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    • Can framing change individual attitudes towards immigration? 

      Wiig, Thea Martine Aalen (The University of Bergen, 2017-06-16)
      Does framing change individual attitudes towards immigration? This thesis analyzes the effect of providing information about the unemployment- and employment rate of immigrants in Norway, as well as information about the ...
      Master thesis
    • Can social norms lead people to choose less money over more? 

      Michelsen, Sondre Vågenes (The University of Bergen, 2017-07-01)
      The point of departure for this paper is a surprising finding from an economic experiment. Tjøtta (2016) designs a more or less game, where participants are asked to choose between receiving 450 kroner or 250 kroner, ...
      Master thesis
    • Capital flows to developing countries: Essays on the behavior of aid donors and official creditors 

      Nordtveit, Ingvild (The University of Bergen, 2014-06-02)
      The capital flows from bilateral and multilateral donors to developing countries have increased considerably since the start of foreign aid in the 1950s. During the same period, the policies of aid allocation have changed, ...
      Doctoral thesis
    • Care or Cash? The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on Student Performance 

      Sandra, Black; Devereux, Paul J.; Løken, Katrine Vellesen; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (MIT Press, 2014-12)
      Given the wide use of child care subsidies across countries, it is surprising how little we know about the effect of these subsidies on children's longer-run outcomes. Using a sharp discontinuity in the price of child care ...
      Journal article
    • The changing role of gatekeepers: Rationing and shared decision-making in primary care 

      Carlsen, Benedicte (The University of Bergen, 2006-06-21)
      The Norwegian health care system is increasingly dependent on the general practitioner’s (GP’s) gatekeeper function for cost containment and for fair and effective resource allocation. GPs enjoy extensive professional ...
      Doctoral thesis
    • Choosing a cellmate in the prisoner's dilemma. An experimental study 

      Strømland, Eirik André (The University of Bergen, 2014-09-01)
      This thesis investigates cooperative behavior in a repeated Prisoner's Dilemma using experimental methods. In the experiment, we allow subjects to form voluntary partnerships by mutual choice, and to communicate through a ...
      Master thesis
    • Competing with grades - The effect of school choice on high school dropout rates 

      Fidjeland, Andreas Lofthus (The University of Bergen, 2017-06-09)
      As efforts are made to reduce dropouts among high school students, school choice remains a hotly debated policy. The subject is complicated by an apparent gender gap in the academic performance of boys and girls. As girls ...
      Master thesis
    • Competitive effects of Airbnb on the Norwegian hotel market 

      Ytreberg, Nora Svarstad (The University of Bergen, 2016-12-01)
      The aim of this thesis is to contribute to the growing literature on the competitive effects of P2P sharing platforms on existing markets, in particular their effect on incumbent firms. I study the case of Airbnb and ...
      Master thesis
    • Costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households: A cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 

      Ilboudo, Patrick Christian Gueswende; Greco, Giulia; Sundby, Johanne; Torsvik, Gaute (Oxford University Press, 2015)
      Little is known about the costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households. Our aim was to study both costs and consequences of induced and spontaneous abortions and complications. We carried out a ...
      Journal article
    • Danmarks fastkurspolitik: ERM2 

      Jacobsen, Kasper (The University of Bergen, 2018-06-23)
      Formålet med denne masteropgave er at redegøre for og analysere den danske pengepolitik, såvel som at undersøge betydningen af fastkurspolitikken. Med fokus på valutakursændring og spændet mellem danske- og euroområdets ...
      Master thesis
    • De baltiske staters valg av valutakursregimer 

      Sjursen, Helge (The University of Bergen, 2006)
      Hensikten med denne oppgaven er å beskrive en del sentrale problemstillinger i forbindelse med at enkelte sentral- og østeuropeiske land (CEEC) skulle gjennomgå en overgang fra planøkonomi til markedsøkonomi (transition ...
      Master thesis
    • Den samfunnsøkonomiske effekten av markedsføring - anvendt i den norske kosmetikk- og toalettartikkel bransjen 

      Visic, Aida (The University of Bergen, 2009-06-02)
      I denne oppgaven utdypes aktiviteten markedsføring og dens betydning som en konkurransevariabel.Den norske kosmetikk- og toalettartikkelbransjen er anvendt som et eksempel på en bransje som aktivt bruker ulike markedsfør ...
      Master thesis
    • Det svensk-norske elsertifikatmarkedet: Hva blir konsekvensene? 

      Ueland, Ingrid (The University of Bergen, 2012-05-31)
      I denne oppgaven skal følgende problemstilling besvares: Hvordan vil en introduksjon av elsertifikater i Norge slå ut i engrospris, sluttbrukerpris og ny fornybar kraftproduksjon i et felles marked med Sverige? Flere ...
      Master thesis
    • Determinants of child mortality in Angola: An econometric analysis 

      Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem (The University of Bergen, 2011-11-30)
      The aim of this thesis is to investigate determinants of child mortality in the regions of Luanda and Uíge in Angola. The country has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world. The literature on the subject has ...
      Master thesis
    • Determinants of Chinese FDI in Africa: An econometric analysis 

      Breivik, Anne-Lise (The University of Bergen, 2014-02-03)
      The aim of this thesis is to examine the determinants of Chinese FDI in Africa over the period from 2003 to 2011. The investigation is based on a sample of panel data from 49 African countries, using aggregate Chinese ...
      Master thesis
    • Differential Information Economies and Incomplete Markets 

      Pronin, Kira (The University of Bergen, 2008-05-26)
      In a pure exchange economy with differential information, there may be ex-post Pareto-dominant core allocations which are not attainable as Rational Expectations Equilibria because of information verifiability issues. On ...
      Master thesis
    • Do actions speak louder than words? - Communication and partner choice in the prisoner's dilemma game 

      Steine, Frøydis Sæbø (The University of Bergen, 2018-06-28)
      Communication has been shown to enhance cooperation (Dawes, McTavish and Shaklee 1977; Isaac and Walker 1988; Sally 1995; Bochet, Page and Putterman 2006). But do all people benefit equally from communication? This thesis ...
      Master thesis
    • Do Cognitive Processes Influence Social Preferences? Testing the social heuristics hypothesis in a sequential prisoner's dilemma 

      Madland, Kjetil Røiseland (The University of Bergen, 2017-06-09)
      Is cooperation intuitive or deliberative? From an early notion of cooperation as a deliberate suppression of innate selfish preferences, a growing body of literature has turned the general perception towards prosocial ...
      Master thesis
    • Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment 

      Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil (Wiley, 2014-03)
      Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
      Journal article
    • Dobbeltarbeidshypotesen - gir omsorg for barn økt sykefravær blant yrkesaktive kvinner? 

      Forthun, Ingeborg (The University of Bergen, 2011-06-07)
      Formålet med denne oppgaven er å undersøke om en kombinasjon av store familieforpliktelser (målt ved antall barn) og høy yrkesdeltakelse gir økt sykefravær blant norske kvinner. I litteraturen er dette omtalt som ...
      Master thesis