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Sources of earnings dispersion in a linked employer-employee dataset : evidence from Norway
(Discussion paper1998:22, Working paper, 1998-09)
We estimate a standard human capital earnings model, augmented to allow for different firmspecific wage premia. The earnings of an individual depend on her human capital bundle and the earnings mark-up of the firm she ...
International competition for multinational investment
(Discussion paper1998:14, Working paper, 1998-08)
We examine the economic justification for providing investment subsidies to foreign-owned multinationals. These provide employment opportunities and generate demand for domestic intermediate inputs, produced by domestic ...
Industrial agglomeration and capital taxation
(Discussion paper1998:7, Working paper, 1998-07)
Models with imperfect competition and intra-industry trade have become widely accepted as appropriate frameworks within which to analyze the impact of trade liberalization on industrial agglomeration. This paper makes ...
Trade and development : is south-south co-operation a feasible strategy?
(Discussion paper1998:21, Working paper, 1998-10)
The first part of this article gives a brief overview of the main problems facing the developing countries in the present international trading system, and reviews the debate on import substitution vs. export promotion. ...
Competing for capital in a "lumpy" world
(Discussion paper1999:7, Working paper, 1999-04)
Collude, compete, or both? : deregulation in the Norwegian airline industry
(Discussion paper1998:18, Working paper, 1998-10)
The purpose of this paper is to test the nature of competition concerning price and capacity setting in the Norwegian airline industry after the deregulation in 1994. Did the two airlines, SAS and Braathens, compete on ...
The indexing impasse : is "the intersection approach" a solution?
(Discussion paper1998:24, Working paper, 1998-11)
Rawls (1971,1993) suggests that interpersonal comparisons of well-being should be based on a primary goods index, but it is well-known that in general this approach is not compatible with the Pareto principle. This is ...
Poverty measurement : the critical comparison value
(Discussion paper1998:23, Working paper, 1998-11)
The basic problem in poverty measurement is how to weigh the income of different groups. This is a normative problem on which people differ in opinion, and hence we should seek a way of dealing with the issue that takes ...
Towards a competitive society? : the promotion of competition as a goal of economic policy
(Discussion paper1999:10, Working paper, 1999-04)
This paper discusses the problems involved in considering competition policy as a separate area of economic policy. Two problems are given special attention. The first is the doubtful efficiency gain from enforcing ...
Integration and transition : scenarios for location of production and trade in Europe
(Discussion paper1999:13, Working paper, 1999-05)
Applying a newly developed CGE-model, we present scenarios for the future economic geography of Europe. The model divides the world into ten regions, of which five are European, and there are 14 industries, of which 12 ...