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  • Using graded sick leaves to affect leave length. An empirical analysis on the effects of graded sick leaves on leave length in Troms, Norway 

    Kristoffersen, Vidar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-31)
    Graded sick leaves might be used to extract otherwise untapped capacity for productivity in sick or injured workers, but what are the secondary effects of such a policy? This thesis aims to answer the question of how the use of graded sick leaves might affect the length of the sick leave using comprehensive sick leave data from Troms county in Norway from 2010 through 2017. Aparametric Weibull ...
  • Sickness absence in Troms County. Trends and risk factors 

    Chekanova, Ekaterina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-31)
    This thesis examines the dynamics of the sickness absence in Troms county. High level of sickness absence in Norway causes substantial costs for sick pay scheme and replacement workers likewise significant reduction in productivity. Awareness of the trends of sickness absence and the risk factors which increase the likelihood of sick leave contributes to the establishment of proper policies aimed ...
  • Production Planning in Fisheries Under Uncertainty. Stochastic Optimization and Scenario Generation - A Case Study 

    Larsson, Marius Runningen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-31)
    Uncertainty in the value chain of fisheries exists and as a result, a production model taking uncertainty into account is important for such a business to be efficient. A way to better plan under uncertain conditions is through the use of stochastic programming. The literature for which this is applied to fisheries is limited. Constructing, testing, and evaluating such a model's applications for a ...
  • Unemployment rate, Labor-Market and Sickness-absence. How the unemployment affects sickness-absence in Troms County. An empirical analysis 

    Berthung, Espen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-09-03)
    This thesis investigates how the unemployment rate affect the sickness-absence in Troms county. For doing so, we set up a model that investigates the causal relationship between labor market tightness and workers absence behavior and the cyclical selecting of employees with bad health during different states of the business cycle. We take advantage of over 230,000 recorded sickness-absences and ...
  • An Essay on the Significance of Economic Growth and Inequality on Human Welfare 

    Jacobsen, Martin Iver (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-12-22)
    When the twenty-first century began there had over several decades been developed a dominant political discourse where economic growth was the overarching objective of public policy and with the terms of that discourse reflecting a significantly changed acceptance for the market mechanism as the primary way to achieve that end. Moreover, a significant degree of inequality was not only seen as an ...
  • Seriously, do you have an iPhone too? Survey evidence of positional goods 

    Fernández Garcia, Carla (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-08-31)
    Independent of nationality, age, social class, the culture or the customs, the mobile phone has become, in a short period of time, as the most popular medium of communication chosen by humans. In little more than ten years it has become an essential element for the great majority of the population. The purpose of this paper is to investigate if the mobile phones as highly positional as other status ...
  • Analysis of import demand and consumption of salmon in France. Discovering the reasons behind the increasing salmon prices 

    Pyanchenkova, Yulia (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-12-01)
    This thesis is an analysis of import demand and consumption of salmon in France. The objective is to discover the reasons behind the dramatically increasing salmon prices during the recent years. The dynamic first difference version of the Linearized Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS) is primarily applied and two separate demand systems are constructed and estimated. The first demand system analyses ...
  • The Search for Social Status and Risk Taking Behavior. Evaluating the possible link between positional preferences and social comparison, social identity and risk taking behavior in avalanche terrain 

    Skjeldås, Maria Karoline (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-31)
    Avalanche seminars are well attended in Norway, but despite this people are still caught by avalanches every year. Skiers and snowboarders counts for many of the victims, and the majority of accidents take place in steep terrain. Many of the victims had sufficient amount of knowledge about venturing in avalanche terrain, but still did not respond to signs of hazard. This thesis has taken a closer ...
  • Demand analysis of the Chinese whitefish market 

    Balachandran, Adrian (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-11-30)
    A demand analysis of the Chinese whitefish market was done, using Chinese import data provided by Norwegian Seafood Council. The main whitefish species of Alaska Pollock, Cod, Haddock, Coalfish and Hake was studied using the LA/AIDS model. Alaska Pollock is the cheapest of the whitefish species, and it has the largest market share, of an average of 50 percent of all Chinese whitefish imports. Because ...
  • The economic potential for closed cage fish farming and the total economic value of the wild salmon stock. A literature review 

    Pedersen, Christ Ulrik Alterskjær (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-06-22)
    The aquaculture industry has been in rapid development in the last decades. Norwegian Atlantic salmon farming has proven to be an efficient and fast growing industry. Being able to develop and utilize open net-pens on the Norwegian coastline has been a key factor for the industry. However, the open net-pen technology are facing problems with external environmental effects. These environmental problems ...
  • Determinants of credit constraints in Ethiopia 

    Eshetu, Obse Muktar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-06-15)
    A well-functioning financial system plays an important role in resources allocation and credit expansion, and is vital in stimulating economic growth by fueling investment and consumption. Development of efficient financial system should therefore be one of the main priorities of a developing nation such as Ethiopia. The county has achieved phenomenal economic growth over the last decades and advanced ...
  • Econometrics versus the Bookmakers. An econometric approach to sports betting 

    Hansen, Sindre Michael (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-06-01)
    Bruk av økonometri for å estimere sannsynligheter for ulike utfall i fotballkamper, over en Premier League sesong. Lager en modell basert på Bradley-Terry. Resultatet av estimeringene testes deretter ved å sammenligne med historisk odds satt av ulike spilltilbydere, og anvendes for hypotetiske innsatser. Modellen viser profitt.
  • Demand Analysis of the Whitefish Market in the EU - Has Pangasius Taken Over Market Shares in the Whitefish Market? 

    Hellandsjø, Lena Victoria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-11-30)
    The market for seafood has changed significantly during the last couple of decades. This is mainly due to two prevailing trends, that is the stagnation in harvest of wild fish and increased production of aquaculture species. The growth in the supply of aquaculture products is caused by both new species entering the market and an increased production of already established species. Given the vast ...
  • Innovation in Small-Sized High-Growth Firms. A study of Norwegian Gazelle Firms 

    Thorbjørnsen, Ragnhild Nilssen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-11-30)
    This thesis studies innovation within 280 small-sized high-growth firms in Norway, with a main focus on the relationship between firm size, customer knowledge and innovative activity. Innovation is a present and future need for Norway. A study of the innovative activity within the high-growth firms is done by applying a Probit and a Tobit Type I model for corner solutions. It is found that firm size ...
  • Norway the odd country. The fear of Dutch disease, a democratic problem. 

    Mbanmbaane, Joseph-Annaelle (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-12-07)
    The impressive increase of Norwegian national wealth since the 1970s is mainly attributable to endowment in natural resource and the well-working of institutions. This work highlights how in addition of the traditional man-made capital, human capital, and natural capital, the Norwegian model, relies greatly on a particular type capital that is not explicitly enough mentioned in economics, namely the ...
  • State Ownership. The history, risk review and historical performance of the Norwegian state portfolio from 2003-2014 

    Ånesen, Ørjan Mikkelsen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-06-01)
    The purpose of this thesis was to test whether there was a significant difference in the risk adjusted returns for the state portfolio, measured against the Norwegian market index or an alternative investment in the global stock market for the period 2003-2014. The Norwegian government has an extensive ownership. The companies they own accounts for almost 1/3 of the value of all the stocks on the ...
  • The future of Norwegian milk Production. An investment analysis of dairy farms 

    Romsaas, Ingrid (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-31)
    This master thesis examines the dairy industry in Norway. Since World War 2 the total number of farms and farmers has decreased. Even though the dairy sector is developing and becoming more efficient, the milk production has stagnated and led to an increase in import of dairy products. To maintain the political goals; spread settlement, preserving the cultural landscape and food security, the ...
  • Analysis of demand for cod in EU Mainland. An investigation of the demand for different product forms of cod 

    Jahn, Christopher (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-30)
    This study is a demand analysis for the European Union mainland’s import of the different product forms of cod. A system of demand equations are specified with a Linearized Almost Ideal Demand System ( LA-AIDS) to analyze the demand for fresh, frozen, clip, salt and dried cod using a data set from 1988-2014. The time series properties are explored and found to be non-stationary but they cointegrate. ...
  • Import demand elasticities for farmed salmon in the European Union and United States. 

    Lodhi, Mohsin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-29)
    This research has been conducted to investigate the demand structure of farmed salmon in EU and US markets between 2002 and 2014, and moreover to find the impact of the financial crisis on the demand for farmed salmon. The analysis includes 155 monthly observations from January 2002 to November 2014 in respect of the quantity and value of farmed fresh and frozen salmon exported from Norway, Chile ...
  • Labor market programs in Norway. Do labor market programs improve the job prospects for individuals with reduced working ability? An evaluation. 

    Hauan, Espen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-26)
    An econometric framework, anchored in the literature, is used to evaluate the effect of Norwegian labor market programs. In Norway, the social benefits can roughly be divided into: unemployment benefits, sickness benefits, work assessment allowance (WAA) and disability pension. Receivers of WAA are individuals that has been declared with reduced working ability because of physical/mental/social ...

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