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  • Does parenthood imply less specialization than before?

    Discussion Papers no. 757

    Ragni Hege Kitterød og Marit Rønsen


    The presence of children still tends to reinforce a traditional division of labour in couples in many countries.

  • Self-reinforcing effects between housing prices and credit: an extended version

    Discussion Papers no. 756

    André Kallåk Anundsen og Eilev S. Jansen


    The financial crisis has brought the interaction between housing prices and household borrowing into the limelight of economic policy debate.

  • Prices vs. quantities with endogenous cost structure

    Discussion Papers no. 755

    Halvor Briseid Storrøsten


    This paper derives a criterion comparing prices versus tradable quantities in terms of expected welfare, given uncertainty, optimal policy and endogenous cost structure.

  • Can non-market regulations spur innovations in environmental technologies?

    Discussion Papers no. 754

    Marit E. Klemetsen, Brita Bye og Arvid Raknerud


    This paper provides new evidence on the role of non-market based (“command-and-control”) regulations in relation to innovations in environmental technologies.

  • Does more involved fathering imply a double burden for fathers in Norway?

    Discussion Papers no. 753

    Ragni Hege Kitterød og Marit Rønsen


    While long total work hours (paid plus unpaid work) have usually been framed as a problem for employed women, researchers now ask whether more involved fathering practices imply a double burden for men, too.

  • Household affiliation of young adults in Italy and Norway

    Discussion Papers no. 752

    Tindara Addabbo og Randi Kjeldstad


    Italy and Norway are characterized by different household patterns of young adults, with young Italians being more likely to live in their parents' house and young Norwegians more likely to live independently, alone or in multi-occupant households.

  • The cost-of-living index with trade barriers

    Discussion Papers no. 751

    Thomas von Brasch


    The standard cost-of-living index hinges on the assumption that there is free trade. Applying it to situations where trade barriers are present yields biased results with respect to a true cost-of-living index.

  • Childhood residential mobility and adult outcomes

    Discussion Papers no. 750

    Marianne Tønnessen, Kjetil Telle og Astri Syse


    This study analyses the relation between moving during childhood and four different outcomes later in life.

  • The median as watershed

    Discussion Papers no. 749

    Rolf Aaberge og A.B. Atkinson


    This paper is concerned with concepts – poverty, inequality, affluence, and polarization – that are typically treated in different literatures. Our aim here is to place them within a common framework and to identify the way in which different classes of income transfers contribute to different objectives.

  • Is the relationship between schooling and disability pension receipt causal?

    Discussion Papers no. 748

    Taryn Ann Galloway og Christian N. Brinch


    We examine the potential causal effect of years of schooling on the use of public disability pensions by studying the extension of compulsory schooling introduced in Norway in the 1960s.

  • Climate policies in a fossil fuel producing country

    Discussion Papers no. 747

    Taran Fæhn, Cathrine Hagem, Lars Lindholt, Ståle Mæland og Knut Einar Rosendahl


    In absence of joint global action, many jurisdictions take unilateral steps to reduce carbon emissions, and the usual strategy is to restrict domestic demand for fossil fuels. The impact on global emissions of such demand side policies is found by accounting for carbon leakage, i.e. changes in emissions abroad induced by the domestic action

  • The distributional impact of public services in European countries

    Discussion Papers no. 746

    Rolf Aaberge, Audun Langørgen og Petter Lindgren


    The purpose of this paper is to study the impact of including the value of public health care, long-term care, education and childcare on estimates of income inequality and financial poverty in 23 European countries.

  • Biofuel mandate versus favourable taxation of electric cars: The case of Norway

    Discussion Papers no. 745

    Geir H. Bjertnæs


    This study investigates whether biofuel policies or favourable taxation of electric cars should be employed to satisfy a green house gas emission target connected to private transport within the Norwegian economy.

  • Comparing mothers’ and fathers’ reports on the non-resident father’s contact with his children

    Discussion Papers no. 744

    Ragni Hege Kitterød og Jan Lyngstad


    Analyses of contact frequency between non-resident fathers and children are often based on samples of non-resident fathers or resident mothers only. It is well established that non-resident fathers tend to report more contact than the resident mothers do, but it is less clear whether it matters which parent we ask when the aim is to explore predictors of father-child contact.

  • Are tax exemptions for electric cars an efficient climate policy measure?

    Discussion Papers no. 743

    Geir H. Bjertnæs


  • The relations between bank-funding costs, retail rates, and loan volumes

    Discussion Papers no. 742

    Arvid Raknerud og Bjørn Helge Vatne


  • Assimilation effects on infant mortality among immigrants in Norway

    Discussion Papers no. 741

    Jonas Minet Kinge og Tom Kornstad


  • Returns to public R&D grants and subsidies

    Discussion Papers no. 740

    Ådne Cappelen, Arvid Raknerud og Marina Rybalka


  • Home with mom: The effects of stay-at-home parents on children's long-run educational outcomes

    Discussion Papers no. 739

    Eric Bettinger, Torbjørn Hægeland og Mari Rege


    In 1998 the Norwegian government introduced a program that substantially increased parents’ incentives to stay home with children under the age of three.

  • Validation of structural labor supply model by the elasticity of taxable income

    Discussion Papers no. 738

    Thor Olav Thoresen og Trine Vattø


    This paper shows how the elasticity of taxable income (ETI) methodology can be used to validate predictions from a discrete choice structural labor supply model. Practical guidance is given on how such comparisons can be carried out, and results of these two main methods of obtaining empirical response estimates are contrasted and interpreted.

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