• Bør elektrisitetsavgiften legges om? : mål og dilemmaer i utformingen av elektrisitetsavgiften 

      Bjertnæs, Geir Haakon; Fæhn, Taran; Aasness, Jørgen (Journal article, 2006)
      Den norske forbruksavgiften på elektrisitet er i de seneste årene blitt diskutert i mange ulike sammenhenger, med ulike politiske målsettinger i fokus. Den har blitt begrunnet både med energi- og miljøpolitiske mål, og ...
    • Combining CGE and microsimulation models: Effects on equality of VAT reforms 

      Åvitsland, Turid; Aasness, Jørgen (Discussion Papers;No. 392, Working paper, 2004)
      Abstract: The effects on the degree of equality of reforms in indirect taxation are analysed by using a microsimulation model of the Norwegian economy subsequent to a CGE model. The two main reforms studied are substitution ...
    • Consumer Demand in a General Equilibrium Model for Environmental Analysis 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Holtsmark, Bjart (Discussion papers;105, Working paper, 1993-12)
      The system of consumer demand functions for the 22 consumption goods in the general equilibrium model MSG-EE is presented. The consumer model has the following specific features. (i) It is based on a three level utility ...
    • A criminometric study using panel data and latent variables 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Eide, Erling; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion Paper;No. 74, Working paper, 1992-12)
      A behavioural model of crime is developed and applied on panel data on the number of crimes and clear-ups for the 53 police districts in Norway for the period 1970-78. The model consists of behavioural relations of the ...
    • Criminometrics, latent variables, panel data, and different types of crime 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Eide, Erling; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion Papers;No. 124, Working paper, 1994)
      A behavioural model of crime is developed and applied to panel data on the number of crimes and clear-ups for the 53 police districts in Norway for the period 1970-78. Data on both total crime and on 12 different types of ...
    • Designing an electricity tax system in presence of international regulations and multiple public goals : an empirical assessment 

      Bjertnæs, Geir Haakon; Fæhn, Taran; Aasness, Jørgen (Discussion Papers;No. 555, Working paper, 2008)
      Abstract: The European competition rules restrict governments’ opportunity to differentiate terms of energy accessibility among firms and industries. This easily runs counter with regional and industrial goals of national ...
    • Distribution of Preferences and Measurement Errors in a Disaggregated Expenditure System 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Biørn, Erik; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion papers;149, Working paper, 1995-12)
      A complete system of consumer expenditure functions with 28 commodity groups is modelled and estimated by means of Norwegian household panel data. Measurement errors are carefully modelled. Total consumption expenditure ...
    • Distributional and environmental effects of taxes on transportation 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Larsen, Erling Røed (Discussion Papers;No. 321, Working paper, 2002)
      Abstract: This article studies environmental and distributional effects from a differentiated tax system on a set of disaggregated transportation goods. Empirical examination on Norwegian data indicates that higher tax ...
    • Engel functions, panel data and latent variables 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Biørn, Erik; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion Paper;No. 41, Working paper, 1988-12)
      A system of consumer expenditure functions is estimated from Norwegian household budget data. Specific features o f our approach are: (I) Panel data on individual households are used, which offer far richer opportunities ...
    • Engel functions, panel data, and latent variables - with Detailed Results 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Biørn, Erik; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion Paper;No. 89, Working paper, 1993-06)
      A system of consumer expenditure functions is estimated from Norwegian household budget data. Specific features of the approach are: (i) Panel data from individual households are used, which offer far richer opportunities ...
    • Estimation of time series of latent variables in an accounting system : petrol consumption of Norwegian households 1973-1995 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Belsby, Liv (Discussion Papers;No. 203, Working paper, 1997)
      We present an approach for estimating time series of a set of latent variables satisfying accounting identities. We concentrate on a simple case study and comment on possible generalizations. The model consists of three ...
    • Fordelingseffekter av merverdiavgiftsreformer 

      Åvitsland, Turid; Aasness, Jørgen (Journal article, 2004)
      Vi analyserer fordelingseffekter mellom husholdninger som følge av to merverdiavgiftsreformer. Den første er en provenynøytral versjon av 2001-reformen, som innførte merverdiavgift på flere tjenester, økte satsen fra 23 ...
    • Fordelingseffektivitet av direkte og indirekte skatter 

      Benedictow, Andreas; Hussein, Mohamed Farah; Aasness, Jørgen (Journal article, 2000)
      Det norske skattesystemet består av en rekke styrings- og fordelingsinstrumenter. Hvis myndighetene ønsker å redusere husholdningenes skattenivå; hvilke skatteendringer bør de velge dersom målsettingen er (a) størst mulig ...
    • Fordelingsvirkninger av grønne skatter på transport 

      Larsen, Erling Røed; Aasness, Jørgen (Journal article, 2002)
      Transportmåter som fly og taxi er mer energikrevende og forurensende enn transportmåter som sykkel, buss og moped, ifølge ulike indikatorer. Samtidig etterspørres fly og taxi relativt mer av rike husholdninger og sykkel, ...
    • Klimagassutslipp, konsumentpriser og levestandard 

      Sommervoll, Dag Einar; Aasness, Jørgen (Journal article, 2001)
      Kan klimagassutslippet reduseres gjennom endringer i forbruksmønstret uten at levestandarden samtidig går ned? Svaret er ja, hvis utslippet per krone varierer mellom forbruksgodene. Svaret er nei, hvis utslippet per krone ...
    • Marginal indirect tax reform analysis with merit good arguments and environmental concerns: Norway, 1999 

      Schroyen, Fred; Aasness, Jørgen (Discussion Papers;No. 455, Working paper, 2006)
      Abstract: We present a framework to identify and evaluate marginal tax reforms when merit good arguments and environmental concerns are given explicit consideration. It is applied to the Norwegian indirect tax system ...
    • More realistic estimates of revenue changes from tax cuts 

      Thoresen, Thor Olav; Aasness, Jørgen; Jia, Zhiyang (Discussion Papers;No. 545, Working paper, 2008)
      Abstract: Procedures of revenue estimation of changes in the personal income tax are discussed. Using revenue estimates of the 2006 tax cuts in the personal income tax in Norway as an example, we show that estimates of ...
    • Properties of demand functions for linear consumption aggregates 

      Aasness, Jørgen (Discussion Paper;No. 49, Working paper, 1990-07)
      The starting point is the demand functions for homogeneous goods, with properties derived from standard static consumer theory. A linear consumption aggregate of a commodity group is defined as a weighted sum of the physical ...
    • Revenue functions and Dupuit curves for indirect taxes with cross-border shopping 

      Aasness, Jørgen; Nygård, Odd Erik (Discussion Papers;573, Working paper, 2009)
      The partial revenue from each indirect tax and the total revenue from all indirect taxes on consumer goods are derived as functions of all commodity prices, the tax rates of each commodity, total expenditure and demographic ...