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  • Acceptance of inequality between children: Large-Scale Experimental Evidence from China and Norway 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Falch, Ranveig; Huang, Zhongjing; Tungodden, Bertil (SAM DP;10/2022, Working paper, 2022-07)
    In a novel experimental design with nearly 10,000 adults and children, we study how adults in two societies characterized by very different levels of income inequality, Shanghai (China) and Norway, make real distributive ...
  • The effect of cross-border shopping on commodity tax revenue: Results from a natural experiment 

    Friberg, Richard; Halseth, Emil M. Strøm; Steen, Frode; Ulsaker, Simen A. (SAM DP;09/2022, Working paper, 2022-06-20)
    We use grocery data from Norway and COVID-19 border closings to gauge the effect of cross-border shopping on commodity tax revenue. Detailed store-category level data identify differential treatment effects that depend on ...
  • Does Your Doctor Matter? Doctor Quality and Patient Outcomes 

    Ginja, Rita; Riise, Julie; Willage, Barton; Willén, Alexander (SAM DP;08/2022, Working paper, 2022-06)
    We estimate doctor value-added and provide evidence on the distribution of physician quality in an entire country, combining rich population-wide register data with random assignment of patients to general practitioners ...
  • Fairness and limited information: Are people Bayesian meritocrats? 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Haan, Thomas de; Tungodden, Bertil (SAM DP;07/2022, Working paper, 2022-05)
    Meritocracy is a prominent fairness view in many societies, but often difficult to apply because there is limited information about the source of inequality. This paper studies theoretically and empirically how limited ...
  • Competing with precision: incentives for developing predictive biomarker tests 

    Brekke, Kurt R.; Dalen, Dag Morten; Straume, Odd Rune (SAM DP;06/2022, Working paper, 2022-03)
    We study the incentives of drug producers to develop predictive biomarkers, taking into account strategic interaction between drug producers and health plans. For this purpose we develop a two-dimensional spatial framework ...
  • The Impact of Exposure to Refugees on Prosocial Behavior 

    Hager, Anselm; Valasek, Justin (SAM DP;04/2022, Working paper, 2022-03)
    Does exposure to refugees affect natives' prosocial behavior? If so, do changes in prosocial behavior also extend to existing migrants? We administer a survey of a representative sample of Lebanese respondents and measure ...
  • The Impact of Forced Migration on In-Group and Out-Group Social Capital 

    Hager, Anselm; Valasek, Justin (SAM DP;05/2022, Working paper, 2022-03)
    In this paper, we study how forced migration impacts the in-group and out-group social capital of Syrian refugees and the host population in Northern Lebanon by administering a novel survey experiment in which we manipulate ...
  • Failing to Follow the Rules: Can Imprisonment Lead to More Imprisonment Without More Actual Crime? 

    Franco, Catalina; Harding, David J.; Bushway, Shawn D. (SAM DP;03/2022, Working paper, 2022-03)
    We find that people involved in low-level crime receiving a prison sentence are more likely than those with non-prison sentences to be re-imprisoned due to technical violations of parole, rather than due to new crimes. We ...
  • Endogenous multihoming and network effects: Playstation, Xbox, or both? 

    Foros, Øystein; Kind, Hans Jarle; Stähler, Frank (SAM DP;02/22, Working paper, 2022-02)
    Competition between firms that sell incompatible varieties of network products might be fierce, because it is important for each of them to attract a large number of users. The literature therefore predicts that stronger ...
  • Parental leave and maternal employment 

    Kunze, Astrid (SAM DP;01/2022, Working paper, 2022-01-19)
    Numerous studies have investigated whether the provision and generosity of parental leave affects the employment and career prospects of women. Parental leave systems typically provide either short unpaid leave mandated ...
  • The Effect of Labor Market Shocks Across the Life Cycle 

    Salvanes, Kjell G.; Willage, Barton; Willén, Alexander (SAM DP;21/2021, Working paper, 2021-12)
    Adverse economic shocks occur frequently and may cause individuals to reevaluate key life decisions in ways that have lasting consequences for themselves and the broader economy. These life decisions are fundamentally tied ...
  • Bank consolidation, interest rates, and risk: A post-merger analysis based on loan-level data from the corporate sector 

    Juranek, Steffen; Nilsen, Øivind A.; Ulsaker, Simen A. (SAM DP;20/2021, Working paper, 2021-11-29)
    In this paper we analyse the bank merger between DnB and Gjensidige Bank in 2003, ranked by market share as number one and number three in the Norwegian bank market. Focusing on loans to firms, our difference-in-differences ...
  • Prison, Mental Health and Family Spillovers 

    Bhuller, Manudeep; Khoury, Laura; Løken, Katrine V. (SAM DP;19/2021, Working paper, 2021-11)
    Does prison cause mental health problems among inmates and their family members? Correlational evidence reveals that the prevalence of mental health problems is much higher among inmates than among the general population, ...
  • Financial Instability and Banking Crises in a small open economy 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal (SAM DP;18/2021, Working paper, 2021-11)
    The present paper seeks to investigate the importance of financial instability during four banking crises, with focus on the small open economy of Norway. The crises elaborated on are the Post First world war crisis of the ...
  • Co-location, good, bad or both: How does new entry of discount variety store affect local grocery business? 

    Evensen, Charlotte B.; Steen, Frode; Ulsaker, Simen A. (SAM DP;17/2021, Working paper, 2021)
    We analyze 69 entries and relocations by the Norwegian discount variety chain Europris during the period 2016 to 2019. We measure how its location choices affect local grocery stores’ performance, using a diff-in-diff ...
  • Behavioral Barriers and the Socioeconomic Gap in Child Care Enrollment 

    Hermes, Henning; Lergetporer, Philipp; Peter, Frauke; Wiederhold, Simon (SAM DP;16/2021, Working paper, 2021-09-01)
    Children with lower socioeconomic status (SES) tend to benefit more from early child care, but are substantially less likely to be enrolled. We study whether reducing behavioral barriers in the application process increases ...
  • Price Change Synchronization within and between Firms 

    Nilsen, Øivind A.; Skuterud, Håvard; Webster, Ingeborg Munthe-Kaas (SAM DP;15/2021, Working paper, 2021-08)
    This paper provides evidence on price rigidity at the product- and firm-level in Norway. A strong within-firm synchronization is found supporting the theory of economies of scope in menu costs. The industry synchronization ...
  • The Making of Social Democracy: The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway’s 1936 Folk School Reform 

    Acemoglu, Daron; Pekkarinen, Tuomas; Salvanes, Kjell G.; Sarvimäki, Matti (SAM DP;14/2021, Working paper, 2021-08)
    Upon assuming power for the first time in 1935, the Norwegian Labour Party delivered on its promise for a major schooling reform. The reform raised minimum instruction time in less developed rural areas and boosted the ...
  • The impact of targeting technologies and consumer multi-homing on digital platform competition 

    Evensen, Charlotte Bjørnhaug; Haugen, Atle (SAM DP;13/2021, Working paper, 2021-06)
    In this paper, we address how targeting and consumer multi-homing impact platform competition and market equilibria in two-sided markets. We analyze platforms that are financed by both advertising and subscription fees, ...
  • Public policy, resource rent and ethics: The case of the Norwegian petroleum industry 

    Hunnes, John A.; Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;12/2021, Working paper, 2021-05)
    The present paper seeks to explain how ethics and values in public policy can be result of different historical contingencies. Specifically, it explains the accomplishment of petroleum resource management in Norway. The ...

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