• 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 ...
    • Sentrum og periferi : Dixit-Stiglitz-Krugman modellen 

      Haugslett, Åge Torbjørn (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-04)
      SAMMENDRAG Primærkilden for denne masteroppgaven er; Fujita, Masahisa – Krugman, Paul og Venables, Antony J: ”The Spatial Economy ”, The MIT Press 1999. Den grunnleggende 2x2x2 Dixit-Stiglitz-Krugman modellen for monopolistisk konkurranse, med 14 koplede likninger, er utviklet ved bruk av gitte data og Dixit-Stiglitz funksjonen – og én optimering. I primærkilden brukes to optimeringer. Fra denne ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Subsidiering av forskning og utvikling 

      Nilsen, Laila Berg (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-05-15)
      Oppgaven tar for seg hvilken innvirkning myndighetenes mål for subsidiering av vekstbedrifter har for valg av subsidieringsrate og samfunnsøkonomisk velferd. Jeg skiller mellom tre mål: maksimering av velferd, maksimering av forskning og utvikling, og et tallfestet mål på FoU-nivået (Lisboa-strategien). Det antas to bedrifter som samarbeider om forskning og utvikling. Modellen kan tolkes som å gjelde ...
    • Theories and tests for bubbles 

      Larsen, Espen Sirnes (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 1997)
    • Tourism Demand in Northern and Southern Norway: A Survival Analysis Approach 

      Alizadeh Ashrafi, Tannaz (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-08)
      The twentieth century is a golden era for technology and transportation boost, which facilitates taking journey all over the world. Traveling for any purpose such as leisure, meetings, conferences, conventions, business, educational and medical trips is considered to be one the most profitable industries in the world and the cornerstone of many economies. Norway has a great reputation among overseas ...
    • Transportkostnaders innvirkning på fordelingen av økonomisk aktivitet mellom regioner 

      Olsen, Sissel (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-16)
      Denne oppgaven tar for seg hvilke effekter det har at en region har vesentlig høyere intraregionale transportkostnader enn en annen, noe som gjøres ved å anta en sentrum-periferimodell med to regioner og to sektorer. I første del av oppgaven gjør jeg rede for bakgrunnen for oppgaven, og diskuterer deretter forskjellige teorier og begreper. I andre del forteller jeg kort om Ny Økonomisk geografi, ...
    • Ulike kredittinstitusjoners utforming av kredittkontrakter i rurale markeder 

      Pettersen, Ingrid Kristine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-09)
      Denne oppgaven tar for seg manglende tilgang på kreditt blant rurale låntakere i utviklingsland. Årsaken er problemer knyttet til asymmetrisk informasjon og hånhevelsesproblemer. Alle utlånere har behov for sikkerhet for å kunne tilby kreditt. Pant er et eksempel på dette. I modelleringne blir det derfor vist hvordan pant kan redusere kredittrasjoneringen. Derimot er pant en mangelvare blant de aller ...
    • 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 ...