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  • Almost cyclically neutral Norwegian economy

    The moderate upturn in the Norwegian economy continues, driven to a large extent by higher petroleum investments in 2019. The interest rate will continue to rise, wage growth will be higher and unemployment will see a slight fall.

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  • Strong export growth

    The total export of goods and services in the 3rd quarter was the highest since the start of the millennium. The preliminary estimate is more than NOK 348 billion.

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  • Spending the night? Provider incentives, capacity constraints and patient outcomes

    Discussion Papers no. 889

    Healthcare providers’ response to payment incentives may have consequences for both fiscal spending and patient health. This paper studies the effects of a change in the payment scheme for hospitals in Norway.

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  • Local governments, in-kind transfers, and economic inequality

    Discussion Papers no. 888

    We examine how in-kind transfers provided by local governments affect economic inequality. The allocation of in-kind transfers to households and the adjustment for differences in needs are derived from a model of local government spending behavior.

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  • Drought slowed mainland growth

    The gross domestic product (GDP) of mainland Norway (excluding the largely petroleum-based offshore sector) grew by 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2018. The drought in the summer caused a pronounced decrease in agricultural output, which low...

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  • Price of natural gas pulled up the PPI

    The producer price index (PPI) rose 3.6 per cent from September to October. An increase in the price of natural gas of over 20 per cent was the most important contributor.

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  • Transitions from first unions among immigrants and their descendants: The role of partner choice

    Discussion Papers no. 887

    The family life courses of immigrants and their descendants, particularly intermarriage and the timing of marriage and childbearing, have been widely studied as indicators of societal integration.

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  • Social networks and tax avoidance: Evidence from a well-defined Norwegian tax shelter

    Discussion Papers no. 886

    In 2005, over 8% of Norwegian shareholders transferred their shares to new (legal) tax shelters intended to defer taxation of capital gains and dividends that would otherwise be taxable in the aftermath of 2006 reform.

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  • Broad optimism in manufacturing

    Norwegian industrial managers report a production level increase and a rise in new orders in the third quarter of 2018. The general expectations for the fourth quarter of 2018 are also positive among most of the industry leaders.

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  • An up-to-date joint labor supply and child care choice model

    Discussion Papers no. 885

    Norwegian parents of preschool children base their care choices on a completely different choice set from their predecessor.

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  • Continued rise in PPI

    The producer price index (PPI) rose 1.5 per cent from August to September. The increase was mainly caused by rising prices on crude oil, natural gas and refined petroleum products. 

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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 in the months June-August, compared to the previous three months. Mainland GDP fell by 0.2 per cent from July to August.

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  • Measuring human capital for Norway 2007-2014

    Documents 2018/40

    Using the Norwegian register-based database, this document outlines the estimation of Norwegian human capital for 2007-2014.

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  • Economic Survey 3-2018

    The Norwegian economy has been in a moderate cyclical upturn for about a year and a half. According to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures from the quarterly national accounts (QNA), average quarterly Mainland GDP growth has been 0.6 per cent ...

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  • Revisions to the financial accounts

    In line with the European revision policy for national accounts, major revisions to the financial accounts should be carried out in connection with the publication of the second quarter accounts. Some of the largest revisions carried out this time...

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