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    • Who are the least advantaged? 

      Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005-01)
      The difference principle, introduced by Rawls (1971, 1993), is generally interpreted as leximin, but this is not how he intended it. Rawls explicitly states that the difference principle requires that aggregate benefits ...
    • Why 1990 international Geary-Khamis dollars cannot be a foundation for reliable long run comparisons of GDP 

      Liam, Brunt; Antonio Fidalgo (DP SAM;25/2018, Working paper, 2018-11)
      Using a large, new dataset of agricultural prices and quantities for many countries and regions, we create five new international Geary-Khamis pounds – for 1870, 1845, 1775, 1705, and a superior chained series. We show ...
    • Why children of college graduates outperform their schoolmates : a study of cousins and adoptees 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Hægeland, Torbjørn; Raaum, Oddbjørn; Kirkebøen, Lars Johannessen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-09)
      There is massive cross-sectional evidence that children of more educated parents outperform their schoolmates on tests, grade repetition and in educational attainment. However, evidence for causal interpretation of this ...
    • Why corporate taxes may rise : the case of economic integration 

      Kind, Hans Jarle; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Schjelderup, Guttorm (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-05)
      Almost all the literature on tax competition in the presence of multinationals (MNCs) ignores the combined effect of profit shifting and economic integration (i.e., a reduction in trade costs) on equilibrium capital ...
    • Why Europe should love tax competition - and the U.S. even more so 

      Schjelderup, Guttorm; Janeba, Eckhard (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-04)
      Is global competition for mobile capital harmful (less public goods) or beneficial (less government waste)? This paper combines both aspects within a generalized version of the comparative public finance model (Persson, ...
    • Why the apple doesn't fall far: Understanding intergenerational transmission of human capital 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005)
      Parents with higher education levels have children with higher education levels. Why is this? There are a number of possible explanations. One is a pure selection story: the type of parent who has more education and earns ...
    • Why the apple doesn’t fall far : understanding intergenerational transmission of human capital 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-10)
      Parents with higher education levels have children with higher education levels. However, is this because parental education actually changes the outcomes of children, suggesting an important spillover of education ...
    • Why was the Great Depression not so great in the Nordic countries? : economic policy and unemployment 

      Grytten, Ola Honningdal (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2006-08)
      The present paper seeks to examine why the Nordic countries performed better than most other Western countries during the 1930s, when they at the same time experienced high unemployment levels. The conclusions drawn here ...
    • Willingness to compete : family matters 

      Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion Papers;03/2014, Working paper, 2014-01)
      This paper studies the role of family background in explaining differences in the willingness to compete. By combining data from a lab experiment conducted with a representative sample of adolescents in Norway and high ...
    • Willingness to compete in a gender equal society 

      Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;24/2012, Working paper, 2012-12)
    • Winners and losers from an international investment agreement 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Eckel, Carsten (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-08)
      Recent attempts at reaching an international investment agreement have been met with considerable opposition and failed. An important reason for this failure is the diverging interests between the parties involved. The ...
    • Women Helping Women? Evidence from Private Sector Data on Workplace Hierarchies 

      Kunze, Astrid; Miller, Amalia R. (Discussion paper;14/15, Working paper, 2015-06)
      This paper studies gender spillovers in career advancement using 11 years of employer-employee matched data on the population of white-collar workers at over 4,000 private-sector establishments in Norway. Our data include ...
    • Work and wage dynamics around childbirth 

      Ejrnæs, Mette; Kunze, Astrid (Discussion paper;4/2012, Working paper, 2012-03)
      This study investigates how the first childbirth affects the wage processes of women who are well-established in the labour market. We estimate a flexible fixed-effects wage regression model extended by post-childbirth ...
    • Work requirements and long term poverty 

      Schroyen, Fred; Torsvik, Gaute (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1999)
      We study how work requirements can be used to target transfers to the long term poor. Without commitment, time consistency requires all screening measures to be concentrated in the first phase of the program. We show ...
    • Workforce or workfare? 

      Jacquet, Laurence; Brett, Craig (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2011-04)
    • Young unemployed, single mothers and their children 

      Reiso, Katrine Holm (Doctoral thesis, 2014-12)
      Young unemployed and single mothers are natural target groups for labour market policy interventions. At young age, people are particularly prone to unemployment. Figure 1 depicts unemployment rates for the OECD countries ...
    • You’ve got mail: A randomised field experiment on tax evasion. 

      Bott, Kristina M.; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;10/2017, Working paper, 2017-06)
      We report from a large-scale randomized field experiment conducted on a unique sample of more than 15 000 taxpayers in Norway, who were likely to have misreported their foreign income. We find that the inclusion of a ...
    • You’ve Got Mail: A Randomized Field Experiment on Tax Evasion 

      Bott, Kristina; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      We report from a large-scale randomized field experiment conducted on a unique sample of more than 15,000 taxpayers in Norway who were likely to have misreported their foreign income. By randomly manipulating a letter ...
    • Zonal attachment of fish stocks and management cooperation 

      Hannesson, Røgnvaldur (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This paper studies the incentive-compatibility of distributing fish quotas on the basis of zonal attachment of stocks. Two countries sharing two fish stocks are studied, with the zonal attachment of both stocks varying ...
    • Økonomisk-demografiske rammebetingelser for Frelsesarmeens gjennombrudd i Norge 

      Grytten, Ola Honningdal (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The paper investigates a possible relationship between the rapid growth of The Salvation Army and economic-demographic trends around its establishment period in Norway during the late nineteenth and early twentieth ...