Eilert Sundts Hus (kart)
Moltke Moes vei 31
In collaboration with the Norwegian Finance Initiative, ESOP invites Lars Lochstoer of the Colombia Business School at this week's ESOP Lunch. He will present his paper "Parameter Learning in General Equilibrium: The Asset Pricing Implications".
Kjersti Misje Nilsen presents her work in progress "The importance of workplaces: a panel data study of sickness absence."
Professor Raquel Fernández (Department of Economics, New York University) will hold two PhD lectures on October 2 and October 3, on "Women's Rights and Development" and "Culture and Female Labor Force Participation".
Rocco Macchiavello presents "Tropical Lending: Moral Hazard, Price Volatility and Default of Coffee Stations around the World".
Retirement through the disability insurance system accounts for a large share of labor force exits in Norway. In this paper, a life-cycle model with endogenous retirement is developed to study the interplay between the disability insurance (DI) and old-age pension (OA-pension) systems, and the macroeconomic effects of OA-pension reforms. The key contribution is that I, in contrast to standard macro pension models, include DI as another margin of retirement. I show that failure to account for this margin might severely bias the outcome of pension reforms.
Collaboration with Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies
Anirban Mitra presents "Electoral Uncertainty and the Size of the Middle-Class”
The 6th Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics will be held in Strömstad, Sweden on August 8-11, 2012. This Symposium is an annual conference intended to promote the research of young Nordic researchers interested in macroeconomics and finance.
Professor Eliana La Ferrara (Department of Economics, Bocconi University) will give a five day phd-course June 25-29.
A short PhD course on academic writing in economics. June 19 and June 22, 2012.
M.Phil. Marte Strøm at the Department of Economics will defend her dissertation for the Ph.D. degree: "Double Income Households - 4 Essays on Children, Votes and Parents' Labor Supply"