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  • Mortality shifts and mortality compression

    Discussion Papers no. 884

    The aim of the paper is to verify whether the projections predict a continuation of the ongoing compression in mortality and of the steady upward shift in the ages at which people die.

  • Statistics Norway to publish monthly GDP figures

    Starting on 11 September, Statistics Norway will publish key indicators of the national accounts on a monthly basis.

  • Increased growth in the Norwegian economy

    Growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway was 0.8 per cent in May to July compared with the previous three months. GDP for mainland Norway grew 0.2 per cent from June to July

  • Higher energy prices

    The previous fall in the producer price index for oil and gas, manufacturing, mining and electricity (PPI) was six months ago. Despite a lower price of crude oil in the global market, prices on Norwegian energy goods increased which caused the tot...

  • Economic boom in sight

    The Norwegian economy has been in a moderate upturn for about a year and a half. The upturn is being further driven by increased investments in the petroleum industry and weak positive international impetus.

  • High balance of income and current transfers

    The balance of income and current transfers was historically high in the preliminary calculations for the 2nd quarter of 2018, with almost NOK 47 billion.

  • On the effects of linking voluntary cap-and-trade systems for CO2 emissions

    Discussion Papers no. 883

    Linkage of cap-and-trade systems is typically advocated by economists on a general analogy with the beneficial linking of free-trade areas and on the specific grounds that linkage will ensure cost effectiveness among the linked jurisdictions.

  • Moderate growth in the Norwegian economy continues

    Growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway was 0.5 per cent in the 2nd quarter of 2018. The Norwegian economy continues to show moderate growth.

  • Workload, staff composition, and sickness absence

    Discussion Papers no. 882

    Persistently high workload may raise sickness absence with associated costs to firms and society.

  • Child care, parental labor supply and tax revenue

    Discussion Papers no. 881

    We study the impact of child care for toddlers on the labor supply of mothers and fathers in Norway.

  • PPI continues to rise

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) increased by 1.1 per cent from June to July. This was the fifth month in a row with an increase. Except from February this year the PPI has risen continuously since July 2017.

  • Universal child care and inequality of opportunity

    Discussion Papers no. 880

    Encouraging effects from random assignments of intensive and high-quality early child care to disadvantaged children have spurred hopes that publicly funded universal child care can improve human development and social mobility.

  • Positive signals from manufacturing

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

  • Higher electricity prices

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) increased by 2.2 per cent from May to June. The relatively sharp increase in electricity prices was the main reason for the increase in the PPI.

  • The marginal cost of public funds in large welfare state countries

    Discussion Papers no. 879

    The marginal cost of public funds (MCF) is substantial in generous welfare state countries according to Kleven and Kreiner (2006).