• Cash-on-hand and the duration of job search : quasi-experimental evidence from Norway 

      Basten, Christoph; Fagereng, Andreas; Telle, Kjetil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-05-23)
      We identify the causal effect of lump-sum severance payments on non-employment duration in Norway by exploiting a discontinuity in eligibility at age 50. We find that a payment worth 1.2 months’ earnings at the median ...
    • Cash-on-Hand and the duration of job search. Quasi-experimental evidence from Norway 

      Basten, Christoph; Fagereng, Andreas; Telle, Kjetil (Discussion Papers;679, Working paper, 2012)
      We identify the causal effect of lump-sum severance payments on non-employment duration in Norway by exploiting a discontinuity in eligibility at age 50. We find that a severance payment worth 1.2 months' earnings at the ...
    • Import price formation and pricing to market: A test on Norwegian data 

      Naug, Bjørn E.; Nymoen, Ragnar (Discussion Papers;No. 157, Working paper, 1995)
      This paper investigates the determinants of Norwegian import prices of manufactures over the period 1970(1) - 1991(4). Multivariate cointegration analysis establishes a long-run relationship between import prices, foreign ...
    • Increased price markup from union coordination : OECD panel evidence 

      Bjørnstad, Roger; Kalstad, Kjartan Øren (Discussion Papers;No. 470, Working paper, 2006)
      Abstract: Existing literature have focused on the influence of institutional factors on wage determination when explaining the prolonged cross-country differences in unemployment. Although coordination of wage bargaining ...
    • Job displacement and crime: Evidence from Norwegian register data 

      Rege, Mari; Skardhamar, Torbjørn; Telle, Kjetil Elias; Votruba, Mark E (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09)
      We estimate the job displacement effect on criminal behavior for young adult Norwegian men separated from their plant of employment during a mass layoff. Displaced workers experience a 20 percent increase in criminal charge ...
    • Learned helplessness, discouraged workers, and multiple unemployment equilibria in a search model 

      Bjørnstad, Roger (Discussion Papers;No. 303, Working paper, 2001)
      Abstract: Unemployment varies strongly between countries with comparable economic structure. Some economists have tried to explain these differences with institutional differences in the labour market. Instead, this paper ...
    • Macroeconomic stability or cycles : the role of the wage-price spiral 

      Kolsrud, Dag; Nymoen, Ragnar (Discussion Papers;No. 625, Working paper, 2010)
      Abstract: We derive aggregate supply (AS) relationships for an intermediate-run macro model.The wage-price spiral provides the conceptual framework for a synthesis of different contesting theoretical and empirical perspectives ...
    • Modelling the heuristic dynamics of the wage and price curve model of equilibrium unemployment 

      Kolsrud, Dag; Nymoen, Ragnar (Discussion Papers;671, Working paper, 2012)
      A standard model of equilibrium unemployment consists of static equations for real wage ambitions (wage curve) and real wage scope (price curve), which jointly determine the NAIRU. The heuristics of the model states that ...
    • Saving and portfolio allocation before and after job loss 

      Basten, Christoph; Fagereng, Andreas; Telle, Kjetil (Discussion Papers;672, Working paper, 2012)
      Using administrative panel data from Norway, we investigate the development of household labor income, financial wealth and asset holdings over a nine-year period surrounding job loss. Consistent with a simple theoretical ...
    • Saving and portfolio allocation before and after job loss 

      Basten, Christoph; Fagereng, Andreas; Telle, Kjetil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-14)
      We investigate the development of household labor income, financial wealth, and asset holdings over a 9-year period around job loss, using unique administrative panel data from Norway. Consistent with predictions from ...
    • Tax effects on unemployment and the choice of educational type 

      Alstadsæter, Annette; Kolm, Ann-Sofie; Larsen, Birthe (Discussion Papers;No. 419, Working paper, 2005)
      Abstract: This paper examines the effect of taxes on the individuals' choices of educational direction, and thus on the economy's skill composition. A proportional labour income tax induces too many workers with high ...
    • Taxation, unemployment and growth: dynamic welfare effects of "green" policies 

      Bye, Brita (Discussion Papers;No. 183, Working paper, 1996)
      This paper analyses the effects of so-called "green" tax reforms on a small, open economy producing an imperfect substitute for foreign goods, using an intertemporal general equilibrium model. The labour market is characterised ...
    • To what extent is a transition into employment associated with an exit from poverty 

      Galloway, Taryn Ann (Discussion Papers;No. 382, Working paper, 2004)
      Abstract: A link between lack of employment and poverty is often made implicitly, but can be difficult to enumerate in a satisfactory manner. We would therefore like to ask the question: to what extent does acquiring ...
    • Unemployment shocks and income distribution : how did the Nordic countries fare during their crises? 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Björklund, Anders; Jäntti, Markus; Pedersen, Peder J.; Smith, Nina; Wennemo, Tom (Discussion Papers;No. 201, Working paper, 1997)
      We analyse how inequality of disposable income evolved in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden during the late 1980s and early 1990s when unemployment rose dramatically in all four countries. We find that a standard measure ...