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Work requirements and long term poverty
(Discussion paper1999:9, Working paper, 1999)
We study how work requirements can be used to target transfers to the long term poor. Without commitment, time consistency requires all screening measures to be concentrated in the first phase of the program. We show ...
Employment policies at the plant level : job and worker flows for heterogeneous labour in Norway
(Discussion paper1999:6, Working paper, 1999-03)
Despite the large degree of plant-specific heterogeneity in turnover patterns recently found in the gross job and worker literature, very little is known about the sources of the heterogeneity in plant level employment policies. ...
Competing for capital in a "lumpy" world
(Discussion paper1999:7, Working paper, 1999-04)
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 ...
Firm exit, vintage effect and the business cycle in Norway
(Discussion paper1999:2, Working paper, 1998-12)
In spite of the large and growing literature on producer heterogeneity and firm exit behavior, little attention has been paid to the vintage capital theory of firm exits as an alternative hypothesis to learning/selection. ...
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 ...
A U-shaped Europe? : a simulation study of industrial location
(Discussion paper1999:19, Working paper, 1999-09)
This paper uses a full-scale CGE-model - calibrated on 1992 data - to investigate the effects of European integration on the location of industrial production. Our results reveal large differences among individual ...
What determines the economic geography of Europe?
(Discussion paper1998:19, Working paper, 1998-10)
This paper focuses on what the driving forces behind industry localisation in Europe are. Based on traditional as well as new trade theory and new economic geography our cross-sectoral empirical analysis seeks to explain ...
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. ...
Weight functions and sign regularity
(Discussion paper1999:3, 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 ...