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Increased surplus

General government has had a substantial increase in surplus in the first two quarters of 2022. The accumulated surplus is estimated at NOK 648 billion and is mainly due to increased petroleum revenue.

Digital exclusion: Who has a risk to fall outside?

The digital divide is a subject that has been given increased attention in Norway the last few years. This is partly due to the increased digitalization of public services and because the consequences for citizens of not keeping up with digital development have increased.

Assessment of dynamic age limits in the Norwegian pension system using the Mosart model

Because of the pension reform in 2011, the Norwegian pension system introduced flexible pension withdrawal between ages 62 and 75 for non-disabled.

Surging surplus

General government has had a substantial increase in surplus in 2022Q1. The surplus is estimated at NOK 299 billion and is mainly due to increased petroleum revenue.

Do funds for more teachers improve student outcomes?

We investigate the effects of a large-scale Norwegian reform that provided extra teachers to 166 lower secondary schools with relatively high student-teacher ratios and low average grades.

Petroleum fueled surplus

General government generated a substantial surplus in 2021, following a deficit in 2020. The surplus is estimated at NOK 376 billion and is mainly due to increased petroleum revenue.

Rise in government surplus

The general government surplus in 2021Q3 is on the rise following several quarters of deficits in 2020. The accumulated surplus in 2021Q3 is estimated at NOK 135 billion.

System for quality assurance of official statistics

The Statistics Act and the letter of allocation for 2021 entail new responsibilities for Statistics Norway. Section 6 of the Statistics Act states that Statistics Norway shall prepare an annual report for the Ministry of Finance on the quality of official statistics.

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