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Assessing the economic effects of trade barriers
(Working paper2007:3, Working paper, 2007-03)
The objective of the paper is to build a simple model which will be easy to use in the assessment of the economic welfare effects due to trade barriers. Traditional partial trade models assume infinitely elastic world ...
Diagnoseverktøy for skolen som lærende organisasjon
(Arbeidsnotat2007:38, Working paper, 2007-12)
Dette notatet redegjør for diagnoseverktøy for skolen som lærende organisasjon. Verktøyet består av et spørrebatteri som inngår i en større spørreundersøkelse blant medarbeidere i grunnskolen og videregående skole, og er ...
Performance appraisal and career opportunities : a case study
(Working paper2009:07, Working paper, 2009-03)
Based on powerful survey data from an international oil company in Norway, we explore perceptions of performance appraisal and career opportunities among leaders and employees. Perceptions indicate that performance and ...
Local content development : experiences from oil and gas activities in Norway
(Working paper2008:2, Working paper, 2008-02)
In the paper industrial development connected to upstream oil and gas activities in Norway is discussed. Several factors explain the success of Norway in this respect. Some of these factors are of a kind that only rarely ...
Regulations, risk, and rent seeking behaviour
(Working paper2009:18, Working paper, 2009-06)
This paper seeks to address how political risk influences behaviour, in particular rent seeking behaviour. Such risk is important in many industries, which posts challenges both for policy makers and economic agents. This ...
Business Region Bergen : bakgrunnsnotat for indikatorer
(Arbeidsnotat2009:43, Working paper, 2009)
SNF har på oppdrag av Business Region Bergen (BRB) utarbeidet et sett med indikatorer for relevante økonomiske og strukturelle forhold innen BRB. For en del indikatorer er det ikke tilgang på kommunedata, og indikatorene ...
Small family, smart family? : family size and the IQ scores of young men
(Working paper2007:21, Working paper, 2007-08)
How do families influence the ability of children? Cognitive skills have been shown to be a strong predictor of educational attainment and future labor market success; as a result, understanding the determinants of cognitive ...
Why are mobile voice calls so expensive when abroad?
(Working paper2007:37, Working paper, 2007-11)
Mobile phone usage when traveling abroad is expensive. We show that the more firms enter the market - which may lower domestic voice call prices - the higher wholesale and retail prices for mobile usage abroad may become.
A Descriptive Analysis of the Seafood Market in Sweden
(Working paper2007:2, Working paper, 2007-03)
The background for the paper is the analysis of determinants influencing the Norwegian export of smoked salmon to Sweden. The conditions for export of smoked salmon from Norway have deteriorated after Sweden became a member ...
Managing resistance to transfer of knowledge in MNCs
(Working paper2007:43, Working paper, 2008-01)
MNC’s may gain a competitive advantage by continuously seeking to enhance and develop their products by drawing on its scattered knowledge base. This calls for sharing of knowledge between its different units. This paper ...