Working papers

Working papers

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Authors Title Publication

Barton Wilage and Alexander L.P. Willén

Postpartum Job Loss: Transitory Effect on Mothers, Long-run Damage to Children

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 22/2020

Aline Bütikofer, Rita Ginja, Fanny Landaud and Katrine V. Løken

School Selectivity, Peers, and Mental Health

Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion Paper No. 21/2020

Ingvild Almås, Andreas Kotsadam, Espen R. Moen & Knut Røed

The Economics of Hypergamy 

IZA DP No. 12185

Alexander Willén, Kjell Vaage & Julian Johnsen 

Interactions in Public Policies: Spousal Responses and Program Spillovers of Welfare Reforms 

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 20/2020

Ingvild Almås, Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Vincent Somville & Bertil Tungodden

Adverse Selection into Competition: Evidence from a Large-scale Field Experiment in Tanzania

Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion Paper No. 19/2020

Vincent Somville, Asbjørn Andersen, Simon Franklin, Tigabu Getahun, Andreas Kotsadam & Espen Villanger 

Does Wealth Reduce Support for Redistribution? Evidence from an Ethiopian Housing Lottery

Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion Paper No. 18/2020

Ingvild Almås, Vincent Somville and Lore Vanderwalle

The Effect of Gender-Targeted Transfers: Experimental Evidence From India

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 16/2020

Paul Brandily, Clément Brébion, Simon Briole and Laura Khoury

A Poorly Understood Disease? The Unequal Distribution of Excess Mortality Due to COVID-19 Across French Municipalities

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 15/2020

Patrick Bennett, Richard Blundell and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

A Second Chance? Labor Market Returns to Adult Education Using School Reforms

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 14/2020

Julian Johnsen, Hyejin Ku and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes 

Competition and Career Advancement: The Hidden Costs of Paid Leave

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 13/2020

Eva M. Berger, Ernst Fehr, Henning Hermes, Daniel Schunk, Kristen Winkel

The Impact of Working Memory Training on Children’s Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 09/2020

Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, Erik Ø. Sørensen, Bertil Tungodden  

Solidarity and Fairness in Times of Crisis

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 06/2020

Patrick Bennett, Chiara Ravetti and Po Yin Wong

Losing in a Boom: Long-term Consequences of a Local Economic Shock for Female Labour Market Outcomes

NHH, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 03/2020

Thomas Buser, Alexander Cappelen, Uri Gneezy, Moshe Hoffman & Bertil Tungodden

Competitiveness, gender and handedness: a large-sample intercultural study

Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion Paper 02, 2020

Hallgeir Sjåstad & Roy Baumeister 

Fast optimism, slow realism? Causal evidence for a two-step model of future thinking

Psychology Archives, 2020

Laura Khoury, Clément Brébion & Simon Briole

Entitled to Leave: the impact of Unenployment Insurance Eligibility on Employment Duration and Job Quality

Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion Paper 01, 2020

Julian Vedeler Johnsen, Hans K. Hvide and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Parental Age and Birth Defects: a Sibling Study

SSRN Working papers 

Sam Dodini, Michael Lovenheim, Kjell Salvanes, and Alexander Willén

Monopsony, Skills, and Labor Market Concentration

CEPR Discussion Papers, No. 15412, October 2020
Alexander Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, and Bertil Tungodden
New chapter: Fair and unfair income inequality
Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, pp. 1-25, August 2020
Alexander W. Cappelen, Shachar Kariv and Erik Ø. Sørensen
The development gap in economic rationality of future elites
Berkeley, University of California, 10. January 2020

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 19/2020


Authors Title Publication

Vincent Somville

Having a Daughter Reduces Male Violence Against a Partner

Discussion Paper 24/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Henning Hermes & Daniel Schunk

If You Could Read My Mind—An Experimental Beauty-Contest Game with Children

Discussion Paper 23/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Bjørn Sætrevik & Hallgeir Sjåstad

Failed pre-registered replication of mortality salience effects in traditional and novel measures

Psychology Archives, 2019

Aline Bütikofer, Katrine V. Løken & Alexander Willén

Building Bridges and Widening Gaps: Efficiency Gains and Equity Concerns of Labor Market Expansions

Discussion Paper 19/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Julie Riise, Barton Willage & Alexander Willén

Can Female Doctors Cure the Gender STEMM Gap? Evidence from Randomly Assigned General Practitioners

Discussion Paper 18/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

 Andrew Vonasch & Hallgeir Sjåstad

Future-orientation (as trait and state) promotes reputation-protective choice in moral dilemmas

Psychology Archives, 2019

Katrine Nødtvedt, Hallgeir Sjåstad, Siv Skard, Helge Thorbjørnsen & Jay Van Bavel

Racial bias in the sharing economy and the role of trust

SSRN, 2019

Vincent Somville & Lore Vandewalle 

Access to banking, savings and consumption smoothing in rural India

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,
Working Paper HEIDWP09, 2019


Henning Hermes, Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf & Daniel Schunk

Motivating Low-Achievers - Relative Performance Feedback in Primary Schools

Discussion Paper 14/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Eva M. Berger, Henning Hermes, Guenther Koenig, Felix Schmidt & Daniel Schunk 

Self-regulation Training and Job Search Behavior: A Natural Field Experiment Within an Active Labor Market Program

Discussion Paper 13/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Hallgeir Sjåstad, Siv Skard, Helge Thorbjørnsen & Elisabeth Norman

Self-serving optimism in hedonic prediction: People predict a bright future for themselves and their friends, but not for their enemies

Britta Augsburg, Bet Caeyers & Bansi Malde

Can Micro-Credit Support Public Health Subsidy Programs?

Policy Research Working Paper 8846, World Bank Group

Fanny Landaud

From Employment to Engagement? Stable Jobs, Temporary Jobs, and Cohabiting Relationships

Discussion Paper 10/2019, Department of Economics / NH

Ingvild Almås, Maximilian Auffhammer, Tessa Bold, Ian Bolliger, Aluma Dembo, Solomon M. Hsiang, Shuhei Kitamura, Edward Miguel and Robert P. Pickmans

Destructive Behavior, Judgment, and Economic Decision-making under Thermal Stress

Alexander W. Cappelen, Johanna Mollerstrom, Bjørn-Atle Reme and Bertil Tungodden

A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior

Ingvild Almås, Johannes Haushofer & Jeremy P. Shapiro

The Income Elasticity for Nutrition: Evidence from Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya

The National Bureau of Economic Research, March 2019

Johannes Haushofer, Charlotte Ringdal, Jeremy P. Shapiro & Xiao Yu Wang

Working Paper 25627/NBER Working paper series

Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch & Bertil Tungodden

Discussion Paper 6/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen & Bertil Tungodden

Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?

Discussion Paper 4/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Ingar Haaland & Christopher Roth

Beliefs About Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies

Discussion Paper 2/2019, Department of Economics / NHH

Aline Bütikofer, Christopher Cronin & Meghan Skira

Employment Effects of Healthcare Policy: Evidence from the 2007 FDA Black Box Warning on Antidepressants

Discussion Paper 1/2019, Department of Economics / NHH


Authors Title Publication

Patrick Bennett & Amine Ouazad

Job Displacement, Unemployment, and Crime: Evidence from Danish Microdata and Reforms

Discussion Paper 32/2018, Department of Economics / NHH

David Jaume and Alexander L.P. Willén

Oh Mother: The Neglected Impact of School Disruptions

Discussion Paper 30/2018, Department of Economics / NHH

Aline Bütikofer, Antonio Dalla-Zuanna and Kjell G. Salvanes

Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility

Discussion Paper 19/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Alexander W. Cappelen, Cornelius Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Second-best fairness under limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives

Discussion Paper 18/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken and Magne Mogstad

Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment

NHH Discussion Paper

Michael Lovenheim and Alexander Willén

The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining

HCEO 08/2018

Pedro Carneiro, Kai Liu and Kjell G. Salvanes

The Supply of Skill and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence From a College Expansion Reform

Discussion Paper 16/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken, Magne Mogstad

Incarceration Spillovers in Criminal and Family Networks

NBER Working Paper No. 24878

CESifo Working paper No. 7025/2018

Mathias Ekström

The (un)compromise effect

Discussion Paper 10/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Aline Bütikofer, Sissel Jensen and Kjell G. Salvanes

The Role of Parenthood on the Gender Gap among Top Earners

Discussion Paper 9/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Björn Bartling, Alexander W. Cappelen, Mathias EkströmErik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Fairness in Winner-Take-All Markets

Discussion Paper 8/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Aline Bütikofer, Julie Riise and Meghan Skira

The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health

Discussion Paper 4/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden

Empowering the disabled through savings groups: Experimental evidence from Uganda

Discussion Paper 5/2018, Department of Economics / NHH 

Ingvild Almås, Tim Beatty and Thomas Crossley

Lost in Translation: What Do Engel Curves Tell Us About the Cost of Living?

IFS Working Paper (W18/04)

Hallgeir SjåstadRoy Baumeister and Michael Ent

Greener grass or sour grapes? How people value future goals after initial failure



Authors Title Publication

Øivind Schøyen

What limits the powerful in imposing the morality of their authority?

Discussion Paper 18/2017, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Aline Bütikofer and Giovanni Peri

The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills on Migration Decision

NBER Working Paper No. 23877, Issued in September 2017

Alexander W. Cappelen, Gary Charness, Mathias Ekström, Uri Gneezy and Bertil Tungodden

Exercise Improves Academic Performance

Discussion Paper 8/2017, 
Department of Economics / NHH

Charlotte Ringdal and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen

Household bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania

Latest version (PDF)

WIDER Working Paper 128/2017, UNU-WIDER

Alexander W. CappelenBertil TungoddenKarl Ove Moene and Siv-Elisabeth Skjelbred

The merit primacy effect

Discussion Paper 06/2017, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Mathias Ekström

Seasonal Social Preferences

Discussion Paper 04/2017, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics


Authors Title Publication

Ingvild Almås and Åshild Auglænd Johnsen

The Cost of a Growth Miracle - Reassessing Poverty and Inequality Trends in China

Alexander W. Cappelen, John List, Anya Samek and Bertil Tungodden

The Effect of Early Education on Social Preferences

NBER Working Paper No. 22898, Issued in December 2016

Aline Bütikofer, Eirin Mølland and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Childhood Nutrition and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a School Breakfast Program

Discussion Paper 015/2016, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Alexander W. Cappelen, Sebastian Fest, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Choice and personal responsibility: What is a morally relevant choice?

Discussion Paper 27/2014, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?

Discussion Paper 18/2016, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics


Authors Title Publication

Aline BütikoferKatrine V. Løken and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Long-Term Consequences of Access to Well-child Visits

Discussion Paper 29/2015, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Aline Buetikofer and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Disease Control and Inequality Reduction: Evidence from a Tuberculosis Testing and Vaccination Campaign

Discussion Paper 28/2015, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. CappelenKjell Gunnar Salvanes

Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Fairness and family background.

Appendix AAppendix B.

Discussion Paper 25/2015, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Ragnhild Balsvik and Stefanie A. Haller

Ownership change and its implication for the match between the plant and its workers

Discussion Paper 10/2015, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Susanna Sten Gahmberg

Early Bird Caught the Worm? The Effect of a Student Aid Reform on Time-to-degree

Kjetil BjorvatnAlexander W. CappelenErik Ø. Sørensen,

Bertil Tungodden and Linda Helgesson

Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania.



Authors Title Publication

Manudeep Bhuller, Magne Mogstad and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Life Cycle Earnings, Education Premiums and Internal Rates of Return

Discussion Paper 30/2014, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Ragnhild Balsvik and Morten Sæthre

Rents sharing with footloose production: foreign ownership and wages revisited

Discussion Paper 24/2014, Department of Economics/NHH Norwegian School of Economics


Authors Title Publication

Sigbjørn Birkeland and Bertil Tungodden

Fairness motivation in bargaining: A matter of principle

Forthcoming in Theory and Decision

Sandra E. Black, Aline Buetikofer, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

This Is Only a Test? Long-Run Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout

NBER Working Paper No. 18987

Ingvild Almås, Anders Kjelsrud and Rohini Somathan

A behaviour-based approach to the estimation of poverty in India

Alexander W. Cappelen, Trond Halvorsen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Face-saving or fair-minded: What motivates moral behavior?


Authors Title Publication

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. CappelenKjell Gunnar Salvanes,

Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Willingness to compete in a gender equal society

Ingvild Almås and Åshild Auglænd Johnsen

The cost of living in China: Implications for inequality and poverty

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Tina Søreide

Corruption and competition for resources

Ingvild Almås and Erik Ø. Sørensen

Global income inequality and cost-of-living adjustment: The geary-allen world accounts

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Tax policy and fair inequality


Authors Title Publication

Per Manne and Bertil Tungodden

Sign regularity and the ranking of distributions

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Fairness. Desert versus neutrality

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Caring for distant future generations

Alexander Cappelen and Tone Ognedal

Certification and ethical production

Kjell Gunnar Salvanes and Erik Ø. Sørensen

Inter- and intragenerational mobility in earnings and education 

Ingvild Almås and Erik Ø. Sørensen

Cost-of-living indices for measuring global inequality

Ingvild Almås, Anders Grøn Kjelsrud and Rohini Somanathan

The measurement of poverty in India — A structural approach

Manuscript, 2011

Ingvild Almås and Erik Ø. Sørensen

Global inequality trends. Maximizing the use of available data

Manuscript, 2011

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge

Measuring spillover effects from business training: Evidence from a field experiment among microentrepreneurs

Lars Ivar Oppedal BergeKartika Sari Juniwaty and Linda Helgesson Sekei

Group composition and group dynamics: Evidence from a lab experiment


Authors Title Publication

Alexander W. Cappelen, Astri D. Hole, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Modeling individual choices in experiments: Random utility versus random behaviour

Frank Cowell, Marc Fleurbaey and Bertil Tungodden

The tyranny puzzle in welfare economics: An empirical investigation

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