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Prioritization and the elusive effect on welfare - A Norwegian health care reform revisited
The Faster Return to Work (FRW) scheme that Norwegian authorities implemented in 2007 is an example of a policy that builds on the human capital approach. The main idea behind the scheme is that long waiting times for ...
A flying start? Maternity leave benefits and long-run outcomes of children
(University of Chicago Press, 2015-04)
We study a change in maternity leave entitlements in Norway. Mothers giving birth before July 1, 1977, were eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave, while those giving birth after that date were entitled to 4 months of paid ...
Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment
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 ...