Gaute Torsvik

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Visiting address Sognsveien 77 0855 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1095 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Labour economics, public economics and development economics

Courses taught

  • Spring 2015 Econ 4620 - Public Economics

Background

  • Associate professor, University of Oslo, 2014 -
  • Professor, University of Bergen, 1997 - 2014
  • Associate professor, University of Bergen, 1993 - 1997.

Awards

  • Winner of the Norwegian Economic Society ward for best article, 1990.
  • Meltzer prize for young researcher at University of Bergen, 1998

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Tags: Income Employment and Welfare, Economics, Economic Policy

Publications

  • Dhillon, Amrita; Iversen, Vegard & Torsvik, Gaute (2021). Employee referral, social proximity, and worker discipline: Theory and suggestive evidence from india. Economic development and cultural change. ISSN 0013-0079. 69(3), p. 1003–1030. doi: 10.1086/704512. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ferman, Bruno; Torsvik, Gaute & Vaage, Kjell (2021). Skipping the doctor: evidence from a case with extended self-certification of paid sick leave. Journal of Population Economics. ISSN 0933-1433. p. 1–37. doi: 10.1007/s00148-021-00841-6. Full text in Research Archive
  • Molander, Anders & Torsvik, Gaute (2021). In Their Own Best Interest. Is There a Paternalistic Case for Welfare Conditionality? Journal of Social Policy. ISSN 0047-2794. 51(1), p. 191–208. doi: 10.1017/S0047279420000768.
  • Torsvik, Gaute; Molander, Anders & Terum, Lars Inge (2021). The will to sanction: How sensitive are caseworkers to recipients’ responsibility when imposing sanctions on non-compliance in a welfare-to-work programme? International Journal of Social Welfare. ISSN 1369-6866. 31(1), p. 77–85. doi: 10.1111/ijsw.12472.
  • Finseraas, Henning; Hanson, Torbjørn; Johnsen, Åshild Auglænd; Kotsadam, Andreas & Torsvik, Gaute (2019). Trust, ethnic diversity, and personal contact: A field experiment. Journal of Public Economics. ISSN 0047-2727. 173, p. 72–84. doi: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2019.02.002. Full text in Research Archive
  • Binyaruka, Peter John; Robberstad, Bjarne; Torsvik, Gaute & Borghi, Josephine (2018). Does payment for performance increase performance inequalities across health providers? A case study of Tanzania. Health Policy and Planning. ISSN 0268-1080. 33(9), p. 1026–1036. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czy084. Full text in Research Archive
  • Auerswald, Heike; Schmidt, Carsten; Thum, Marcel & Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Teams in a public goods experiment with punishment. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. ISSN 2214-8043. 72, p. 28–39. doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2017.11.001.
  • Strømland, Eirik Andre; Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Mutual choice of partner and communication in a repeated prisoner's dilemma. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. ISSN 2214-8043. p. 12–23. doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2018.05.002. Full text in Research Archive
  • Binyaruka, Peter John; Robberstad, Bjarne; Torsvik, Gaute & Borghi, Josephine (2018). Who benefits from increased service utilisation? Examining the distributional effects of payment for performance in Tanzania. International Journal for Equity in Health. ISSN 1475-9276. 17:14, p. 1–16. doi: 10.1186/s12939-018-0728-x. Full text in Research Archive
  • Terum, Lars Inge; Torsvik, Gaute & Øverbye, Einar (2018). Discrimination against ethnic minorities in activation programme? Evidence from a vignette experiment. Journal of Social Policy. ISSN 0047-2794. 47(1), p. 39–56. doi: 10.1017/S0047279417000113.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2017). Workplace Productivity and Bonus Preferences: Why Do Men With Low Productivity Prefer Individual Pay? Economica. ISSN 0013-0427. 84(335), p. 498–515. doi: 10.1111/ecca.12188. Full text in Research Archive
  • Terum, Lars Inge; Torsvik, Gaute & Øverbye, Einar (2017). Når vilkår og aktivitetskrav brytes. Frontlinjearbeideres tilnærming til sanksjoner. Søkelys på arbeidslivet. ISSN 1504-8004. 34(3), p. 147–166. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-7989-2017-03-01. Full text in Research Archive
  • Aakvik, Arild; Hansen, Frank & Torsvik, Gaute (2017). Productivity dynamics, performance feedback and group incentives in a sales organization. Labour Economics. ISSN 0927-5371. 46, p. 110–117. doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2016.12.003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ilboudo, Patrick Christian Gueswende; Greco, Giulia; Sundby, Johanne & Torsvik, Gaute (2016). Estimating the costs for the treatment of abortion complications in two public referral hospitals: A cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. BMC Health Services Research. ISSN 1472-6963. 16(1), p. 1–10. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1822-7.
  • Finseraas, Henning; Johnsen, Åshild Auglænd; Kotsadam, Andreas & Torsvik, Gaute (2016). Exposure to female colleagues breaks the glass ceiling— Evidence from a combined vignette and field experiment. European Economic Review. ISSN 0014-2921. 90, p. 363–374. doi: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.11.010.
  • Molander, Anders & Torsvik, Gaute (2015). Kan tvungen aktivering forsvares? In Bay, Ann-Helén; Hagelund, Anniken & Hatland, Aksel (Ed.), For mange på trygd? : Velferdspolitiske spenninger. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 978-82-02-49470-4. p. 38–61.
  • Molander, Anders & Torsvik, Gaute (2015). Getting People into Work: What (if Anything) Can Justify Mandatory Activation of Welfare Recipients? Journal of Applied Philosophy. ISSN 0264-3758. 32(4), p. 373–392. doi: 10.1111/japp.12132.
  • Ilboudo, Patrick Christian Gueswende; Greco, Giulia; Sundby, Johanne & Torsvik, Gaute (2015). Costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households: A cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Health Policy and Planning. ISSN 0268-1080. 30(4), p. 500–507. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czu025. Full text in Research Archive
  • Munga, Michael Aloyce; Torsvik, Gaute & Mæstad, Ottar (2014). Using incentives to attract nurses to remote areas of Tanzania: a contingent valuation study. Health Policy and Planning. ISSN 0268-1080. 29(2), p. 227–236. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czt007.
  • Torsvik, Gaute; Molander, Anders; Tjøtta, Sigve & Kobbeltvedt, Therese (2011). Anticipated discussion and cooperation in a social dilemma. Rationality and Society. ISSN 1043-4631. 23(2), p. 199–216. doi: 10.1177/1043463111404664.
  • Ellingsen, Tore; Johannesson, Magnus; Torsvik, Gaute & Tjøtta, Sigve (2010). Testing guilt aversion. Games and Economic Behavior. ISSN 0899-8256. 68(1), p. 95–107.
  • Iversen, Vegard & Torsvik, Gaute (2010). Networks, middlemen and other (urban) labour market mysteries. Indian Growth and Development Review. ISSN 1753-8254. 3(1), p. 62–80. doi: 10.1108/17538251011035882.
  • Mæstad, Ottar; Torsvik, Gaute & Aakvik, Arild (2010). Overworked? On the relationship between workload and health worker performance. Journal of Health Economics. ISSN 0167-6296. 29(5), p. 686–698. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2010.05.006.
  • Ellingsen, Tore; Johannesson, Magnus; Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2010). Testing guilt aversion. Games and Economic Behavior. ISSN 0899-8256. 68(1), p. 95–107. doi: 10.1016/j.geb.2009.04.021.
  • Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2005). Work requirements and long-term poverty. Journal of Public Economic Theory. ISSN 1097-3923. 7(3), p. 427–448.
  • Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2005). Work requirement and long term poverty. Journal of Public Economic Theory. ISSN 1097-3923.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2005). Foreign economic aid; should donors cooperate? Journal of Development Economics. ISSN 0304-3878. 77(2), p. 503–515.

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  • Torsvik, Gaute (2006). Människonatur och samhällsstruktur; en kritisk introduktion till ekonomisk teori. Daidalos. ISBN 978-91-7173-239-2. 245 p.
  • Bjørnenak, Trond; Dalen, Dag Morten; Dalen, Dag Morten; Fehr, Nils-H. M. Von der; Olsen, Trond E. & Torsvik, Gaute (2005). På like vilkår? Analyse av konkurranse mellom offentlige og private foretak. Konkurransetilsynet.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2002). Menneskenatur og samfunnsstruktur: ein kritisk introduksjon til økonomisk teori. Det Norske Samlaget. ISBN 82-521-5794-7. 268 p.

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  • Harding, Torfinn; Mogstad, Magne; Storesletten, Kjetil & Torsvik, Gaute (2022). Trenger vi en eiertrygd? VG : Verdens gang. ISSN 0805-5203.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2021). Does Perceived Risk of Future Audits Explain the Behavioral Effects of Tax Enforcement?
  • Terum, Lars Inge; Torsvik, Gaute & Molander, Anders (2021). Forståinga av mottakarane er viktig for sanksjonspraksis i Nav. Aftenposten Viten. ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2021). Skole og ulikhet. Dagens næringsliv. ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2021). Skatt og ulikhet II. Dagens næringsliv. ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2021). Skatt og ulikhet. Dagens næringsliv. ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Mogstad, Magne & Torsvik, Gaute (2021). Family Background, Neighborhoods and Intergenerational Mobility. NBER Working Paper Series. ISSN 0898-2937. doi: 10.3386/w28874.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Tax compliance of targeted audits.
  • Andersson, Lars Jonas; Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2018). A dynamic binomial model with application to the propensity to use tax amnesty.
  • Andersson, Lars Jonas; Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2018). A dynamic binomial model with application to the propensity to use tax amnesty.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Gylne tider i finans. Samfunnsøkonomen. ISSN 1890-5250.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Paying for personal productivity increases the gender gap in income.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Compliance effects of risk based audits.
  • Binyaruka, Peter John; Torsvik, Gaute; Robberstad, Bjarne & Borghi, Jo (2017). Who benefits From Increased Service Utilization: Examining The Distributional Effects Of Payment For Performance in Tanzania.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2017). Verdier og motivasjon.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2017). Effekten av fleire lærarar, tru håp eller kunskap. Samfunnsøkonomen. ISSN 1890-5250.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2017). SSB-saka: I have seen the future of Rock and Roll and it is not Leonard Cohen. Dagens næringsliv. ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2017). Handler økonomi berre om penger.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2017). A dynamic model of tax amnesty.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2017). A dynamic model of tax amnesty.
  • Terum, Lars Inge; Torsvik, Gaute & Øverbye, Einar (2017). NAV liker alle. [Newspaper]. Dagen Næringsliv .
  • Torsvik, Gaute; Andersson, Jonas & Schroyen, Fred (2016). Hvorfor ha skatteamnesti? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116. p. 12–12.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2015). Measuring intrinsic motivation.
  • Patoulliard, E; Torsvik, Gaute; Powell-Jackson, Timothy; Binyaruka, Peter John & Borghi, Jo (2015). Pay-for-performance and health workers? intrinsic motivation in one region of Tanzania.
  • Borghi, Jo; Binyaruka, Peter John; Mæstad, Ottar; Torsvik, Gaute & Mtei, Gemini (2015). Long term effects of Payment for Performance on Health Services in Tanzania.
  • Binyaruka, Peter John; Torsvik, Gaute; Mæstad, Ottar; Robberstad, Bjarne & Borghi, Jo (2015). Equity effects of the Pay-for-Performance scheme among health facilities in Tanzania.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen & Torsvik, Gaute (2015). Global Economics and National Politics.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2015). Demokrati, statsinstitusjoner og velferd. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-336X. p. 179–183.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Større fridom = meir velferd? Dag og Tid. ISSN 0803-334X.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Pay for performance in the health sector.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Gender, productivity and sickness absence.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Trust and sickness absence.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Trust and sickness absence.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Group Creativity and Incentives.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Trust and sickness absence.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2013). Kapasitet og kvalitet.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2010). Tillit og økonomi. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-336X. 27(3), p. 321–325.
  • Kobbeltvedt, Therese; Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2009). Sharing of resources: The interplay of individual difference and social distance.
  • Kobbeltvedt, Therese; Torsvik, Gaute & Tjøtta, Sigve (2009). Sharing of resources: Psychological predispositions and behaviour in economic dilemmas.
  • Kobbeltvedt, Therese; Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2009). Sharing of resources: The interplay of individual difference and social distance.
  • Kobbeltvedt, Therese; Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2009). Sharing of resources: Psychological predispositions and behaviour in economic dilemmas.
  • Kobbeltvedt, Therese; Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2008). Beyond social proximity: Psychological predispositions and regulatory focus in social dilemmas.
  • Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2006). Behavioral Game theory - experiments to identify individual motivation in situations with strategic interaction.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2005). aid and incentives.
  • Meland, Frode & Torsvik, Gaute (2002). Structural adjustment and endogenous worker recall probabilities.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2001). Incitament og motivasjon i bedrifter.
  • Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2001). Work requirements and long term poverty.
  • Løyland, Knut; Raaum, Oddbjørn; Torsvik, Gaute & Øvrum, Arnstein (2019). Compliance effects of risk based audits. CESifo.
  • Andersson, Jonas; Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2019). The impact of international tax information exchange agreements on the use of tax amnesty: evidence from Norway. Norges Handelshøyskole. Institutt for foretaksøkonomi. ISSN 1500-4066.
  • Andersson, Jonas; Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2019). The impact of international tax information exchange agreements on the use of tax amnesty: evidence from Norway. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole. ISSN 0804-6824.
  • Vikesund, Kristina & Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Lønnsadelen i Norge 1865 til 2014. Institutt for økonomi, UiB.
  • Binyaruka, Peter John; Torsvik, Gaute & Robberstad, Bjarne (2018). Distributional effects of payment for performance in the health sector. Examining effects on structural quality, performance outcomes and service utilisation in Tanzania. Universitetet i Bergen. ISSN 978-82-308-3637-8.
  • Aakvik, Arild; Johnsen, Julian Vedeler & Torsvik, Gaute (2018). Pregnancy, Parenthood and Productivity. Working Paper, Gruppe for trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Strømland, Eirik Andre; Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2016). Cooperating, Fast and Slow: Testing the Social Heuristics Hypothesis. CESifo. ISSN 1617-9595.
  • Torsvik, Gaute & Vaage, Kjell (2016). Skipping the doctor: Evidence from a case with extended self-certification of sickness absence. Working Paper, Gruppe for trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Aakvik, Arild & Torsvik, Gaute (2015). Productivity Dynamics and Sickness Absence around Childbirth. Working paper, Gruppe for trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2014). Extended self certification of sickness absence. Cesifo. ISSN 1617-9595.
  • Torsvik, Gaute & Vaage, Kjell (2014). Gatekeeping versus monitoring: Evidence From a Case With Extended Self-Reporting of Sickness Absence. Working Paper, Gruppe for trygdeøkonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Molander, Anders & Torsvik, Gaute (2013). Getting People into work: What (if anything) can justify mandatory activation of welfare recipients? Working papers in economics 3/2013, Department of economics, University of Bergen.
  • Tjøtta, Sigve; Torsvik, Gaute; Kobbeltvedt, Therese & Molander, Anders (2008). The role of anticipated discussion on cooperation in a social dilemma. Working papers in Economics No:8/11.
  • Aarbu, Karl Ove & Torsvik, Gaute (2007). Pay and performance in a call centre; principals and agents or principally angels? Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, NHH.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen & Torsvik, Gaute (2007). Irreversible Investments, Dynamic Inconsistency, and Policy Convergence. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Torsvik, Gaute; Von der fehr, Nils-henrik; Olsen, Trond E.; Bjørnenak, Trond & Dalen, Dag morten (2005). på like vilkår? en analyse av konkurranse mellom offentlige og private foretak. konkurransetilsynet.
  • Robberstad, Bjarne; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Kvåle, Gunnar; Torsvik, Gaute & Bratberg, Espen (2005). Economic evaluation of health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa : applied economic evaluations and studies on time preferences for health in Tanzania. University of Bergen. ISSN 82-308-0011-1.
  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Torsvik, Gaute & Tungodden, Bertil (2004). How middle-men can undermine anti-corruption reforms. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges handelshøyskole.
  • Tjøtta, Sigve & Torsvik, Gaute (2004). Internasjonale miljøavtaler - en spillteoretisk analyse. UiB, Institutt for økonomi.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2004). The Political Economy of Fiscal Decentralization in Developing Countries: The Case of Tanzania. UiB, Institutt for økonomi.
  • Schroyen, Fred & Torsvik, Gaute (2001). Sticks and carrots for the alleviation of long term poverty. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole.
  • Torsvik, Gaute (2001). Foreign economic aid; should donors cooperate? Institut for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Flåm, Sjur Didrik & Torsvik, Gaute (2001). Avenues to equilibirum in one dimension. Universitetet i Bergen.

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