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To the New World and Back Again: Return Migrants in the Age of Mass Migration

August 2017

The authors compile large data sets from Norwegian and US historical censuses to study return migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913).

Wealth Inequality and Democracy

May 2017

What do we know about wealth inequality and democracy?

Wealth Inequality and Democracy

February 2017

What do we know about wealth inequality and democracy?

The Structure of American Income Tax Policy Preferences

October 2016

In recent decades inequality in the United States has increased dramatically, but policy responses in terms of redistribution have been limited.

How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers

September 2016

What types of asylum seekers are Europeans willing to accept?

Self-Centered Inequity Aversion and the Mass Politics of Taxation

September 2016

The politics of economic crises brings distributive economic conflict to the fore of national political debates.

When lives are put on hold: Lengthy asylum processes decrease employment among refugees

August 2016

European governments are struggling with the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but there exists little evidence regarding how the management of the asylum process affects the subsequent...

Cold war isomorphism: Communist regimes and the West European model of worker participation

July 2016

In studies of cultural globalisation, the influence of communist regimes on Western Europe has remained under-theorised and little explored.

Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe

March 2016

In today's social climate of acknowledged and growing inequality, why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich?

Does Lean Improve Labor Standards? Management and Social Performance in the Nike Supply Chain

March 2016

This study tests the hypothesis that lean manufacturing improves the social performance of manufacturers in emerging markets.

Bankruptcy and Investment: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850

February 2016

We study the impact of the introduction of a form of bankruptcy protection on household investment in the U.S. South in the 1840s, which predated modern bankruptcy laws.

The Ideological Basis of the Grexit Debate

January 2016

What explains the sharp divide among European publics over the Grexit? We explore this question using original surveys from four of the largest European economies.

Those Who Know Most: Insider Trading in Eighteenth-Century Amsterdam

November 2015

This paper studies how private information is incorporated into prices, using a unique setting from the eighteenth century that is closer to stylized models of price discovery than modern-day...

Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy

June 2014

Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration

May 2013

Using novel data on 50,000 Norwegian men, we study the effect of wealth on the probability of internal or international migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913), a time when the US...

The Swiss Miracle? Beyond Chocolate, Cheese, and Banking

April 2013

Comparative analysis of data frameworks for agricultural policy analysis: The WTO-notificaitons and the OECD's PSE database

December 2012

The OECD and the WTO have accumulated systematic data on the magnitude of support going to farmers as a result of farm policies.

Towards a Theory of Policy Timing

September 2012

The paper presents a theory of policy timing that relies on uncertainty and transaction costs to explain the optimal timing and duration of policy reforms.

Reflections on the Exceptional Treatment of Agriculture in the WTO

December 2010

How are Prices Adjusted in Response to Shocks? Survey Evidence from Austrian Firms

March 2010

Agriculture

December 2009

As the Doha Development Round trade negotiations have stalled, bilateral and regional free trade agreements have become an important alternative.

Medium-term Integration Effects on Norwegian Agriculture: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis

December 2006

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Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science