• 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 ...
    • Do bottlenecks generate market power? : an empirical study of the Norwegian electricity market 

      Steen, Frode (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-12)
      The present study analyses the potential non-competitive effects of capacity restrictions – socalled bottlenecks - in the Norwegian electricity market. We specify a structural model, and econometrically identifies market ...
    • Do consumers buy less of a taxed good? 

      Kind, Hans Jarle; Koethenbuerger, Marko; Schjelderup, Guttorm (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2006-01)
      This paper shows that consumers may buy more of a taxed good if it is sold by a two-sided platform firm. Two-sided platform industries serve distinct customer groups that are connected through interdependent demand, and ...
    • Do firms really share rents with their workers? 

      Margolis, David N.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-05)
      We use matched firm - worker panel data from France and Norway to consider observationally equivalent alternatives to the hypothesis that firms share product market rents with their workers in the form of higher wages. ...
    • Do Fossil fuel Taxes Promote Innovation in Renewable Electricity Generation? 

      Lazkano, Itziar; Pham, Linh (DP SAM;16/2016, Working paper, 2016-11-29)
      We evaluate the role of a fossil fuel tax and research subsidy in directing innovation from fossil fuel toward renewable energy technologies in the electricity sector. Using a global firm-level electricity patent database ...
    • 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? ...
    • Do Koopmans’ postulates lead to discounted utilitarianism? 

      Tungodden, Bertil; Asheim, Geir B. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-12)
      In this paper we consider variations of Koopmans’ (1960) postulates and demonstrate that these lead to a class of social preferences that is wider than discounted utilitarianism. We formulate a utilitiarian condition ...
    • Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;2/2012, Working paper, 2012-02)
      Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
    • Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment 

      Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
    • Do prices reflect short-term output fluctuations? : empirical evidence from a small open raw material based economy 

      Grytten, Ola Honningdal; Hunnes, Arngrim (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2009-01)
      Within the framework of Keynesian economic theory it is widely taken for granted that short term output fluctuations are mirrored in corresponding fluctuations in prices. By examining data on prices and output for a small ...
    • Do slotting allowances harm retail competition? 

      Foros, Øystein; Kind, Hans Jarle (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2006-09)
      Slotting allowances are fees paid by manufacturers to get access to retailers’ shelf space. Both in the USA and Europe, the use of slotting allowances has attracted attention in the general press as well as among policy ...
    • Do spillovers justify subsidies to commercial R&D? : four microeconometric essays 

      Møen, Jarle (Doctoral thesis, 2002)
      Chapter 1: In the introductory chapter, I place my thesis in an empirical research tradition going back to the mid-19S0s, investigating the economics of technological change. Key issues have been the private and social returns ...
    • Do Treatment Decisions Depend on Physicians` Financial Incentives? 

      Brekke, Kurt R.; Holmås, Tor Helge; Karin, Monstad; Straume, Odd Rune (Discussion paper;15/15, Working paper, 2015-07)
      We study whether and how physicians respond to financial incentives, making use of detailed register data on the health-care services provided to patients by general practitioners (GPs) in Norway over a six-year period ...
    • Does education foster voter participation? : an empirical study using a Norwegian school reform 

      Husby, Tirill Larsen; Raanaa, Anne Grete Ulvestad (Master thesis, 2016)
      There is a common agreement that education is an essential part of a stable democracy. This is based on the belief that education encourages citizens to participate in democratic processes, and provides them with the ...
    • Does ethnicity affect normal people in non-political times? 

      Kleiven, Leonora Laukeland (Master thesis, 2014)
      The intention with this study is to contribute to the field of research that looks at the impact of ethnic divergence in a country. More specifically, I investigate social cooperation in an ethnic diversified society by ...
    • Does grief transfer across generations? Bereavements during pregnancy and child outcomes 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Using population data from Norway, we examine the effects of stress induced by the death of the mother’s parent during pregnancy on both the short-run and the long-run outcomes of the infant. Using a variety of empirical ...
    • Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper;23/2014, Working paper, 2014-06)
      While much is now known about the effects of physical health shocks to pregnant women on the outcomes of the in-utero child, we know little about the effects of psychological stresses. One clear form of stress to the ...
    • Does Reference Pricing Drive Out Generic Competition in Pharmaceutical Markets? Evidence from a Policy Reform 

      Brekke, Kurt R.; Canta, Chiara; Straume, Odd Rune (Discussion paper;11/15, Working paper, 2015-06)
      In this paper we study the impact of reference pricing (RP) on entry of generic firms in the pharmaceutical market. For given prices, RP increases generic firms' expected profit, but since RP also stimulates price ...
    • Does the tax system encourage too much education? 

      Alstadsæter, Annette (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2000-07)
      The Nordic countries have dual income taxation, with a proportional tax on capital income and a progressive tax on labour income. Nielsen and Sørensen (1997) argue that this asymmetric treatment of the two types of income ...
    • 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 ...