• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • Should governments help winners or losers? 

      Pires, Armando José Garcia (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-10)
      One central result in the strategic trade literature is that governments should not support domestic ”losers” but domestic ”winners”. We show that when first-mover advantages are taken into account, the reverse holds, ...
    • Should the marginal tax rate be negative? Ragnar Frisch on the socially optimal amount of work. 

      Sandmo, Agnar (DP SAM;1/2017, Working paper, 2017-01-26)
      In the late 1940s, Ragnar Frisch published two articles in Norwegian that constitute a pioneering attempt to apply welfare economics to a problem of economic policy. The main contention of the articles is that there exists ...
    • Single-product versus uniform SSNIPs 

      Daljord, Øystein Børnes; Sørgard, Lars (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-01)
      It is common to apply a SSNIP test with a uniform price increase on all products in the candidate market. We show that in situations with asymmetries – for example one product having a limited sale – a uniform SSNIP test ...
    • Skill composition : exploring a wage-based skill measure 

      Nilsen, Øivind Anti; Raknerud, Arvid; Rybalka, Marina; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2008-04)
      This study explores a wage-based skill measure using information from a wage equation. Evidence from matched employer-employee data show that skill is attributable to variables other than educational length, for instance ...
    • Small family, smart family? : family size and the IQ scores of young men 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-08)
      How do families influence the ability of children? Cognitive skills have been shown to be a strong predictor of educational attainment and future labor market success; as a result, understanding the determinants of ...
    • Social origins of a work ethic : norms, mobility and urban unemployment 

      Kolstad, Ivar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2002-03)
      Neighbourhood effects and worker mobility have been proposed as explanations for the pattern of employment in cities. This paper presents a the oretical framework within which the joint impact of these two factors can ...