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  • Forest Illegalities and Corruption in Cameroons Forest Sector. A Theoretical and Literature Review of Corruption with Regards to Forest Illegalities 

    Niba, Eric Suh (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-08-30)
    In the past decades illegal logging and related forest, activities have increasingly been a global concern, especially in forest products producer countries. This phenomenon has high rates in the Cameroon forest sector caused by poverty, poor Law enforcement, lack of transparency, conflicts, state ownership of majority of forested land, and in addition to these, its high rates of corruption. ...
  • The Sunk Cost Fallacy and Risk-Taking Behaviour. Evidence from a computer game experiment 

    Skognes, Martin Tangstad; Noste, Hannah Sire Kristoffersen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-31)
    We examine whether behavioural sunk costs are related to an increased willingness to make risky decisions. Rational agents’ decisions should not be contingent on sunk costs; however, foregoing research suggests that individuals in fact do react to such costs. Few studies have examined behavioural sunk costs and risk-taking with “real stakes”, which is an important topic of research as many ...
  • Hometown Investment Trust funds 

    Enge, Magnus Lyngaas (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-29)
    There are different challenges a small- to medium-sized enterprise when they are gathering capital, especially if they carry a lot of risk. The banks have become more stringent because of the Basel Capital Adequacy Requirements, the investors prefer to invest in safer enterprises. Japan has tried to solve this problem by implementing Hometown Investment Trust funds. Hometown Investment Trust funds ...
  • Cointegration in the Norwegian Model for Wage Formation. Against the Backdrop of the 2004 EU Expansion and the 2001 Change to Inflation Targeting, Have Wage Levels in the Construction and Wholesale Undersectors Continued to Exhibit a Long-Run Relationship with Wage Levels in the Industry, Public and Private Sectors? 

    Viland, Kristoffer (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-29)
    In this thesis, hourly wage rate data spanning 1978-2018 has been collected to investigate if the wage levels in the construction and wholesale sectors follow the wage levels in the industry, public, and private sectors. Against the backdrop of the EU expansion in 2004 and the 2001 implementation of inflation targeting monetary policy, there has been an interest in studying the stability of the ...
  • A chip off the old block or not? An analysis of parents' influence on their children's choice of educational field 

    Nordli, Sunniva Stoltz (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-29)
    The intergenerational mobility in education length is well-documented. However, the number of people having a master’s degree in Norway has increased in the past years. An innovative study is instead to investigate the mobility for the educational fields between generations. This thesis is investigating the parents’ influence on their children’s choice of educational fields for higher education. The ...
  • The Relationship Between Education and Health in Russia. Does Younger School Enrollment Improve Health Outcomes in Adulthood? 

    Jensen, Marius Johan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-29)
    This thesis investigates the causal relationship between schooling and health outcomes in adulthood. It attempts to clarify if younger enrollment in the Russian primary school improved health later in life. Research on causal inferences in social processes and public services is important because it can give policy makers information on how to allocate resources more efficiently and more equitably. ...
  • The impact of immigration on the Norwegian labour market. 

    Atoh, Jovet Numfor (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-31)
    As immigration levels increase in Norway, there has been a growing concern of whether jobs of native workers are being taken by immigrants. Another issue is: does an increase in labour supply (as a result of immigration) lead to a fall in wages of native workers? These two concerns have been at the centre of most policy debates in recent year. This thesis provides a blueprint on how research on the ...
  • Price Determination in Coffee Market: The Impact of Supply and Demand Shifts 

    Ssenkaaba, John (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-30)
    Coffee market prices have been unstable over time. Determining the relative impact of supply and demand shift on price is a subject of discussion in this thesis. I use an index approach that was first introduced by Marsh (2003) to estimate the annual shifts in demand and supply for the periods from 2005 to 2017. This approach gives estimates to change in demand and supply of a given commodity which ...
  • 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.

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