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    • 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 ...
    • Having a Daughter Reduces Male Violence Against a Partner 

      Somville, Vincent (DP SAM;24/2019, Working paper, 2019-12-28)
      In a global sample of around 310,000 couples, men whose firstborn child is a girl (instead of a boy) are 10 percent less likely to strangle their partner each year. The probability that they kick, punch, or slap her also ...
    • Hospital Competition in the National Health Service: Evidence from a Patient Choice Reform 

      Brekke, Kurt R.; Chiara, Canta; Luigi, Siciliani; Straume, Odd Rune (DP SAM;28/2018, Working paper, 2018-12)
      We study the impact of exposing hospitals in a National Health Service (NHS) to non-price competition by exploiting a patient choice reform in Norway in 2001. The reform facilitates a difference-in-difference research ...
    • How Do People Trade Off Resources Between Quick and Slow Learners? 

      Falch, Ranveig (DP SAM;05/2021, Working paper, 2021-02)
      How society invests in human capital is important for economic growth and social welfare. The paper reports from the first experiment designed to elicit people’s preferences for how to prioritize educational resources, ...
    • Hump-shaped cross-price effects and the extensive margin in cross-border shopping 

      Friberg, Richard; Steen, Frode; Ulsaker, Simen A. (DP SAM;29/2018, Working paper, )
      This paper examines the effect of cross-border shopping on grocery demand in Norway using monthly storexcategory sales data from Norway’s largest grocery chain 2011-2016. The sensitivity of demand to foreign price is ...
    • 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 ...
    • If You Could Read My Mind—An Experimental Beauty-Contest Game with Children 

      Hermes, Henning; Schunk, Daniel (DP SAM;23/2019, Working paper, 2021-03)
      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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • The Impact of Working Memory Training on Children’s Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills 

      Berger, Eva M.; Fehr, Ernst; Hermes, Henning; Schunk, Daniel; Winkel, Kirsten (DP SAM;09/2020, Working paper, 2020-06-08)
      Working memory capacity is thought to play an important role for a wide range of cognitive and noncognitive skills such as fluid intelligence, math, reading, the inhibition of pre-potent impulses or more general self-regulation ...
    • Income Inequality and Mortality: A Norwegian Perspective 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Karadakic, René; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (DP SAM;04/2021, Working paper, 2021-01)
      While Norway has experienced income growth accompanied by a large decline in mortality during the past several decades, little is known about the distribution of these improvements in longevity across the income distribution. ...
    • Informed Enforcement: Lessons from Pollution Monitoring in China 

      Axbard, Sebastian; Deng, Zichen (DP SAM;01/2021, Working paper, 2021-01-07)
      Government regulations are often imperfectly enforced by public officials. In this study, we investigate if real-time monitoring of policy outcomes can improve enforcement of existing regulations by exploring the introduction ...
    • Interactions in Public Policies: Spousal Responses and Program Spillovers of Welfare Reforms 

      Johnsen, Julian Vedeler; Vaage, Kjell; Willén, Alexander (DP SAM;20/2020, Working paper, 2020-09)
      Anticipating the labor market effects of welfare reforms is difficult due to public policy interactions across programs and among household members. Specifically, changes to one program may affect individual take-up of ...
    • Job Displacement, Unemployment, and Crime: Evidence from Danish Microdata and Reforms 

      Bennett, Patrick; Ouazad, Amine (DP SAM;32/2018, Working paper, 2018-12)
      This paper estimates the individual impact of a worker’s job loss on his/her criminal activity. Using a matched employer-employee longitudinal data set on unemployment, crime, and taxes for all residents in Denmark, the ...
    • Jobs and technology in general equilibrium: A three-elasticities approach 

      Baldwin, Richard; Haaland, Jan I.; Venables, Anthony J. (DP SAM;01/2021, Working paper, 2021-01-21)
      The impact of technological progress on jobs and wages has been subject to much empirical and some theoretical work. However, most of this literature has not addressed the general equilibrium interplay between the productive ...
    • The Labor Market in Norway: 2000-2018 

      Nilsen, Øivind A. (DP SAM;04/2020, Working paper, 2020-04-06)
      Norway has a rather high labor force participation rate and a very low unemployment rate. Part of the reason for this fortunate situation is the so-called “tripartism”: a broad agreement among unions, employers and government ...
    • Losing in a Boom: Long-term Consequences of a Local Economic Shock for Female Labour Market Outcomes 

      Bennett, Patrick; Ravetti, Chiara; Wong, Po Yin (DP SAM;03/2020, Working paper, 2020-02)
      This paper examines the long-term labour market consequences of a positive economic shock, the first discovery of oil and gas in Norway. Existing studies focus on the short-term and men, while less is known about women and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Material resources and well-being – Evidence from an Ethiopian housing lottery 

      Andersen, Asbjørn G; Kotsadam, Andreas; Somville, Vincent (DP SAM;11/2021, Working paper, 2021-04-26)
      Do better material conditions improve well-being and mental health? Or does any positive relationship merely reflect that psychological well-being promotes economic success? We supply new responses to these questions by ...
    • 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 ...