• Announcements of interest rate forecasts: Do policymakers stick to them? 

      Mirkov, Nikola; Natvik, Gisle J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      If central banks value the ex post accuracy of their published forecasts, previously announced interest rate paths might influence the current policy rate. We explore if “forecast adherence” has affected monetary policy ...
    • Do re-election probabilities influence public investment? 

      Fiva, Jon H.; Natvik, Gisle J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      An insight from dynamic political economy is that elected officials may use state variables to affect the choices of their successors. We exploit the staggered timing of local and national elections in Norway to investigate ...
    • Petro populism 

      Matsen, Egil; Natvik, Gisle J.; Torvik, Ragnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      We aim to explain petro populism|the excessive use of oil revenues to buy political support. To reap the full gains of natural resource income, politicians need to remain in o ce over time. Hence, even a rent-seeking ...
    • Petro Populism 

      Matsen, Egil; Natvik, Gisle J.; Torvik, Ragnar (CAMP Working Paper Series;1/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      We aim to explain petro populism|the excessive use of oil revenues to buy political support. To reap the full gains of natural resource income politicians need to remain in office over time. Hence, even a rent-seeking ...
    • Voting when the stakes are high 

      Andersen, Jørgen Juel; Fiva, Jon H.; Natvik, Gisle J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Most theories of voter behavior predict that electoral participation will be higher in elections where more is at stake. We test this prediction by studying how participation is affected by exogenous variation in local ...
    • Voting When the Stakes Are High 

      Andersen, Jørgen Juel; Fiva, Jon H.; Natvik, Gisle J. (CAMP Working Paper Series;8/2013, Working paper, 2013)
      Most theories of voter behavior predict that electoral participation will be higher in elections where more is at stake. We test this prediction by studying how participation is affected by exogenous variation in local ...