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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.
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.
On Friday the 11th of October OFS organized an open breakfast meeting about the National Budget.
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.
Thor Olav Thoresen becomes scientific leader of Oslo Fiscal Studies.
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).
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.
On Monday October 22nd a breakfast seminar on the Norwegian State Budget 2019 was organized by Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The paper "How Do Firms Respond to Place-Based Tax Incentives?" was published as NBER Working paper no. 25115. The paper is written by OFS affiliate Ragnhild Schreiner, postdoctoral researcher at University College London, together with Hyejin Ku and Uta Schönberg.
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.
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.
The paper "The Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency" was published as CESifo Working paper no. 7140. The 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.
Associate Professor Tarjei Havnes, Director at OFS, and Postdoctor Ragnhild C. Schreiner was appointed to the government commission on taxation of revenues from hydropower.
Professor Gaute Torsvik published an editorial opinion in Samfunnsøkonomen 3, 2018.
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).
OFS organizes a workshop on Empirical Analysis of Tax Compliance Costs on May 31-June 1, 2018
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.
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.