Discussion Papers

Discussion papers comprise research papers intended for international journals and books. A preprint of a Discussion Paper may be longer and more elaborate than a standard journal article as it may include intermediate calculations, background material etc.

Articles, analysis, and publications


  1. Policies for electrification of the car fleet in the short and long run – subsidizing electric vehicles or subsidizing charging stations? Article 10 May

    Abatement can be performed by measures that have an impact on present emissions, but no lasting effect, and by long-lived infrastructure investments.

  2. Compensated discrete choice and the Slutsky equation Article 6 May

    Consumers often face choice settings in which alternatives are discrete. Examples include choices between variants of differentiated products, modes of urban transportation, residential locations, etc.

  3. Understanding the positive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s fertility in Norway Article 6 May

    This study examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on fertility in Norway at the individual level.

  4. A european equivalence scale for public in-kind transfers Article 5 May

    This paper introduces a theory-based equivalence scale for public in-kind transfers, which justifies comparison of distributions of extended income (cash income plus the value of public services) between European countries.

  5. Identifying the elasticity of substitution between capital and labour . A pooled GMM panel estimator Article 14 March

    Simultaneity represents a fundamental problem when estimating the elasticity of substitution between capital and labour.

  6. Public disclosure of tax information: Compliance tool or social network? Article 11 March

    We conduct the first-ever study of actual searches done in a public tax disclosure system, analyzing about one million searches done in 2014 and 2015 in Norway.

  7. Place attachment and preferences for land-based wind power – A discrete choice experiment Article 28 January

    Economists have neglected place attachment as a potential explanation for people’s preferences for environmental goods.


  1. Marriage before children? First family formation among the children of immigrants in Norway Article 23 December

    Differences in the timing and pathway into family life provide insights into the social distance between majority and immigrant-background groups. Increasing similarity in these processes across immigrant generations may indicate blurring of group distinctions.

  2. The road to a low emission society: Costs of interacting climate regulations Article 16 December

    Transportation is one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Climate regulations on transportation are often a mix of sector-specific regulations and economy-wide measures (such as emission pricing).

  3. Selection in Surveys Article 9 December

    We evaluate how nonresponse affects conclusions drawn from survey data and consider how researchers can reliably test and correct for nonresponse bias.

  4. School value-added and long-term student outcomes Article 29 November

    Several recent studies find that interventions in schools can have important lasting consequences for students, and that schools differ in their contribution to students' learning.

  5. Alternatives to paying child benefit to the rich: means testing or higher tax? Article 26 November

    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 implies that the US is effectively moving towards a general child benefit. However, the amount paid out is dependent on income, similar to schemes in several other countries.

  6. Origin and residential influences on the first partnership choices of the children of immigrants in Norway Article 17 November

    Using Norwegian register data on migrant-background individuals born 1985 to 2001 who were either native born or who immigrated as children or teens, in combination with data from the World Marriage Database, we investigate how residential partner markets and marriage behavior in countries of origin shape partner choice and choice of union type in Norway

  7. The empirical modelling of house prices and debt revisited: A policy-oriented perspective Article 3 November

    The recent boom in house prices in many countries during the Covid-19 pandemic and the possibility of household financial distress are of concern among some central banks.

  8. Empirical modelling of internal migration and commuting flows for economic regions in Norway Article 25 October

    This paper provides empirical results for internal migration and commuting flows using panel data for 89 economic regions in Norway for the years 2001-2014.