European Strains

Project managerOddbjørn Raaum
ClientNFR via ESOP
Client project no.227072
ParticipantsAsbjørn Goul Bjerrum Andersen
Bernt Bratsberg
Esther Ann Nisja Bøler
Rolf Golombek
Askill H. Halse
Torje Hegna
Inga Heiland
Maria Forthun Hoen
Seongboh Hong
Herman Kruse
Andreas Moxnes
Knut Røed
Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe
Yicheng Wang
Yudi Wen
Yuan Zi
Period2013 - 2018

Project description

The Frisch Centre participates in the project lead by Department of Economics in three subprojects: (i) Wage and employment adjustment to the recent crisis. Linked employer-employee data from Portugal, Spain, Germany, Norway and the US will be used to study responses of firms and workers across different institutional settings regarding labor markets and wage formation, as well as implications for both wage inequality and for the general performance of labor markets in Europe, both in terms of allocation and adaptability to shocks. (ii) Entrepreneurship and growth. The comprehensive Norwegian matched worker-firm data set allow for an extended concept of entrepreneurship including self-employment and limited liability companies to explore issues related to the role of regional effects and internalization. We will also study how entrepreneurship can serve as a way out of unemployment and investigate how changes in compensation structures may affect entry into entrepreneurship. (iii) Economic effects of labor market flows. Worker flows across national borders trigger labor market adjustments in employment and wage structures as both receiving and sending countries experience labor supply shocks. Evidence on behavioral responses of firms to labor migrant mobility is, however, scare. The ambition is here to study empirically how a more integrated European labour market affects incentives to (re)locate production abroad either through (foreign direct investment, or through international outsourcing) may change as relative wage costs respond to migrant inflows. More abundant and cheaper labor resources may also raise the economic returns to investments in physical capital and technology.


Scientific Journal

Chang, Yongsung, Jay H. Hong, Marios Karabarbounis, Yicheng Wang, Tao ZhangIncome volatility and portfolio choices2022Review of economic dynamics vol 44, 65-90[DOI]
Bratsberg, Bernt, Christopher T. Dawes, Andreas Kotsadam, Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Richard Öhrvall, Sven Oskarsson and Oddbjørn RaaumBirth Order and Voter Turnout2020British Journal of Political Science 1-8[PDF] [DOI]
Bratsberg, Bernt, Knut Røed, Oddbjørn RaaumExcess Churn in Integrated Labor Markets2020Journal of Population Economics [DOI]
Hoen, Maria ForthunImmigration and the Tower of Babel: Using language barriers to identify individual labor market effects of immigration2020Labour Economics Vol 65[PDF] [DOI]
Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut RøedJob Loss and Immigrant Labor Market Performance2018Economica vol 85(337), 124-151[PDF] [DOI]
Bratsberg, Bernt and Knut RøedThe Nordic welfare model in an open European labor market2015Nordic Economic Policy Review 2, 19-42[DOI]

Book chapter

Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum, and Knut RøedSocial Insurance Design and the Economic Integration of Immigrants2019[PDF] [DOI]

Frisch Working Paper

Hoen, Maria ForthunOccupational crosswalk, data and language requirements2016No. 1[PDF]

Other journals

Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum og Knut RøedFlyktninger på det norske arbeidsmarkedet2016Søkelys på arbeidslivet Vol 33(3), 185-207[DOI]

Other publications

Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum, and Knut RøedExcess Churn in Integrated Labor Markets2019IZA discussion paper no 12697[PDF]
Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut RøedJob Loss and Immigrant Labor Market Performance2016Artikkelen kan lastes ned fra CReAM (http://www.cream-migration.org/publ_uploads/CDP_02_16.pdf) og IZA (http://ftp.iza.org/dp9729.pdf)[PDF]