• Aspects of the political economy of foreign aid 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Working paper, Working paper, 2000-12)
      The interaction of external financing with economic reforms in developing countries has been at the forefront of the policy debate for the last 15-20 years. In this paper, a simple model in which an aid donor faces either ...
    • Assessing the economic gains of free market access for the least developed countries in the QUAD 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen; Mæstad, Ottar; Wiig, Arne (Working Paper, Working paper, 2002-11)
      The purpose of this study is to evaluate the economic impact on the least developed countries (LDCs) of reduced trade barriers in their export markets. 48 countries are currently designated as “least developed” by the ...
    • Basic analytics of multilateral lending and surveillance 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005-09)
      I analyse whether multilateral lending may be justified in a world of global capital markets if multilaterals have an informational advantage over lenders in the market for sovereign debt. I show that the adverse selection ...
    • Buying influence : aid fungibility in a strategic perspective 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-04)
      I study equilibria of non-cooperative games between an aid donor and a recipient when there is conflict over the allocation of their combined budgets. The general conclusion is that a donor’s influence over outcomes is ...
    • Buying influence : aid fungibility in a strategic perspective 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Working Paper, Working paper, 2002-01)
      I study equilibria of non-cooperative budgetary games between an aid donor and a recipient when there is conflict over the preferred allocation of the combined budgets of the two parties. I show that final outcomes are the ...
    • Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment 

      Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
    • Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;2/2012, Working paper, 2012-02)
      Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
    • Economic impacts on the least developed countries of the elimination of import tariffs on their products 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen; Mæstad, Ottar; Wiig, Arne (Report, Research report, 2001-05)
      Several initiatives aimed at reducing trade barriers for Least Developed Countries have been proposed recently. These include the EU decision to provide duty-free and quota-free access on an autonomous basis for all ...
    • The electoral politics of public sector institutional reforms 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Report, Research report, 2000-10)
      For politicians in office, reforming public sector institutions is an investment; they must spend resources now in order to achieve future gains. There are no property rights attached to these institutions. Therefore, ...
    • Foreign aid and domestic politics : implications for aid selectivity 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-06)
      The links between foreign aid and policies in developing countries have been at the forefront of the policy debate for decades. An emerging consensus touts aid selectivity as the solution to the failures of conditionality. ...
    • Foreign aid and social sector spending in developing countries 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen; Hatlebakk, Magnus (Report, Research report, 2002)
      Foreign aid is of critical importance to achieving the international goal of providing basic social services to all mankind by 2015. If strategies for funding health and education are to be successful, understanding the ...
    • Global economics and national politics 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen; Torsvik, Gaute (Working paper, Working paper, 2001-12)
      This paper contributes to the literature on the political economy of increased capital mobility. Two parties, one from the left and one from the right, compete for position. The election is to be held in the future and the ...
    • In transit : Chinese economic performance 1978-2001 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Report, Research report, 2002-08)
      During half a century of communist rule, China has been transformed from a relatively closed, predominantly rural and agricultural society into one in which modern industry and international trade and capital play major ...
    • 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 ...
    • Samaritan agents? : on the delegation of aid policy 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003)
      Should a donor delegate the responsibility for allocating its aid budget to a less inequality-averse agent to alleviate the consequences of the Samaritan’s Dilemma it is facing? I show that when aid impact differs across ...
    • Samaritan agents? : on the delegation of aid policy 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Working paper, Working paper, 2003-11)
      Should an aid donor delegate the responsibility for allocating its budget to an agent less averse to inequality than itself in order to alleviate the Samaritan's Dilemma it is facing? Despite the intuitive appeal of this ...
    • Samaritan agents? : on the delegation of aid policy 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-12)
      Should an aid donor delegate the responsibility for allocating its budget to an agent less averse to inequality than itself in order to alleviate the Samaritan’s Dilemma it is facing? Despite the intuitive appeal of ...