Oslo Fiscal Studies - A Centre for Empirical Research in Public Finance

Project managerOddbjørn Raaum
ClientNFR via UiO/OFS
Client project no.267428
ParticipantsAndreas Kotsadam
Simen Markussen
Knut Røed
Ragnhild Camilla Schreiner
Period2017 - 2022

Project description

Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS) is a centre for public economics based at the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo, in collaboration with Statistics Norway, and the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research.

OFS aims to do research and educate students in public economics in general, and tax analysis in particular. OFS organizes workshops and meetings that allows international scholars to interact and do research. OFS is organised around a core group of researchers and network affiliates and will host a number of visitors.

Access to individual register data has made Norway and Scandinavia a hub of empirical research based on micro data. To fully exploit the potential of the data requires a thorough understanding of the theory used in public economics, a detailed knowledge of the institutional setting and the reforms that have been implemented over time and a firm understanding of the econometric methods that are used to estimate relevant public policy parameters. In facilitating the interaction of researchers with different skills and backgrounds, OFS aims improve our understanding of how taxes, transfers and important public policies affect economic activities, functioning of markets and social welfare.

OFS is financed by the Research Council of Norway.

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Scientific Journal

Ku, Hyejin, Uta Schõnberg and Ragnhild C. SchreinerDo place-based tax incentives create jobs?2020Journal of Public Economics Vol 191[PDF] [DOI]

Other publications

Ku, H., Schoenberg, U. and Schreiner, R.C.How Do Firms Respond to Place-Based Tax Incentives?2018CReAM discussion paper series CPD 11/18[PDF]
De Haan, M. and Schreiner, R.C.The Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency2018CReAM discussion paper series CDP 10/18[PDF]