Research

Research

The Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality aims to conduct groundbreaking experimental research on how to address inequality in society. FAIR is comprised of two research groups, the Centre for Empirical Labor Economics (CELE) and The Choice Lab.

CELE

CELE aims to foster research on the multiple aspects of empirical labor economics. The research agenda includes several themed areas of focus: the labor market, education and health economics, in particular early investments and intergenerational mobility.

The Choice Lab

The Choice Lab uses economic experiments to study individual decision making, in particular how people are motivated by moral, risk and institutional considerations. Areas of focus are global income inequality, tax policy, health care and management issues relevant to corporations and non-governmental organisations.

Recent working papers

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

A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior

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

NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES

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

Recent publications

Authors Title Publication

Aline Bütikofer, David N. Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Christopher W. Kuzawa, and 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, April 2 2019, vol. 116

Kristina M. Bott, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

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

Management Science

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge & Armando José Garcia Pires

Gender, formality, and entrepreneurial success

Small Business Economics

Hallgeir Sjåstad

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

Judgment and Decision Making, VOL 14, No. 2, March 2019, Pages 199–213

Ingvild Almas, Alexander W. Cappelen & Bertil Tungodden 

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

Forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy

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, VOL 86, Issue 1, 1 JANUARY 2019, Pages 191–239

Selected publications

Authors Title Publication

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

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

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

Ingvild AlmåsAlexander W. CappelenErik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden

Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance

Science, 2010, 328(5982): 1176-1178

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