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    • Rich meets poor : an international fairness experiment 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Moene, Karl Ove; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2008-10)
      Why do people in rich countries not transfer more of their income to people in the world's poorest countries? To study this question and the relative importance of needs, entitlements, and nationality in people's social ...
    • The risk sharing effects of social security and the stochastic properties of income growth 

      Thøgersen, Øystein (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-05)
      Time-series analyses suggest that income shocks are fairly persistent. This has implications for the intergenerational risk-sharing effects of pay-as-you- go (paygo) social security programs. By means of a simple stochastic ...
    • Risk Taking and Fiscal Smoothing with Sovereign Wealth Funds in Advanced Economies 

      Mork, Knut A.; Lindset, Snorre (Journal article, 2019)
      In an economy with a sovereign wealth fund (SWF), the government may draw on the fund to supplement other government revenues. If the fund is invested in risky assets, this introduces a new stochastic element into the ...
    • Robust growth determinants 

      Doppelhofer, Gernot; Weeks, Melvyn (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2011-02)
    • Robust Information Aggregation Through Voting 

      Midjord, Rune; Rodríguez Barraquer, Tomás; Valasek, Justin (DP SAM;12/2019, Working paper, 2019-06-10)
      Numerous theoretical studies have shown that information aggregation through voting is fragile. We consider a model of information aggregation with vote-contingent payoffs and generically characterize voting behavior in ...
    • The role of FDI in economic development 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Kind, Hans Jarle; Nordås, Hildegunn Kyvik (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-12)
      This paper deals with two questions: First, what are the determinants of FDI? Second, what is the role of FDI in economic development? In order to provide some answers to these questions, we draw upon the existing ...
    • The Role of Labor Unions in Immigrant Integration 

      Dodini, Samuel; Willén, Alexander; Zhu, Julia Li (DP SAM;24/2023, Working paper, 2023-12)
      We examine if unions narrow or widen labor market gaps between natives and immigrants. We do so by combining rich Norwegian employer-employee matched register data with exogenous variation in union membership obtained ...
    • Samaritan agents? : on the delegation of aid policy 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-12)
      Should an aid donor delegate the responsibility for allocating its budget to an agent less averse to inequality than itself in order to alleviate the Samaritan’s Dilemma it is facing? Despite the intuitive appeal of ...
    • Samaritan agents? : on the delegation of aid policy 

      Hagen, Rune Jansen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003)
      Should a donor delegate the responsibility for allocating its aid budget to a less inequality-averse agent to alleviate the consequences of the Samaritan’s Dilemma it is facing? I show that when aid impact differs across ...
    • Samuel Pufendorf and Ludvig Holberg on Political Economy 

      Sæther, Arild (DP SAM;15/2017, Working paper, 2017)
      My interest in the history of economic thought goes several decades back. My studies in the Dano-Norwegian history of economic thought brought me to Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754). As many of you are aware of Holberg is known ...
    • Samuel Pufendorf The Grandfather of Modern Political Economy? 

      Sæther, Arild (Doctoral thesis, 2017-02)
    • Saving and Bequest in China: An Analysis of Intergenerational Exchange. 

      Almås, Ingvild; Freddi, Eleonora; Thøgersen, Øystein (SAM;10/2016, Working paper, 2016-05-31)
      Particularly high saving rates among the elderly in both rural and urban China call for an investigation of the involved bequest motive. Utilizing unique survey data from a diverse group of Chinese households, we document ...
    • The scale and scope of environmental taxation 

      Sandmo, Agnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2009-10)
      This paper provides a discussion of the principles of environmental taxation. It considers the empirical identification of environmental taxes and the problems associated with the choice of the right tax base from the ...
    • Scarring effects of unemployment 

      Nilsen, Øivind Anti; Reiso, Katrine Holm (Discussion Papers;26/2011, Working paper, 2011-12)
      Using Norwegian individual register data of young workers, from the period 1986-2008, we analyse whether there are large and persistent negative relationships between unemployment and the risk of repeated unemployment ...
    • 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 ...
    • Seasonal Social Preferences. 

      Ekström, Mathias (DP SAM;4/2017, Working paper, 2017-03)
      Christmas is when people are expected to act selflessly for the well-being of others, but are people actually more altruistic at this time of the year? Responding to this question poses a challenge because of the confounding ...
    • 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 ...
    • Second-best fairness under limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Cappelen, Cornelius; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;18/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
      In many important economic settings, limited information makes it impossible for decision makers to ensure that each individual gets what he or she deserves. Decision makers are then faced with the trade-off between giving ...
    • Segregation, polarization and the protection of minorities : national versus regional policy 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-02)
      We analyse the optimal level of political decision making, national or regional. The benefit of policy making at the regional level is that it allows for policy differentiation, which serves the interests of regional ...
    • Self-regulation Training and Job Search Behavior: A Natural Field Experiment Within an Active Labor Market Program 

      Berger, Eva M; Hermes, Henning; Koenig, Guenther; Schmidt, Felix; Schunk, Daniel (DP SAM;13/2019, Working paper, 2019-10)
      Recent evidence suggests that self-regulation abilities play an important role for the job finding success of unemployed persons. We conduct a randomized controlled trial embedded in an established labor market reactivation ...