Morten Nordberg

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This paper explores the existence of downward real wage rigidity (drwr) in 19 oecd countries, over the period 1973–1999, using data for hourly nominal earnings at industry level. Based on a nonparametric statistical method, which allows for country and year specific variation in both the median and the dispersion of industry wage changes, we find evidence(More)
We use Norwegian micro-data to identify the driving forces behind unemployment spells following temporaryand permanent dismissals. The duration of unemployment spells for permanently dismissed workers is primarily explained by individual resources and economic incentives, while spell-duration for temporary dismissed workers is explained by firm incentives.(More)
Several studies have demonstrated that individual contributions to public goods are increasing in others’ contributions. The underlying causes for this, however, are not yet fully understood. We present a model of duty-orientation in which moral responsibility is learned through observations of others’ behavior. Since, in our model, responsibility is a(More)
Several studies have demonstrated that individual contributions to public goods are increasing in others’ contributions. The underlying causes for this, however, are not yet fully understood. We present a model of duty-orientation in which moral responsibility is learned through observations of others’ behavior. Since, in our model, responsibility is a(More)
With the aid of Norwegian register data, the paper investigates whether or not the relative unemployment propensity for the low-skilled has increased during the 1990’s. Two alternative notions of ‘low skills’ are employed; i) low education, and ii) low previous earnings, conditioned on education and work experience. According to the standard education-based(More)
We use Norwegian micro-data to identify the driving forces behind unemployment spells following temporaryand permanent dismissals. The duration of unemployment spells for permanently dismissed workers is primarily explained by individual resources and economic incentives, while spell-duration for temporary dismissed workers is explained by firm incentives.(More)
Traditionally, logistics is perceived as managing the supply of goods or services from the producer to the (end) customer. In the research literature, the products considered are often standard or global by nature and are associated with only limited amount of tacit knowledge. Little research literature exists on how to manage the delivery of highly(More)
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