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    • Weber revisited: A literature review on the possible Link between Protestantism, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth 

      Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;08/2020, Working paper, 2020-06)
      The present paper looks at the Weber-Tawney thesis on the positive link between Protestant ethic and economic growth. Both scholars observed that Protestant areas in the Western world seemed to gain faster and more wealth ...
    • The welfare economics of global public goods 

      Sandmo, Agnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-11)
      This paper studies the conditions for a welfare-maximizing allocation of resources to the production of global public goods, such as biodiversity, the global climate, the cultural heritage, knowledge, and world peace. A ...
    • What constitutes a convention? : implications for the coexistence of conventions 

      Kolstad, Ivar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2002-03)
      A model of repeated play of a coordination game, where stage games have a location in social space, and players receive noisy signals of the true location of their games, is reviewed. Sugden (1995) suggests that in such ...
    • What determines banks’ market power? : Akerlof versus Herfindahl 

      Kim, Moshe; Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard; Vale, Bent (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005-09)
      We introduce a model analyzing how asymmetric information problems in a bank-loan market may evolve over the age of a borrowing firm. The model predicts a life-cycle pattern for banks’ interest rate markup. Young firms ...
    • What determines the economic geography of Europe? 

      Haaland, Jan Ingvald Meidell; Kind, Hans Jarle; Midelfart, Karen Helene; Torstensson, Johan (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1998-10)
      This paper focuses on what the driving forces behind industry localisation in Europe are. Based on traditional as well as new trade theory and new economic geography our cross-sectoral empirical analysis seeks to explain ...
    • What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout?Experimental and Administrative Evidence. 

      Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      We exploit a unique data set, combining rich experimental data with high-quality administrative data, to study dropout from the college track in Norway, and why boys are more likely to drop out. The paper provides three ...
    • What limits the powerful in imposing the morality of their authority? 

      Schøyen, Øivind (DP SAM;18/2017, Working paper, 2017-10)
      This paper models a game between an authority, seeking to implement its preferred morality, and a parental generation, seeking to socialize a younger generation into the their own morality. The authority chooses a coercion ...
    • What makes people refuse to lie? : understanding pure lie aversion 

      Granholt, Pål Kristian (Master thesis, 2012)
      In this paper, I examine pure lie aversion in a controlled experiment. When both the liar and the person that is being lied to benefits from the lie, why do some people still refuse to lie? I use treatments to capture pure ...
    • What money can buy? : three centuries of Norwegian wage and price development 

      Grytten, Ola Honningdal (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-10)
      On the basis of newly utilized data from one of the largest manual historical archives on wages and prices internationally and unpublished data from Statistics Norway this article offers new wage and price series for ...
    • When anti-dumping measures lead to increased market power : a case study of the European salmon market 

      Asche, Frank; Steen, Frode (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-12)
      In this paper we apply the Bresnahan-Lau (1982) model to test for market power in the European distribution of salmon. Utilising data at the import level, derived demand equations are specified rather then consumer demand. ...
    • When do we lie? 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;17/2012, Working paper, 2012-08)
      The paper reports from an experiment studying how the aversion to lying is affected by non-economic dimensions of the choice situation. Specifically, we study whether people are more or less likely to lie when the content ...
    • 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 ...