• After "Raising the Bar'': applied maximum likelihood estimation of families of models in spatial econometrics. 

      Bivand, Roger S. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Elhorst (2010) shows how the recent publication of LeSage and Pace (2009) in his expression “raises the bar” for our fitting of spatial econometrics models. By extending the family of models that deserve attention, Elhorst ...
    • After “Raising the Bar”: applied maximum likelihood estimation of families of models in spatial econometrics 

      Bivand, Roger S. (Discussion Papers;22/2011, Working paper, 2011-11)
      Elhorst (2010) shows how the recent publication of LeSage and Pace (2009) in his expression “raises the bar” for our fitting of spatial econometrics models. By extending the family of models that deserve attention, Elhorst ...
    • Agglomeration effects : studying agglomeration effects from Norwegian hydroelectricity plants 

      Johansen, Marius; Risa, Erling (Master thesis, 2015)
      This thesis aims to answer the research question "To what extent did the shocks to eco- nomic activity and population following openings of Norwegian hydroelectricity plants in the early 20th century lead to long run ...
    • Agglomeration, tax competition and local public goods supply 

      Norman, Eva Benedicte Danielsen; Norman, Victor D. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-07)
      In this paper we develop a framework for studying tax competition and local public goods supply in a setting where real and fiscal externalities interact with local democracy. We use the framework (a) to analyse if there ...
    • All the bottles in one basket? Evaluating the effect of intra-industry diversification on risk 

      Friberg, Richard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This paper develops a framework using Monte Carlo simulation to examine risk/return properties of intra-industry product portfolio composition and diversification. We use product-level data covering all Swedish sales of ...
    • All-pay auctions with affiliated values 

      Chi, Chang Koo; Murto, Pauli; Välimäki, Juuso (DP SAM;13/2017, Working paper, 2017-08)
      This paper analyzes all-pay auctions where the bidders have affiliated values for the object for sale and where the signals take binary values. Since signals are correlated, high signals indicate a high degree of competition ...
    • An alternative way to model merit good arguments 

      Schroyen, Fred (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-10)
      Besley (1988) uses a scaling approach to model merit good arguments in commodity tax policy. In this paper, I question this approach on the grounds that it produces ’wrong’ recommendations—taxation (subsidisation) of ...
    • An alternative way to model merit good arguments 

      Schroyen, Fred (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2002)
      Besley (1988) uses a scaling approach to model merit good arguments in commodity tax policy. In this paper, I question this approach on the grounds that it produces ’wrong’ recommendations—taxation (subsidisation) of ...
    • Amateur or professional? : a new look at 19th century patentees in Norway 

      Basberg, Bjørn L. (Discussion paper;12/2012, Working paper, 2012-05)
      The paper analyses Norwegian 19th century patentees. A special focus is on the affiliation or relationship of the patentees to the manufacturing industries, business and the wider economy. A main question is whether the ...
    • Ambiguity Attitudes in the Loss Domain: Decisions for Self versus Others. 

      Xu, Yilong; Xu, Xiaogeng; Tucker, Peter (DP SAM;11/2018, Working paper, 2018-05)
      We study whether people’s ambiguity attitudes differ when deciding for themselves or for others in the loss domain. We find no differences in ambiguity attitudes between self- and other-regarding decision-making. Our results ...
    • An analysis of the two-bidder all-pay auction with common values 

      Chi, Chang Koo (DP SAM;17/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
      This paper studies a symmetric two-bidder all-pay auction where the bidders compete for a prize whose unknown common value is either high or low. The bidders’ private signals (or types) are discrete and affiliated through ...
    • An empirical analysis of health effects from electrification : evidence from Norway 1900-1921 

      Hveem, Ellen Balke; Rognsås, Lotte Leming (Master thesis, 2016)
      Does access to electricity from hydroelectricity plants affect the health of a population? The aim of this thesis is to analyze the health effects from hydroelectricity at a time when electrification was more or less ...
    • An evasive topic: theorizing about the hidden economy 

      Sandmo, Agnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      This paper reviews some central issues that arise in theorizing about tax evasion decisions and the hidden economy. It starts from the Allingham-Sandmo (1972) modelling of the tax evasion decision as a choice under ...
    • An experimental study of prosocial motivation among criminals 

      Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil; Birkeland, Sigbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      The fact that criminal behavior typically has negative consequences for others provides a compelling reason to think that criminals lack prosocial motivation. This paper reports the results from two dictator game experiments ...
    • Anatomy of cartel contracts 

      Hyytinen, Ari; Steen, Frode; Toivanen, Otto (Discussion paper;25/2012, Working paper, 2012-12)
      We study cartel contracts using data on 18 contract clauses of 109 legal Finnish manufacturing cartels. One third of the clauses relate to raising profits; the others deal with instability through incentive compatibility, ...
    • Antarctic Tourism and Maritime Heritage 

      Basberg, Bjørn L. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Maritime activities in the Antarctic region date back to the eighteenth century. They evolved from exploration and discoveries to commercial enterprises, especially sealing, whaling and fishing. Antarctic tourism is a much ...
    • Antarctic tourism and the maritime heritage 

      Basberg, Bjørn L. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2008-09)
      Maritime activity in the Antarctic region goes back to the 18th Century. It evolved from exploration and discoveries to commercial activities, especially sealing and whaling. Antarctic tourism is a more recent phenomenon, ...
    • Any non-welfarist method of policy assessment violates the Pareto principle : a comment 

      Fleurbaey, Marc; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-09)
    • Appendix 1: The effects of the oil price shocks on shipbuilding in the 1970s 

      Murphy, Hugh; Tenold, Stig (Work around the globe: historical comparisons and connections;, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    • Approximate Bayesian inference for spatial econometrics models 

      Bivand, Roger; Gómez-Rubio, Virgilio; Rue, Håvard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      In this paper we explore the use of the Integrated Laplace Approximation (INLA) for Bayesian inference in some widely used models in Spatial Econometrics. Bayesian inference often relies on computationally intensive ...