Recent Submissions

  • Essays on Information Preferences and Morality 

    Ceren Ay, Fehime (Doctoral thesis, 2021-03)
  • The impact of targeting technologies and consumer multi-homing on digital platform competition 

    Evensen, Charlotte Bjørnhaug; Haugen, Atle (SAM DP;13/2021, Working paper, 2021-06)
    In this paper, we address how targeting and consumer multi-homing impact platform competition and market equilibria in two-sided markets. We analyze platforms that are financed by both advertising and subscription fees, ...
  • Public policy, resource rent and ethics: The case of the Norwegian petroleum industry 

    Hunnes, John A.; Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;12/2021, Working paper, 2021-05)
    The present paper seeks to explain how ethics and values in public policy can be result of different historical contingencies. Specifically, it explains the accomplishment of petroleum resource management in Norway. The ...
  • Material resources and well-being – Evidence from an Ethiopian housing lottery 

    Andersen, Asbjørn G; Kotsadam, Andreas; Somville, Vincent (DP SAM;11/2021, Working paper, 2021-04-26)
    Do better material conditions improve well-being and mental health? Or does any positive relationship merely reflect that psychological well-being promotes economic success? We supply new responses to these questions by ...
  • Divergent Integration 

    Haaland, Jan I.; Wooton, Ian (DP SAM;10/2021, Working paper, 2021-04-16)
    Trade liberalisation is often characterised as either preferential or non-discriminatory but not all preferential trade agreements are the same. We focus on non-tariff measures that can constitute barriers to trade and ...
  • Nepotism vs. Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in Academia (1088–1800) 

    de la Croix, David; Goñi, Marc (DP SAM;09/2021, Working paper, 2021-03-16)
    We argue that the waning of nepotism in academia bolstered scientific production in pre-industrial Europe. We build a database of families of scholars (1088–1800), measure their scientific output, and develop a general ...
  • Fairness and Willingness to Compete 

    Buser, Thomas; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;08/2021, Working paper, 2021-03)
    The large experimental literature on competitiveness has typically ignored a key feature of many competitive settings in society: competition is not always fair. The playing field may be uneven and competitors of unequal ...
  • Understanding the Decline in Private Sector Unionization: A Skill-based Approach 

    Dodini, Samuel; Lovenheim, Michael; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;07/2021, Working paper, 2021-03)
    Private-sector unionization rates have fallen precipitously in the United States over the past half century, from 25% in 1973 to only 7% in 2018. We take a skill-based approach to studying this decline, using data from the ...
  • Size-based input price discrimination under endogenous inside options 

    Evensen, Charlotte B.; Foros, Øystein; Haugen, Atle; Kind, Hans Jarle (DP SAM;06/2021, Working paper, 2021-03)
    Individual retailers may choose to invest in a substitute to a dominant supplier’s products (inside option) as a way of improving its position towards the supplier. Given that a large retailer has stronger investment ...
  • Essays on Information and Fairness 

    Meissner, Stefan (Doctoral thesis, 2021-03)
  • How Do People Trade Off Resources Between Quick and Slow Learners? 

    Falch, Ranveig (DP SAM;05/2021, Working paper, 2021-02)
    How society invests in human capital is important for economic growth and social welfare. The paper reports from the first experiment designed to elicit people’s preferences for how to prioritize educational resources, ...
  • Income Inequality and Mortality: A Norwegian Perspective 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Karadakic, René; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (DP SAM;04/2021, Working paper, 2021-01)
    While Norway has experienced income growth accompanied by a large decline in mortality during the past several decades, little is known about the distribution of these improvements in longevity across the income distribution. ...
  • Unemployment shocks, cyclical prices and shopping behavior 

    Aursland, Thor Andreas; Steen, Frode; Ulsaker, Simen A. (DP SAM;03/2021, Working paper, 2021-01)
    We use rich data from Norway’s biggest grocery chain to show how households and grocery stores react to changing economic conditions. We exploit the regional nature of a recession following the drop in the oil price in ...
  • Jobs and technology in general equilibrium: A three-elasticities approach 

    Baldwin, Richard; Haaland, Jan I.; Venables, Anthony J. (DP SAM;01/2021, Working paper, 2021-01-21)
    The impact of technological progress on jobs and wages has been subject to much empirical and some theoretical work. However, most of this literature has not addressed the general equilibrium interplay between the productive ...
  • Informed Enforcement: Lessons from Pollution Monitoring in China 

    Axbard, Sebastian; Deng, Zichen (DP SAM;01/2021, Working paper, 2021-01-07)
    Government regulations are often imperfectly enforced by public officials. In this study, we investigate if real-time monitoring of policy outcomes can improve enforcement of existing regulations by exploring the introduction ...
  • Household Bargaining and Spending on Children: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania 

    Ringdal, Charlotte; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This paper studies whether an increase in women’s intrahousehold bargaining power causes couples to allocate more resources to their child’s education, and, if so, what the underlying mechanisms for this might be. We ...
  • JEEA-FBBVA LECTURE 2019: Consumption Insurance in Networks with Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Tanzania 

    Attanasio, Orazio (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This paper uses a dataset from Tanzania with information on consumption, income, and income shocks within and across family networks. Crucially and uniquely, it also contains data on the degree of information existing ...
  • Progress in the R ecosystem for representing and handling spatial data 

    Bivand, Roger S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Twenty years have passed since Bivand and Gebhardt (J Geogr Syst 2(3):307–317, 2000. indicated that there was a good match between the then nascent open-source R programming language ...
  • The Economics of Hypergamy 

    Almås, Ingvild; Kotsadam, Andreas; Moen, Espen Rasmus; Røed, Knut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Partner selection is a vital feature of human behavior with important consequences for individuals, families, and society. We use the term hypergamy to describe a phenomenon whereby there is a tendency for husbands to be ...
  • From Quantity to Quality: Delivering a Home-based Parenting Intervention through China’s Family Planning Cadres 

    Sylvia, Sean; Attanasio, Orazio; Warrinnier, Nele; Luo, Renfu; Yue, Ai; Medina, Alexis; Rozelle, Scott (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    A key challenge in developing countries interested in providing early childhood development programs at scale is whether these programs can be effectively delivered through existing public service infrastructures. We ...

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