• Adjusting for age effects in cross-sectional distributions 

      Almås, Ingvild; Havnes, Tarjei; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Income and wealth differ over the life cycle. In cross-sectional distri- butions of income or wealth, classical inequality measures such as the Gini, could therefore find substantial inequality even if everyone have the ...
    • Baby booming inequality? Demographic change and earnings inequality in Norway, 1967–2000 

      Almås, Ingvild; Havnes, Tarjei; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      In this paper, we demonstrate how age-adjusted inequality measures can be used to evaluate whether changes in inequality over time are due to changes in the age-structure. To this end, we use administrative data on ...
    • Et valg i blinde? 

      Almås, Ingvild; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      15/16-åringer i Norge gjør et valg som har store konsekvenser for deres inntekt i arbeidsmarkedet: De velger om de skal ta yrkesfaglig eller allmennfaglig retning på videregående skole. Disse valgene vil igjen kunne legge ...
    • Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance 

      Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Fairness considerations fundamentally affect human behavior, but our understanding of the nature and development of people’s fairness preferences is limited. The dictator game has been the standard experimental design for ...
    • Fra kinesernes sparing til global vekst 

      Almås, Ingvild; Liane, Gro Karin Mæle; Thøgersen, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Kina har i senere år fremstått som verdensøkonomiens primære vekstmotor. Vekstens innhold i form av store handelsoverskudd og svært høye investeringer har skapt vinnere og tapere blant verdens øvrige land og regioner. ...
    • International Income Inequality: Measuring PPP Bias by Estimating Engel Curves for Food 

      Almås, Ingvild (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Purchasing power-adjusted incomes applied in cross-country comparisons are measured with bias. This paper estimates the purchasing power parity (PPP) bias in Penn World Table incomes and provides corrected incomes. The ...
    • Rags and Riches: Relative Prices, Non-Homothetic Preferences, and Inequality in India 

      Almås, Ingvild; Kjelsrud, Anders Grøn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      It is well known that consumption patterns change with income. Relative price changes would therefore affect rich and poor consumers differently. Yet, the standard price indices are not income-specific, and hence, they ...
    • Rettferdig ulikhet 

      Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Haaland, Ingar Kyrkjebø; Tungodden, Bertil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Hvilke ulikheter oppfattes som rettferdige? Vi presenterer resultatet fra en surveyundersøkelse med et nasjonalt representativt utvalg av den norske befolkningen. Hovedfunnet er at nordmenn synes ulikheter kan være både ...
    • 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 ...