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    • 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basis of newly utilized data from one of the largest manual historical archives on wages and prices internationally and unpublished data from Statistics Norway this article offers new wage and price series for ...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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Women’s Wages and Empowerment: Pre-industrial Japan, 1600-1890 

      Kumon, Yuzuru; Sakai, Kazuho (SAM DP;18/2022, Working paper, 2022-11-16)
      Using new evidence from servant contracts, 1600-1890, we estimate women’s wages in Japan. Women’s wages could only sustain 1.5-2 people up to 1900, the lowest recorded in the pre-industrial world. We then show the gender ...