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  • Parenthood and couples’ relative earnings in Norway 2005-2014 

    Bergsvik, Janna; Kitterød, Ragni Hege; Wiik, Kenneth Aarskaug (Discussion Papers;No. 873, Working paper, 2018-04-16)
    In the current paper, we investigate within-couple inequality in earnings using Norwegian register data on married and cohabiting couples. We are particularly interested in assessing whether the negative relation between ...
  • On the measurement of long-run income inequality: Empirical evidence from Norway, 1875-2013 

    Modalsli, Jørgen; Aaberge, Rolf; Atkinson, Anthony B. (Discussion Papers;No. 847, Working paper, 2016-10-04)
    In seeking to understand inequality today, a great deal can be learned from history. However, there are few countries for which the long-run development of income inequality has been charted. Many countries have records ...
  • Using common factors to identify substitution possibilities in a factor demand system with technological changes 

    Hungnes, Håvard (Discussion Papers;No. 849, Working paper, 2016-11-16)
    In this paper, I investigate the importance of taking account of technological changes by allowing for different kinds of common factors, both within and between industries. I apply a common factor approach to identifying ...
  • Carbon dynamics related to tree planting on new areas in Norway 

    Holtsmark, Bjart (Discussion Papers;No. 848, Working paper, 2016-11-08)
    Extensive tree planting on new areas has been suggested as a climate policy measure in Norway. This paper presents some preliminary calculations related to carbon dynamics of such a measure when the tree planting takes ...
  • Multigenerational persistence: Evidence from 146 years of administrative data 

    Modalsli, Jørgen (Discussion Papers;No. 850, Working paper, 2016-11-21)
    This paper uses Norwegian census data on occupational associations among grandfathers, fathers and sons from 1865 to 2011 and finds significant grandparental influence throughout the period. There is increasing evidence ...
  • Title MPC heterogeneity and household balance sheets 

    Fagereng, Andreas; Holm, Martin B.; Natvik, Gisle J. (Discussion Papers;No. 852, Working paper, 2016-11-16)
    Using Norwegian administrative data, we study how sizable lottery prizes affect household expenditure and savings. Expenditure responses (MPCs) spike in the year of winning, with a mean estimate of 0.35, and thereafter ...
  • Problematic response margins in the estimation of the elasticity of taxable income 

    Berg, Kristoffer; Thoresen, Thor O. (Discussion Papers;No. 851, Working paper, 2016-11-23)
    The elasticity of taxable income (ETI) is known to represent a summary measure of tax efficiency costs, which means that further information about the behavioral components of the ETI is not required for its use in tax ...
  • Tony Atkinson and his legacy 

    Aaberge, Rolf (Discussion Papers;No. 863, Working paper, 2017-09-21)
    This collective tribute highlights the range, depth and importance of Tony’s enormous legacy, the product of over fifty years’ work. Tony Atkinson is universally celebrated for his outstanding contributions to the ...
  • Life expectancy and claiming behavior in a flexible pension system 

    Brinch, Christian N.; Fredriksen, Dennis; Vestad, Ola (Discussion Papers;No. 859, Working paper, 2017-05-26)
    We study the relationship between early claiming of pensions and incentives in the highly flexible Norwegian public pension system, measuring incentives to claim based on an estimated model for expected longevity. Despite ...
  • The path of labor supply adjustment: Sources of lagged responses to tax-benefit reforms 

    Jia, Zhiyang; Vattø, Trine E. (Discussion Papers;No. 854, Working paper, 2016-12-05)
    The standard static labor supply model ignores that it takes time for individuals to adjust to a tax-benefit reform. A labor supply decision model is developed that allows for lagged responses in terms of state dependence, ...
  • Optimal location of renewable power 

    Bjørnebye, Henrik; Hagem, Cathrine; Lind, Arne (Discussion Papers;No. 862, Working paper, 2017-06-17)
    A decarbonization of the energy sector calls for large new investments in renewable energy production. When choosing the location for increased production capacity, the producer has typically limited incentives to take ...
  • Identifying fertility contagion using random fertility shocks 

    Cools, Sara; Kaldager, Rannveig Hart (Discussion Papers;No. 861, Working paper, 2017-06-13)
    Does the fertility behavior of one individual affect the fertility choices of another? This study aims to estimate fertility contagion net of unobserved heterogeneity, using sibling networks as an empirical example. Fertility ...
  • Phasing out coal and phasing in renewables – good or bad news for arctic gas producers? 

    Lindholt, Lars; Glomsrød, Solveig (Discussion Papers;No. 856, Working paper, 2017-03-01)
    This paper examines to what extent downscaling of global coal based electricity generation encourages gas demand and affects regional activity in gas production, with emphasis on the arctic regions. In our reference ...
  • Closing the gender gap in pensions. A microsimulation analysis of the Norwegian NDC pension system 

    Halvorsen, Elin; Pedersen, Axel West (Discussion Papers;No. 855, Working paper, 2017-02-20)
    In this paper we use an advanced micro-simulation model to study the distributional effects of the reformed Norwegian pension system with a particular focus on gender equality. he reformed Norwegian system is based on ...
  • Long term impacts of class size in compulsory school 

    Leuven, Edwin; Løkken, Sturla A. (Discussion Papers;No. 858, Working paper, 2017-03-28)
    How does class size in compulsory school affect peoples’ long run education and earnings? We use maximum class size rules and Norwegian administrative registries allowing us to observe outcomes up to age 48. We do not ...
  • Immigration and the Dutch disease. A counterfactual analysis of the Norwegian resource boom 2004-2013 

    Cappelen, Ådne; Eika, Torbjørn (Discussion Papers;No. 860, Working paper, 2017-06-15)
    The EU-enlargement in 2004 increased labour migration and affected the Norwegian labour market in particular. We study how this modified the Dutch disease effects during the resource boom 2004- 2013. In the Norwegian ...
  • Labor supply analysis with non-convex Budget sets without the Hausman approach 

    Dagsvik, John K.; Strøm, Steinar (Discussion Papers;No. 857, Working paper, 2017-03-14)
    When the budget set is non-convex the application of the Hausman approach to estimate labor supply functions will in general be cumbersome because labor supply no longer depends solely on marginal criteria (first order ...
  • Heterogeneity of the Carnegie Effect 

    Bø, Erlend E.; Halvorsen, Elin; Thoresen, Thor O. (Discussion Papers;No. 853, Working paper, 2016-12-01)
    The Carnegie effect (Holtz-Eakin, Joualfaian and Rosen, 1993) refers to the idea that inherited wealth harms recipient’s work efforts, and possesses a key role in the discussion of taxation of intergenerational ...
  • Churning in thick labor markets. Evidence of heterogeneous responses along the skill and experience gradients 

    Leknes, Stefan (Discussion Papers;No. 866, Working paper, 2017-10-18)
  • Child care center staff composition and early child development 

    Drange, Nina; Rønning, Marte (Discussion Papers;No. 870, Working paper, 2017-12-13)
    We estimate effects of child care center staff composition on early child development. During the years our data covers, child care centers in Oslo were oversubscribed, and child care slots were allocated through a ...

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