Discussion papers

Discussion papers are preliminary research reports circulated for comments and suggestions.

Editors: Kjetil Telle, Bjart Holtsmark, Erling Holmøy, Terje Skjerpen, Kenneth Wiik, Aud Walseth (secretary)

  • CO2-emissions from Norwegian oil and gas extraction

    Discussion Papers no. 806

    Terje Skjerpen, Knut Einar Rosendahl and Ekaterina Gavenas


    In this study we investigate empirically the driving forces behind CO 2-emission intensities of Norwegian oil and gas extraction, using detailed field-specific data that cover all Norwegian oil and gas activity.

  • Labour Supply models

    Discussion Papers no. 807

    Rolf Aaberge and Ugo Colombino


    The purpose of the paper is to provide a detailed discussion in relation to the development of the field of labour supply focused microsimulation models and methodological choices.

  • Targeted carbon tariffs

    Discussion Papers no. 805

    Brita Bye, Taran Fæhn and Knut Einar Rosendahl


    Climate effects of unilateral carbon policies are undermined by carbon leakage. To counteract leakage and increase global cost-effectiveness carbon tariffs can be imposed on the emissions embodied in imports from non-regulating regions.

  • Estimating occupational mobility with covariates

    Discussion Papers no. 804

    Jørgen Modalsli


    This paper presents a method to incorporate individual covariates into such estimates of social mobility, and to construct corresponding confidence intervals.

  • Earnings, disposable income, and consumption of allowed and rejected disability insurance applicants

    Discussion Papers no. 803

    Andreas Ravndal Kostøl and Magne Mogstad


    Two key questions in thinking about the size and growth of the disability insurance program are to what extent it discourages work, and how valuable the insurance is to individuals and families.

  • The effect of childhood family size on fertility in adulthood

    Discussion Papers no. 802

    Rannveig Kaldager Hart and Sara Lena Yri Cools


    While fertility is positively correlated across generations, the causal effect of children's experience with larger sibships on their own fertility in adulthood is poorly understood.

  • Can a cash transfer to families change fertility behaviour?

    Discussion Papers no. 800

    Synøve N. Andersen, Nina Drange and Trude Lappegård


    This paper assesses the relationship between cash transfers to families and subsequent childbearing.

  • The innovative input mix

    Discussion Papers no. 801

    Marina Rybalka


    Business innovation is an important driver of productivity growth.

  • Intergenerational mobility in Norway, 1865-2011

    Discussion Papers no. 798

    Jørgen Modalsli


    This paper constructs a data set of 835,537 linked father-son pairs from census records and documents a substantial increase in intergenerational occupational mobility in Norway between 1865 and 2011

  • Promoting integration of immigrants

    Discussion Papers no. 799

    Nina Drange and Kjetil Telle


    Proficiency in the language spoken by the majority population may be crucial for the cognitive development of children from immigrant families.

  • Micro-level dynamics of social assistance receipt

    Discussion Papers no. 797

    Sebastian Königs


    This paper presents a study of the monthly dynamics of social assistance benefit receipt in four European countries: Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

  • The Norwegian productivity puzzle – not so puzzling after all?

    Discussion Papers no. 796

    Thomas von Brasch


    The Norwegian productivity puzzle is rooted in three seemingly contradictory “facts”:

  • Identifying the sector bias of technical change

    Discussion Papers no. 795

    Thomas von Brasch


    The empirical literature studying the sector bias of technical change has only focused on skill-biased technical change.

  • Field of study, earnings and self-selection

    Discussion Papers no. 794

    Lars J. Kirkebøen, Edwin Leuven and Magne Mogstad


    Why do individuals choose different types of post-secondary education, and what are the labor market consequences of those choices? We show that answering these questions is difficult because individuals choose between several unordered alternatives.

  • Political uncertainty and household savings

    Discussion Papers no. 793

    Rolf Aaberge, Kai Liu and Yu Zhu


    This paper examines different approaches to the measurement of multidimensional inequality and poverty.

  • Multidimensional poverty and inequality

    Discussion Papers no. 792

    Rolf Aaberge and Andrea Brandolino


    This paper examines different approaches to the measurement of multidimensional inequality and poverty.

  • Desistance from crime

    Discussion Papers no. 791

    Torbjørn Skardhamar and Kjersti Nordgård Aase


    Previous studies have argued that marriage, parenthood and employment are important factors that lead to desistance from crime.

  • Why are there so few female entrepreneurs?

    Discussion Papers no. 790

    Arvid Raknerud and Marit Rønsen


    Women make up almost 50 percent of the employed population in Norway, but only about 25 percent of the entrepreneurs.

  • The entrepreneurial earnings puzzle

    Discussion Papers no. 789

    Arvid Raknerud and Mirjam van Praag


    Empirical studies show that the pecuniary returns to an individual's decision to switch from wage employment to entrepreneurship are low.

  • The impacts of alternative policy instruments on environmental performance

    Discussion Papers no. 788

    Brita Bye and Marit E. Klemetsen


    We study the effects of various environmental regulations on environmental performance measured as emission intensity.

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