-22)
    Struggles over the single-seat preferential election method IRV, Instant Runoff Voting, (a.k.a. AV, Alternative Vote or RCV, Ranked-Choice Voting) go on in many arenas: legislatures, courts, websites, and scholarly ...
  • The Flow-Based Market Coupling Model and the Bidding Zone Configuration 

    Bjørndal, Endre; Bjørndal, Mette; Cai, Hong (Discussion paper;15/18, Working paper, 2018-10-24)
    In May 2015, the Flow-Based Market Coupling (FBMC) model replaced the Available Transfer Capacity (ATC) model in Central Western Europe to determine the power transfer among bidding zones in the day-ahead market. It might ...
  • Sample statistics as convincing evidence: A tax fraud case 

    Lillestøl, Jostein (Discussion paper;12/18, Working paper, 2018-09-25)
    This report deals with the analysis of data used by tax officers to support their claim of tax fraud at a pizzeria. The possibilities of embezzlement under study are overreporting of take-away sales and underreporting of ...
  • Cooperative game-theoretic features of cost sharing in location-routing 

    Osicka, Ondrej; Guajardo, Mario; van Oost, Thibault (Discussion paper;11/18, Working paper, 2018-09-24)
    This article studies several variants of the location-routing problem using a cooperative game-theoretic framework. The authors derive characteristics in terms of subadditivity, convexity, and non-emptiness of the core. ...
  • Can an Emission Trading Scheme really reduce CO2 emissions in the short term? Evidence from a maritime fleet composition and deployment model 

    Gu, Yewen; Wallace, Stein W.; Wang, Xin (Discussion paper;10/18, Working paper, 2018-06-27)
    Global warming has become one of the most popular topics on this planet in the past decades, since it is the challenge that needs the efforts from the whole mankind. Maritime transportation, which carries more than 90% of ...
  • Corporate returns to subsidized R&D projects: Direct grants vs tax credit financing 

    Møen, Jarle (Discussion paper;9/18, Working paper, 2018-05-31)
    According to theory, direct R&D grants should be used for projects with low private returns, high social returns and high risk. R&D tax credits, on the other hand, allow firms to choose projects freely according to their ...
  • Relational Contracting, Negotiation, and External Enforcement 

    Miller, David; Olsen, Trond E.; Watson, Joel (Discussion paper;8/18, Working paper, 2018-05-18)
    We study relational contracting and renegotiation in environments with external enforcement of long-term contractual arrangements. An external, long-term contract governs the stage games the contracting parties will play ...
  • Matematikk og statistikk som metodefag ved NHH: De første femti år 

    Lillestøl, Jostein (Discussion paper;7/18, Working paper, 2018-05-15)
    Denne rapporten gir en oversikt over utviklingen av matematikk og statistikk som metodefag i studiene ved Norges Handelshøyskole, fra starten i 1936 og 50 år framover til omlag 1986. Spesiell vekt er lagt på perioder da ...
  • Relational Incentive Contracts and Performance Measurement 

    Chi, Chang Koo; Olsen, Trond E. (Discussion paper;6/18, Working paper, 2018-04-30)
    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 ...
  • Wealth Taxation, Non-listed Firms, and the Risk of Entrepreneurial Investment 

    Schindler, Dirk (Discussion paper;5/18, Working paper, 2018-04-27)
    How to incorporate hard-to-value assets into the wealth tax? We analyze the effect of an optimal wealth tax on risk-taking behavior and welfare when investors do not only have the standard portfolio choice with a ...
  • Measuring Market Power in Gasoline Retailing: A Market- or Station Phenomenon? 

    Nguyen-Ones, Mai; Steen, Frode (Discussion paper;4/18, Working paper, 2018-04-19)
    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 ...
  • What Do You Buy When No One’s Watching? The Effect of Self-Service Checkouts on the Composition of Sales in Retail 

    Olden, Andreas (Discussion paper;3/18, Working paper, 2018-03-16)
    Buying items that are unhealthy or are of a private nature may carry a stigma and cause embarrassment. I analyze whether the anonymity provided by self-service checkouts changes customers' shopping patterns in grocery ...
  • Seasonality matters: a multi-season, multi-state dynamic optimization in fishery 

    Ni, Yuanming; Sandal, Leif K. (Discussion paper;2/18, Working paper, 2018-02-12)
    Many biological and economic processes in fishery happen seasonally. Most of the extant literature tends to neglect this fact. This work is an initial attempt to treat seasonality in a systematic and proper way. We apply ...
  • The value of foresight in the drybulk freight market 

    Prochazka, Vit; Adland, Roar; Wallace, Stein W. (Discussion paper;1/18, Working paper, 2018-01-31)
    We analyze the value of foresight in the drybulk freight market when repositioning a vessel through space and time. In order to do that, we apply an optimization model on a network with dynamic regional freight rate ...
  • Creaming - and the depletion of resources: A Bayesian data analysis 

    Lillestøl, Jostein; Sinding-Larsen, Richard (Discussion paper;16/17, Working paper, 2017-11-16)
    This paper considers sampling in proportion to size from a partly unknown distribution. The applied context is the exploration for undiscovered resources, like oil accumulations in different deposits, where the most promising ...
  • Oil Prices and the Renewable Energy Sector 

    Kyritsis, Evangelos; Serletis, Apostolos (Discussion paper;15/17, Working paper, 2017-11-14)
    Energy security, climate change, and growing energy demand issues are moving up on the global political agenda, and contribute to the rapid growth of the renewable energy sector. In this paper we investigate the effects ...

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