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Personal responsibility and income distribution
(Working paper2005:13, Working paper, 2005-02)
Standard welfare economics and optimal tax theory have primarily relied on welfarist theories of distributive justice. An important limitation of welfarist theories is that they are unable to incorporate considerations of ...
Immoral criminals? An experimental study of social preferences among prisoners
(Discussion Papers;15/2011, Working paper, 2011-09)
This paper studies the pro-social preferences of criminals by comparing the behavior of a group of prisoners in a lab experiment with the behavior of a benchmark group recruited from the general population. We find ...
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 ...
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 ...