• A theory for ranking distribution functions 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Havnes, Tarjei; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion papers;763, Working paper, 2013-11)
      When is one distribution (of income, consumption, or some other economic variable) more equal or better than another? This question has proven difficult to answer in situations where distribution functions intersect and ...
    • Are lone mothers responsive to policy changes? : the effects of a Norvegian workfare reform on earnings, education, and poverty 

      Mogstad, Magne; Pronzato, Chiara (Discussion Papers;No. 533, Working paper, 2008)
      Abstract: The generous Nordic model of welfare is commonly viewed as an exceptional success both in terms of equality and economic growth. However, it has recently become evident that subgroups of the population with weak ...
    • Baby booming inequality? Demographic change and earnings inequality in Norway, 1967–2000 

      Almås, Ingvild; Havnes, Tarjei; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      In this paper, we demonstrate how age-adjusted inequality measures can be used to evaluate whether changes in inequality over time are due to changes in the age-structure. To this end, we use administrative data on earnings ...
    • Betydningen av økonomiske insentiver for uføretrygdede 

      Kostøl, Andreas Ravndal; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article, 2014)
      Om ett år innføres ny uføretrygd i Norge. En viktig bakgrunn for reformen er at andelen uføre nesten er femdoblet siden 1961 (se Figur 1). I dag er det over 300.000 uføre, nesten like mange innbyggere som i Stavanger ...
    • Beyond LATE with a discrete instrument. Heterogeneity in the quantity-quality interaction of children 

      Brinch, Christian N.; Mogstad, Magne; Wiswall, Matthew (Discussion papers;703, Working paper, 2012-09)
      The interpretation of instrumental variables (IV) estimates as local average treatment effects (LATE) of instrument-induced shifts in treatment raises concerns about their external validity and policy relevance. We examine ...
    • Broadband internet and the stock market investments of individual investors 

      Hvide, Hans K.; Meling, Tom G.; Mogstad, Magne; Vestad, Ola L. (Discussion Paper;No. 946, Working paper, 2021-01)
      We study the effects of broadband internet use on the portfolio selection of individual investors. A public program in Norway provides plausibly exogenous variation in internet use. Our instrumental variables estimates ...
    • College as a Marriage Market 

      Kirkebøen, Lars; Leuven, Edwin; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion Paper;No. 950, Working paper, 2021-04)
      Recent descriptive work suggests the type of college education (field or institution) is an important but neglected pathway through which individuals sort into homogeneous marriages. These descriptive studies raise the ...
    • The Distributional impact of public services when needs differ 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Bhuller, Manudeep; Langørgen, Audun; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Despite a broad consensus on the need to take into account the value of public services in distributional analysis, there is little reliable evidence on how the inclusion of such non-cash income actually affects poverty ...
    • The Distributional impact of public services when needs differ 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Bhuller, Manudeep; Langørgen, Audun; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion Papers;No. 621, Working paper, 2010)
      Abstract: Despite a broad consensus on the need to take into account the value of public services in distributional analysis, there is little reliable evidence on how the inclusion of such non-cash income actually affects ...
    • Divorced Fathers’ Proximity and Children’s Long Run Outcomes : evidence from Norwegian Registry Data 

      Kalil, Ariel; Mogstad, Magne; Rege, Mari; Votruba, Mark (Discussion Papers;No 589, Working paper, 2009)
      This study examines the link between divorced nonresident fathers’ proximity and children’s long-run outcomes using high-quality data from Norwegian population registers. We follow (from birth to young adulthood) 15,992 ...
    • Do employees benefit from worker representation on corporate boards? 

      Blandhol, Christine; Mogstad, Magne; Nilsson, Peter; Vestad, Ola L. (Discussion Paper;No. 947, Working paper, 2021-01)
      Do employees benefit from worker representation on corporate boards? Economists and policymakers are keenly interested in this question – especially lately, as worker representation is widely promoted as an important way ...
    • Earnings, disposable income, and consumption of allowed and rejected disability insurance applicants 

      Kostøl, Andreas Ravndal; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion papers;803, Working paper, 2015-03)
      Two key questions in thinking about the size and growth of the disability insurance program are to what extent it discourages work, and how valuable the insurance is to individuals and families. These questions motivate ...
    • Eldre eller rikere? : en aldersjustering av tidstrenden i inntektsulikhet 

      Havnes, Tarjei; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article, 2010)
      Kombinasjonen av store barnekull etter krigen og en sterk sammenheng mellom alder og inntekt, vil kunne gi endringer i ulikhet uten at livstidsinntektene er endret. I denne artikkelen undersøker vi hvordan endringer ...
    • Er barnehage bra for barna? 

      Havnes, Tarjei; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article, 2009)
      Barnehage har store positive eff ekter på barnas utdanningsnivå og arbeidsmarkedstilknytning i voksen alder, viser den første norske studien av langtidseff ektene av den store barnehageutbyggingen på slutten av 1970- tallet.
    • Et regionalt perspektiv på fattigdom 

      Langørgen, Audun; Mogstad, Magne; Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article, 2003)
      De tradisjonelle fattigdomsstudiene i Norge og OECD-landene er basert på landsspesifikke inntektsgrenser for fattigdom. Inntektene er da justert for kjøpekraftsfordelene ved å tilhøre et stort hushold med flere inntektstakere ...
    • Family welfare cultures 

      Dahl, Gordon B.; Kostøl, Andreas Ravndal; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion papers;782, Working paper, 2014-06)
      Strong intergenerational correlations in various types of welfare use have fueled a long-standing debate over whether welfare receipt in one generation causes welfare participation in the next generation. Some claim a ...
    • Fattigdom i Norge: Et hovedstadsproblem? 

      Mogstad, Magne (Journal article, 2005)
      Geografiske levekostnadsforskjeller medfører at personer som lever i økonomiske pressområder trenger høyere inntekter enn personer som lever i områder med lave levekostnader for å finansiere samme konsum av varer og ...
    • Fattigdom i Stor-Osloregionen : en empirisk analyse 

      Mogstad, Magne (Rapporter;2005/11, Research report, 2005)
      Tidligere empiriske fattigdomsstudier viser at Oslo er det stedet i landet hvor fattigdomsproblemet er størst. Fra tidligere studier vet vi imidlertid lite om hvordan fattigdomssituasjonen er på bydelsnivå i Oslo. Dessuten ...
    • Field of study, earnings and selfselection 

      Kirkebøen, Lars J.; Leuven, Edwin; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion papers;794, Working paper, 2015-01)
      Why do individuals choose different types of post-secondary education, and what are the labor market consequences of those choices? We show that answering these questions is difficult because individuals choose between ...
    • How financial incentives induce disability insurance recipients to return to work 

      Kostøl, Andreas Ravndal; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion papers (Statistisk sentralbyrå. Forskningsavdelingen);No. 685, Working paper, 2012)
      Disability Insurance (DI) programs have long been criticized by economists for apparent work disincentives. Some countries have recently modified their programs such that DI recipients are allowed to keep some of their ...