• Efficient Exclusion 

      Riis, Christian; Moen, Espen R. (CREAM Publications;9/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      In their influential paper, Aghion and Bolton (1987) argue that a buyer and a seller may agree on high liquidation damages in order to extract rents from future suppliers. As this may distort future trade, it may be ...
    • Entrepreneurship: Origins and Returns 

      Berglann, Helge; R. Moen, Espen R.; Røed, Knut; Skogstrøm, Jens Fredrik (CREAM Publications;7/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      We examine the origins and outcome of entrepreneurship on the basis of exceptionally comprehensive Norwegian matched worker-firm-owner data. In contrast to most existing studies, our notion of entrepreneurship not only ...
    • Incentives in Competitive Search 

      Moen, Espen R.; Rosén, Åsa (CREAM Publications;1/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      This paper proposes a labor market model with job search frictions where workers have private information on match quality and e¤ort. Firms use wage contracts to motivate workers. In addition, wages are also used to ...
    • "Just Google it": Forecasting Norwegian unemployment figures with web queries 

      Anvik, Christian; Gjelstad, Kristoffer (CREAM Publications;11/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      This thesis explores whether online search queries, represented by Google search queries, contain information useful in forecasting short term unemployment figures in Norway or not. Based on earlier work utilizing online ...
    • Konkurranse for innovasjon 

      Dalen, Dag Morten; Riis, Christian (CREAM Publications;2/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      Konkurransepolitikkens målsetning er å legge til rette for velfungerende konkurranse i markedene for på den måten å bidra til effektiv bruk av samfunnets ressurser. Samfunnsøkonomisk effektivitet vedrører optimal utnyttelse ...
    • Konkurranse, regulering og produktivitetsutvikling: generell forståelse og norske problemstillinger 

      Riis, Christian (CREAM Publications;1/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      Hvorvidt markedskonkurranse er en kime til, eller en hemsko for innovasjon, har vært gjenstand for diskusjon og uenighet i økonomifaget i mange år. Hvilket perspektiv en her legger til grunn, får stor betydning for ...
    • Ongoing quest for QWERTY 

      Heggedal, Tom-Reiel; Helland, Leif (CREAM Publications;1/2012, Working paper, 2012)
      First, we replicate the remarkable result of Hossain & Morgan (AER 2009), in which subjects in an experimental market tip almost perfectly to the superior platform even if an inferior platform enjoys initial monopoly. Next, ...
    • R&D and productivity: A firm level investigation of the Norwegian manufacturing industry 

      Moen, Martin Styrmoe; Burchardt, Stine Marguerite (CREAM Publications;6/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      For centuries researchers have grappled with the question: What drives technological progress which in turn powers the all important aggregated growth of the economy? We argue that this question is interesting because it ...
    • Regulering av fjernvarme 

      Dalen, Dag Morten; Moen, Espen R.; Riis, Christian (CREAM Publications;3/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      I denne rapporten vurderer vi reguleringer av fjernvarmesektoren i Norge. Utgangspunktet for analysen er hensynet til en samfunnsøkonomisk effektiv energiforsyning. Prinsippene for effektive investeringer i energiinfra ...
    • Samfunnsøkonomiske virkninger av fergefri E-39 Stavanger-Bergen 

      Reiel-Heggedal, Tom; Moen, Espen R.; Riis, Christian (CREAM Publications;2/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      Rapporten drøfter og beregner de samfunnsøkonomiske virkningene av en fergefri veiforbindelse E-39 fra Stavanger til Bergen. Det er to strekninger med to nye forbindelsespunkter som blir gjenstand for analyse. Den første ...
    • The economic impacts of compatibility standards: The case of Office Open XML 

      Burud, Ellen; Flaaten, Karoline (CREAM Publications;8/2010, Working paper, 2010)
    • The R&D of Norwegian Firms: an Empirical Analysis 

      Manganelli, Anton Giulio (CREAM Publications;5/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      This thesis aims at investigating the determinants and the effects of R&D investments in a panel data of Norwegian medium and large firms from year 1995 to 2005. There is evidence of cash constraints in the R&D expenditures, ...