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  • Oil consumption subsidy removal in OPEC and other Non-OECD countries Oil market impacts and welfare effects 

    Aune, Finn Roar; Grimsrud, Kristine; Lindholt, Lars; Rosendahl, Knut Einar; Storrøsten, Halvor Briseid (Discussion Papers;No. 846, Working paper, 2016-09-19)
    This paper studies the oil market effects of phasing out oil consumption subsidies in the transport sector. Welfare effects in different countries are also examined. We investigate potential feedback mechanisms of oil ...
  • Electronic monitoring and recidivism. Quasi-experimental evidence from Norway 

    Andersen, Synøve N.; Telle, Kjetil (Discussion Papers;No. 844, Working paper, 2016-08-26)
    The replacement of custodial with non-custodial sanctions holds the potential to reduce recidivism as well as other costs associated with imprisonment. However, the causal impacts on recidivism of non-custodial sanctions ...
  • Discouraged worker effects and barriers against employment for immigrant and non-immigrant women 

    Dagsvik, John K.; Kornstad, Tom; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion Papers;No. 845, Working paper, 2016-09-01)
    A phenomenon observed in many labor markets is that the supply of labor appears to depend on business cycles. In other words, workers who are searching for work become “discouraged” under unfavorable business cycle conditions ...
  • Workload, staff composition, and sickness absence. Findings from employees in child care centers 

    Gunnes, Trude; Drange, Nina; Telle, Kjetil (Discussion Papers;No. 882, Working paper, 2018-08-17)
    We proxy workload by the number of adults per child in Norwegian child care centers, but do not find that centers with many adults per child have lower sickness absence than other centers. However, we do find that more ...
  • Aggregate behavior in matching markets with fl exible contracts and non-transferable representations of preferences 

    Dagsvik, John K.; Jia, Zhiyang (Discussion Papers;No. 875, Working paper, 2018-05-30)
    This paper modifies and extends the aggregate equilibrium models for matching markets developed earlier in the literature. Agents in the matching market search for a match among potential partners, including agreements ...
  • Public R&D Support and Firms’ Performance A Panel Data Study 

    Nilsen, Øivind A.; Raknerud, Arvid; Iancu, Diana-Cristina (Discussion Papers;No. 878, Working paper, 2018-06-19)
    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 ...
  • Who benefited from industrialization? The local effects of hydropower technology adoption 

    Leknes, Stefan; Modalsli, Jørgen (Discussion Papers;No. 874, Working paper, 2018-05-02)
    This paper studies the impact of the construction of hydropower facilities on labor market outcomes in Norway at the turn of the twentieth century (1891-1920). The sudden breakthrough in hydropower technology provides ...
  • Structural Labour Supply Models and Microsimulation 

    Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo (Discussion Papers;No. 877, Working paper, 2018-06-04)
    The purpose of the paper is to provide a discussion of the various approaches for accounting for labour supply responses in microsimulation models. The paper focus attention on two methodologies for modelling labour ...
  • Encompassing tests for evaluating multi-step system forecasts invariant to linear transformations 

    Hungnes, Håvard (Discussion Papers;No. 871, Working paper, 2018-02-12)
    The paper suggests two encompassing tests for evaluating multi-step system forecasts invariant to linear transformations. An invariant measure for forecast accuracy is necessary as the conclusions otherwise can depend ...
  • From Classes to Copulas: Wages, capital, and top incomes 

    Aaberge, Rolf; Atkinson, Anthony B.; Königs, Sebastian (Discussion Papers;No. 876, Working paper, 2018-06-04)
    Public debates about the rise in top income shares often focus on the growing dispersion in earnings, and the soaring pay for top executives and financial-sector employees. But can the change in the marginal distribution ...
  • The marginal cost of public funds in large welfare state countries 

    Bjertnæs, Geir H. M. (Discussion Papers;No. 879, Working paper, 2018-06-29)
    The marginal cost of public funds (MCF) is substantial in generous welfare state countries according to Kleven and Kreiner (2006). Their main estimate for the Danish economy exceeds 2 mainly because taxation distorts ...
  • Child care, parental labor supply and tax revenue 

    Andresen, Martin Eckhoff; Havnes, Tarjei (Discussion Papers;No. 881, Working paper, 2018-08-13)
    For identification, we exploit the staggered expansion across municipalities following a large reform from 2002. Our IV-estimates indicate that child care use causes an increase in the labor supply of mothers. Results ...
  • Universal child care and inequality of opportunity Descriptive findings from Norway 

    Drange, Nina; Telle, Kjetil (Rapporter;No. 880, Working paper, 2018-07-25)
    Encouraging effects from random assignments of intensive and high-quality early child care to disadvantaged children have spurred hopes that publicly funded universal child care can improve human development and social ...
  • Productivity growth, firm turnover and new varieties 

    Brasch, Thomas von; Iancu, Diana-Cristina; Raknerud, Arvid (Discussion Papers;No. 872, Working paper, 2018-03-08)
    We reconcile two different strands of the literature: the literature on how new goods impact prices and the literature on productivity growth and firm turnover. To our knowledge, this is the first paper to provide a ...
  • Estimation of a model for matched panel data with high-dimensional two-way unobserved heterogeneity. 

    Nilsen, Øyvind A.; Raknerud, Arvid; Skjerpen, Terje (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-11)
    We consider a model for matched data with two types of unobserved effects: a random effect related to the main observational unit and a random or fixed effect related to a secondary unit to which the main unit is matched. ...
  • Distributional implications of joint tax evasion 

    Nygård, Odd E.; Slemrod, Joel; Thoresen, Thor O. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-21)
    Both buyers and sellers of goods and services may benefit from letting their economic transactions go unrecorded for tax purposes. The supplier reduces his tax burden by underreporting income and sales, whereas the consumer ...
  • Befolkningsframskrivingene 2018. Modeller, forutsetninger og resultater 

    Leknes, Stefan; Løkken, Sturla A.; Syse, Astri; Tønnessen, Marianne (Rapporter;2018/21, Report, 2018-05-26)
    Denne rapporten presenterer befolkningsframskrivingene 2018, med hovedresultater, beskrivelse av forutsetningene og dokumentasjon av modellene. En befolkningsframskriving er en beregning av befolkningens framtidige ...
  • Innvandrere og norskfødte med innvandrerforeldre fra Syria 

    Dzamarija, Minja Tea (Rapporter;2018/24, Report, 2018-07-06)
    Denne rapporten beskriver noen viktige aspekter ved innvandrere fra Syria og deres norskfødte barn som demografi, husholdningsstruktur og utdanning. Hovedtrekkene i rapporten kan oppsummeres kort: Demografi Ved ...
  • Utviklingen i bostedssegregering i utvalgte store og sentrale kommuner etter 2005 

    Kornstad, Tom; Skjerpen, Terje; Stambøl, Lasse Sigbjørn (Rapporter;2018/23, Report, 2018-06-28)
    Rapporten beskriver utviklingen i bostedssegregering blant innvandrere og norskfødte innbyggere med to innvandrerforeldre i perioden 2005 til 2017. Hovedfunnet er at bostedssegregeringen har gått ned i de områdene vi ...
  • Materielle og sosiale mangler i den norske befolkningen. Resultater fra Levekårsundersøkelsen EU-SILC 

    With, Mari Lande; Thorsen, Lotte Rustad (Rapporter;2018/07, Report, 2018-02-26)
    Denne rapporten er en kartlegging av fattigdomsproblemer i befolkningen. Formålet med rapporten er å belyse fattigdomsproblemer i befolkningen med utgangspunkt i hvordan folk selv opplever sin økonomiske og materielle ...

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