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  • Sustained growth in the Norwegian economy

    Growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway was 0.6 per cent between December and February compared with September to November. A sharp decrease in the production of electricity reduced the growth by nearly 0.2 percentage points.

  • Vehicle-to-Grid: Impacts on the electricity market and consumer cost of electric vehicles

    Discussion Papers no. 903

    We present an analytical model for the intertwinement of the consumers’ choice of battery capacity and the potential for supplying power to the electricity market.

  • Revisions in the annual national accounts

    Reports 2019/07

  • Economic Survey 1-2019

    The Norwegian economy is in a moderate cyclical upturn, following a shallow cyclical trough around year-end 2016/17. According to the seasonally adjusted quarterly national accounting figures (QNA), GDP growth for mainland Norway has been higher t...

  • Labour market institutions, shocks and the employment rate

    Discussion Papers no. 901

    The average employment rate for the OECD countries was close to 63 percent in the period 2000-2015 but there is considerable variation within and between countries.

  • What Causes the Child Penalty?

    Discussion Papers no. 902

    Women experience significant reductions in labor market income following the birth of children, while their male partners experience no such income drops. This “relative child penalty” has been well documented and accounts for a significant amount...

  • Challenges in predicting poverty trends using survey to survey imputation

    Discussion Papers no. 900

    Poverty in low-income countries is usually measured with large and infrequent household surveys. A challenge is to find methods to measure poverty more frequently.

  • Effects of extended paternity leave on union stability and fertility

    Discussion Papers no. 899

    Long paternity leaves have the potential for lasting effects on parental unions, potentially reducing specialization and increasing union stability and fertility.

  • Linking neighbors’ fertility

    Discussion Papers no. 898

    The aim of this paper is to gain more insight on the drivers behind geographical variations in family sizes by pointing out the role of neighborhoods and neighbors for two-child couples’ transitions to third births.

  • PPI continued to rise

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) rose by 0.4 per cent from January to February. Higher prices on crude oil and refined petroleum products contributed strongly to pull the PPI upwards. The price index of electricity went in the opposite direction.

  • The solid growth in mainland GDP continues

    Growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway was 0.8 per cent in November to January compared with August to October. GDP for mainland Norway grew 0.3 per cent from December to January.

  • Upturn in Norwegian economy continues, but with clouds on the horizon

    The moderate upturn in the Norwegian economy continues. Even lower growth prospects internationally or a marked long-term fall in the oil fund may, nevertheless, create problems for businesses and fiscal policy.

  • Weak balance of income and current transfers

    The balance of income and current transfers was negative for the 4th quarter of 2018. The last time this happened was in 2013.

  • High school dropout for marginal students: Evidence from randomized exam form

    Discussion Papers no. 894

    We exploit the assignment of exam form in a high-stakes Norwegian high school exam to estimate the impact of exam form on exam results, later school performance, graduation and longer run outcomes.

  • PPI went up

    After two months of significant decreases, the Producer Price Index (PPI) rose 0.3 per cent from December to January. Increased prices on fish, electricity and crude oil were the main contributors.