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  • Targeted carbon tariffs: Carbon leakage and welfare effects 

    Böhringer, Cristoph; Bye, Brita; Fæhn, Taran; Rosendahl, Knut Einar (Discussion papers;805, Working paper, 2015-03)
    Climate effects of unilateral carbon policies are undermined by carbon leakage. To counteract leakage and increase global cost-effectiveness carbon tariffs can be imposed on the emissions embodied in imports from non-regulating ...
  • Labour Supply models 

    Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo (Discussion papers;807, Working paper, 2015-04)
    This paper is published as Chapter 7 of Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling edited by Cathal O’Donoghue, and issued in the series Contributions to Economic Analysis by Emerald Publishing Group. The purpose of the paper ...
  • Child care before age two and the development of language and numeracy: Evidence from a lottery 

    Drange, Nina; Havnes, Tarjei (Discussion papers;808, Working paper, 2015-05)
    Young children are thought to be vulnerable to separation from the primary caregiver/s. This raises concern about whether early child care enrollment may harm children's development. We use child care assignment lotteries ...
  • CO2-emissions from Norwegian oil and gas extraction 

    Gavenas, Ekaterina; Rosendahl, Knut Einar; Skjerpen, Terje (Discussion papers;806, Working paper, 2015-04)
    Emissions from oil and gas extraction matter for the lifecycle emissions of fossil fuels, and account for significant shares of domestic emissions in many fossil fuel exporting countries. In this study we investigate ...
  • The impact of public R&D support on firms’ patenting 

    Bye, Brita; Klemetsen, Marit; Arvid, Raknerud (Discussion papers;911, Working paper, 2019-07)
    We examine the impact of both R&D tax credits and direct R&D subsidies on Norwegian firms' patenting. Whereas direct subsidies are aimed at projects with low private and high social return, tax credits do not discriminate ...
  • Optimal indirect taxation and the uniformity debate: A review of theoretical results and empirical contributions 

    Nygård, Odd E; Revesz, John T (Discussion papers;809, Working paper, 2015-05)
    A review of the theoretical literature on optimal indirect taxation reveals that analytical arguments in favor of uniform indirect taxation seem weak and rather unrealistic; hence determining the optimal tax structure ...
  • Partner choice and timing of first marriage among children of immigrants in Norway and Sweden 

    Wiik, Kenneth Aarskaug; Holland, Jennifer (Discussion papers;810, Working paper, 2015-06)
    Using register data from Norway and Sweden, this study addresses the relationship between partner choice and the timing of first marriage among all migrant- and non-migrant-background individuals born between 1972 and 1989, ...
  • A common base answer to “Which country is most redistributive?” 

    Lambert, Peter J.; Nesbakken, Runa; Thoresen, Thor O. (Discussion papers;811, Working paper, 2015-06)
    Which country is most redistributive? This question is often discussed in terms of comparisons of measures of redistribution when each country’s tax schedule is applied to its pre-tax income distribution. However, we believe ...
  • Heterogeneity and Persistence in Returns to Wealth 

    Fagereng, Andreas; Guiso, Luigi; Malacrino, Davide; Pistaferri, Luigi (Discussion Papers;912, Peer reviewed; Working paper, 2019-07)
    We provide a systematic analysis of the properties of individual returns to wealth using twelve years of population data from Norway’s administrative tax records. We document a number of novel results. First, individuals ...
  • Why do wealthy parents have wealthy children? 

    Fagereng, Andreas; Mogstad, Magne; Rønning, Marte (Discussion papers;813, Working paper, 2015-06)
    Strong intergenerational correlations in wealth have fueled a long-standing debate over why children of wealthy parents tend to be well off themselves. We investigate the role of family background in determining children's ...
  • Increasingly stable or more stressful? Children and union dissolution across four decades: Evidence from Norway 

    Vinberg, Elina; Rannveig Kaldager, Hart; Torkild H, Lyngstad (Discussion papers;814, Working paper, 2015-07)
    This study describes the association between having children and the risk of union disruption, and whether this association has changed over time. We expand upon previous research by including data on cohabiting as well ...
  • Residential energy efficiency and European carbon policies: A CGE-analysis with bottom-up information on energy efficiency technologies 

    Bye, Brita; Fæhn, Taran; Rosnes, Orvika (Discussion papers;817, Working paper, 2015-08)
    While the introduction and reformation of climate policy instruments take place rapidly in Europe, the knowledge on how the instruments interact lags behind. In this paper we analyse different interpretations of the 2030 ...
  • Understanding the productivity slowdown The importance of entry and exit of workers 

    Brasch, Thomas von; Cappelen, Ådne; Iancu, Diana-Cristina (Discussion papers;818, Working paper, 2015-09)
    Many OECD countries have experienced a slowdown in measured labour productivity from 2005 and onwards. Norway is no exception in this respect. Most countries use a simple aggregate of hours worked when measuring labour ...
  • Crime and the transition to teenage parenthood 

    Øien-Ødegaard, Carine; Skardhamar, Torbjørn (Discussion papers;812, Working paper, 2015-06)
    Age-graded social control theory suggests that parenthood can have a preventive effect on crimeamong adults, but it is unclear whether and how this applies to teenagers, as teenage parenthood and affiliation with crime ...
  • School accountability: Incentives or sorting? 

    Gjefsen, Hege Marie; Gunnes, Trude (Discussion papers;815, Working paper, 2015-07)
    We exploit a nested school accountability reform to estimate the causal effect on teacher mobility, sorting, and student achievement. In 2003, lower-secondary schools in Oslo became accountable to the school district ...
  • A stylized satellite account for human capital 

    Liu, Gang (Discussion papers;816, Working paper, 2015-08)
    This paper presents a satellite account in which investment in human capital is considered as a produced product/asset. It is not the education sector but the individual person taking education or training/courses that is ...
  • The dual approach for measuring multidimensional deprivation and poverty 

    Aaberge, Rolf; Peluso, Eugenio; Sigstad, Henrik (Discussion papers;820, Working paper, 2015-10)
    This paper is concerned with the problem of ranking and quantifying the extent of deprivation exhibited by multidimensional distributions, where the multiple attributes in which an individual can be deprived are represented ...
  • For whom are cities good places to live? 

    Carlsen, Fredrik; Leknes, Stefan (Discussion papers;910, Working paper, 2019-07)
    We use survey data to examine whether there are some sociodemographic groups that particularly value the amenities that cities provide. We find that young, single and childless persons and young men with tertiary education ...
  • On measuring the contribution from fi rm turnover to aggregate productivity growth: Selection on profitability and not productivity 

    Brasch, Thomas von (Discussion papers;819, Working paper, 2015-10)
    Foster et al. (2001) outline a framework that is commonly used to identify the contribution from firm turnover to aggregate productivity growth. The framework is not derived from economic theory and it implies that ...
  • Have inflation targeting and EU labour immigration changed the system of wage formation in Norway 

    Gjelsvik, Maria Linnea; Nymoen, Ragnar; Sparrman, Victoria (Discussion papers;No.824, Working paper, 2015-10)
    Collective agreements have played a central role in the system of wage formation in Norway for more than fifty years. Although the degree of coordination achieved has been variable, pattern wage bargaining has been a ...

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