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Household bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania.
(DP SAM;19/2017, Working paper, 2017-10)
It is frequently assumed that money in the hands of women leads to better out-comes for their children than money in the hands of men. However, empirical and theoretical evidence are mixed. We conduct a novel between-subject ...
Attitudes towards large income risk in welfare states: an international comparison.
(DP SAM;20/2017, Working paper, 2017-12)
Using survey data and the instrument developed by Barsky et al. (1997), we estimate the distribution of attitudes towards income risk in a country where many employment and health-related risks are generously covered by a ...
The Effects of a Day Off from Retail Price Competition: Evidence on Consumer Behavior and Firm Performance in Gasoline Retailing.
(DP SAM;1/2018, Working paper, 2018-01)
First, we analyze how regular days off from competition and a time-dependent price pattern affect firm performance. Second, we examine the effects on firms' profitability from consumers’ changing search- and timing behavior. ...
A Fundamental Externality in the Labour Market? Ragnar Frisch on the socially optimal amount of work.
(DP SAM;2/2018, Working paper, 2018-01)
In the late 1940s, Ragnar Frisch published two articles in Norwegian that constitute a pioneering attempt to apply welfare economics to a problem of economic policy. The main contention of the articles is that there exists ...
On the Effect of Parallel Trade on Manufacturers’ and Retailers’ Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector.
(DP SAM;3/2018, Working paper, 2018-02)
Differences in regulated pharmaceutical prices within the European Economic Area create arbitrage opportunities that pharmacy retailers can use through parallel imports. For prescription drugs under patent, such provision ...
Essays on the economics of health and fertility
(Doctoral thesis, 2007-11-07)
The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health
(DP SAM;4/2018, Working paper, 2018-03)
We examine the impact of the introduction of paid maternity leave in Norway in 1977 on maternal health. Before the policy reform, mothers were eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Mothers giving birth after July 1, 1977 ...
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 ...
Measuring Market Power in Gasoline Retailing: A Market- or Station Phenomenon?
(DP SAM;6/2018, Working paper, 2018-04)
Applying detailed consecutive daily micro data at the gasoline station level from Sweden we estimate a structural model to uncover the degree of competition in the gasoline retail market. We find that retailers do exercise ...
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 ...