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

Articles on research results are presented here.

  • Homework and pupil achievement in Norway

    Economics of education

    Published:

    A report by Marte Rønning shows that pupils from lower socio-economic backgrounds are more likely to spend no time on homework than pupils from higher socio-economic backgrounds. The report also shows a positive effect of homework on average. However, not all pupils seem to benefit from homework.

  • Non-parametric identication of the mixed proportional hazards model with interval-censored durations

    Econometric methods and microeconometrics

    Published:

    A Discussion Paper by Christian Brinch presents identication results for the mixed proportional hazards model when duration data are interval-censored. Earlier positive results on identication under intervalcensoring require both parametric specication on how covariates enter the hazard functions and assumptions of unbounded support for covariates. New results provided here show how one can dispense with both of these assumptions.

  • On the measurement of environmental taxes

    Energy and environmental policy

    Published:

    In a new Discussion Paper Annegrete Bruvoll discusses the distinctions between the Pigouvian and the fiscal taxes in light of tax theory. The revenues following the Eurostat et al. statistical basis deviate significantly from the revenues from the environmental taxes defined on the basis of theory. Steps should be taken to harmonize the international statistics of environmental taxes with economic tax theory.

  • Green certificates and the effect on the climate

    Climate policy and economics

    Published:

    By studying the market effects of green certificates, Torstein Bye and Michael Hoel show that the effect will not be anything like that anticipated, neither for the energy market nor for the climate. They conclude that the certificates are expensive and pointless renewable fun.

  • The Economy of the North 2008

    Sustainable development

    Published:

    The Economy of the North 2008 presents a comprehensive overview of the economy of the circumpolar Arctic, including the traditional production activities of the indigenous people. The report discusses the importance of the Arctic economy from a global perspective, with particular focus on the natural resources in the Arctic region.

  • Social integration in Norway

    Living conditions and social participartion

    Published:

    Does economic growth and concomitant improvements in living conditions lead to more loneliness and insufficient social integration? In his thesis, Anders Barstad seeks to contribute to a deeper understanding of welfare trends in modern society, using Norway as a case.

  • Ikke mer ensomhet enn før

    Levekår og sosial deltaking

    Published:

    Samfunnsutviklingen de siste 30 årene har ikke ført til mer ensomhet og isolasjon i det norske samfunnet. Enkelte utviklingstrekk peker i motsatt retning. Vi har flere fortrolige vennskap nå enn tidligere.

  • Selvforsterkende mekanismer vil forsterke følgene av finanskrisen

    Macroeconometric modelling

    Published:

    Selvforsterkende mekanismer mellom utlånsvirksomhet, aksjekurser og realøkonomisk aktivitet vil bidra til å forverre konsekvensen av dagens finanskrise. Årsaken til dette er at etterspørselen har blitt for høy i forhold til kapasiteten i økonomien og at korreksjonen blir større enn det den ellers ville ha blitt.