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01/22: Fredrik Carlsen, Tor Helge Holmås and Oddvar Kaarboe: Socioeconomic Gradients in Waiting Time for Hospital Admissions

02/22: Rita Ginja, Julie Riise, Barton Willage, and Alexander Willén: Does Your Doctor Matter? Doctor Quality and Patient Outcomes

03/22: Nina Serdarevic and Sigve Tjøtta: Applying Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments to elicited social norms: Giving and Taking in Dictator Games

04/22: Nina Serdarevic and Sigve Tjøtta: A Cross-National Study on the Receiver Game

05/22: Eirik S. Amundsen and Anders Skonhoft: Impatience to Consume and Population Growth in a Simple Agrarian Economy

06/22: Espen Bratberg, Karin Monstad, and Darina Steskal: Effect of dropout on labour market outcomes for upper secondary vocational track students

07/22: Thomas de Haan and Jona Linde: Adversarial anchoring in bargaining

08/22: Paolo Crosetto and Thomas de Haan: Comparing input interfaces to elicit belief distributions

09/22: Alexander W. Cappelen, Thomas de Haan and Bertil Tungodden: Fairness and limited information: Are people Bayesian meritocrats?

10/22: Tommy S. Gabrielsen, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Odd Rune Straume: Merger control in retail markets with national pricing


01/20: Thomas de Haan: Eliciting belief distributions using a random two-level partitioning of the state space

02/20: Arild Heimvik: Refunded emission payments scheme – a cost-efficient and politically acceptable instrument for reduction of NOx-emissions?

03/20: Ingrid Ovidia Telle and Sigve Tjøtta: Interpreting Redistribution in the Spectator Game

05/20: Aline Bütikofer, Rita Ginja, Fanny Landaud and Katrine V. Løken: School Selectivity, Peers, and Mental Health

06/20: Rita Ginja, Arizo Karimi and Pengpeng Xiao: Employer Responses to Family Leave Programs

07/20: Teis Lunde Lømo, Frode Meland and Håvard Mork Sandvik: Do slotting allowances reduce product variety?

08/20: Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Odd Rune Straume: National pricing with local quality competition


01/18: Aline Bütikofer, Julie Riise and Meghan Skira: The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health

02/18: Ragnar Hjellset Alne: Economic incentives, disability insurance and labor supply

03/18: Eirik S. Amundsen, Peder Andersen and Jørgen Birk Mortensen: Addressing the climate problem: Choice between allowances, feed-in tariffs and taxes

04/18: Frank Asche, Hans-Martin Straume and Erling Vårdal: Perish or prosper: Trade patterns for highly perishable products

05/18: Katarzyna Habu and André Seidel: Profit shifting and corruption

06/18: Gabriella Conti, Rita Ginja and Renata Narita: The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach

07/18: Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Greg Shaffer: When is Double Marginalization a Problem?

08/18: Arthur Cazaubiel, Morgane Cure, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Thibaud Vergé: Substitution Between Online Distribution Channels: Evidence from the Oslo Hotel Market

09/18: Eirik S. Amundsen, Lars Gårn Hansen, and Hans Jørgen Whitta-Jacobsen: Regulation of location-specific externalities

10/18: Maja Weemes Grøtting og Otto Lillebø: Health Effects of Retirement: Evidence from Survey and Register Data

11/18: Frank Asche, Ivar Gaasland, Hans-Martin Straume and Erling Vårdal: Norwegian export of farmed salmon − trade costs and market concentration

12/18: Nina Serdarevic, Eirik Strømland and Sigve Tjøtta: It Pays to be Nice: The Benefits of Cooperating in Markets


01/17: Bjørn Olav Johansen and Thibaud Vergé: Platform price parity clauses with direct sales

02/17: Maja Weemes Grøtting and Otto Sevaldson Lillebø: Health effects of retirement. Evidence from Norwegian survey and register data

03/17: Cathrin Fløgstad and Rune Jansen Hagen: Aid dispersion: Measurement in principle and practice

04/17: Julian Vedeler Johnsen and Katrine Holm Reiso: Economic Impacts of Workfare Reforms for Single Mothers: Benefit Substitution and Labour supply responses

05/17: Tom Grimstvedt Meling and Bernt Arne Ødegaard: Tick Size Wars, High Frequency Trading, and Market Quality

06/17: Tom Grimstvedt Meling: Tick sizes in illiquid order books

07/17: Tom Grimstvedt Meling: Anonymous trading in equities

08/17: Leroy Andersland: A Universal Childcare Expansion, Quality, Starting Age, and School Performance

09/17: Leroy Andersland: Peer Effects from a School Choice Reform

10/17: Leroy Andersland: The Extent of Bias in Grading

11/17: Anne-Lise Breivik, Tor Helge Holmås and Julie Riise: Effects of Air Pollution on Health and Health Care Consumption

12/17: M. Kamrul Islam and Egil Kjerstad: Is incentivizing by subsidizing a better way of managing chronic health conditions?

13/17: Rune Jansen Hagen: Losing Concentration? Lessons from a Swedish Aid Policy Reform

14/17: Amihai Glazer, Rune Jansen Hagen and Jørn Rattsø: Help Not Needed? Optimal Host Country Regulation of Expatriate NGO Workers

15/17: Cathrin N. Fløgstad: Domestic bond markets in emerging economies: Crowding in or crowding out?

16/17: Espen Bratberg, Tor Helge Holmås and Karin Monstad: The causal effect of workload on the labour supply of older employees

17/17: Rita Ginja, Jenny Jans and Arizo Karimi: Parental Investments in Early Life and Child Outcomes. Evidence from Swedish Parental Leave Rules

18/17: Gabriella Conti and Rita Ginja: Who Benefits From Free Health Insurance: Evidence from Mexico


01/16: Eirik Strømland, Sigve Tjøtta and Gaute Torsvik: Reciprocity evolving: partner choice and communication in a repeated prisoner’s dilemma

02/16: Eirik Strømland, Sigve Tjøtta and Gaute Torsvik: Cooperating, fast and slow: Testing the social heuristics hypothesis

03/16: Sigve Tjøtta: You’ll never walk alone. An experimental study on receiving money

04/16: Eirik S. Amundsen and Gjermund Nese: Market power in interactive environmental and energy markets: The case of green certificates

05/16: Eirik S. Amundsen and Frank Jensen: Drought and groundwater management

06/16: Eirik S. Amundsen and Torstein Bye: Simultaneous use of black, green, and white certificates systems: A rather messy business

07/16: Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken and Magne Mogstad: Incarceration, recidivism and employment

08/16: Teis Lunde Lømo and Simen Aardal Ulsaker: Promotional allowances


01/15: Espen Bratberg, Jonathan Davis, Bhashkar Mazumder, Martin Nybom, Daniel Schnitzlein, and Kjell Vaage: A comparison of intergenerational mobility curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S.

02/15: Julie Riise, Arne Risa Hole, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, and Diane Skåtun: GPs’ implicit prioritization through clinical choices – evidence from three national health services

03/15: Julian V. Johnsen and Kjell Vaage: Spouses' retirement and the take-up of disability pension

04/15: Hans-Martin Straume and Frank Asche: Duration and temporary trade

05/15: Sjur Didrik Flåm: Bilateral exchange and competitive equilibrium

06/15: Hans-Martin Straume: Trade costs and Norwegian salmon export

07/15: Hans-Martin Straume and Erling Vårdal: The performance of large versus specialized firms: A study of firms importing apples into Norway

08/15: Tommy S. Gabrielsen, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Teis L. Lømo: Resale price maintenance in two-sided markets

09/15: Aline Bütikofer, Katrine V. Løken and Kjell G. Salvanes: Long-term consequences of access to well-child visits

10/15: Teis Lunde Lømo: Risk sharing mitigates opportunism in vertical contracting 



01-2013: David Blandford, Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal: Trade-off between food production and greenhouse gas mitigation in Norwegian agriculture

02-2013: Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen and Bjørn Olav Johansen: Resale price maintenance and up-front payments: Achieving horizontal control under seller and buyer power

03-2013: Anders Molander and Gaute Torsvik: Getting people into work: What (if anything) can justify mandatory activation of welfare recipients?

04-2013: Amrita Dhillon, Vegard Iversen and Gaute Torsvik: Employee referral, social promixity and worker discipline: theory and evidence from India

05-2013: Inger Sommerfelt Ervik and Christian Soegaard: Optimal Resource Allocation in General Cournot-competitive Equilibrium

06-2013: Joachim Ramm, Sigve Tjøtta and Gaute Torsvik: Incentives and creativity in groups

07-2013: Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen and Bjørn Olav Johansen: The opportunism revisited: The case of retailer sales effort

08-2013: Heike Auerswald, Carsten Schmidt, Marcel Thum and Gaute Torsvik: Teams punish less

09-2013: Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken, Magne Mogstad, and Kari Vea Salvanes: What Is the Case for Paid Maternity Leave?

10-2013: Arild Aakvik, Frank Hansen and Gaute Torsvik: Dynamic Peer Effects in Sales Teams

11-2013: Hans-Martin Straume: Currency Invoicing in Norwegian Salmon Export


01-2012: Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen and Bjørn Olav Johansen: Buyer power and exclusion in vertically related markets

02-2012: Bjørn Olav Johansen: Private Labels, Rent Shifting and Consumer Welfare

03-2012: Bjørn Olav Johansen: The buyer power of multiproduct retailers: Competition with one-stop shopping 

04-2012: Sherman Folland, M. Kamrul Islam and Oddvar Kaarbøe: The Social Capital and Health Hypothesis: A Theory and New Empirics Featuring the Norwegian HUNT Data

05-2012: Sjur D. Flåm and Kjetil Gramstad: Direct Exchange in Linear Economics

06-2012: Karsten Marshall Elseth Rieck and Kjetil Telle: Sick Leave Before, During and After Pregnancy

07-2012: Espen Bratberg, Øivind Anti Nilsen and Kjell Vaage: Is Recipiency of Disability Pension Hereditary?

08-2012: Espen Bratberg and Karin Monstad: Worried Sick? Worker Responses to Organizational Turmoil

09-2012: Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Katrine V. Løken and Kjell G. Salvanes: Care or Cash? The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on Student Performance

10-2012: Arild Aakvik, Tor Helge Holmås and Egil Kjerstad: Hospital Capacity, Waiting Times and Sick Leave Duration - an Empirical Analysis of a Norwegian Health Policy Reform

11-2012: Karsten Marshall Elseth Rieck and Kjell Vaage: Social Interactions at the workplace: Exploring Sickness Absence Behavior

12-2012: Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken and Magne Mogstad: Peer Effects in Program Participation

13-2012: Prashant Bharadwaj, Katrine V. Løken and Christopher Neilson: Early life health interventions and academic achievement

14-2012: Karsten Marshall Elseth Rieck: Does child care affect parents' sickness absence? Evidence from a Norwegian paternity leave reform

15-2012: Jurgita Januleviciute, Jan Erik Askildsen, Oddvar Kaarbøe, Luigi Siciliani and Matt Sutton: How do hospitals respond to price changes? Evidence from Norway

16-2012: Alexander W. Cappelen, Rune Jansen Hagen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden: Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment

17-2012: Prashant Bharadwaj, Julian V. Johnsen and Katrine V. Løken: Smoking bans, maternal smoking and birth outcomes

18-2012: Kjell Erik Lommerud, Odd Rune Straume and Steinar Vagstad: Employment protection and unemployment benefits: On technology adoption and job creation in a matching model




01-2011: Magnus Hatlebakk, Vegard Iversen and Gaute Torsvik: Caste, local networks and lucrative jobs: Evidence from rural Nepal 

02-2011: Katrine V. Løken, Magne Mogstad and Matthew Wiswall: What Linear Estimators Miss: The Effects of Family Income on Child Outcomes  

03-2011: Katrine V. Løken, Kjell Erik Lommerud and Shelly Lundberg: Your place or mine? On the residence choice of young couples in Norway 

04-2011: Udo Kreickemeier and Frode Meland: International Trade, Union Wage Premia, and Welfare in General Equilibrium  

05-2011: Jonas Gade Christensen: Capital Constraints, Trade and Crowding Out of Southern Firms 

06-2011: Jonas Gade Christensen: Democracy and Expropriations 

07-2011: Jonas Gade Christensen: Productivity, Size, and the Disintegration of Industrial Production 

08-2011: Lene Lunde and Katrine V. Løken: "How are you feeling?" Assessing reporting bias in a subjective measure of health by quantile regression 

09-2011: Espen Bratberg, Karsten Marshall Elseth Rieck and Kjell Vaage: Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Divorce

10-2011: David Blandford, Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal: Interaction between trade liberalization and climate change policy: an application to Norwegian agriculture

11-2011: Hartmut Egger and Frode Meland: Product and labor market deregulation in unionized oligopoly with asymmetric countries

12-2011: Lene Lunde: Can EQ-5D and 15D be used interchangeably in economic evalutations? Assessing quality of life in post-stroke patients

13-2011: Gaute Torsvik: Team or individual: What determines workers' preferred bonus schemes?

14-2011: Vegard Iversen and Gaute Torsvik: Network mechanisms and social ties in markets for low- and unskilled jobs: (theory and) evidence from North-India 



01-2010: Espen Bratberg, Tor Helge Holmås, M. Kamrul Islam and Kjell Vaage: Teachers` Sickness Absence in Primary Schools: A Panel Data Multilevel Analysis

02-2010: Julie Riise Kolstad: How does additional education affect willingness to work in rural remote areas? 

03-2010: Arne Risa Hole and Julie Riise Kolstad: Mixed logit estimation of willingness to pay distributions: a comparison of models in preference and WTP space using data from a health-related choice experiment

04-2010: Julie R. Kolstad and Ida Lindkvist: Pro-social preferences and self-selection into the public health sector: evidence from economic experiments  

05-2010: Kjetil Gramstad and Sigve Tjøtta: Climate Engineering: Cost benefit and beyond  

06-2010: Pedro Carneiro, Katrine V. Løken, Kjell G. Salvanes: A Flying start? Long term consequences of maternal time investments in children during their first year of life

07-2010: Jurgita Januleviciute, Jan Erik Askildsen, Tor Helge Holmås, Oddvar Kaarbøe and Matt Sutton: The Impact of Different Prioritisation Policies on Waiting Times: A Comparative Analysis of Norway and Scotland  

08-2010: Fredrik Carlsen and Oddvar M. Kaarbøe: Waiting times and socioeconomic status. Evidence from Norway 

09-2010: Kjell Erik Lommerud, Frode Meland and Odd Rune Straume: North-South technology transfer in unionised multinationals 

10-2010: Rune Jansen Hagen: Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF's Policy Support Instrument

11-2010: Karin Monstad, Lars Birger Engesæter and Birgitte Espehaug: Waiting time and socioeconomic status - an individual-level analysis

12-2010: Eirik S. Amundsen and Lars Bergman: Green Certificates and Market Power on the Nordic Power Market




01-2008: Burkhard Hehenkamp and Oddvar Kaarbøe: Paying for Performance in Hospitals

02-2008: Kjell Erik Lommerud, Frode Meland and Odd Rune Straume: Mergers and capital flight in unionised oligopolies: Is there scope for a 'national champion' policy?

03-2008: Kai A. Konrad and Kjell Erik Lommerud: Love and taxes - and matching institutions

04-2008: Øivind Anti Nilsen, Kjell Vaage, Arild Aakvik and Karl Jacobsen: Sources of measurement errors in earnings data: New estimates of intergenerational elasticities

05-2008: Karin Monstad, Carol Propper and Kjell G. Salvanes: Education and fertility: Evidence from a natural experiment

06-2008: Kristin Linnerud and Steinar Vagstad: Exposing agricultural cooperatives to competition

07-2008: Oddvar M. Kaarbøe and Luigi Siciliani: Multitasking, quality and pay for performance

08-2008: Eirik N. Christensen and Bjørn Olav Johansen: Exclusivity and bidding for premium broadcasting rights

09-2008: Eirik N. Christensen: Cursed equilibrium revisited

10-2008: Eirik N. Christensen: Levelling the field through scoring auctions

11-2008: Sigve Tjøtta, Gaute Torsvik, Therese Kobbeltvedt and Anders Molander: The impact of anticipated discussion on cooperation in a social dilemma

12-2008: David Blandford, Rolf Jens Brunstad, Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal: Optimal agricultural policy and PSE measurement: an assessment and application to Norway

13-2008: Ivar Gaasland: Agriculture versus fish - Norway in WTO

14-2008: Ottar Mæstad and Gaute Torsvik: Improving the quality of health care when health workers are in short supply

15-2008: Julie Riise Kolstad: How to make rural jobs more attractive to health workers. Findings from a discrete choice experiment in Tanzania

16-2008: Rune Jansen Hagen: Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy choice aid-dependent countries

17-2008: Arild Aakvik, Tor Helge Holmås and M. Kamrul Islam: Does variation in GP practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP-patient data









  • 01-2001: Astrid Grasdal: The performance of sample selection estimators to control for attrition bias
  • 02-2001: Astrid Grasdal: The empirical importance of randomization bias in the Bergen experiments
  • 03-2001: S. D. Flåm, L. Mallozzi and J. Morgan: Oligopolies with set-valued inverse demand
  • 04-2001: Sjur D. Flåm: Greenhouse gases, cooperation and exchange
  • 05-2001: Y. M. Ermoliev and S. D. Flåm: Finding Pareto optimal insurance contracts
  • 06-2001: Sjur Didrik Flåm: Approaching equilibrium in parallel
  • 07-2001: Steinar Vagstad: Should auctioneers supply early information for prospective bidders?
  • 08-2001: Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen and Steinar Vagstad: Consumer heterogeneity and pricing in a duopoly with switching costs
  • 09-2001: Sjur Didrik Flåm and A. Jourani: Noncooperative games involving cooperation
  • 10-2001: Sturla Gjesdal and Espen Bratberg: Diagnosis and duration in sickness-absence as predictors for disability pensions
  • 10-2001: Sigve Tjøtta and Kjell Vaage: Marital disruption in Norway
  • 11-2001: Anette Boom: Firm's investment in general training and the market for skilled labour
  • 12-2001: Odd Rune Straume: Rent-seeking in a unionised monopoly
  • 13-2001: S. D. Flåm and G. Owen: Large production and market games
  • 14-2001: Kjell Erik Lommerud, Bjørn Sandvik and Odd Rune Straume: Good jobs, bad jobs and redistribution
  • 15-2001: Odd Rune Straume: International mergers and trade liberalisation: Implications for unionised labour
  • 16-2001: Sjur Didrik Flåm and Alf Erling Risa: Ability, self-confidence and search
  • 17-2001: Kjell Erik Lommerud, Frode Meland and Lars Sørgard: Unionized oligopoly, trade liberalization and location choice
  • 18-2001: Ghazala Naz: Education and the quality-quantity trade-off in Pakistani women's fertility decisions
  • 20-2001: Fred Schroyen and Gaute Torsvik: Sticks and carrots for the alleviation of long term poverty
  • 21-2001: Gaute Torsvik: Foreign economic aid; should donors cooperate?
  • 22-2001: Sjur Didrik Flåm and Gaute Torsvik: Avenues to equilibrium in one dimension
  • 23-2001: Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen and Lars Sørgard: Private labels, price rivalry, and public policy