• Business Training in Tanzania: From Research-driven Experiment to Local Implementation 

      Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Juniwaty, Kartika Sari; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Field experiments documenting positive treatment effects have a strong policy message: scale up! However, such experiments are typically implemented under close supervision of the research group in charge of the study. In ...
    • The challenge of a rising skill premium for redistributive taxation 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-02)
      The present paper analyses the challenge to redistribution programs posed by an increase in skill premium. The increase in skill premium, which we observe in most OECD countries, affects taxation through its effect on ...
    • The challenge of a rising skill premium for redistributive taxation 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Working paper, Working paper, 2006-02)
      The present paper analysis the challenge to redistribution programs posed by an increase in skill premium. The increase in skill premium, which we observe in most OECD countries, affects taxation through its effect on ...
    • Competitive in the lab, successful in the field? 

      Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Pires, Armando; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      A number of lab experiments in recent years have analyzed people’s willingness to com-pete. But to what extent is competitive behavior in the lab associated with field choicesand outcomes? We address this question in a ...
    • Competitive in the lab, successful in the field? 

      Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Pires, Armando José Garcia; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper;02/15, Working paper, 2015-01)
      A number of lab experiments in recent years have analyzed people’s willingness to compete. But to what extent is competitive behavior in the lab associated with field choices and outcomes? We address this question in a ...
    • Corruption and competition for resources 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Søreide, Tina (Discussion paper;18/2012, Working paper, 2012-09)
      An increasing share of world FDI is carried out by multinationals from developing countries. These investors may have objectives and constraints that differ from their developed country counterparts. In this paper we ...
    • Corruption and market reform 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Søreide, Tina (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-05)
      Market reforms in developing and transition economies have sometimes failed to deliver the desired welfare effects. Corruption may be an important reason for the inefficiency of market reforms, such as privatization ...
    • Decentralization and the fate of minorities 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2002-12)
      This paper analyses the welfare effects of a change from centralized to decentralized political authority. The potential disadvantage with decentralization in our model is that local dominant groups with rather “extreme” ...
    • Destructive competition : factionalism and rent-seeking in Iran 

      Selvik, Kjetil; Bjorvatn, Kjetil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-02)
      Empirical evidence shows that countries richly endowed with natural resources like oil and gas tend to have slower economic growth than resource poor countries. The present paper focuses on rentseeking as a source of ...
    • Destructive competition : oil and rent seeking in Iran 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Selvik, Kjetil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005-04)
      In countries with poorly developed institutions, rent seeking may impose serious costs for the economy. Our analysis demonstrates how rent seeking distorts the economy through two channels. First, there is the direct ...
    • Economic geography and development 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil (Doctoral thesis, 1996)
    • Economic integration and the profitability of cross-border mergers and acquisitions 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil (Working paper, Working paper, 2003-08)
      The 1990s was a decade of increased economic integration. The decade also witnessed a sharp increase in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As). From a theoretical perspective, the increase in M&As in more integrated ...
    • Empowering the disabled through savings groups: Experimental evidence from Uganda. 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Tungodden, Bertil (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 ...
    • En nudge for likestilling: små grep for en mer balansert fordeling av foreldrepengeperioden 

      Mjøen, Aksel Landsem; Singstad, Mari (Master thesis, 2017)
      Nudging er en metode som benyttes for å påvirke individers atferd og beslutninger, uten å frata individene valgmuligheter. Formålet med denne masterutredningen har vært å kartlegge om nudging kan være med å påvirke hvordan ...
    • En nudge for å hjelpe unge videre i livet : små dytt for å endre handlinger, vaner og holdninger 

      Tystad, Anne-Linn; Kvamsdal, Andrea S. (Master thesis, 2018)
      Formålet med denne utredningen har vært å undersøke om nudge i form av plan og påminnelser kan få unge raskere ut i arbeid. Utredningen er skrevet som del av forskningsprosjektet «Planlegging og påminnelser: Små dytt for ...
    • FDI in LDCs : facts, theory and empirical evidence 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil (Working paper, Working paper, 2000-11)
      One of the most striking signs of globalization is the strong growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the last two decades, and particularly since the second half of the 1980s. The present paper describes recent ...
    • Globalisation, inequality and redistribution 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Bjorvatn, Kjetil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-06)
      The present paper seeks to explain the pattern of income redistribution in a globalised world of increased market income inequality and lower costs of factor mobility. In some countries, larger market income inequality ...
    • Globetrotterne : norsk økonomi i en verden med fri handel, arbeidsvandring og internasjonaliserte bedrifter 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Norman, Victor D.; Orvedal, Linda; Tenold, Stig; Haaland, Jan Ingvald Meidell; Kind, Hans Jarle (Rapport, Research report, 2007-04)
      Denne rapporten belyser hvordan globaliseringen vil påvirke norsk næringsstruktur og utenrikshandel de neste 50 årene. Globalisering fører til at Norge vil stå overfor en helt ny utenriksøkonomi. De vestlige lands handel ...
    • De gode hjelperne - virkninger av utviklingen i Kina og India for norsk økonomi 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Norman, Victor D.; Orvedal, Linda; Tenold, Stig; Haaland, Jan Ingvald Meidell; Kind, Hans Jarle (Rapport, Research report, 2006-10)
      Rapporten belyser hvordan den økonomiske utviklingen i Kina og India vil påvirke norsk økonomi de neste 50 årene – hva den betyr for konkurranseutsatt virksomhet, hvordan næringsstrukturen vil endres, hvor store gevinster ...
    • How middle-men can undermine anti-corruption reforms 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Torsvik, Gaute; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-12)
      The anti-corruption reform in the Tanzanian tax bureaucracy in the mid-1990s was apparently a short-lived success. In the wake of the reform, a number of “tax experts” established themselves in the market, many of them ...