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    • Habit formation, strategic extremism and debt policy 

      Thøgersen, Øystein; Matsen, Egil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-12)
      We suggest a probabilistic voting model where voters’ preferences for alternative public goods display habit formation. Current policies determine habit levels and in turn the future preferences of the voters. This allows ...
    • Har kvaliteten på lærere falt over tid? 

      Møen, Jarle; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Thorsen, Helge Sandvig (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Bekymringer om opptakskravene til lærerstudiet er et tilbakevendende tema i offentlig debatt, og myndighetene har også forsøkt ulike tiltak for å bedre rekrutteringen. Det er derfor interessant å studere de lange linjene ...
    • Has job stability decreased in Norway? 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Bratberg, Espen; Vaage, Kjell (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2006-08)
      A widespread belief in the popular press is that job stability has declined across Western economies over the last 15 years. However, little support for this is found in the empirical literature. We use an extensive ...
    • Having a Daughter Reduces Male Violence Against a Partner 

      Somville, Vincent (DP SAM;24/2019, Working paper, 2019-12-28)
      In a global sample of around 310,000 couples, men whose firstborn child is a girl (instead of a boy) are 10 percent less likely to strangle their partner each year. The probability that they kick, punch, or slap her also ...
    • Health insurance coverage for low-income households : consumption smoothing and investment 

      Liu, Kai (Discussion Papers;16/2013, Working paper, 2013-10)
      I estimate the e ects of public health insurance on consumption smoothing and investigate the extent to which the public insurance interacts with private arrangements of self-insurance. Exploiting a dramatic expansion ...
    • Healthy(?), Wealthy, and Wise Birth Order and Adult Health. 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. (SAM;03/2016, Working paper, 2016-02-12)
      While recent research finds strong evidence that birth order affects children’s outcomes such as education, IQ scores, and earnings, the evidence for effects on health is more limited. This paper uses a large dataset on ...
    • Heterogeneity in fairness views - a challenge to the mutualistic approach? 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;7/2012, Working paper, 2012-03)
      This commentary argues that the observed heterogeneity in fairness views, documented in many economic experiments, poses a challenge to the partner choice theory developed by Baumard, André and Sperber. It also discusses ...
    • The historical relation between banking, insurance and economic 

      Adams, Mike; Andersson, Jonas; Andersson, Lars-Fredrik; Lindmark, Magnus (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005)
      We examine empirically the dynamic historical relation between banking, insurance economic (income) growth in Sweden using time-series data from 1830 to 1998. We examine long-run historical trends in the data using ...
    • Horizontal mergers and product quality 

      Brekke, Kurt Richard; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune (Discussion paper;4/2014, Working paper, 2014-02)
      Using a spatial competition framework with three ex ante identical firms, we study the effects of a horizontal merger on quality, price and welfare. The merging firms always reduce quality. They also increase prices if ...
    • Hospital competition and quality with regulated prices 

      Brekke, Kurt Richard; Straume, Odd Rune; Siciliani, Luigi (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2008-02)
      We analyse the effect of competition on quality in hospital markets with regulated prices, considering both the effect of free patient choice (monopoly versus competition) and increased competition through lower transportation ...
    • Hospital Competition in the National Health Service: Evidence from a Patient Choice Reform 

      Brekke, Kurt R.; Chiara, Canta; Luigi, Siciliani; Straume, Odd Rune (DP SAM;28/2018, Working paper, 2018-12)
      We study the impact of exposing hospitals in a National Health Service (NHS) to non-price competition by exploiting a patient choice reform in Norway in 2001. The reform facilitates a difference-in-difference research ...
    • Hospital competition with soft budgets 

      Brekke, Kurt Richard; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune (Discussion paper;6/2012, Working paper, 2012-03)
      We study the incentives for hospitals to provide quality and expend cost-reducing effort when their budgets are soft, i.e., the payer may cover deficits or confiscate surpluses. The basic set up is a Hotelling model with ...
    • Hospital mergers : a spatial competition approach 

      Brekke, Kurt Richard; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune (Discussion paper;8/2013, Working paper, 2013-04)
      Using a spatial competition framework with three ex ante identical hospitals, we study the effects of a hospital merger on quality, price and welfare. The merging hospitals always reduce quality, but the non-merging hospital ...
    • Hospital mergers with regulated prices 

      Brekke, Kurt Richard; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune (Discussion paper;21/2014, Working paper, 2014-05)
      We study the effects of a hospital merger using a spatial competition framework with semialtruistic hospitals that invest in quality and expend cost-containment effort facing regulated prices. We find that the merging ...
    • 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 ...
    • Household bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania. 

      Ringdal, Charlotte; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem (DP SAM;19/2017, Working paper, 2017-10)
      It is frequently assumed that money in the hands of women leads to better out-comes for their children than money in the hands of men. However, empirical and theoretical evidence are mixed. We conduct a novel between-subject ...
    • Households’ responses to price changes of formal childcare. 

      Andersland, Leroy; Nilsen, Øivind A. (DP SAM; 20, Working paper, 2016-12)
      The current understanding about how households respond to price changes in formal childcare is not extensive. This study examines this response through a 1998 reform in Norway that introduced a money transfer to families ...
    • How Are Gender Norms Perceived? 

      Bursztyn, Leonardo; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil; Voena, Alessandra; Yanagizawa-Drott, David (SAM DP;05/2023, Working paper, 2023-03-22)
      Actual and perceived gender norms are key to understanding gender inequality. Using newly-collected, nationally representative datasets from 60 countries covering 80% of the world population, this paper studies gender norms ...
    • How destructive is creative destruction? : the costs of worker displacement 

      Huttunen, Kristiina; Møen, Jarle; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2006-03)
      We analyze the long-term effects of worker displacement using a large administrative matched employer–employee database spanning throughout the entire Norwegian economy. Our focus is on prime-age male manufacturing sector ...
    • How Do Firms Respond to Unions? 

      Dodini, Samuel; Stansbury, Anna; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;25/2023, Working paper, 2023-12-22)
      This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the margins along which firms in Norway respond to increased union density, using legislative changes in the tax deductibility of union dues as a quasi-exogenous shock to ...