Recent Submissions

  • Postpartum Job Loss: Transitory Effect on Mothers, Long-run Damage to Children 

    Willage, Barton; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;22/2020, Working paper, 2020-11)
    The first year after childbirth involves dramatic changes to parents’ lives and is crucial for children’s development. Using plausibly exogenous job loss from mass layoffs, we study the effect of labor shocks on mothers ...
  • Essays on Human Capital Accumulation 

    Sten Gahmberg, Susanna (Doctoral thesis, 2016-03)
  • 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 ...
  • Interactions in Public Policies: Spousal Responses and Program Spillovers of Welfare Reforms 

    Johnsen, Julian Vedeler; Vaage, Kjell; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;20/2020, Working paper, 2020-09)
    Anticipating the labor market effects of welfare reforms is difficult due to public policy interactions across programs and among household members. Specifically, changes to one program may affect individual take-up of ...
  • Adverse selection into competition: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment in Tanzania 

    Almås, Ingvild; Berge, Lars Ivar; Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Somville, Vincent; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;19/2020, Working paper, 2020-09)
    An influential literature has shown that women are less willing to compete than men, and the gender gap in competition may contribute to explaining gender differences in educational choices and labor market outcomes. This ...
  • Does Wealth Reduce Support for Redistribution? Evidence from an Ethiopian Housing Lottery 

    Andersen, Asbjørn G; Franklin, Simon; Tigabu, Getahun; Kotsadam, Andreas; Somville, Vincent; Villanger, Espen (DP SAM;18/2020, Working paper, 2020-09)
    We provide causal evidence of how an increase in wealth affects support for redistribution and beliefs about the causes of poverty. Exploiting the variation in wealth created by an Ethiopian housing lottery, we show that ...
  • The Wealth of a Nation: Norways Road to Prosperity 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;17/2020, Working paper, 2020-09)
    The present paper discusses Norway’s way to prosperity during the two last centuries. The main reason for its wealth seems to have been the ability to meet international demand by utilizing its rich natural resources, ...
  • The Effect of Gender-Targeted Transfers: Experimental Evidence From India 

    Almås, Ingvild; Somville, Vincent; Vanderwalle, Lore (DP SAM;16/2020, Working paper, 2020-09)
    Women are the primary recipients of many welfare programs around the world. Despite frequent claims that targeting women induces beneficial consumption shifting and gender equality, the empirical evidence on the effect of ...
  • A Poorly Understood Disease? The Unequal Distribution of Excess Mortality Due to COVID-19 Across French Municipalities 

    Brandily, Paul; Brébion, Clément; Briole, Simon; Khoury, Laura (DP SAM;15/2020, Working paper, 2020-08)
    While COVID-19 was responsible for more than 600,000 deaths worldwide as of July 24, 2020, very little is known about the socio-economic heterogeneity of its impact on mortality. In this paper, we combine several administrative ...
  • A Second Chance? Labor Market Returns to Adult Education Using School Reforms 

    Bennett, Patrick; Blundell, Richard; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (DP SAM;14/2020, Working paper, 2020-08)
    Roughly one third of a cohort drop out of high school across OECD countries, and developing effective tools to address prime-aged high school dropouts is a key policy question. We leverage high quality Norwegian register ...
  • Competition and Career Advancement: The Hidden Costs of Paid Leave 

    Johnsen, Julian; Ku, Hyejin; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (DP SAM;13/2020, Working paper, 2020)
    Does leave-taking matter for young workers’ careers? If so, why? We propose the competition effect—relative leave status of workers affecting their relative standing inside the firm—as a new explanation. Exploiting a policy ...
  • Puritan Motivation for Serial Entrepreneurship: The Haugean Example 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;12/2020, Working paper, 2020-08)
    It is well known that protestant and puritan environments historically have fostered entrepreneurs. This paper looks at serial entrepreneurship which took place in Norway in the 19th century in networks led by the puritan ...
  • Energy Intensity and the Environmental Kuznets Curve 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal; Lindmark, Magnus; Minde, Kjell Bjørn (DP SAM;11/2020, Working paper, 2020-07)
    During the last decades several scholars have argued that environmental degradation first increases in initial phases of economic growth, and thereafter declines as economic growth enters a certain level in developed ...
  • Two centuries of economic growth: Norwegian GDP 1816-2020 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;10/2020, Working paper, 2020-06)
    Existing historical GDP series for Norway do not always coincide with our historical knowledge of the economic development. This is to a large extent a result of lack of calculations from the production side and in addition ...
  • The Impact of Working Memory Training on Children’s Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills 

    Berger, Eva M.; Fehr, Ernst; Hermes, Henning; Schunk, Daniel; Winkel, Kirsten (DP SAM;09/2020, Working paper, 2020-06-08)
    Working memory capacity is thought to play an important role for a wide range of cognitive and noncognitive skills such as fluid intelligence, math, reading, the inhibition of pre-potent impulses or more general self-regulation ...
  • Weber revisited: A literature review on the possible Link between Protestantism, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;08/2020, Working paper, 2020-06)
    The present paper looks at the Weber-Tawney thesis on the positive link between Protestant ethic and economic growth. Both scholars observed that Protestant areas in the Western world seemed to gain faster and more wealth ...
  • Do Generous Parental Leave Policies Help Top Female Earners? 

    Corekcioglu, Gozde; Francesconi, Marco; Kunze, Astrid (DP SAM;07/2020, Working paper, 2020-05)
    Generous government-mandated parental leave is generally viewed as an effective policy to support women’s careers around childbirth. But does it help women to reach top positions in the upper pay echelon of their firms? ...
  • Essays on household decision-making and women’s labor supply in Ethiopia 

    Sandra Kristine, Halvorsen (Doctoral thesis, 2020-06)
  • Solidarity and Fairness in Times of Crisis 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Falch, Ranveig; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;06/2020, Working paper, 2020-05-14)
    In a large-scale pre-registered survey experiment with a representative sample of more than 8,000 Americans, we examine how the COVID-19 pandemic causally affects people’s solidarity and fairness. We randomly manipulate ...
  • Moral motivation in dictator games 

    Halvorsen, Trond (Doctoral thesis, 2013-05)

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