Staying competitive: Challenges for a small open economy
The primary objective is to produce high quality research that increases the understanding of how a small open economy adapt and stay competitive, faced with challenges from the financial crises, increased immigration, and offshoring, as well as challenges from a large oil and gas sector.
The proposed project consists of three independent, but closely related sub-projects.
In the first sub-project we study how productivity, wages and profitability are related to innovation and competition, utilizing variation both over time, caused by the financial crisis and the great recession, and induced by globalization.
In the second sub-project we investigate how native workers' employment, occupational specialization and educational investments are affected by higher immigration and more offshoring. How does stronger integration in the international labour market affects employment and the optimal direction of natives’ skill formation; both for the individual and for the society?
In the third sub-project we investigate how increasing international economic integration influences the welfare state. Greater exposure to international competition might imply a higher level of external risk and income volatility for large segments of the labour force. We want to examine to what degree the exposure to external risk leads to a growing demand for publicly provided social insurance, because voters want to insure themselves against potential income losses due to international competition.
One of the main critical R& D challenges in the project is to identify causal relationships. In order to do that, we will exploit state of the art methods.
The findings from the project should be of high relevance, both for the research community and policy makers.
Marianne Røed, Pål Schøne and Janis Umblijs, «The Joint Impact of Offshoring and Immigration on Wages: Matched Employer-Employee Evidence from Norway»
|Erling Barth Forsker I||Dr. polit.||930 91 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harald Dale-Olsen Forsker I||Dr. polit.||482 83 527 958 08 email@example.com|
|Henning Finseraas Forsker I, bistilling||Ph.d.||482 83 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marianne Røed Forsker I||Dr. polit.||480 39 email@example.com|
|Pål Schøne Forsker I||Dr. polit.||986 22 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jon Horgen Friberg (Fafo)|
|Arnfinn H. Midtbøen|
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Dale-Olsen, Harald (2018). Wages, Creative Destruction, and Union Networks. Vis sammendrag
Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen (2017). Immigrant Niches and Ethnic Hierarchies In Norwegian Low-Wage Labour Markets. Vis sammendrag
Friberg, Jon Horgen & Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen (2016). Structuring Liquid Migration: The Role of Labour Demand in Shaping Patterns of Mobility. Vis sammendrag