• Assessing the economic effects of the terror attacks on the US in September 2001: growth prospects, trade patterns and the shipping market 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene; Tenold, Stig; Thøgersen, Øystein (Report, Research report, 2002-07)
      Surveying available evidence at the current stage (April 2002), this report argues that the effects of the terror attacks in September 2001 on global business cycle conditions, trade and economic growth were essentially ...
    • Assessing the economic interdependence between states and regions 

      Haaland, Jan Ingvald Meidell; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Thøgersen, Øystein (Report, Research report, 2002-06)
      In this paper we discuss how, and to what extent, the states and regions of the world are linked, and analyse how increased globalisation has affected the type and magnitude of linkages. Issues we address include: what are ...
    • Comparative advantage and economic geography : estimating the location of production in the EU 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene; Overman, Henry G.; Venables, Anthony J. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2000-10)
      We develop and econometrically estimate a model of the location of industries across countries. The model combines factor endowments and geographical considerations, and shows how industry and country characteristics ...
    • Competing for capital in a "lumpy" world 

      Kind, Hans Jarle; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Schjelderup, Guttorm (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1999-04)
    • Corporate tax systems, multinational enterprises, and economic integration 

      Kind, Hans Jarle; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Schjelderup, Guttorm (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-07)
      Multinational firms are known to shift profits and countries are known to compete over shifty profits. Two major principles for corporate taxation are Separate Accounting (SA) and Formula Apportionment (FA). These two ...
    • Corporate tax systems, multinational enterprises and economic integration 

      Kind, Hans Jarle; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Schjelderup, Guttorm (Working paper, Working paper, 2001-02)
      This paper addresses the outcome of international tax competition in the presence of multinationals that use transfer pricing for strategic purposes as well as to reduce their tax burden. We examine how economic integration ...
    • Does agglomeration explain regional income inequalities? 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene (Working paper, Working paper, 2004-08)
      This paper seeks to explain regional income inequalities in Norway. Similar to the EU countries, Norway is characterized by substantial income disparities. I use sub-regional NUTS 4 data for the Norwegian manufacturing ...
    • Economies of scale in European manufacturing revisited 

      Henriksen, Espen R.; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Steen, Frode (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-06)
      We test for internal and external economies of scale in European manufacturing employing a more disaggregated data set than what has been used in earlier analyses, and aim to separate externalities from common business ...
    • Economies of scale in European manufacturing revisited 

      Henriksen, Espen R.; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Steen, Frode (Report, Research report, 2001-05)
      We test for internal and external economies of scale in European manufacturing employing a more disaggregated data set than what has been used in earlier analyses, and aim to separate externalities from common business ...
    • EU integration and outsiders : a simulation study of industrial location 

      Baldwin, Richard E.; Forslid, Rikard; Haaland, Jan Ingvald Meidell; Midelfart, Karen Helene (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2000-02)
      This paper focuses on the location effects of preferential trade areas (PTA) on non-members. More specifically, using a CGE model calibrated to real data, it focuses on the impact of tighter European integration on ...
    • Forskning og utvikling i de maritime næringene 

      Henriksen, Espen R.; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Steen, Frode (Rapport, Research report, 2000-11)
      Potensielle samvirkegevinster mellom de maritime næringene har vært et sentralt spørsmål i norsk politisk debatt. Gjennom flere studier har forskere forsøkt å kartlegge eksistens og form av mulige samvirkegevinster. Forskning ...
    • Globalization, industrial policy and clusters 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene; Forslid, Rikard (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-12)
      This paper analyses industrial policy in a high wage open economy hosting an agglomeration consisting of vertically linked upstream and downstream firms. We show that optimal policy towards upstream industries typically ...
    • Globalization, industrial policy and clusters 

      Forslid, Rikard; Midelfart, Karen Helene (Report, Research report, 2001-12)
      This paper analyses industrial policy in a high wage open economy hosting an agglomeration consisting of vertically linked upstream and downstream firms. We show that optimal policy towards upstream industries typically ...
    • Implikasjoner for norsk næringspolitikk av sentrale utviklingstrekk i EU 

      Hagen, Kåre Petter; Haaland, Jan Ingvald Meidell; Kind, Hans Jarle; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Mæstad, Ottar (Rapport, Research report, 2004-03)
      Denne rapporten er resultatet av et prosjekt gjennomført ved Senter for Internasjonal Økonomi og Skipsfart (SIØS), SNF, for Nærings- og handelsdepartementet. Formålet med prosjektet har vært å fokusere på sentrale ...
    • Industrial agglomeration and capital taxation 

      Kind, Hans Jarle; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Schjelderup, Guttorm (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1998-07)
      Models with imperfect competition and intra-industry trade have become widely accepted as appropriate frameworks within which to analyze the impact of trade liberalization on industrial agglomeration. This paper makes ...
    • Integration and transition : scenarios for location of production and trade in Europe 

      Forslid, Rikard; Haaland, Jan Ingvald Meidell; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Mæstad, Ottar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1999-05)
      Applying a newly developed CGE-model, we present scenarios for the future economic geography of Europe. The model divides the world into ten regions, of which five are European, and there are 14 industries, of which 12 ...
    • Kongsberg Gruppen : i skjæringsfeltet mellom høyteknologi og tradisjon 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene (Rapport, Research report, 2002-10)
      Det norske maritime miljøet har gjennom det siste tiår vært gjenstand for betydelig oppmerksomhet og utredning. Alle deler har imidlertid ikke vært like mye i fokus. Et av segmentene som har fått relativt mindre oppmerksomhet ...
    • The location of European industry 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene; Overman, Henry G.; Redding, S. J.; Venables, Anthony J. (Report, Research report, 2000-02)
      Det er nærliggende å tro at tettere europeiske integrasjon vil føre til betydelige endringer i næringslokaliseringen i Europa. Tettere integrasjon gjør bedriftene mer internasjonalt mobile, og gir dem bedre muligheter til ...
    • On the location of economic and academic activity 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene (Doctoral thesis, 1995)
    • Regional policy design : an analysis of relocation, efficiency and equity 

      Midelfart, Karen Helene (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-02)
      Despite substantial regional expenditures at both national and community level, European regional policies do not appear to deliver. The evidence suggests that neither efficiency gains nor reduced regional inequalities are ...