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Exercise Improves Academic Performance.
(DP SAM;8/2017, Working paper, 2017-08)
We report the results of a randomized controlled trial testing whether incentivizing physical exercise improves the academic performance of college students. As expected, the intervention increases physical activity. The ...
Empowering the disabled through savings groups: Experimental evidence from Uganda.
(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 ...
Fairness in Winner-Take-All Markets
(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 ...
You’ve got mail: A randomised field experiment on tax evasion.
(DP SAM;10/2017, Working paper, 2017-06)
We report from a large-scale randomized field experiment conducted on a unique sample of more than 15 000 taxpayers in Norway, who were likely to have misreported their foreign income. We find that the inclusion of a ...
Adferdsøkonomi og økonomiske eksperimenter F
(Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012)
Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania
(Discussion paper;03/15, Working paper, 2015-02)
Can television be used to teach and foster entrepreneurship among youth in developing countries? We report from a randomized control field experiment of an edutainment show on entrepreneurship broadcasted over almost ...
Is there a development gap in rationality?
(Discussion paper;8/2014, Working paper, 2014-03)
We report an experimental test of the four touchstones of rationality in choice under risk – utility maximization, stochastic dominance, expected-utility maximization and small-stakes risk neutrality – with students from ...
Fairness is intuitive
(Discussion paper;9/2014, Working paper, 2014-04)
In this paper we provide new evidence showing that fair behavior is intuitive to most people. We find a strong association between a short response time and fair behavior in the dictator game. This association is robust ...
Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
Background: Adolescent pregnancies pose a risk to the young mothers and their babies. In Zambia, 35% of young girls in rural areas have given birth by the age of 18 years. Pregnancy rates are particularly high among ...
Second-best fairness under limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives
(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 ...