Picture of Karen Helene Ultveit-Moe. Blonde woman on a white background.
Published Nov. 7, 2019 10:41 AM

OFS affiliate Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe has lead a public committee that have looked at taxation of aquaculture. Former OFS director Vidar Christiansen also sat on the committee. The report was submitted on the 4th of November. 

Picture of Ragnhild Schreiner. Woman with blonde hair, and a black shirt.
Published Oct. 28, 2019 7:20 PM

OFS affiliate, Ragnhild Schreiner, presented at  Samfunnsøkonomenes høstkonferanse (the annual autumn conference of the union of Economists in Norway) on October 8th. The topic of the conference was the sustainability of the welfare state.

Picture from the seminar. Picture shows the lecture hall from behind. Several people can be seen looking at the lecture. In front Thor Olav Thoresen is lecturing.
Published Oct. 15, 2019 6:04 PM

On Friday the 11th of October OFS organized an open breakfast meeting about the National Budget.

Picture of Siv Jensen receiving the rapport from Per Sanderud
Published Oct. 2, 2019 5:57 PM

Former scientific leader of OFS, Tarjei Havnes and assistant professor at OFS Ragnhild Schreiner have been members of public committee that have looked at taxation of hydropower in Norway. Their mandate was to investigate whether the way we currently tax hydropower prevents investments that could give a positive social return. The committee, led by former director of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate Per Sanderud, submitted their report on the 30th of September. In the report the committee suggests to eliminate production leases but uphold the rent tax.

Picture of Thor Olav Thoresen
Published Aug. 29, 2019 4:29 PM

Thor Olav Thoresen becomes scientific leader of Oslo Fiscal Studies.

Published Nov. 13, 2018 7:53 AM

Andrea Papini defended his PhD thesis “Empirical essays on taxation and self-employment”  on the 9th of November. Supervisors have been Thor O. Thoresen (Statistics Norway and OFS) and Wiji Arulampalam (University of Warwick and OFS). Opponents were Jean-Francois Wen (University of Calgary) and Åsa Hansson (Lund University).

Published Nov. 1, 2018 7:59 AM

Gaute Torsvik and  Oddbjørn Raaum received funding from the Nordic Tax Counsel to conduct research on the compliance effects of tax audits.  The funds will be used to finance  a survey experiment assessing how audits affect the perceived riskiness or noncompliance. It  will be undertaken in collaboration with The Norwegian Tax Administration. 


OFS congratulates.

Published Oct. 26, 2018 4:45 PM
Published Oct. 25, 2018 6:58 PM
Photo of Tarjei Havnes presenting
Published Oct. 23, 2018 2:04 PM

On Monday October 22nd a breakfast seminar on the Norwegian State Budget 2019 was organized by Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS).

Published Oct. 15, 2018 9:11 AM

The paper "An up-to-date joint labor supply and child care choice model" has been accepted for publication in the European Economic Review. The paper is written by OFS affiliate Trine E. Vattø and Thor O. Thoresen from Statistics Norway.

Published Oct. 9, 2018 2:25 PM

Katharina Jenderny presents the paper "Using Tax Deductions to Promote Lifelong Learning: Real and Shifting Responses" co-authored by Thomas Aronsson and Gauthier Lanot. Jenderny is a Senior research assistant at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics.

Published Oct. 9, 2018 8:00 AM

Associate Professor Tarjei Havnes, Director at OFS, is interviewed in the Danish Newspaper Berlingske Tidende about the 30-hour work week and the impact on public finances.

Published Sep. 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Associate Professor Tarjei Havnes, Director at OFS, is interviewed in the Norwegian Newspaper E24 about the 30-hour work week and the impact on public finances.

Published Sep. 7, 2018 12:00 PM

Professor Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe and Professor emeritus Vidar Christiansen, former Director at OFS, was appointed to the government commission on taxation of revenues from aquaculture. Professor Ulltveit-Moe will lead the commission.

Published Sep. 3, 2018 10:00 AM

The paper "How Do Firms Respond to Place-Based Tax Incentives?" was published as NBER Working paper no. 25115The paper is written by OFS affiliate Ragnhild Schreiner, postdoctoral researcher at University College London, together with Hyejin Ku and Uta Schönberg.

Published Aug. 9, 2018 10:00 AM

Research at co-authored by Researcher Martin E. Andresen and Associate Professor Tarjei Havnes, Director at OFS, is featured in NTB news bulletin and in many Norwegian news outlets, August 9, 2018.

Published July 16, 2018 12:00 PM

The paper "Robust Inequality of Opportunity Comparisons: Theory and Application to Early-Childhood Policy Evaluation" was accepted for publication in the Review of Economics and Statistics. The paper is written jointly by Tarjei Havnes, Associate Professor and Director of OFS, and Francesco Andreoli, Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), and Arnaud LeFranc, Professor at Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

Published July 2, 2018 9:00 AM

The paper "The Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency" was published as CESifo Working paper no. 7140The paper is written by Associate professor Monique de Haan at the University of Oslo and Postdoctoral researcher Ragnhild Schreiner at the University College London, both OFS affiliates.

Published June 22, 2018 12:00 PM

Associate Professor Tarjei Havnes, Director at OFS, and Postdoctor Ragnhild C. Schreiner was appointed to the government commission on taxation of revenues from hydropower.

Published June 22, 2018 8:00 AM

Professor Gaute Torsvik published an editorial opinion in Samfunnsøkonomen 3, 2018.

Published June 13, 2018 8:00 AM

OFS organizes a workshop on public policies and the labor market June 13th 2018. Keynote speakers are Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago) and Gianluca Violante (Princeton university). 

Published May 31, 2018 8:00 AM

OFS organizes a workshop on Empirical Analysis of Tax Compliance Costs on May 31-June 1, 2018

Published May 21, 2018 12:00 PM

The paper "Distributional Implications of Joint Tax Evasion" was published in The Economic Journal. The paper is written by OFS affiliates Odd E. Nygård, Joel Slemrod and Thor O. Thoresen. Joel Slemrod is the Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Professor of Economics. Odd E. Nygård and Thor O. Thoresen are researchers at Statistics Norway.

Published May 16, 2018 4:39 PM

Ragnhild Schreiner presents the paper "Do place-based tax incentives create jobs? " co-authored by Hyejin Ku and Uta Schönberg. Ragnhild Schreiner is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London.