• Wage dips and drops around first birth 

      Kunze, Astrid; Ejrnæs, Mette (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-01)
      We use a rich longitudinal data set for West Germany to disentangle the wage effects for female workers around first birth. Data on daily real wages reveal a dip in women’s real wages shortly before giving birth and a ...
    • Wage dynamics and career concerns in anarchistic firms 

      Hvide, Hans K.; Kaplan, Todd (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-04)
      We consider firms where a worker’s effort level is contractible, but individual output is not. We attempt to determine equilibrium degree of worker discretion in choice of task (specialization) when workers have private ...
    • Wage structure and labor mobility in Norway 1980-1997 

      Hunnes, Arngrim; Møen, Jarle; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Working paper, Working paper, 2008-06)
      To what extent do different firms follow different wage policies? How do such policies affect worker mobility between firms, and what are the effects of different wage bargaining regimes? The empirical branch of personnel ...
    • Wage structure and labor mobility in Norway 1980–1997 

      Hunnes, Arngrim; Møen, Jarle; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005)
      To what extent do different firms follow different wage policies? How do such policies affect worker mobility between firms, and what are the effects of different wage bargaining regimes? The empirical branch of personnel ...
    • War of attrition with affiliated values. 

      Chi, Chang Koo; Murto, Pauli; Välimäki, Juuso (DP SAM;16/2017, Working paper, 2017)
      We study the war of attrition between two players when the players’ signals are binary and affiliated. Our model covers both the case of common values and affiliated private values. We characterize the unique symmetric ...
    • Was the euro a good idea for European trade? 

      Medina, Joseba Matanza (Master thesis, 2011)
      In this thesis I have studied the effect that the euro has had on European Union trade patterns among its members. The data used in from different 26 EU countries that go from 1993 to 2010. During this period several ...
    • Water with power : market power and supply shortage in dry years 

      Mathiesen, Lars; Skaar, Jostein; Sørgard, Lars (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-12)
      The purpose of this paper is to analyse how market power may affect the allocation of production between seasons (summer and winter) in a hydro power system with reservoirs and where inflow in winter is uncertain. We find ...
    • Wavelet improvement in turning point detection using a Hidden Markov Model 

      Li, Yushu; Reese, Simon (Discussion paper;10/14, Working paper, 2014-03)
      The Hidden Markov Model (HMM) has been widely used in regime classification and turning point detection for econometric series after the decisive paper by Hamilton (1989). The present paper will show that when using HMM ...
    • The wealth effect of banking merger announcements : an event study of the Nordic financial services industry 

      Well, Jochen (Master thesis, 2006)
      The purpose of this paper is to provide further empirical evidence on merger gains in the financial services industry. This is done by means of an “event study” of the Nordic market. The data sample underlying the analysis ...
    • Wealth Effects on Demand for Insurance 

      Aase, Knut K. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-01)
      A standard result states that under decreasing absolute risk aversion the indifference premium of the insured is a decreasing function of wealth. This has been interpreted to mean that insurance is an inferior good, which ...
    • Wearables i forsikring: en analyse av persontilpassede helseforsikringer i Norge 

      Falck-Pedersen, Johanne; Iveland, Nadia Vestre (Master thesis, 2017)
      Teknologisk utvikling åpner for å persontilpasse tjenester i stadig større grad, og det er i ferd med å skje store endringer innenfor forsikringsbransjen. I 2016 ble Norges første persontilpassede bilforsikring lansert, ...
    • Weather shocks and English wheat yields, 1690-1871 

      Brunt, Liam (Discussion paper;02/15, Working paper, 2015-03)
      We estimate a time series model of weather shocks on English wheat yields for the early nineteenth century and use it to predict weather effects on yield levels from 1697 to 1871. This reveals that yields in the 1690s were ...
    • Web 2.0 et genres discursifs : l’exemple de blogs sur le changement du climat 

      Gjesdal, Anje Müller; Gjerstad, Øyvind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Les données du Web constituent un terrain de recherche précieux pour la linguistique, mais elles posent également de nouveaux défis, entre autres pour la caractérisation des données en termes de genre discursif. Cet ...
    • Weibull Wind Worth: Wait and Watch? 

      Lillestøl, Jostein (Discussion paper;2/16, Working paper, 2016-01-27)
      This paper considers a decision problem in the context of the worth of a wind mill project with profitability dependent on the average wind speed. This is partly known and the issue is whether to go on with the project now ...
    • Weight functions and sign regularity 

      Manne, Per Erik; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1999-03)
      We examine the question of how the ranking between different distributions with respect to a one-parameter family of weight functions depend on the parameter. We argue that in this context sign regularity of the family of ...
    • Weight restrictions in the DEA benchmarking modul for Norwegian electricity distribution companies : size and structural variables 

      Bjørndal, Endre; Bjørndal, Mette; Camanho, Ana (Report, Research report, 2009-11)
      We have previously, in report 33/08, looked at possible weight restrictions for the so-called “geography” variables in the DEA model for the distribution networks. In this report we consider weight restrictions for the ...
    • Weight restrictions on geography variables in the DEA benchmarking model for Norwegian electricity distribution companies 

      Bjørndal, Endre; Bjørndal, Mette; Camanho, Ana (Report, Research report, 2008-12)
      The DEA model for the distribution networks is designed to take into account the diverse operating conditions of the companies through so-called “geography” variables. Our analyses show that companies with difficult operating ...
    • The welfare economics of global public goods 

      Sandmo, Agnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-11)
      This paper studies the conditions for a welfare-maximizing allocation of resources to the production of global public goods, such as biodiversity, the global climate, the cultural heritage, knowledge, and world peace. A ...
    • Welfare effects of one-sided regulation when internationally traded complements are unregulated 

      Foros, Øystein; Kind, Hans Jarle; Sørgard, Lars (Working Paper, Working paper, 2005-10)
      We consider the effects of a one-sided price regulation of one of two complementary inputs. The provider of the regulated component is a domestic firm, while the provider of the other component is a foreign firm. This ...