Recent Submissions

  • What Makes Hiring Difficult? Evidence from Linked Survey-Administrative Data 

    Bertheau, Antoine; Larsen, Birthe; Zeyu Zhao (DP SAM;20/2023, Working paper, 2023-12)
    We designed an innovative survey of firms and linked it to Danish administrative data to yield new insights about the factors that can influence firms’ hiring decisions. Several important findings stand out: (1) search and ...
  • Taking the competitor’s pill: when combination therapies enter pharmaceutical markets 

    Brekke, Kurt R.; Dalen, Dag Morten; Straume, Odd Rune (DP SAM;19/2023, Working paper, 2023-11-22)
    We study the competitive effects of combination therapies in pharmaceutical markets, which crucially hinge on the additional therapeutic value of combinatory use of drugs and the therapeutic substitutability with the most ...
  • Why do committees work? 

    Breitmoser, Yves; Valasek, Justin (DP SAM;18/2023, Working paper, 2023-11-21)
    We report on the results of an experiment designed to disentangle behavioral biases in information aggregation of committees. Subjects get private signals about the state of world, send binary messages, and finally vote ...
  • The Consequences of Inequality: Beliefs and Redistributive Preferences 

    Lobeck, Max; Støstad, Morten Nyborg (DP SAM;17/2023, Working paper, 2023-10)
    What matters for individuals’ preferences for redistribution? In this paper we show that consequentialist beliefs about inequality – beliefs about how economic inequality changes the crime rate or the quality of democratic ...
  • Essays on Unethical Behaviour 

    Mota, Pablo Ignacio Soto (Doctoral thesis, 2023-09)
  • Essays on Empirical Political Economy and Household Behaviour 

    Pizzigolotto, Alessandro (Doctoral thesis, 2023-08)
  • Gender-biased technological change: Milking machines and the exodus of women from farming 

    Ager, Philipp; Goñi, Marc; Salvanes, Kjell G. (Working paper, 2023-08-14)
    This paper studies the link between gender-biased technological change in the agricultural sector and structural transformation in Norway. After WWII, Norwegian farms began widely adopting milking machines to replace the ...
  • Natural Resources, Demand for Skills, and Schooling Choices 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Dalla-Zuanna, Antonio; Salvanes, Kjell G. (SAM DP;15/2023, Working paper, 2023-06-30)
    This paper studies the consequences of the buildup of a new economic sector—the Norwegian petroleum industry—on investment in human capital. We assess both short-term and long-term effects for a broad set of educational ...
  • (Breaking) intergenerational transmission of mental health 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Ginja, Rita; Karbownik, Krzysztof; Landaud, Fanny (SAM DP;14/2023, Working paper, 2023-06-30)
    We estimate health associations across generations and dynasties using information on healthcare visits from administrative data for the entire Norwegian population. A parental mental health diagnosis is associated with a ...
  • Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Falch, Ranveig; Tungodden, Bertil (SAM DP;13/2023, Working paper, 2023)
    In recent decades, an increasing share of males struggle in the labor market and education. We show in a set of large-scale experimental studies involving more than 30,000 Americans that people are more accepting of males ...
  • Essays on Economic Inequality and Mobility 

    Karadakic, René (Doctoral thesis, 2023-06)

    Madland, Kjetil Røiseland (Doctoral thesis, 2023-05)
  • Essays on Empirical Labor and Health Economics 

    Abrahamsson, Sara (Doctoral thesis, 2023-05)
  • The Career Effects of Union Membership 

    Dodini, Samuel; Salvanes, Kjell G.; Willén, Alexander; Zhu, Li (SAM DP;12/2023, Working paper, 2023-05)
    We combine exogenous variation in union membership with detailed administrative data and a novel field survey to estimate the career effects of labor union membership. In the survey, we show how workers perceive the role ...
  • Parenthood and the Gender Gap in Commuting 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Karadakic, René; Willén, Alexander (SAM DP;11/2023, Working paper, 2023-05)
    Childbirth increases the opportunity cost of commuting and makes it difficult for both parents to work far away from home. Using detailed Norwegian register data, we show that the commuting patterns of men and women diverge ...
  • Free to Fail? Paternalistic Preferences in the United States 

    Bartling, Björn; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hermes, Henning; Skivenes, Marit; Tungodden, Bertil (SAM DP;09/2023, Working paper, 2023-05-16)
    We study paternalistic preferences in two large-scale experiments with participants from the general population in the United States. Spectators decide whether to intervene to prevent a stakeholder, who is mistaken about ...
  • Competition and risk taking in local bank markets: evidence from the business loans segment 

    Canta, Chiara; Nilsen, Øivind A.; Ulsaker, Simen A. (SAM DP;10/2023, Working paper, 2023-05-18)
    This paper studies empirically the relationship between competition and risk taking in banking markets. We exploit an unique dataset providing information about all bank loans to Norwegian firms over several years. Rather ...
  • Underrepresentation, Quotas and Quality: A dynamic argument for reform 

    Arve, Malin; Valasek, Justin (SAM DP;08/2023, Working paper, 2023-05)
    The trade-off between increased representation and perceived quality is central to the debate on how to address underrepresentation in high-profile professions. We address this trade-off using a dynamic model of career ...
  • Swallow this: Childhood and Adolescent Exposure to Fast Food Restaurants, BMI, and Cognitive Ability 

    Abrahamsson, Sara; Bütikofer, Aline; Karbownik, Krzysztof (SAM DP;07/2023, Working paper, 2023-05-06)
    Using spatial and temporal variation in openings of fast food restaurants in Norway between 1980 and 2007, we study the effects of changes in the supply of high caloric nutrition on the health and cognitive ability of young ...
  • Analytical environments 

    Bivand, Roger (Chapter, 2022)

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