• The indexing impasse : is "the intersection approach" a solution? 

      Brun, Bernt Christian; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, 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 ...
    • Insentiver og innsats 

      Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      I denne artikkelen presenterer vi innsikter fra nyere forskning innen adferdsøkonomi og eksperimentelle økonomi som har dokumentert at forholdet mellom økonomiske insentiver og innsats er mer komplekst enn det økonomisk ...
    • Is there a development gap in rationality? 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Kariv, Shachar; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;8/2014, Working paper, 2014-03)
      We report an experimental test of the four touchstones of rationality in choice under risk – utility maximization, stochastic dominance, expected-utility maximization and small-stakes risk neutrality – with students from ...
    • Just luck: an experimental study of risk taking and fairness 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Konow, James; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-01)
      Choices involving risk significantly affect the distribution of income and wealth in society, but there is probably no more contentious question of justice than how to allocate the gains and losses that inevitably result ...
    • Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk-Taking and Fairness 

      Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Konow, James; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Choices involving risk significantly affect the distribution of income and wealth in society. This paper reports the results of the first experiment, to our knowledge, to study fairness views about risktaking, specifically ...
    • Leadership and incentives 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Reme, Bjørn-Atle; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;10/2013, Working paper, 2013-04)
      We study whether compensating people who volunteer to be leaders in a public goods game creates a social crowding-out effect of moral motivation among the others in the group. We report from an experiment with four ...
    • Leadership and incentives 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Reme, Bjørn-Atle; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion Papers;2/2014, Working paper, 2014-01)
      We study how leader compensation affects public goods provision. We report from a lab experiment with four treatments, where the base treatment was a standard public goods game with simultaneous contribution decisions, ...
    • The liberal egalitarian paradox 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-06)
      A liberal egalitarian theory of justice seeks to combine the values of equality, personal freedom and personal responsibility. It is considered a much more promising position than strict egalitarianism, because it supposedly ...
    • Liberal Resourcism: Problems and Possibilities 

      Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      A basic question for egalitarians is the “equality of what?” question. This is an instance of the more general “distribution of what?” question for distributive justice. The question is of great importance both for ...
    • Local autonomy and interregional equality 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper, Working paper, 2006-02)
      This paper shows how two important interregional transfer schemes, the foundation grant and the power equalization grant scheme, can be seen as two different interpretations of equal opportunity ethics. It provides ...
    • Local autonomy and interregional equality 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper, Working paper, 2004-11)
      This paper shows how two important interregional transfer schemes, the foundation grant and the power equalization grant, can be seen as two different interpretations of equal opportunity ethics. It provides characterizations ...
    • Local autonomy and interregional equality : fiscal equalization with balanced budgets 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-07)
      This paper contributes to the literature on fiscal equalization in three ways. First, it shows how two important types of transfer schemes, the foundation grant and the power equalization grant, can be seen as two ...
    • Marginal productivity reward : a new justification 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper, Working paper, 2004-11)
      Marginal productivity reward has been justified either as a way of ensuring efficiency or of respecting people’s self-ownership. Both these arguments have their limitations. In this paper we present a new and more general ...
    • Marginal productivity reward : a new justification 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-12)
      Marginal productivity reward has been justified either as a way of ensuring efficiency or of respecting people’s self-ownership. Both these arguments have their limitations. In this paper we present a new and more general ...
    • Modeling individual choices in experiments : reply to Conte and Moffatt 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hole, Astri Drange; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2009-07)
      In a comment to Cappelen, Hole, Sørensen, and Tungodden (2007b), Conte and Moffatt (2009) challenge our use of a random utility model when studying individual choices in a fairness experiment. They propose an alternative ...
    • National responsibility and the just distribution of debt relief 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper, Working paper, 2006-08)
      A central question in the debate on debt relief has been whether or not highly indebted poor countries should be held responsible for their sovereign debt. Proponents of debt relief typically argue that this is not fair ...
    • A new equity condition for infinite utility streams and the possibility of being Paretian 

      Asheim, Geir B.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005-04)
    • On the possibility of Paretian egalitarianism 

      Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-07)
      Paretian egalitarianism holds that equality should be promoted, but only when this does not conflict with certain (Pareto) efficiency considerations. Like leximin, it has the attractive feature of never favoring leveling ...
    • Person-affecting paretian egalitarianism with variable population size 

      Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005-08)
      Where there is a fixed population (i.e., who exists does not depend on what choice an agent makes), the deontic version of anonymous Paretian egalitarianism holds that an option is just if and only if (1) it is anonymously ...
    • Personal responsibility and income distribution 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper, 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 ...