• 29 recommendations to combat social inequalities in health. The Norwegian Council on Social Inequalities in Health 

      Arntzen, Annett; Bøe, Tormod; Dahl, Espen; Drange, Nina Eirin; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Elstad, Jon Ivar; Fosse, Elisabeth; Krokstad, Steinar; Syse, Astri; Sletten, Mira Aaboten; Strand, Bjørn Heine (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      All political parties in Norway agree that social inequalities in health comprise a public health problem and should be reduced. Against this background, the Council on Social Inequalities in Health has taken action to ...
    • Are Carbon Prices Redundant in the 2030 EU Climate and Energy Policy Package? 

      Aune, Finn Roar; Golombek, Rolf (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      In 2018, an agreement between the key EU institutions—the Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council—was reached after a long-lasting discourse over the 2030 EU climate and energy policy package. This ...
    • Assessing income tax perturbations 

      Christiansen, Vidar; Jia, Zhiyang; Thoresen, Thor Olav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      We present a scheme for analysing income tax perturbations, applied to a real Norwegian tax reform during 2016–2018. The framework decomposes the reform into a structural reform part and a tax level effect. The former ...
    • Assortative labor matching, city size, and the education level of workers 

      Leknes, Stefan; Rattsø, Jørn; Stokke, Hildegunn Ekroll (Working paper, 2020)
      Recent research shows that thicker labor markets display better assortative matching. Our contribution addresses identification challenges and heterogeneity of effects, in particular with respect to education. Using a rich ...
    • Beyond the Economic Gaze. Childbearing during and after recessions in the Nordic countries 

      Comolli, Chiara Ludovica; Neyer, Gerda; Andersson, Gunnar; Dommermuth, Lars; Fallesen, Peter; Jalovaara, Marika; Jónsson, Ari; Kolk, Martin; Lappegård, Trude (;Nr. 2019/16, Research report, 2019)
      Abstract: This study investigates fertility responses to the business cycle in the Nordic countries by comparing period variation in women’s childbearing propensity. We harmonize register data from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, ...
    • A brief overview of methods for synthetic data for official statistics 

      Steinbakk, Gunnhildur Högnadóttir; Langsrud, Øyvind; Løland, Anders (NR-notat;, Research report, 2020-07-01)
      The access of quality data is valuable, and there is an increased attention to sharing data within the public sector and to other actors. Synthesising the data can be a way that satisfies both the requirements of preserving ...
    • Buy to let housing investors in the Nordic countries 

      Bø, Erlend Eide (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The last few decades have seen high population and housing price growth in the Nordic capital cities. The high prices have led to concerns about affordability of housing and unsustainable mortgage levels. Policy makers and ...
    • Buy to let housing investors in the Nordic countries 

      Bø, Erlend Eide (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The last few decades have seen high population and housing price growth in the Nordic capital cities. The high prices have led to concerns about affordability of housing and unsustainable mortgage levels. Policy makers and ...
    • A calibrated imputation method for secondary data analysis of survey data 

      Da Silva, Damiao N; Zhang, Li Chun (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-21)
      In practical survey sampling, missing data are unavoidable due to nonresponse, rejected observations by editing, disclosure control, or outlier suppression. We propose a calibrated imputation approach so that valid point ...
    • Changes in the Educational Gradient of Fertility Not Driven by Changes in Preferences 

      Daniel, Ciganda; Angelo, Lorenti; Dommermuth, Lars (Working paper, 2021)
      Fertility levels have historically been negatively correlated with the amount of information and material resources available to individuals and families. The recent reversal of this trend has been interpreted as a ...
    • Child care, parental labor supply and tax revenue 

      Havnes, Tarjei; Andresen, Martin Eckhoff (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      We study the impact of child care for toddlers on the labor supply of mothers and fathers in Norway. For identification, we exploit the staggered expansion across municipalities following a large child care reform from ...
    • The climate spiral demonstrates the power of sharing creative ideas 

      Hawkins, Ed; Fæhn, Taran; Fuglestvedt, Jan S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06)
      Graphical visualisations have the potential to engage diverse audiences in understanding the changes to our climate, especially when spread worldwide using both traditional and social media. The animated global temperature ...
    • A Common Base Answer to the Question “Which Country is Most Redistributive?” 

      Lambert, Peter J.; Nesbakken, Runa; Thoresen, Thor Olav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      We believe that what most authors have in mind when referring to the “most redistributive country” is a tax/transfer schedule that is most redistributive across all pre‐tax/transfer income distributions. To measure each ...
    • Cultural norms and financial incentives: A model of how to fund universities 

      Gunnes, Trude (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      This paper derives the optimal compensation contract when two asymmetrically verifiable tasks are tied together, a cultural norm of behavior coexists with a financial incentive, and public funding is also a concern. To ...
    • Declined Total Fertility Rate Among Immigrants and the Role of Newly Arrived Women in Norway 

      Tønnessen, Marianne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      In many Western countries, the total fertility rate (TFR) of immigrant women has declined over the last decades. This paper proposes two methods for investigating such changes in the aggregate immigrant fertility level: ...
    • Did OPEC change its behaviour after the November 2014 meeting? 

      Boug, Pål; Cappelen, Ådne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      We analyse the behaviour of OPEC as a group by formulating a theoretical model that encompasses the perfect competition model and various forms of the imperfect competition model. By confronting the theoretical model with ...
    • Distributional Effects of a Wealth Tax under Lifetime-Dynastic Income Concepts 

      Halvorsen, Elin; Thoresen, Thor Olav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-14)
      Annual wealth tax is back on the policy agenda, but the discussion on itseffect is not well informed. When standard methodology is used and wealthtax burdens are measured against annual individual income, a large share ...
    • Do older parents' assistance needs deter parent-child geographic divergence in Norway? 

      Artamonova, Alyona; Syse, Astri (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The role of intergenerational geographic proximity in individuals' migration decisions has been well-established. The circumstances under which parents and their adult children move away from or remain close to each other ...
    • The dual approach for measuring multidimensional deprivation: Theory and empirical evidence 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Peluso, Eugenio; Sigstad, Henrik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      This paper is concerned with the problem of ranking and quantifying the extent of deprivation in multidimensional distributions of dichotomous deprivation variables. To this end, we introduce a family of measures of ...
    • Early Childcare and Cognitive Development: Evidence from an Assignment Lottery 

      Drange, Nina Eirin; Havnes, Tarjei (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Young children are thought to be vulnerable to separation from their primary caregiver. This raises concern about whether early childcare enrollment may harm child development. We use childcare assignment lotteries to ...