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2013-11-21T13:56:00.000Z
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New research

Articles on research results are presented here.

  • Effects of increased petroleum sector demand and increased oil spending 2003–2012

    Macroeconomic analyses

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    The increased demand from the petroleum sector and the increase in the spending of “oil revenues” has had a major impact on the high economic growth over the past decade; it has increased employment and reduced unemployment. It has also diminished cost competitiveness and thereby reduced activity in traditional exposed industries.

  • Cartelization in Gas Markets: Studying the Potential for a “Gas OPEC”

    Oil and gas markets

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  • Economic Survey

    Public finances in the long term

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    Economic Survey is an English version of the quarterly business cycle report from Statistics Norway. It includes an analysis of recent trends in the Norwegian economy and a forecast two-three years ahead.

  • Good girl – bad boy. Making identity statements when answering a questionnaire

    Consumer behaviour

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    Environmental policy analyses often draw on stated preferences, with most humans having strong preferences with respect to how we view ourselves and how we would like others to perceive us. This may create systematic differences between reported and real behaviour, making policy analysis based on stated preferences difficult. In this paper, researcher Bente Halvorsen models how social and moral norms and the image we would like to project affect reported and actual behaviour.

  • Promoting renewables and discouraging fossil energy consumption in the European Union

    Energy and environmental policy

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    The European Union (EU) identified some positive and negative externalities related to energy production and consumption when adopting its Renewable Energy and Climate Change Package. Given these externalities, Cathrine Hagem derives in a new Discussion Paper the optimal combination of policy instruments. Thereafter, she explores the second-best outcome, given constraints on the use of some policy instruments, due to political considerations and international regulations.

  • Trade liberalisation and import price behaviour: the case of textiles and wearing apparels

    Macroeconometric modelling

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    In a Discussion Paper Andreas Benedictow and Pål Boug estimate a pricing-to-market model for Norwegian import prices on textiles and wearing apparels, controlling explicitly for the removal of non-tariff barriers to trade and the shift in imports from high-cost to low-cost countries through a Törnqvist price index based measure of foreign prices.

  • Self-delusion in the pursuit of happiness

    Consumer behaviour

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    Dag Einar Sommervoll explores how repeated revisions of consumption plans increase long-run utility in a Discussion Paper. If agents value present anticipations of future consumption, some revisions may be viewed as a benign form of self-delusion.

  • Incentives to invest in abatement technology. A tax versus emissions trading under imperfect competition

    Climate policy and economics

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    In the longer run, effects on R&D and the implementation of advanced abatement technology may be at least as important as short-run cost effectiveness when we evaluate public environmental policy. Halvor Briseid Storrøsten's Discussion Paper shows that the number of firms that adopt advanced abatement technology could be higher with emissions trading than with a tax if there is imperfect competition in the permits market.

  • Indirect inference methods for stochastic volatility models

    Econometric methods and microeconometrics

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    A Discussion Paper by Arvid Raknerud and Øivind Skare aims to develop new methods for statistical inference in a class of stochastic volatility models for financial data based on non-Gaussian Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (OU) processes.

  • A unit-error theory for register-based household statistics

    Theory and methods in survey sampling

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    The next round of census will be completely register-based in all the Nordic countries. Household is a key statistical unit in this context. In a Discussion Paper Li-Chun Zhang outline a unit-error theory which provides a framework for evaluating the statistical accuracy of these register-based household statistics, and illustrate its use through an application to the Norwegian register household data.