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Research on happiness has produced valuable insights into the sources of subjective well-being. A major finding from this literature is that people exhibit a baseline happiness that shows persistent strength over time, and twin studies have shown that genes play a significant role in explaining...
In recent economic literature, there has been an increasing interest in modelling preferences as endogenous. Some arguments go along the lines that institutions shape preferences. This paper suggests that adopting a more substantive concept of preferences furthers our understanding of how they...
In this paper we investigate how the expulsion of a player influences the outcome of a football match. Common sense implies a negative impact for the affected team. However, an old football myth suggests that such an expulsion might also be beneficial since it increases the team spirit as well...
Angesichts der stetigen, überproportionalen Zunahme des Anteils an digitalen Dokumenten im Bibliotheksbestand wird die automatische Indexierung als einzige Möglichkeit angesehen, die Sacherschließung, die eine zentrale Informationsdienstleistung der Bibliotheken darstellt, auch zukünftig...
There is a growing literature measuring research excellence in economics. The h-index is noteworthy in combining quantity and research quality in a single measure of researcher excellence, and its ability to be extended to measure the quantity and quality of the researchers in a department. We...
Artikkelen redegjør innledningsvis for opprettelsen av statsøkonomisk eksamen i 1905 – den viktigste begivenhet i økonomifagets utvikling ved universitetet i de første 100 år av dets historie – og behandler deretter begivenheter som utspilte seg i 1910-20. I 1910 ble det for annen gang i...
Artikkelen behandler begivenheter som utspilte seg i 1876-77. I Stortinget ble det fremmet forslag om opprettelse av et professorat i statsøkonomi og statistikk. Forslaget fikk tilslutning av et stort flertall og etter Kongens godkjenning ble det umiddelbart satt ut i livet. Dette var det...
Alluding to theories about relative economic status and behavior, this paper studies if relative income mobility, or the intergenerational change in income positions, affects interpersonal trust. Empirically, the question is brought down to an application with US General Social Survey data. For...
This paper explores the individual and joint predictive power of concepts from economics, psychology, and criminology for individual norm enforcement behavior. More specifically, we consider economic preferences (patience and attitudes towards risk), personality traits from psychology (Big Five...