Published papers

Published papers


Authors Title Publication

Julian V. Johnsen, Hyejin Ku, and Kjell G. Salvanes

Competition and Career Advancement

The Review of Economic Studies, October 2023

Aline Bütikofer, Rita Ginja, Krzysztof Karbownik, and Fanny Landaud

(Breaking) intergenerational transmission of mental health

The Journal of Human Resources

Vincent Somville and Lore Vandewalle

Access to banking, savings and consumption smoothing in rural India

Journal of Public Economics

Ingar Haaland and Christopher Roth

Beliefs about Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies

The Review of Economics and Statistics

Asbjørn G. Andersen, Simon Franklin, Tigabu Getahun, Andreas Kotsadam, Vincent Somville, and Espen Villanger

Does wealth reduce support for redistribution? Evidence from an Ethiopian housing lottery

Journal of Public Economics

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

Higher-Achievement Schools, Peers and Mental Health

The Economic Journal

Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, Ingar Haaland, Aakaash Rao, and Christopher Roth

Justifying Dissent

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 138 (3), August 2023

Alexander W. Cappelen, Cornelius W. Cappelen, and Bertil Tungodden

Second-Best Fairness: The Trade-off between False Positives and False Negatives

American Economic Review, Volume 113 (9), September 2023

Felix Chopra, Ingar Haaland, Christopher Roth, and Andreas Stegmann

The Null Result Penalty

The Economic Journal

Alexander W. Cappelen, Shachar Kariv, Erik Ø. Sørensen, and Bertil Tungodden

The development gap in economic rationality of future elites

Games and Economic Behavior

Kremena Bachmann, Andre Lot, Xiaogeng Xu, and Thorsten Hens

Experimental Research on Retirement Decision-Making: Evidence from Replications

Journal of Banking and Finance

Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Fanny Landaud, and Kjell G. Salvanes

Where Does Wealth Come From? Measuring Lifetime Resources in Norway

Journal of Economic Perspectives

Hallgeir Sjåstad and Jay Van Bavel

The best-case heuristic: Relative optimism in relationships, politics, and a global health pandemic

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Samuel Dodini

The Spillover Effects of Labor Regulations on Earnings and Employment

Journal of Public Economics

Ingar Haaland, Christopher Roth, and Johannes Wohlfart

Designing Information Provision Experiments

Journal of Economic Literature

Samuel Dodini, Jeff Larrimore, and Anna Tranfaglia

Financial Repercussions of SNAP Work Requirements

Journal of Public Economics

Jonas Tungodden, Alexander L.P. Willén 

When Parents Decide: Gender Differences in Competitiveness

Journal of Political Economy, Volume 130 (11), November 2022

Cheti Nicoletti, Kjell G. Salvanes, Emma Tominey

Mothers Working during Preschool Years and Child Skills: Does Income Compensate?

Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 40 (4), October 2022

Kjell G. Salvanes

What Drives Intergenerational Mobility? The Role of Family, Neighborhood, Education, and Social Class: A Review of Bukodi and Goldthorpe's Social Mobility and Education in Britain

Journal of Economic Literature

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden

We Can Manage: Experimental Evidence From Savings Groups in Uganda

Journal of African Economies

Yuzuru Kumon and Mohamed Saleh

The Middle-Eastern marriage pattern? Malthusian dynamics in nineteenth-century Egypt

The Economic History Review

Erik de Haan and Viktor O. Nilsson

What Can We Know about the Effectiveness of Coaching? A Meta-Analysis Based Only on Randomized Controlled Trials

Academy of Management Learning & Education, Volume 22(4), December 2023


Authors Title Publication

Bjørn Sætrevik and Hallgeir Sjåstad

Mortality salience effects fail to replicate in traditional and novel measures


Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen, and Bertil Tungodden

Global evidence on the selfish rich inequality hypothesis


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

A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behaviour

The Economic Journal

Asbjørn Goul Andersen, Andreas Kotsadam, and Vincent Somville

Material resources and well-being - Evidence from an Ethiopian housing lottery

Journal of Health Economics

Ranveig Falch

How Do People Trade Off Resources Between Quick and Slow Learners?

European Economic Review

Zichen Deng and Maarten Lindeboom

A bit of salt, a trace of life: Gender norms and the impact of a salt iodization program on human capital formation of school aged children

Journal of Health Economics

Julian V. Johnsen and Alexander Willén

The Effect of Negative Income Shocks on Pensioners

Labour Economics

Pedro Carneiro, Kai Liu, and Kjell G. Salvanes

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

Journal of the European Economic Association

Kjell G. Salvanes, Barton Willage, and Alexander Willén

The Effect of Labor Market Shocks Across the Life Cycle

Journal of Labor Economics

Barton Willage and Alexander Willén

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

European Economic Review

Samuel Dodini

Insurance Subsidies, the Affordable Care Act, and Financial Stability

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

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

Choice and Personal Responsibility: What Is a Morally Relevant Choice?

The Review of Economics and Statistics

Luxi Shen and Samuel D. Hirshman

As Wages Increase, Do People Work More or Less? A Wage Frame Effect

Management Science

David R. Agrawal and Aline Bütikofer

Public finance in the era of the COVID-19 crisis

International Tax and Public Finance

Zichen Deng and Maarten Lindeboom

Early-life famine exposure, hunger recall, and later-life health

Journal of Applied Econometrics

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

Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility

The Review of Economics and Statistics


Authors Title Publication

Jay V. Bavel, Aleksandra Cichocka, Valerio Capraro, Hallgeir Sjåstad, John B. Nezlek, Mark Alfano, and Michael Hudecek

National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic

Nature Communications, Forthcoming

Ingvild AlmåsCharlotte Ringdal, and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen 


Understanding inequality within households

Handbook of Labor, Human Resources & Population Economics, Forthcoming 

Peter Binyaruka, Josephine Borghi, Siri Lange, Ottar Mæstad, Iddy Mayumana, and Vincent Somville

Long term effects of payment for performance on maternal and child health outcomes – evidence from Tanzania

BMJ Global Health, BMJ Global Health, December 2021

Rune Midjord, Tomás R. Barraquer, and Justin Valasek 

When voters like to be right: An analysis of the Condorcet Jury Theorem with mixed motives

Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 198, December 2021

Siv Skard, Eirik S. Knudsen, Hallgeir Sjåstad, and Helge Thorbjørnsen

How virtual reality influences travel intentions: The role of mental imagery and happiness forecasting

Tourism Management, Volume 87, December 2021

Patrick Bennett, Chiara Ravetti, and Po Y. Wong 

Losing in a boom: Long-term consequences of a local economic shock for female labour market outcomes

Labour Economics, Volume 73, December 2021

Fanny Landaud 

From employment to engagement? Stable jobs, temporary jobs, and cohabiting relationships

Labour Economics, Volume 73, December 2021

Thomas Buser, Alexander W. Cappelen, Uri Gneezy, Moshe Hoffman, and Bertil Tungodden

Competitiveness, gender and handedness

Economics and Human Biology, Volume 43, December 2021

Sebastian Fest, Ola Kvaløy, Petra Nieken, and Anja Schöttner 

How (not) to motivate online workers: Two controlled field experiments on leadership in the gig economy

The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 32(6), December 2021

Nina Serdarevic 

Choosing Less over More Money

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economiocs, Volume 14 (2), November 2021

Paul Brandily, Clément Brébion, Simon Briole, and Laura Khoury

A poorly understood disease? The impact of COVID-19 on the income gradient in mortality over the course of the pandemic

European Economic Review, Volume 140, November 2021

Johannes Emmerling, Paula N. Sarmiento, and Matthew R. Sisco 

Subjective Well-Being at the Macro Level—Empirics and Future Scenarios

Empirics and Future Scenarios, Soc Indic Res 157, October 2021

Hannes Schwandt, Janet Currie, Marlies Bär, James Banks, Paola Bertoli, Aline Bütikofer, Sarah Cattan, Beatrice Z.-Y. Chao, Claudia Costa, Libertad Gonzalez, Veronica Grembi, Kristiina Huttunen, René Karadakic, Lucy Kraftman, Sonya Krutikova, Stefano Lombardi, Peter Redler, Carlos Riumallo-Herl, Ana Rodríguez-González, Kjell Salvanes, Paula Santana, Josselin Thuilliez, Eddy V. Doorslaer, Tom V. Ourti, Joachim Winter, Bram Wouterse, and Amelie Wuppermann

Inequality in Mortality between Black and White Americans by Age, Place, and Cause, and in Comparison to Europe, 1990-2018

Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences (PNAS), Volume 118 (40), October 2021.

Micael Dahlen, Helge Thorbjørnsen, Hallgeir Sjåstad, Petra V. H. Wågert, Charlotta Hellström, Birgitta Kerstis, Daniel Lindberg, Jonas Stier, and Maria Elvén

Changes in physical activity are associated with corresponding changes in psychological well-being: A pandemic case study

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Volume 18 (20), October 2021

Prashant Bharadwaj, Manudeep Bhuller, Katrine V. Løken, and Mirjam Wentzel 

Surviving a mass shooting

Journal of Public Economics, Volume 201, September 2021

David Jaume, and Alexander Willén

The effect of teacher strikes on parents

Journal of Development Economics, Volume 152, September 2021

Sandra E. Black, Chandra Muller, Alexandra Spritz-Oener, Ziwei He, Koit Hung, and John R. Warren 

The importance of STEM: High school knowledge, skills and occupations in an era of growing inequality

Research Policy, Volume 50 (7), September 2021

Samuel D. Hirshman, and Abigail B. Sussman 

Minimum Payments Alter Debt Repayment Strategies across Multiple Cards

Journal of Marketing, September 2021

Kjetil Bjorvatn, Mathias Ekström, and Armando J. G. Pires

Setting goals for keystone habits improves labor market prospects and life satisfaction for unemployed youth: Experimental evidence from Norway

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 188, August 2021

Catalina Franco, and Meera Mahadevan 

Behavioral dynamics in transitions from college to the workforce

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 188, August 2021

Samuel M. Hartzmark, Samuel D. Hirshman, and Alex Imas

Ownership, Learning, and Beliefs

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 136 (3), August 2021

Henning Hermes, Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf, and Daniel Schunk

Motivating low-achievers—Relative performance feedback in primary schools

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 187, July 2021

Jim A. C. Everett, Clara Colombatto, Edmond Awad, Paulo Boggio, Björn Bos, William J. Brady, Megha Chawla, Vladimir Chituc, Dongil Chung, Moritz A. Drupp, Srishti Goel, Brit Grosskopf, Frederik Hjorth, Alissa Ji, Caleb Kealoha, Judy S. Kim, Yangfei Lin, Yina Ma, Michel A. Maréchal, Federico Mancinelli, Christoph Mathys, Asmus L. Olsen, Graeme Pearce, Annayah M. B. Prosser, Niv Reggev, Nicholas Sabin, Julien Senn, Yeon S. Shin, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Hallgeir Sjåstad, Madelijn Strick, Sunhae Sul, Lars Tummers, Monique Turner, Hongbo Yu, Yoonseo Zoh, and Molly J. Crockett

Moral dilemmas and trust in leaders during a global health crisis

Nature Human Behaviour, Volume 5, July 2021

Alexander Willén

Decentralization of wage determination: Evidence from a national teacher reform

Journal of Public Economics, Volume 198, June 2021

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

Solidarity and fairness in times of crisis

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 186, June 2021

Julian V. Johnsen, Kjell Vaage, and Alexander Willén

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

The Economic Journal, June 2021

Kfir Eliaz, Rani Spiegler, and Heidi C. Thysen

Persuasion with Endogenous Misspecified Beliefs

European Economic Review, Volume 134, May 2021

Katharina Baum, Stefan Meissner, and Hanna Kasnova

Partisan self-interest is an important driver for people’s support for the regulation of targeted political advertising

PLoS ONE, Volume 16 (5), May 2021

Henning Hermes, and Daniel Schunk 

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

Experimental Economics, May 2021

Johan Egebark, Mathias Ekström, Erik Plug, and Mirjam V. Praag

Brains or beauty? Causal evidence on the returns to education and attractiveness in the online dating market

Journal of Public Economics, Volume 196, April 2021

Aline Bütikofer, and Giovanni Peri 

How Cognitive Ability and Personality Traits Affect Geographic Mobility

Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 39 (2), April 2021

Akshay Moorthy

The effect of rainfall shocks on early childhood development in Uganda

Economic Letters, Volume 200, March 2021

Kfir Eliaz, Rani Spiegler, and Heidi C. Thysen 

Strategic Interpretations

Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 192, March 2021

Alexander W. Cappelen, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Donald Mmari, Ingrid H. Sjursen, and Bertil Tungodden 

Understanding the resource curse: A large-scale experiment on corruption in Tanzania

Journal of Economic Bahvior & Organization, Volume 183, March 2021

Pedro Carneiro, Italo L. García, Kjell G. Salvanes, and Emma Tominey

Intergenerational Mobility and the Timing of Parental Income

Journal of Political Economy, Volume 129 (3), March 2021 

Aline Bütikofer, René Karadakic, and Kjell G. Salvanes

Income Inequality and Mortality: A Norwegian Perspective

Fiscal Studies, Volume 42 (1), March 2021

Hans K. Hvide, Julian Johnsen, and Kjell G. Salvanes

Parental age and birth defects: a sibling study

European Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 36, March 2021

Simen Bø, Elisabeth Norman, and Hallgeir Sjåstad

Working for the Best or Bracing for the Worst? Approach and Avoidance Motivation in Planning

Collabra: Psychology, Volume 7 (1), March 2021

Mathias Ekström

The (un)compromise effect: How suggested alternatives can promote active choice

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Volume 90 (3), February 2021

Nina Serdarevic, Eirik Strømland, and Sigve Tjøtta

It pays to be nice: The benefits of cooperating in markets

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Volume 90, February 2021

Kjetil Bjorvatn, Simon Galle, Lars I. O. Berge, Edward Miguel, Daniel N. Posner, Bertil Tungodden, and Kelly Zhang

Elections and selfishness

Electoral Studies, Volume 69, February 2021

Aline Bütikofer, Julie Riise, and Meghan M. Skira

The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 13 (1), February 2021

Sosina Bezu, Peter Binyaruka, Ottar Mæstad, and Vincent Somville

Pay-for-performance reduces bypassing of health facilities: Evidence from Tanzania

Social Science & Medicine, Volume 268, January 2021

Sandra E. Black, Sanni Breining, David N. Figlio, Jonathan Guryan, Krzysztof Karbownik, Helena S. Nielsen, Jeffrey Roth, and Marianne Simonsen

Sibling Spillovers

Economic Journal, Volume 131 (633), January 2021

Axel Dreher, Jenny Simon, and Justin Valasek
Review of International Organizations, Volume 16, January 2021

Katrine B. Nødtvedt, Hallgeir Sjåstad, Siv S. Rosendahl, Helge Thorbjørnsen, and Jay J. V. Bavel

Racial bias in the sharing economy and the role of trust and self-congruence

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Volume 27 (3), 2021

Nina Serdarevic

Licence to lie and the social and the (in)appropriateness of lying

Economics Letter, Volume 199, February 2021


Authors Title Publication

Florian Hett, Mario Mechtel, Henning Hermes, Felix Schmidt, Daniel Schunk and Valentin Wagner

Do Children Cooperate Conditionally? Adapting the Strategy Method for First-Graders

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 179, November 2020, Pages 638-652

Fran Blau, Matthew Comey, Amanda Eng, Pamela Meyerhofer, Lawrence Kahn and Alexander Willén
Culture and gender allocation of tasks: source country characteristics and the division of non-market work among US immigrants
Review of Economics of the Household18, pages 907–958 (2020)

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

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

Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming

Kjell Bjortvatn and Nicola D. Coniglio

Sharing and cooperation in an experiment with heterogeneous groups

Economics Letters, Volume 197, 2020

Haushofer, Johannes, Charlotte Ringdal, Jeremy Shapiro, and Xiao Yu Wang.

Spousal Disagreement in Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence in Kenya

AEA Papers and Proceedings, Volume 110, 2020.

Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen & Bertil Tungodden

Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-Seeking than Scandinavians?

Journal of Political Economy​, Volum 128 Nr. 5

Hallgeir Sjåstad, Roy Baumeister & Michael Ent

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

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 
Volume 88, 2020

Michael Ent, Hallgeir Sjåstad, William von Hippel & Roy Baumeister

Helping behavior is non-zero-sum: Helper and recipient autobiographical accounts of help

Evolution and Human Behavior, Volume 41 Issue 3, 2020

Tatiana Homonoff, Barton Willage & Alexander Willén

Rebates as incentives: The effects of a gym membership reimbursement program

Journal of Health Economics, Volume 70, 2020

Anya Samek, Jason M. Cowell, Alexander W. CappelenBertil Tungodden et al.

The Development of Social Comparisons and Sharing Behavior Across 12 Countries

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Volume 192, 2020

 Anders Böhlmark & Alexander Willén

Tipping and the Effects of Segregation

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 12 (1), 2020

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Simon Galle, Edward Miguel, Daniel N. Posner, Bertil Tungodden & Kelly Zhang

Ethnically Biased? Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 18 (1), 2020

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cecilia Kagoma, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen & Vincent Somville

The customer is king: Evidence on VAT compliance in Tanzania

World Development
Volume 128, 2020

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

Incarceration, Recidivism, and Employment

Journal of Political Economy, Volume 128 Nr. 4, April 2020 

Kjetil Bjorvatn, Tigabu Degu Getahun & Sandra Kristine Halvorsen

Conflict or cooperation? Experimental evidence on intra-household allocations in Ethiopia

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Volume 85, 2020

Aline Bütikofer, Christopher Cronin and Meghan M. Skira

Employment effects of healthcare policy: Evidence from the 2007 FDA black box warning on antidepressants

Journal of Health Economics, Volume 73, 2020

Rahul Mehor, Vincent Somville and Lore Vandewalle 

Increasing Trust in Bankers to Enhance Savings: Experimental Evidence from India

Economic development and cultural change, Volume 69 Nr. 1, 2020.

Julie RiiseBarton Willage and Alexander Willén

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

Review of Economics and Statistics

Ingvild Almås, Andreas Kotsadam, Espen Rasmus Moen and Knut Røed 

The Economics of Hypergamy 

The Journal of human resources, Volume 55 Issue 4, 2020

Selene Ghisolfi, Ingvild Almås, Justin C. Sandefur, Jesse Heitner, Tessa Bild and Tillmann von Carnap. 

Predicted COVID-19 fatality rates based on age, sex, comorbidities and health system capacity

BMJ Global Health, Volume 5, Issue 9 

Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, August 2020

Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Petter Lundborg, Kaveh Majlesi

Poor Little Rich Kids? The Role of Nature versus Nurture in Wealth and Other Economic Outcomes and Behaviours

Review of Economic Studies, Volume 87 (4), July 2020

Julie Riise, Barton Willage & Alexander Willén

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

The Review of Economics and Statitics, September 2020

Fanny Landaud, Son-Thierry-Ly & Éric Maurin

Competitive Schools and the Gender Gap in the Choice of Field of Study

The Journal of Human Resources, Volume 55 (1), 2020


Authors Title Publication

Hallgeir Sjåstad

Algorithm aversion: An old problem with new implications

Magma, Volume 8, 2019

Michael F. Lovenheim 
Alexander Willén

The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 11 (3), 2019

Sandra E. Black, Aline Bütikofer, Paul J. Devereux & Kjell G. Salvanes

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

Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 101 (3), 2019

Aline Bütikofer, Katrine V. Løken & Kjell G. Salvanes

Infant Health Care and Long-Term Outcomes

Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 101 (2), 2019

Britta Augsburg, Bet Caeyers, Sara Giunti, Bansi Malde & Susanna Smets

Labelled loans and sanitation investments

Ideas For India - for more evidence-based policy, 2019

Hallgeir Sjåstad & Roy F. Baumeister

Moral self‐judgment is stronger for future than past actions

Motivation and Emotion, Volume 43, 2019

Aline Bütikofer, David N. Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Christopher W. Kuzawa & Kjell G. Salvanes

Evidence that prenatal testosterone transfer from male twins reduces the fertility and socioeconomic success of their female co-twins

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 116 (14), 2019

Alexander Cappelen, John List, Anya Samek & Bertil Tungodden

The Effect of Early Childhood Education on Social Preferences

Journal of Political Economy, preprint, 2019

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge & Armando José Garcia Pires

Gender, formality, and entrepreneurial success

Small Business Economics, 2019

Kristina M. Bott, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. SørensenBertil Tungodden

You’ve got mail: A randomised field experiment on tax evasion

Management Science, preprint, 2019

Hallgeir Sjåstad

Short-sighted greed? Focusing on the future promotes reputation-based generosity

Judgment and Decision Making, Volume 14 (2), 2019

Ingvild Almas, Alexander W. Cappelen & Bertil Tungodden 

Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiencyseeking than Scandinavians?

Journal of Political Economy, preprint, 2019

Marianne Bertrand, Sandra E. Black, Sissel Jensen & Adriana Lleras-Muney

Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labour Market Outcomes in Norway

The Review of Economic Studies, Volume 86 (1), 2019

Henning Hermes, Florian Hett, Mario Mechtel, Felix Schmidt, Daniel Schunk & Valentin Wagner

Do children cooperate conditionally? Adapting the strategy method for first-graders

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, preprint, 2019


Kjetil Bjorvatn, Alexander W. Cappelen, Linda Helgesson Sekei, Erik Ø. Sørensen & Bertil Tungodden.

Management Science, preprint, 2019


Authors Title Publication

Aline Bütikofer, Eirin Mølland & Kjell G. Salvanes

Childhood nutrition and labor market outcomes: Evidence from a school breakfast program

Journal of Public Economics, Volume 168, 2018

Katrine V. Løken, Kjell Erik Lommerud & Katrine Holm Reiso

Single mothers and their children: Evaluating a work-encouraging welfare reform

Journal of Public Economics, Volume 167, 2018

Roy F. Baumeister, Heather M. Maranges & Hallgeir Sjåstad

Consciousness of the future as a matrix of maybe: Pragmatic prospection and the simulation of alternative possibilities

Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, Volume 5 (3), 2018

Elizabeth Huppert, Jason M. Cowell, Bertil Tungodden, et al.

The development of children’s preferences for equality and equity across 13 individualistic and collectivist cultures

Developmental Science, Volume 21 (5), 2018

Mathias Ekström

Seasonal altruism: How Christmas shapes unsolicited charitable giving

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 153, 2018

Vincent Somville & Lore Vandewalle

Saving by Default: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural India

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 10 (3), 2018

Cheti Nicoletti, Kjell G. Salvanes & Emma Tominey

The Family Peer Effect on Mothers' Labor Supply

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 10 (3), 2018

Ingvild Almås, Alex Armand, Orazio Attanasio & Pedro Carneiro

Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers

The Economic Journal, Volume 128 (612), 2018

Xiaogeng Xu, Yilong Xu & Steven Tucker

Ambiguity Attitudes in the Loss Domain: Decisions for Self versus Others

Economics Letters, Volume 170, 2018

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

Intergenerational Effects of Incarceration

AEA Papers and Proceedings, Volume 108, 2018

Aline Bütikofer, Sissel JensenKjell G. Salvanes

The Role of Parenthood on the Gender Gap among Top Earners

European Economic Review, Volume 109, 2018

Ingvild Almås & Åshild Auglænd Johnsen 

The cost of a growth miracle – reassessing price and poverty trends in China

Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 30, 2018

Kristiina Huttunen, Jarle MøenKjell G. Salvanes

Job Loss and Regional Mobility

Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 36 (2), 2018

Patrick Bennett

The Heterogeneous Effects of Education on Crime: Evidence from Danish Administrative Twin Data

Labour Economics, Volume 52, 2018

Hallgeir SjåstadRoy Baumeister

The Future and the Will: Planning requires self-control, and ego depletion leads to planning aversion

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 76, 2018

Aline Buetikofer & Meghan Skira

Missing Work is a Pain: The Effect of Cox-2 Inhibitors on Sickness Absence and Disability Pension Receipt

Journal of Human Resources, Volume 53 (1), 2018

Alexander W. CappelenErik Ø. SørensenBertil Tungodden & Roland I. Luttens

Fairness in bankruptcy situations: an experimental study

Appendix A / Appendix B

Management Science, Volume 65 (6), 2018

François Libois & Vincent Somville

Fertility, household size and poverty in Nepal

World Development, Volume 103, 2018

Johan Egebark & Mathias Ekström

Liking what others “Like”: using Facebook to identify determinants of conformity

Experimental Economics, Volume 21, 2018


Authors Title Publication

Ingvild Almås, Anders Kjelsrud & Rohini Somanathan

A Behaviour‐Based Approach to the Estimation of Poverty in India

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 121 (1), 2019

Ingvild Almås, Mandeep Grewal, Marielle Hvide & Serhat Ugurlu

The PPP approach revisited: A study of RMB valuation against the USD

Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 77, 2017

Life-Cycle Earnings, Education Premiums, and Internal Rates of Return

Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 35 (4), 2017

Ingvild Almås & Anders Kjelsrud

Rags and Riches: Relative prices, non-homothetic preferences and inequality in India

World Development, Volume 97, 2017

Aline Bütikofer & Michael Gerfin

The economies of scale of living together and how they are shared: estimates based on a collective household model

Review of Economics of the Household, Volume 15 (2), 2017

Thomas de Haan & Jona Linde

'Good Nudge Lullaby': Choice Architecture and Default Bias Reinforcement

The Economic Journal, Volume 128 (610), 2018

Thomas de Haan, Theo Offerman & Randolph Sloof

Discrimination in the Labour Market: The Curse of Competition between Workers

The Economic Journal, Volume 127 (603), 2017

Michael Kirchler, David Andersson, Caroline Bonn, Magnus Johannesson, Erik Ø. Sørensen, Matthias Stefan, Gustav Tinghög & Daniel Västfjäll

The effect of fast and slow decision on risk taking

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Volume 54 (1), 

Alexander W. CappelenErik Ø. SørensenBertil Tungodden & Trond Halvorsen

Face-Saving or Fair-Minded: What Motivates Moral Behavior?

Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 15 (3), 2017

Makan Amini, Mathias Philip Ekström, Tore Elllingsen, Magnus Johannesson & Fredrik Strömsten

Does Gender Diversity Promote Nonconformity?

Management Science, Volume 63 (4), 2017

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander Wright Cappelen & Bertil Tungodden

Is It OK to Get Paid More for Being Lucky?

Harvard Business Review, March 9, 2017

Alexander Wright Cappelen & Bertil Tungodden

Fairness and the proportionality principle

Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 49, 


Authors Title Publication

Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. CappelenKjell Gunnar Salvanes, Erik Ø. Sørensen & Bertil Tungodden

Fairness and family background

Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Volume 16 (2), 2017

Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Mweetwa MudendaBertil Tungodden, et al. 

Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Trials, Volume 17, 2016

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Linda Helgesson Sekei & Kartika Sari Juniwaty

Gender composition and group dynamics: Evidence from a laboratory experiment with microfinance clients

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 131 (Part A), 2016

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

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

Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 15 (3), 2017

Sandra E. BlackPaul J. DevereuxKjell Gunnar Salvanes

Does Grief Transfer across Generations? Bereavements during Pregnancy and Child Outcomes

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 8 (1), 2016

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. CappelenKjell G. SalvanesErik Øiolf Sørensen &  Bertil Tungodden

Willingness to Compete: Family Matters

Management Science, Volume 62 (8), 2016

Kjell Gunnar Salvanes & Stephen Machin

Valuing School Quality via a School Choice Reform

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 118 (1), 2016

Kai Liu, Kjell Gunnar Salvanes & Erik Øiolf Sørensen

Good skills in bad times: Cyclical skill mismatch and the long-term effects of graduating in a recession

European Economic Review, Volume 84, 2016

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. CappelenKjell G. SalvanesErik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence

American Economic Review, 2016, 106(5): 296-302

Kjetil Bjorvatn, Ranveig Falch and Ulrikke V. Hernæs

Gender, context and competition: Experimental evidence from rural and urban Uganda

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2016, 61: 31–37 

Johan Egebark and Mathias Philip Ekström

Can indifference make the world greener?

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2016, 76: 1-13


Authors Title Publication

Pedro Carneiro, Katrine V. Løken and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

A Flying Start? Maternity Leave Benefits and Long Run Outcomes of Children

Journal of Political Economy, 123(2), 2015, 365-412

Johanna Mollerstrom, Bjørn-Atle Reme and Erik Ø. Sørensen

Luck, choice and responsibility — An experimental study of fairness views

Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 131: 33-40

Sandra BlackPaul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Losing Heart? The Effect of Job Displacement on Health

Industrial Labor Relations Review, 68(4), 2015, 833-861

Alexander W. Cappelen, Knut Nygaard, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Social Preferences in the Lab: A Comparison of Students and a Representative Population

Scandinavian Journal of Economics,2015117(4): 1306-1326

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. Cappelen, Ingar Haaland and Bertil Tungodden

Rettferdig ulikhet

Magma, 2015, 6: 38-43

Alexander W. CappelenUlrik H. Nielsen, Bertil Tungodden,

Jean-Robert Tyran and Erik Wengström

Fairness is intuitive.

Experimental Economics, 2015: 1-14 

Thomas De Haan and Roel van Veldhuizen

Willpower depletion and framing effects

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, 117: 47-61

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. CappelenKjell Gunnar Salvanes,

Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Willingness to compete: Family matters

Management Science, 2015, 62(8): 2149-2162

Alexander W. Cappelen, Bjørn-Atle Reme, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Leadership and incentives

Management Science, 2015, Management Science, 62(7):1944-1953

Frank A. Cowell and Bertil Tungodden

The Tyranny Puzzle in Social Preferences: An empirical investigation

Social Choice and Welfare, 2015, 45(4): 765-792

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden

Disabled by stereotype? Experimental evidence from Uganda

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, 118: 268–280

Bertil Tungodden, Shachar Kariv, and Jane Zhang
Introduction to special issue on "Economic experiments in the lab and in the field in developing countries"
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 118, pp.1-414, October 2015


Authors Title Publication

Sandra Black, Paul Devereux, Katrine Løken and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Care or Cash? The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on Student Performance

The Review of Economics and Statistics, 96 (5), 2014, 824-837

Lars Ivar Oppedal BergeKjetil Bjorvatn, Armando Jose Garcia Pires and Bertil Tungodden

Competitive in the lab, successful in the field?

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2014, 17: 501-511

Alexander W. Cappelen, Tom Eichele, Kenneth Hugdahl,

Karsten Spech, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Equity theory and fair inequality: A neuroeconomic study

PNAS, 2014, 111(43): 15368-15372

Alexander W. Cappelen, Sigbjørn Birkeland, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

An experimental study of prosocial motivation among criminals

Experimental Economics, 2014, 17: 501-511

Lars Ivar Oppedal BergeKjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden

Human and Financial Capital for Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field and Lab Experiment

Management Science, 2014, 61(4):707-722

Alexander W. Cappelen, Rune Jansen Hagen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment

Review of Income and Wealth, 2014, 60(1): 100-113

Alexander W. CappelenErik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Rettferdighet på hjernen

Magma, 2014(2), 34-39


Authors Title Publication

Bertil Tungodden and Peter Vallentyne

Liberal resourcism: problems and possibilities

Journal of Social Philosophy, 2013, 44(4)

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

When do we lie?

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 93: 258-265

Aline Bütikofer

Revisiting `mother and sons’ preference formation and the female labor force in Switzerland

Labor Economics 20, 2013, 82-91

Alexander W. Cappelen, James Konow, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Just luck: An experimental study of risk taking and fairness

American Economic Review, 2013, 103(4): 1398-1413

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Under pressure? The effect of Peers on Outcomes of Young Adults

Journal of Labor Economics, 31 (1), 2013, 119-153

Alexander W. Cappelen, Karl O. Moene, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Needs vs. entitlements – an international fairness experiment

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11(3): 574-598

Alexander W. Cappelen, Ulrik H. Nielsen, Erik Ø. Sørensen,

Bertil Tungodden and Jean-Robert Tyran

Give and take in dictator games

Economics Letters, 2013, 118(2): 280-283

Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Heterogeneity in fairness views – a challenge to the mutualistic approach

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2013, 36(1): 84-85 

Lars Ivar Oppedal BergeKjetil BjorvatnKartika Sari Juniwaty and Bertil Tungodden

Business training in Tanzania: From research-driven experiment to local implementation

Journal of African Economies, 2013, 21(5): 808-827


Authors Title Publication

Ingvild AlmåsTarjei Havnes and Magne Mogstad

Baby booming inequality? Demographic change and earnings inequality in Norway, 1967-2000

Journal of Economic Inequality, 2011, 9(4): 629-650

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Too Young to leave the nest? The effects of School starting age

Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(2), 2011, 455-467

Steve Machin, Panu Pelkonen and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Education and mobility

Journal of the European Economic Association, 10 (2), 2011, 417-50

Ragnhild Balsvik

Foreign firms and host country productivity: Does the mode of entry matter?

Oxford Economic Papers, 63 (1), 2011, 158-186

Phil Oreopoulos and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Priceless: The Nonpecuniary Benefits of Schooling

Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(1), 2011, 159-84

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. Cappelen, Jo Thori Lind,

Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Measuring unfair (in)equality

Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95(7-8): 488-499

Ragnhild Balsvik

Is labor mobility a channel for spillovers from multinationals? Evidence from Norwegian manufacturing

Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(1), 2011, 285-297

Kristiina Huttunen, Jarle Møen and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

How Destructive is Creative Destruction? Effects of Job Loss on mobility, withdrawal and Income

Journal of the European Economic Association, 9 (5), 2011, 840 – 870

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

The importance of moral reflection and self-reported data in a dictator game with production

Social Choice and Welfare, 2011, 36(1): 105-120

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden 

Distributive interdependencies in liberal egalitarianism

Social Choice and Welfare, 2011, 46(1): 35-47


Authors Title Publication

Alexander Cappelen, Ottar Mæstad and Bertil Tungodden 

Demand for childhood vaccination: Insights from behavioral economics

Forum for Development Studies, 2010, 33(1): 349-364 

Alexander Cappelen, Ole F. Norheim and Bertil Tungodden 

Disability compensation and responsibility

Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2010, 9(4): 411-427

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

The more the smarter? Family size and IQ

Journal of Human Resources, 45 (1), 2010, 33-58

Anders Björklund and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Education and family background: Mechanisms and policies

Handbook in Economics of Education, 2010, 201-247

Arild Aakvik, Kjell Gunnar Salvanes and Kjell Vaage

Measuring Heterogeneity in the Returns to Education in Norway Using An Educational Reform

The European Economic Review 54(4), 2010, 483-500

Alexander Cappelen and Kjetil Bjorvatn


The challenge of a rising skill premium for redistributive taxation

International Tax and Public Finance, 2010, 17 (1): 15-24 

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. CappelenErik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance

Science, 2010, 328(5982): 1176-1178

Alexander W. CappelenErik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Responsibility for what? An experimental approach to responsibility and fairness

European Economic Review, 2010, 54(3): 429-441 

Ragnhild Balsvik and Stefanie Haller

Picking “lemons” or “cherries”? Domestic and foreign acquisitions in Norwegian manufacturing

Scandinavian Journal of Economics 12(2), 2010, 361-387

Geir B. Asheim, Tapan Mitra and Bertil Tungodden

Sustainable recursive social welfare functions

Economic Theory, Online FirstTM, 2010

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden 

Teaching business in Tanzania: Evaluating participation and performance

Journal of European Economic Association, 2010, 8(2-3)

Marc Fleurbaey and Bertil Tungodden 

The tyranny of non-aggregation versus the tyranny of aggregation in social choices: a real dilemma

Economic Theory, 2010, 44(3): 399-414


Authors Title Publication

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Rewarding effort

Economic Theory, 2009, 39(3): 425-441

Marc Fleurbaey, Bertil Tungodden and Peter Vallentyne

On the possibility of non-aggregative priority for the worst off

Social Philosophy and Policy, 2009, 26: 258-285. Simultaneously published in Utilitarianism: The Aggregation Problem, (Bertil Tungodden) edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller Jr., and Jeffrey Paul, 2009, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 258-285.

Bertil Tungodden

Equality and priority

Oxford Handbook of Rational and Social Choice, edited by P. Anand, P. Pattanaik and C. Puppe, 2009, Oxford University Press, ch. 17.


Authors Title Publication

Ingvild Almås

Equalizing income versus equalizing opportunity: A comparison of the United States and Germany

Research on Economic Inequality, 2008

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Staying in the Classroom and Out of Maternity Ward? The Effect of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Births

Economic Journal, 118(530), 2008, 1025-1054

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Kjetil Selvik

Destructive competition: Factionalism and rent-seeking in Iran

World Development, 2008, 36(1): 2314-2324

Alexander Cappelen, Ole Frithjof Norheim and Bertil Tungodden 

Genomics and equal opportunity ethics

Journal of Medical Ethics, 2008, 34: 361-364

Bertil Tungodden

Justice: Current perspectives

The New Palgrave Dictionary in Economics 2nd edition. L. Blume and S. Durlauf (eds.), 2008, Palgrave Macmillian.

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

From the Cradle to the Job Market? The Effect of Birth Weight on Adult Outcomes of Children

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(1), 2007, 409-439

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

The Pluralism of fairness Ideals: An experimental approach

American Economic Review, 2007, 97(3): 818-827 

Alexander Cappelen, Rune J. Hagen and Bertil Tungodden 

National responsibility and the just distribution of debt relief

Ethics and International Affairs, 2007, 21

Øivind Anti NilsenKjell Gunnar Salvanes and Fabio Schiantarelli

Employment Adjustment, the Structure of Adjustment Costs, and Firm’s Size

The European Economic Review, 51(3), 2007, 577-598

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Redistribution and marginal productivity reward

Research on Economic Inequality, 2007, 15: 1-6

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Local autonomy and interregional equality

Social Choice and Welfare, 2007, 28(3): 443-460

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Carsten Eckel

Policy competition for foreign direct investment between asymmetric countries

European Economic Review, 2006, 50: 1891-1907

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

The liberal egalitarian paradox

Economics and Philosophy, 2006, 22(3): 393-408

Alexander Cappelen and Ole Frithjof Norheim

Responsibility, fairness and rationing in health care

Health Policy, 2006, 76

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Alexander Cappelen

Redistribution and the nature of altruism: should welfare programs be centralized or decentralized?

Economics of Governance, 2006, 7 

Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

Relocating the responsibility cut: Should more responsibility imply less redistribution

Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2006, 3: 353-362

Oddbjørn Raaum, Kjell Gunnar Salvanes and Erik Ø. Sørensen

The Neighbourhood is not what it used to be

Economic Journal, 2006, 116(1): 200-222

Ingvild Almås

Internasjonal handel – Gevinster til alle?

RØST: økonomisk teori og politisk praksis, 2005, ISBN-82-996845-I-X

Kjetil Bjorvatn and Tina Søreide

Corruption and privatization

European Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 21(4): 903-914

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

The more the merrier? The effect of family composition on children’s outcomes

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120(2), 2005, 669-700

Alexander Cappelen and Ole Frithjof Norheim

Responsibility in health care: A liberal egalitarian approach

Journal of Medical Ethics, 2005, 31. Reprinted in Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine, (eds. Arras, J. D. et al), McGraw Hill, 2007.

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Why the Apple doesn’t fall far: Understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital

The American Economic Review, 95(1), 2005, 437-449

Bertil Tungodden and Peter Vallentyne

On the Possibility of Paretian Egalitarianism

The Journal of Philosophy, 2005, 102(3): 126-154

Bertil Tungodden

Poverty measurement: The critical comparison value

Social Choice and Welfare, 2005, 25: 75-84

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