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  • Predators in the market: implications of market interaction on optimal resource management 

    Steinshamn, Stein Ivar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    A two-species bioeconomic model is analyzed, but in contrast to most similar models, there is no biological interaction between the species, only economic. The interaction takes place in the market where the quantity of ...
  • Relational Contracts, Multiple Agents, and Correlated Outputs 

    Kvaløy, Ola; Olsen, Trond Egil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    We analyze relational contracts between a principal and a set of risk-neutral agents whose outputs are correlated. When only the agents’ aggregate output can be observed, a team incentive scheme is shown to be optimal, ...
  • International Debt Shifting: The Value Maximizing Mix of Internal and External Debt 

    Møen, Jarle; Schindler, Dirk; Schjelderup, Guttorm; Bakke, Julia Tropina (Discussion paper;1/19, Working paper, 2019-03-29)
    We study the capital structure of multinationals and expand previous theory by incorporating international debt tax shield effects from both internal and external capital markets. We show that: (i) multinationals' firm ...
  • Stairway to (Secrecy) Heaven: Market Attitudes towards Secrecy Shopping 

    Gavrilova, Evelina; Polakova, Aija (Discussion paper;19/18, Working paper, 2018-12-18)
    We study asset price reactions to news on firms' decisions to acquire affiliates located in known secrecy havens. Our sample consists of data on the S&P 500 companies in the period 2007 to 2014. We find that acquisitions ...
  • Name and shame? Evidence from the European Union tax haven blacklist 

    Polakova, Aija (Discussion paper;18/18, Working paper, 2018-12-14)
    I study publication of the European Union (EU) tax haven blacklist on December 5, 2017 to examine whether and how the use of recognized tax havens affects firm value. I find that the tax haven naming and shaming by the EU ...
  • CO2 intensity and GDP per capita 

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur (Discussion paper;16/18, Working paper, 2018-12-12)
    The relationship between CO2 intensity and GDP per capita is studied. Most rich countries show falling CO2 intensity over time and a negative correlation with GDP per capita. Many poor and medium rich countries show the ...
  • The Green Paradox and learning by doing 

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur (Discussion paper;17/18, Working paper, 2018-12-13)
    Production of a renewable substitute to fossil fuels is modeled as causing the cost of this backstop technology to fall over time in proportion to the scale of the substitute production and how long it has been in use. The ...
  • What is wrong with IRV? 

    Stensholt, Eivind (Discussion paper;13/18, Working paper, 2018-10-22)
    Struggles over the single-seat preferential election method IRV, Instant Runoff Voting, (a.k.a. AV, Alternative Vote or RCV, Ranked-Choice Voting) go on in many arenas: legislatures, courts, websites, and scholarly ...
  • Flow-Based Market Coupling in the European Electricity Market – A Comparison of Efficiency and Feasibility 

    Bjørndal, Endre; Bjørndal, Mette; Cai, Hong (Discussion paper;14/18, Working paper, 2018-10-23)
    In May 2015, the Flow-Based Market Coupling (FBMC) model replaced the Available Transfer Capacity (ATC) model in Central Western Europe to determine the power transfers between countries or price areas. The FBMC model aims ...
  • The Flow-Based Market Coupling Model and the Bidding Zone Configuration 

    Bjørndal, Endre; Bjørndal, Mette; Cai, Hong (Discussion paper;15/18, Working paper, 2018-10-24)
    In May 2015, the Flow-Based Market Coupling (FBMC) model replaced the Available Transfer Capacity (ATC) model in Central Western Europe to determine the power transfer among bidding zones in the day-ahead market. It might ...
  • Utskjelt bonuslønn fortsatt utbredt - fordi den virker? 

    Bragelien, Iver (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
    En litteraturgjennomgang viser at det i snitt er en positiv sammenheng mellom belønninger og prestasjoner. Norske bedriftsledere opptrer i tråd med dette. Rundt halvparten av alle ansatte i de største bedriftene har ...
  • Sample statistics as convincing evidence: A tax fraud case 

    Lillestøl, Jostein (Discussion paper;12/18, Working paper, 2018-09-25)
    This report deals with the analysis of data used by tax officers to support their claim of tax fraud at a pizzeria. The possibilities of embezzlement under study are overreporting of take-away sales and underreporting of ...
  • Cooperative game-theoretic features of cost sharing in location-routing 

    Osicka, Ondrej; Guajardo, Mario; van Oost, Thibault (Discussion paper;11/18, Working paper, 2018-09-24)
    This article studies several variants of the location-routing problem using a cooperative game-theoretic framework. The authors derive characteristics in terms of subadditivity, convexity, and non-emptiness of the core. ...
  • Can an Emission Trading Scheme really reduce CO2 emissions in the short term? Evidence from a maritime fleet composition and deployment model 

    Gu, Yewen; Wallace, Stein W.; Wang, Xin (Discussion paper;10/18, Working paper, 2018-06-27)
    Global warming has become one of the most popular topics on this planet in the past decades, since it is the challenge that needs the efforts from the whole mankind. Maritime transportation, which carries more than 90% of ...
  • Incitements for transportation collaboration by cost allocation 

    Dahlberg, Joen; Engevall, Stefan; Göthe-Lundgren, Maud; Jørnsten, Kurt; Rönnqvist, Mikael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    In this paper, we focus on how cost allocation can be used as a means to create incentives for collaboration among companies, with the aim of reducing the total transportation cost. The collaboration is assumed to be ...
  • The economic impact of multiple sclerosis to the patients and their families in Norway 

    Svendsen, Bjørn; Grytten, Nina; Bø, Lars; Aarseth, Hallvard Gilje; Smedal, Tori; Myhr, Kjell-Morten (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Background Multiple sclerosis (MS) imposes high economic costs on society, but the patients and their families have to bear some of these costs. Objective We aimed to estimate the magnitude of these economic costs in ...
  • Preface 

    Lillestøl, Jostein (Others, 2007-10-01)
    This is a case collection in data analysis containing cases mostly relevant for business studies. The first part of ten cases are mini-cases, that is, with a limited issue and a small dataset. The second part contains wider ...
  • 15 - City Parking 

    Lillestøl, Jostein (Others, 2007-10-16)
    Topic: Estimation with confidence, t-tests Context: The city parking company of Bergen, Norway had in the period 1983-1988 two shifts for emptying the parking meters and ticket machines. The two shifts were alternating ...
  • 11 - Takeover 

    Lillestøl, Jostein (Others, 2007-10-12)
    Topic: Estimation with error limits Context: An industry group has for some years owned a company in the building trade with branches in several cities. Now they have decided to sell the company to a foreign company. ...
  • 14 - Operating Expenses 

    Lillestøl, Jostein (Others, 2007-10-15)
    Topic: Multidimensional categorical and numerical variables - association and explanation A civil service operates throughout the state and has a number of cars. Purchasing and maintenance are decentralized to 6 ...

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