Discussion papers

Discussion papers are preliminary research reports circulated for comments and suggestions.

Editors: Kjetil Telle, Bjart Holtsmark, Erling Holmøy, Terje Skjerpen, Kenneth Wiik, Aud Walseth (secretary)

  • Accounting for business income in measuring top income shares

    Discussion Papers no. 837

    Kjetil Telle, Annette Alstadsæter and Martin Jacob


    Business income is important in the upper tail of the personal income distribution, but the extent to which it is captured by measures of personal income varies substantially across tax regimes.

  • Supply versus demand-side policies in the presence of carbon leakage and the green paradox

    Discussion Papers no. 836

    Halvor Briseid Storrøsten and Cathrine Hagem


    This study derives the optimal combination of consumer taxes and producer taxes when both spatial and intertemporal leakages from the free-riders are taken into account.

  • The lost generation: Effects of youth labor market opportunities on long-term labor market outcomes

    Discussion Papers no. 835

    Venke Furre Haaland


    This study shows that local unemployment rates at the age of graduation from compulsory school and high-school have negative effects on males’ earnings, employment and disability pension when measured as late as age 35.

  • The impacts of the EU ETS on Norwegian plants’ environmental and economic performance

    Discussion Papers no. 833

    Marit E. Klemetsen, Knut Einar Rosendahl and Anja Lund Jakobsen


    This paper examines the impacts of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) on the environmental and economic performance of Norwegian plants.

  • Back to background risk?

    Discussion Papers no. 834

    Andreas Fagereng, Luigi Guiso and Luigi Pistaferri


    Estimating the effect of background risk on individual financial choices faces two challenges.

  • Modelling and forecasting rig rates on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    Discussion Papers no. 832

    Terje Skjerpen, Halvor Briseid Storrøsten and Knut Einar Rosendahl


    Knowledge about rig markets is crucial for understanding the global oil market. In this paper we first develop a simple bargaining model for rig markets.

  • Imputing consumption from Norwegian income and wealth registry data

    Discussion Papers no. 831

    Andreas Fagereng and Elin Halvorsen


    This paper documents a method for computing a longitudinal consumption measure for Norwegian households from administrative records of income and wealth.

  • The effects of innovation policies on firm level patenting

    Discussion Papers no. 830

    Marit E. Klemetsen


    This paper examines the impacts of R&D tax credits and direct R&D subsidies on Norwegian firms' patenting, with a particular focus on environmental patenting.

  • Effects of income and the cost of children on fertility

    Discussion Papers no. 828

    Taryn Ann Galloway and Rannveig Kaldager Hart


    The relationship between income, cost of childrearing and fertility is of considerable political and theoretical interest. We utilize exogenous variation in family income and the direct cost of children to estimate causal effects on fertility.

  • Taxation of housing

    Discussion Papers no. 829

    Erlend Eide Bø


    The Norwegian public policy debate regularly returns to the private housing market. Housing prices have increased by 200 percent in real terms over the last two decades, a large share of households have high debt ratios, and new home buyers face large costs to enter the housing market

  • Resource Rent in Norwegian Fisheries

    Discussion Papers no. 827

    Lars Lindholt, Kristine Grimsrud and Mads Greaker


    A nation’s natural-resources wealth can be estimated via the System of National Accounts (SNA). Because the values of all parameters entering the calculation are conditional on the existing management regime, the optimal value of the natural resources may be masked.

  • Labor Market Institutions and Wage Inequality in the OECD countries

    Discussion Papers no. 826

    Victoria Sparrman and Ellen Marie Rossvoll


    In this paper we attempt to investigate the effect on income inequality of some recent trends in the labour market, changes in regulations of temporary positions and the surge in immigration in many EU-countries.

  • Life time pension benefits relative to life time contributions

    Discussion Papers no. 825

    Nils Martin Stølen and Dennis Fredriksen


    Over the life course members of an insurance system normally will contribute by payments when in working age, and later receive pension benefits as e.g. disabled or old-age pensioners.

  • Smart hedging against carbon leakage

    Discussion Papers no. 822

    Halvor Briseid Storrøsten, Knut Einar Rosendahl and Christoph Böhringer


    Unilateral climate policy induces carbon leakage through the relocation of emission-intensive and trade-exposed industries to regions with no or more lenient emission regulation

  • Have inflation targeting and EU labour immigration changed the system of wage formation in Norway?

    Discussion Papers no. 824

    Victoria Sparrman


    Collective agreements have played a central role in the system of wage formation in Norway for more than fifty years. Although the degree of coordination achieved has been variable, pattern wage bargaining has been a mainstay of the system.

  • Union dissolution and childlessness

    Discussion Papers no. 823

    Rannveig Kaldager Hart


    This study investigates how the association between union dissolution and childlessness depends on life course context. Data on union histories and fertility are taken from the Norwegian GGS.

  • Fiscal effects of the Norwegian pension reform – A micro-macro assessment

    Discussion Papers no. 821

    Erling Holmøy and Nils Martin Stølen


    The main goal of the Norwegian pension reform of 2011 is to improve long run fiscal sustainability, not least through stronger labour supply incentives.

  • The dual approach for measuring multidimensional deprivation and poverty

    Discussion Papers no. 820

    Rolf Aaberge, Eugenio Peluso and Henrik Sigstad


    This paper is concerned with the problem of ranking and quantifying the extent of deprivation exhibited by multidimensional distributions, where the multiple attributes in which an individual can be deprived are represented by dichotomized variables.

  • Understanding the productivity slowdown

    Discussion Papers no. 818

    Thomas von Brasch, Ådne Cappelen and Diana Iancu


    Many OECD countries have experienced a slowdown in measured labour productivity from 2005 and onwards. Norway is no exception in this respect.

  • On measuring the contribution from firm turnover to aggregate productivity growth

    Discussion Papers no. 819

    Thomas von Brasch


    Foster et al. (2001) outline a framework that is commonly used to identify the contribution from firm turnover to aggregate productivity growth.

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