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  • The Scandinavian contribution to national accounting 

    Aukrust, Odd (Discussion Paper;No. 73, Working paper, 1992-06)
    This paper surveys developments in national accounting theory and methodology in Scandinavia, with the focus on the period from around 1930 to around 1955 when modern national accounting was born. Sections 2-4 provide a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Environmental indicators 

    Alfsen, Knut H.; Brekke, Kjell Arne; Brunvoll, Frode; Lurås, Hilde; Nyborg, Karine; Sæbø, Hans Viggo (Discussion Paper;No. 71, Working paper, 1992-04)
    The report discusses possible logical structures and content of a set of environmental indicators for Norway. The emphasis is on structure; proposals for specific indicators and data presented are of a more preliminary nature.
  • Labor supply with non-convex budget sets, hours restriction and non-pecuniary job-attributes 

    Dagsvik, John K.; Strøm, Steinar (Discussion Paper;No. 76, Working paper, 1992-09)
    The basic assumption in this paper is that a household labor supply decision can be considered as choice from a set of discrete alternatives, called matches. The matches are characterized by attributes such as hours of ...
  • Dynamic equilibrium adjustments to a terms of trade disturbance 

    Bye, Brita; Holmøy, Erling (Discussion Paper;No. 72, Working paper, 1992-05)
    This paper investigates how a fall in the price of imports will have dynamic effects in an open economy. We analyse the effects within an aggregated intertemporal equilibrium model with internationally mobile capital. We ...
  • THE STRUCTURE OF ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AMONG HOUSEHOLDS LIVING IN URBAN SICHUAN AND LIAONING, 1990 

    Aaberge, Rolf; Chen, Xiaojie; Li, Jing; Li, Xuezeng (Discussion Paper;No. 70, Working paper, 1992-04)
    This paper presents the results from a descriptive analysis of economic inequality among households living in urban regions of two Chinese provinces, Sichuan and Liaoning, in 1990. The results refer to distributions of ...
  • The trend in income inequality in urban Sichuan and Liaoning, 1986-1990 

    Aaberge, Rolf; Li, Xuezeng (Discussion Paper;No. 75, Working paper, 1992-09)
    This paper discusses in what extent the economic growth in China in the 1980's has improved the economic well-being in urban regions of the provinces Sichuan and Liaoning and moreover whether or not the economic growth has ...
  • Capturing Key Energy and Emission Trends in CGE models: Assessment of Status and Remaining Challenges 

    Fæhn, Taran; Bachner, Gabriel; Beach, Robert; Chateau, Jean; Fujimori, Shinichiro; Ghosh, Madanmohan; Hamdi-Cherif, Meriem; Lanzi, Elisa; Paltsev, Sergey; Vandyck, Toon; Cunha, Bruno; Garaffa, Rafael; Steininger, Karl (Discussion Paper;No. 936, Working paper, 2020-07)
    Limiting global warming in line with the goals in the Paris Agreement will require substantial technological and behavioural transformations. This challenge drives many of the current modelling trends. This article undertakes ...
  • Distance and choice of field: Evidence from a Norwegian college expansion reform 

    Knutsen, Tora K.; Modalsli, Jørgen; Rønning, Marte (Discussion Paper;No. 932, Working paper, 2020-06)
    How can geographical proximity to college explain field of study choices? We empirically address this question using the major expansion of university colleges in Norway in the second half of the twentieth century, when ...
  • Acceptance of national wind power development and exposure: A case-control choice experiment approach 

    Dugstad, Anders; Grimsrud, Kristine; Kipperberg, Gorm; Lindhjem, Henrik; Navrud, Ståle (Discussion Paper;No. 933, Working paper, 2020-06)
    Despite a large stated-preference literature on wind power externalities, few SP studies employ a case-control approach to examine whether people´s acceptance of new wind power developments increases or decreases with ...
  • Predicting the exchange rate path: The importance of using up-to-date observations in the forecasts 

    Hungnes, Håvard (Discussion Paper;No. 934, Working paper, 2020-06)
    Central banks, private banks, statistical agencies and international organizations such as the IMF and OECD typically use information about the exchange rate some weeks before the publication date as the basis for their ...
  • Who and how many can work from home in Norway? - Evidence from task descriptions 

    Holgersen, Henning; Jia, Zhiyang; Svenkerud, Simen (Discussion Paper;No. 935, Working paper, 2020-06)
    The COVID-19 crisis has forced great societal changes, including forcing many to work remotely (work from home) in an effort to increase social distancing. The ability to work fromhome has long been considered a perk, but ...
  • Acceptance of National Wind Power Development and Exposure: A case-control choice experiment approach 

    Dugstad, Anders; Grimsrud, Kristine; Kipperberg, Gorm; Lindhjem, Henrik; Navrud, Ståle (Discussion Papers;No. 933, Working paper, 2020-06)
    Despite a large stated-preference literature on wind power externalities, few SP studies employ a case-control approach to examine whether people´s acceptance of new wind power developments increases or decreases with ...
  • Equal predictability test for multi-step-ahead system forecasts invariant to linear transformations 

    Hungnes, Håvard (Discussion Paper;No. 931, Working paper, 2020-05)
    The paper derives a test for equal predictability of multi-step-ahead system forecasts that is invariant to linear transformations. The test is a multivariate version of the Diebold-Mariano test. An invariant metric for ...
  • Marginal compensated effects and the slutsky equation for discrete choice models 

    Dagsvik, John K. (Discussion Paper;No. 930, Working paper, 2020-05)
    In many instances the consumer faces choice settings where the alternatives are discrete. Examples include choice between variants of differentiated products, urban transportation modes, residential locations, types of ...
  • Estimating long-run income inequality from mixed tabular data: Empirical evidence from Norway, 1875-2017 

    Aaberge, Rolf; Atkinson, Anthony B.; Modalsli, Jørgen (Discussion Paper;No. 928, Working paper, 2020-05)
    Most evidence on the long-run evolution of income inequality is restricted to top income shares. While this evidence is relevant and important for studying the concentration of economic power, it is incomplete as an ...
  • Ways to project fertility in Europe: Perceptions of current practices and outcomes 

    Gleditsch, Rebecca Folkman; Syse, Astri (Discussion Paper;No. 929, Working paper, 2020-05)
    National statistical offices responsible for population projections should regularly evaluate their work. Norway is currently considering changing the way fertility is projected. To establish a solid basis for deciding the ...
  • Will restrictive demand policy improve public sector balances? 

    Bowitz, Einar; Storm, Erik (Discussion Paper;No. 66, Working paper, 1991-10)
    A policy simulation on the Norwegian macroeceometric model MODAG indicates that there are large automatic stabilizers in the system of government revenues and expenditure in Norway, especially in the short and medium term. ...
  • MODAG: A Medium Term Macroeconometric Model of the Norwegian Economy 

    Cappelen, Ådne (Discussion Paper;No. 67, Working paper, 1991-11)
    This paper describes the main structure of the MODAG model, an annual macroeconometric model of the Norwegian economy. A short description of the main features of the model including forcasting performance is followed by ...
  • The marginal cost of public funds: A comment on the literature 

    Vennemo, Haakon (Discussion Paper;No. 63, Working paper, 1991-06)
    The paper derives formulas for the marginal cost of public funds in a general equilibrium model. The MCF depends on how expenditure is financed, and the paper goes through a wide range of possibilities. Special emphasis ...

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