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    • Teaching business in Tanzania: evaluating participation and performance 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      There is increased awareness that success among small-scale entrepreneurs in developing countries requires more than microfinance, and that an important limiting factor for business growth is the level of human capital ...
    • Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Sekei, Linda Helgesson; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;03/15, Working paper, 2015-02)
      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Technological change and the tragedy of the commons: the Lofoten fishery over hundred and thirty years 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Hannesson, Rögnvaldur; Squires, Dale (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2008-03)
      Why did the Lofoten cod fishery in Norway – a fishery on one of the world’s richest spawning grounds - remain less productive than alternative industries until the mid-1960s, despite important modernization of the fleet ...
    • Technology sourcing and strategic foreign direct investment 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Eckel, Carsten (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-11)
      Empirical evidence suggests that there are important spillovers associated with the operations of multinational enterprises. Spillovers may occur when less advanced, local firms learn from their more advanced, foreign ...
    • Temporary bottlenecks, hydropower and acquisitions 

      Skaar, Jostein; Sørgard, Lars (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-11)
      The purpose of this article is to study the effects of an acquisition in a hydro power system with temporary bottlenecks. We apply a model with four markets: two regions and two time periods. It is shown that an acquisition ...
    • Testing the role of comparative advantage and learning in wage and promotion dynamics 

      Hunnes, Arngrim (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-09)
      Can job assignment based on comparative advantage and learning about workers’ ability explain wage and promotion dynamics within firms? In order to answer this question the Gibbons and Waldman (1999b) model is estimated in ...
    • Text and voice : complements, substitutes or both? 

      Andersson, Kjetil; Foros, Øystein; Steen, Frode (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005)
      Text messaging has become an important revenue component for European and Asian mobile operators. We develop a simple model of demand for mobile services incorporating the existence of call externalities and network ...
    • The (un)compromise effect 

      Ekström, Mathias (DP SAM;10/2018, Working paper, 2018-05)
      The compromise effect—i.e., the preference for the middle option—is an established bias in behavioral economics, but has not been experimentally validated in the field. In the current study I test the compromise effect ...
    • The Blue Maritime Cluster Crisis: Financial Instability and Supply Chain Management Effects 

      Koilo, Viktoriia; Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;15/2019, Working paper, 2019-08)
      The present paper investigates the offshore crisis 2015-2017 and its impact on one of the most complete maritime clusters, more precise the Blue Maritime Cluster, located at Møre og Romsdal at the North Western Coast of ...
    • The Boy Crisis: Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Falch, Ranveig; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;06/2019, Working paper, 2019-03-01)
      The ‘boy crisis’ prompts the question of whether people interpret inequalities differently depending on whether males or females are lagging behind. We study this question in a novel large-scale distributive experiment ...
    • The challenge of a rising skill premium for redistributive taxation 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander Wright (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      The present paper analyzes the challenge to redistribution programs posed by an increase in the skill premium. The skill premium affects both the profitability of education and the profitability of migration. We propose a ...
    • The Cost of Endangered Species Protection: Evidence from Auctions for Natural Resources 

      Boskovic, Branko; Nøstbakken, Linda (SAM;6/2016, Working paper, 2016-04-12)
      This paper examines the effect that endangered species regulation has on natural re- source development. Specifically, we use data from competitive auctions to estimate the effect that land-use regulation protecting ...
    • The cost of living in China : implications for inequality and poverty 

      Almås, Ingvild; Johnsen, Åshild Auglænd (Discussion paper;21/2012, Working paper, 2012-11)
      China’s economic development in recent decades has been tremendous, but subject to debate. This paper calculates regional prices that make incomes comparable across both time and space using the Engel-curve approach. ...
    • The decentralised central bank : regional bank rate autonomy in Norway, 1850-1892 

      Klovland, Jan Tore; Øksendal, Lars Fredrik (Discussion paper;6/2013, Working paper, 2013-03)
      Before 1893 the regional branches of Norges Bank set their own bank rates. We discuss how bank rate autonomy could be reconciled with the fixed exchange rate commitments of the silver and gold standard. Although the ...
    • The early history of environmental economics 

      Sandmo, Agnar (Discussion paper;10/2014, Working paper, 2014-04)
      This paper considers economists’ treatment of problems related to the environment prior to the establishment of environmental economics as a separate field in the 1960s. In discussing the literature from the late 18th ...
    • The effect of cross-border healthcare on quality, public health insurance, and income redistribution 

      Aiura, Hiroshi (SAM;4/2016, Working paper, 2016-04-07)
      This study analyzes the effect of cross-border healthcare on the quality of healthcare as well as public health insurance and income redistribution schemes. Although the globalization of healthcare has been increasing, it ...
    • The Effect of Fast and Slow Decisions on Financial Risk Taking 

      Kirchler, Michael; Andersson, David; Bonn, Caroline; Johannesson, Magnus; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Stefan, Matthias; Tinghög, Gustav; Västfjell, Daniel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      We experimentally compare fast and slow decisions in a series of Experiments on financial risk taking in three countries involving over 1700 subjects. To manipulate fast and slow decisions, subjects were randomly allocated ...
    • The effect of school consolidation on student achievement. 

      Thorsen, Helge Sandvig (DP SAM;14/2017, Working paper, 2017-08)
      Many countries have seen a substantial increase in the average school size over the past decades, and a corresponding reduction in the number of schools. It has been widely argued that both students and local communities ...