• Building Bridges and Widening Gaps: Efficiency Gains and Equity Concerns of Labor Market Expansions 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Løken, Katrine V.; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;19/2019, Working paper, 2019-10-20)
      We exploit the opening of a large bridge to study how access to a larger labor market affects economic efficiency, and how these potential efficiency gains are distributed across workers. The bridge we study connected the ...
    • Incarceration Spillovers in Criminal and Family Networks 

      Bhuller, Manudeep; Dahl, Gordon B.; Løken, Katrine V.; Mogstad, Magne (DP SAM;15/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
      Using quasi-random assignment of criminal cases to judges, we estimate large incarceration spillovers in criminal and brother networks. When a defendant is sent to prison, there are 51 and 32 percentage point reductions ...
    • Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment. 

      Bhuller, Manudeep; Dahl, Gordon B.; Løken, Katrine V.; Mogstad, Magne (DP SAM;14/2018, Working paper, 2018-06)
      Understanding whether, and in what situations, time spent in prison is criminogenic or preventive has proven challenging due to data availability and correlated unobservables. This paper overcomes these challenges in the ...
    • Long-Term Consequences of Access to Well-child Visits. 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Løken, Katrine V.; Salvanes, Kjell G. (SAM;29/2015, Working paper, 2015-12-02)
      A growing literature documents the positive long-term effects of policy-induced improvements in early-life health and nutrition. However, there is still scarce evidence on early-life health programs targeting a large share ...
    • School Selectivity, Peers, and Mental Health 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Ginja, Rita; Landaud, Fanny; Løken, Katrine V. (DP SAM;21/2020, Working paper, 2020-10-14)
      Although many students suffer from anxiety and depression, and students often identify school pressure and concerns about their futures as the main reasons for their worries, little is known about the consequences of a ...