Recent Submissions

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/PL00011460) 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 ...
  • All the bottles in one basket? Evaluating the effect of intra-industry diversification on risk 

    Friberg, Richard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This paper develops a framework using Monte Carlo simulation to examine risk/return properties of intra-industry product portfolio composition and diversification. We use product-level data covering all Swedish sales of ...
  • Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania 

    Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Sekei, Linda Helgesson; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Can television be used to teach and foster entrepreneurship among youth in developing countries? We report from a randomized control field experiment of an edutainment show on entrepreneurship broadcasted over almost three ...
  • Pay-for-performance reduces bypassing of health facilities: evidence from Tanzania 

    Chiksa, Sosina Bezu; Binyaruka, Peter John; Mæstad, Ottar; Somville, Vincent (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Many patients and expectant mothers in low-income countries bypass local health facilities in search of betterquality services. This study examines the impact of a payment-for-performance (P4P) scheme on bypassing practices ...
  • Sharing and cooperation in an experiment with heterogeneous groups 

    Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Coniglio, Nicola D. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    We investigate the impact of inequality on sharing and cooperation using a dictator game and a linear public good game where some participants work for their endowment (“workers”) while others do not (“non-workers”). ...
  • Matched trade at the firm level and the micro origins of international business-cycle comovement 

    Friberg, Richard; Sanctuary, Mark (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This article uses firm × national market export and import data for all Swedish private sector firms for 1997–2014 to examine the firm-level contribution of trade and foreign ownership to the correlation between Swedish ...
  • 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 ...

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