Discussion Papers

Discussion papers comprise research papers intended for international journals and books. A preprint of a Discussion Paper may be longer and more elaborate than a standard journal article as it may include intermediate calculations, background material etc.

Articles, analysis, and publications


Article / 23 December 2021

Marriage before children? First family formation among the children of immigrants in Norway

Differences in the timing and pathway into family life provide insights into the social distance between majority and immigrant-background groups. Increasing similarity in these processes across immigrant generations may indicate blurring of group distinctions.

Article / 16 December 2021

The road to a low emission society: Costs of interacting climate regulations

Transportation is one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Climate regulations on transportation are often a mix of sector-specific regulations and economy-wide measures (such as emission pricing).

Article / 9 December 2021

Selection in Surveys

We evaluate how nonresponse affects conclusions drawn from survey data and consider how researchers can reliably test and correct for nonresponse bias.

Article / 29 November 2021

School value-added and long-term student outcomes

Several recent studies find that interventions in schools can have important lasting consequences for students, and that schools differ in their contribution to students' learning.

Article / 26 November 2021

Alternatives to paying child benefit to the rich: means testing or higher tax?

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 implies that the US is effectively moving towards a general child benefit. However, the amount paid out is dependent on income, similar to schemes in several other countries.

Article / 17 November 2021

Origin and residential influences on the first partnership choices of the children of immigrants in Norway

Using Norwegian register data on migrant-background individuals born 1985 to 2001 who were either native born or who immigrated as children or teens, in combination with data from the World Marriage Database, we investigate how residential partner markets and marriage behavior in countries of origin shape partner choice and choice of union type in Norway

Article / 3 November 2021

The empirical modelling of house prices and debt revisited: A policy-oriented perspective

The recent boom in house prices in many countries during the Covid-19 pandemic and the possibility of household financial distress are of concern among some central banks.

Article / 25 October 2021

Empirical modelling of internal migration and commuting flows for economic regions in Norway

This paper provides empirical results for internal migration and commuting flows using panel data for 89 economic regions in Norway for the years 2001-2014.

Article / 19 October 2021

Green technology policies versus carbon pricing

Technology policy is the most widespread form of climate policy and is often preferred over seemingly efficient carbon pricing.

Article / 5 October 2021

Endogenous preferences and environmental policy

This paper investigates environmental policy in the presence of endogenous preferences. The optimal time trajectory is achieved if and only if the consumer is perfectly time-consistent.

Article / 10 September 2021

Time to spare and too much care

Identifying the causal effect of resource use on health outcomes is generally complicated by endogenous supply and demand adjustments.

Article / 31 August 2021

The resource rent in Norwegian aquaculture 1984-2020

Extraordinarily high returns in a sector based on the extraction of a natural resource can be referred to as resource rents.

Article / 26 August 2021

Internal labor markets: A worker flow approach

This paper develops a new method to study how workers’ career and wage profiles are shaped by internal labor markets (ILM) and job hierarchies in firms.

Article / 16 August 2021

A wealth tax at work

Over the past decade, the question of whether and how to tax household wealth has risen to the forefront of policy debates across the world.

Article / 12 August 2021

Welfare effects of tax policy change when there are choice restrictions on labour supply

Information about individual choices of heterogeneous agents. Results can for example be used to describe the distributional effects of tax policy change, such as the effects on changes in money metric utility – distributions of equivalent and compensating variation (EV or CV).

Article / 10 August 2021

Plausible futures for the Norwegian Offshore Energy Sector: Business as Usual, Harvest or Rebuild?

The global energy transition from fossil to low-carbon energy challenges the future of the Norwegian petroleum sector, a major factor in the country’s economy, now facing financial climate risk and long-term declining demand, particularly for gas to the EU.