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    • 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 ...
    • Sequential exporting 

      Albornoz, Facundo; Calvo Pardo, Héctor F.; Corcos, Gregory (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Many new exporters give up exporting very shortly, despite substantial entry costs; others shoot up foreign sales and expand to new destinations. We develop a model based on experimentation to rationalize these and other ...
    • Sequentiality versus simultaneity : interrelated factor demand 

      Asphjell, Magne Krogstad; Letterie, Wilko; Nilsen, Øivind Anti; Pfann, Gerard A. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-12)
      A structural model is developed and estimated by a maximum likelihood routine to investigate interrelated factor demand subject to nonconvex adjustment costs. The dataset concerns Norwegian plants operating in manufacturing ...
    • Sharing and cooperation in an experiment with heterogeneous groups 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Coniglio, Nicola D. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      We investigate the impact of inequality on sharing and cooperation using a dictator game and a linear public good game where some participants work for their endowment (“workers”) while others do not (“non-workers”). ...
    • Sharing Mare Nostrum: An analysis of Mediterranean maritime history articles in English-language journals 

      Ojala, Jari; Tenold, Stig (Discussion paper;07/15, Working paper, 2015-04)
      This discussion paper is a follow-up to a previous bibliometric analysis of articles published in The International Journal of Maritime History and maritime-themed articles published in other economic and business history ...
    • Shipping and Globalization in the Post-War Era: Contexts, Companies, Connections 

      Petersson, Niels P.; Tenold, Stig; White, Nicholas J. (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    • Shipping in dire straits: New evidence on trends and cycles in coal freights from Britain, 1919-1939 

      Klovland, Jan Tore (SAM;5/2016, Working paper, 2016-04-07)
      New monthly freight rate indices for 13 coal trade routes from Britain 1919-1939 are presented. The new indices form the basis of a review of the interwar freight markets and their relationship to the timing and severity ...