Recent Submissions

  • If You Could Read My Mind—An Experimental Beauty-Contest Game with Children 

    Hermes, Henning; Schunk, Daniel (DP SAM;23/2019, Working paper, 2019-11)
    We develop a new design for the experimental beauty-contest game (BCG) that is suitable for children in school age and test it with 114 schoolchildren aged 9–11 years. In addition, we collect measures on cognitive skills ...
  • Evaluating Carbon Capture and Storage in a Climate Model with Endogenous Technical Change 

    Durmaz, Tunç; Schroyen, Fred (DP SAM;22/2019, Working paper, 2019-10-16)
    We assess the extent to which Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and R&D on this abatement technology are part of a socially efficient solution to the problem of climate change. For this purpose, we extend the intertemporal ...
  • Hump-shaped cross-price effects and the extensive margin in cross-border shopping 

    Friberg, Richard; Steen, Frode; Ulsaker, Simen A. (DP SAM;20/2019, Working paper, 2019-09-23)
    This paper examines the effect of cross-border shopping on grocery demand in Norway using monthly store×category sales data from Norway’s largest grocery chain 2011-2016. The sensitivity of demand to foreign price is ...
  • Market Power in Retail Gasoline Markets 

    Nguyen-Ones, Mai; Steen, Frode (DP SAM;21/2019, Working paper, 2019-07)
    We estimate a structural model to uncover the degree of competition in retail gasoline markets using daily station-level data on quantity and price from the Swedish market. The structural model enables us to consider key ...
  • Building Bridges and Widening Gaps: Efficiency Gains and Equity Concerns of Labor Market Expansions 

    Bütikofer, Aline; Løken, Katrine V.; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;19/2019, Working paper, 2019-10-20)
    We exploit the opening of a large bridge to study how access to a larger labor market affects economic efficiency, and how these potential efficiency gains are distributed across workers. The bridge we study connected the ...
  • Can Female Doctors Cure the Gender STEMM Gap? Evidence from Randomly Assigned General Practitioners 

    Riise, Julie; Willage, Barton; Willen, Alexander (DP SAM;18/2019, Working paper, 2019-10)
    We use random assignment of general practitioners (GPs) to provide the first evidence on the effects of female role models in childhood on the long-run educational outcomes of girls. We find that girls who are exposed to ...
  • Going Fast or Going Green? Evidence from Environmental Speed Limits in Norway 

    Folgerø, Ingrid Kristine; Harding, Torfinn; Westby, Benjamin S. (DP SAM;17/2019, Working paper, 2019-10-03)
    This paper studies the impact of speed limits on local air pollution using a series of datespecific speed limit reductions in Oslo over the 2004-2011 period. We find that lowering the speed limit from 80 to 60 km/h reduces ...
  • The impact of international tax information exchange agreements on the use of tax amnesty: evidence from Norway 

    Andersson, Jonas; Schroyen, Fred; Torsvik, Gaute (DP SAM;16/2019, Working paper, 2019-09)
    In this paper we develop a model for tax amnesty applications in a multi-period setting. One key insight from the model is that applying for amnesty becomes more attractive at the moment when stricter enforcement is ...
  • The Blue Maritime Cluster Crisis: Financial Instability and Supply Chain Management Effects 

    Koilo, Viktoriia; Grytten, Ola Honningdal (DP SAM;15/2019, Working paper, 2019-08)
    The present paper investigates the offshore crisis 2015-2017 and its impact on one of the most complete maritime clusters, more precise the Blue Maritime Cluster, located at Møre og Romsdal at the North Western Coast of ...
  • Motivating Low-Achievers—Relative Performance Feedback in Primary Schools 

    Hermes, Henning; Huschens, Martin; Rothlauf, Franz; Schunk, Daniel (DP SAM;14/2019, Working paper, 2019-11)
    Relative performance feedback (RPF) has often been shown to improve effort and performance in the workplace and educational settings. Yet, many studies also document substantial negative effects of RPF, in particular for ...
  • Robust Information Aggregation Through Voting 

    Midjord, Rune; Rodríguez Barraquer, Tomás; Valasek, Justin (DP SAM;12/2019, Working paper, 2019-06-10)
    Numerous theoretical studies have shown that information aggregation through voting is fragile. We consider a model of information aggregation with vote-contingent payoffs and generically characterize voting behavior in ...
  • 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)
    Existing evidence suggests that self-regulation plays an important role in the job search process and labor market reintegration of unemployed persons. We conduct a randomized natural field experiment embedded in an ...
  • Evidence of the Environmental Kuznets Curve in Emerging Eastern European Economies 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal; Koilo, Viktoriia (DP SAM;11/2019, Working paper, 2019-05)
    This study aims to investigate the relationship of economic development, measured as economic growth, energy use, trade and foreign direct investment one the one hand and environmental degradation (carbon dioxide (hereafter ...
  • A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Mollestrom, Johanna; Reme, Bjørn-Atle; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;09/2019, Working paper, 2019-04-29)
    The meritocratic fairness ideal implies that inequalities in earnings are regarded as fair only when they reflect differences in performance. Consequently, implementation of the meritocratic fairness ideal requires complete ...
  • From Employment to Engagement? Stable Jobs, Temporary Jobs, and Cohabiting Relationships 

    Landaud, Fanny (DP SAM;10/2019, Working paper, 2019-04)
    Family formation has been substantially delayed in recent decades, and birth rates have fallen below the replacement rates in many OECD countries. Research suggests that these trends are tightly linked to recent changes ...
  • The Financial Instability Hypothesis and the Financial Crisis in Eastern European Emerging Economies 

    Grytten, Ola Honningdal; Koilo, Viktoriia (DP SAM;08/2019, Working paper, 2019-04)
    The present paper applies the financial instability hypothesis in order to explain the financial crises of 2008-2010 in eleven emerging Eastern European economies Also, it seeks to map if institutional frameworks of these ...
  • Paywalls and the demand for online news 

    Skjeret, Frode; Steen, Frode; Wyndham, Timothy G.A (DP SAM;07/2019, Working paper, 2019-03)
    The digitisation of society has posed a challenge to news outlets. Seeking advertising revenues and facing competition for the attention of their readers, many news outlets entered the digital era with unrestricted access ...
  • The Boy Crisis: Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Falch, Ranveig; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;06/2019, Working paper, 2019-03-01)
    The ‘boy crisis’ prompts the question of whether people interpret inequalities differently depending on whether males or females are lagging behind. We study this question in a novel large-scale distributive experiment ...
  • Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians? 

    Almas, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (DP SAM;04/2019, Working paper, 2019-02)
    There are striking differences in inequality and redistribution between the United States and Scandinavia. To study whether there are corresponding differences in social preferences, we conducted a large-scale international ...
  • Performance Measurement in Agency Models 

    Chang Koo, Chi; Kyoung Jin, Choi (DP SAM;05/2019, Working paper, 2019-02-25)
    This note explores how to evaluate an agent’s performance in standard incentive contracts. We show that the MPS criterion proposed by Kim (1995) becomes a tight condition for one performance measurement system to be more ...

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