2 Publications

Does Integration Change Gender Attitudes? The Effect of Randomly Assigning Women to Traditionally Male Teams“.

The Quarterly Journal of Economics. With Gordon Dahl and Dan-Olof Rooth. NBER WP, IZA WP. Pre-print version

How Settlement Locations and Local Networks Influence Immigrant Political Integration

American Journal of Political Science. With Bernt Bratsberg, Jeremy Ferwerda, and Henning Finseraas. 2019

Mining and local corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

American Journal of Political Science 61(2), 320-334.  Online Appendix.  With Eivind Hammersmark Olsen, Carl Henrik Knutsen, and Tore Wig. 2017. Replication data

“Jobs and intimate partner violence – Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia”.

Journal of Human Resources. Analysis plan archived 9 November 2017 at: https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2569 . Cesifo working paper including preplanReplication files for main analyses. Populated PAPSurvey (1st follow up). NBER SI 2020 presentation. With Espen Villanger. 2022

“Trust, Ethnic Diversity, and Personal Contact: A Field Experiment”.

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 173, 72-84. With Henning Finseraas, Torbjørn Hanson, Åshild A. Johnsen, and Gaute Torsvik. 2019. Preprint

Material resources and well-being — Evidence from an Ethiopian housing lottery

Forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics. With Asbjørn Andersen and Vincent Somville. Pre-plan registered (AEARCTR-0003579), download:Pre analysis plan. Draft April 2021 

The Economics of Hypergamy

The Journal of Human Resources. With Ingvild Almås, Espen Moen, and Knut Røed. 2020

Chinese aid and local corruption

Journal of Public Economics. Vol(159), 146-159. With Ann-Sofie Isaksson. 2018

Effects of Dialogue Meetings”.

Forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics. Analysis plan (download:Pre-plan Meetings archived February 12 2018 at: https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2730 . With Matteo Alpino, Karen Evelyn Hauge, and Simen Markussen.

“Exposure to female colleagues breaks the glass ceiling – Evidence from a combined vignette and field experiment”

European Economic Review, Vol(90), 363-374. With Henning Finseraas, Åshild A. Johnsen, and Gaute Torsvik. 2016.

Ancestry culture and female employment – An analysis using second generation siblings.”

European Sociological Review 33(3), 382-392. With Henning Finseraas. 2017. Pre-publication Version

“Does Personal Contact with Ethnic Minorities Affect Anti-immigrant Sentiments? Evidence From a Field Experiment”

European Journal of Political Research,  56(3), 703-722. 2017. Analysis plan (download: pre analysis plan) archived 11 September 2014 at: https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/507. With Henning Finseraas.

“Birth Order and Voter Turnout”.

British Journal of Political Science . With Bratsberg, Dawes, Lindgren, Oskarsson, Raaum, and Öhrvall.

“Gender Bias in Public Long-term Care? A Survey Experiment among Care Managers“

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol(131), 126-138.  With Niklas Jakobsson, Astri Syse, and Henning Øien. 2016.

The Political Economy of Aid Allocation: Aid and incumbency at the local level in Sub Saharan Africa“.

World Development .  Pre-print , Online Appendix. With Tora Knutsen. 2019.

Armed conflict and maternal mortality: A micro-level analysis of sub-Saharan Africa, 1989­–2013“.  

Social Science and Medicine. With Gudrun Østby. 2019

“Weather Shocks and Violence Against Women in Sub-Saharan Africa”.

Journal of Peace Research. With Sara Cools and Martin Flatø. 2019.Preprint

“Organized Violence and Institutional Child Delivery – Micro-Level Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa, 1989-2014”.

Demography, Vol(55:4), 1295-1316. With Gudrun Østby,  Henrik Urdal, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Ormhaug.

Racing to the bottom? Chinese development projects and trade union involvement in Africa“.

World Development, Vol(106), 284-298. With Ann-Sofie Isaksson. 2018.

Resources and intimate partner violence in Sub-Saharan Africa“. 

World Development, 95, 211-230. 2017. With Sara Cools.

Quantifying social segregation in large-scale networks.”

 With Reme, Bjørn-Atle, Johannes Bjelland, Pål Roe Sundsøy, and Jo Thori Lind. Scientific reports 12, no. 1 (2022): 1-7.

Development Aid and Infant Mortality. Micro-level evidence from Nigeria“.

World Development, 105, 59-69.2018. With Gudrun Østby, Siri Aas Rustad, Andreas Forø Tollefsen & Henrik Urdal.

African Mining, Gender and Local Employment

World Development, Vol(83), 325-339.  With Anja Tolonen. 2016.

Ancestry Culture, Assimilation, and Voter Turnout in Two Generations“. With Henning Finseraas and Javier Polavieja. Political Behavior. 2020

Call the Midwife – Health Personnel and Mortality in Norway 1887-1921“. With Jo Thori Lind and Jørgen Modalsli. Cliometrica. Preprint

Structural Change and wife-beating: A disaggregated study of mineral mining and intimate partner abuse in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1999–2013“.

Political Geography, Vol(56), 53-65. With Gudrun Østby and  Siri Aas Rustad. 2017.

“Causal effects of parental leave on adolescents´ household work”

Social Forces 92(1): 329-351. Joint work with Henning Finseraas. 2013.

“Do Laws Affect Attitudes? An assessment of the Norwegian prostitution law using longitudinal data  

International Review of Law and Economics 31(2), pp. 103-115. 2011.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson. Working paper version: Law

“The Gender Gap in African Political Participation: Testing Theories of Individual and Contextual Determinants”.

Journal of Development Studies. Volume 50(2) 302-318. 2014.

Joint work with Ann-Sofie Isaksson and Måns Nerman.

Did the Murder of Theo van Gogh Change Europeans’ Immigration Policy Preferences?”

Kyklos 64(3) 396-409. 2011.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson and Henning Finseraas.

 The State Intervenes in the Battle of the Sexes: Causal Effects of Paternity Leave

Social Science Research 40(6): 1611-1622. 2011.

Joint work with Henning Finseraas. Previous version: The state intervenes in the battle of the sexes

“A Field Experiment of Discrimination in the Norwegian Housing Market: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity”

Land Economics 88(2): 233-240. 2012.

Joint work with Lisa Andersson and Niklas Jakobsson.

“Cross-national and multilevel correlates of partner violence: an analysis of data from population-based surveys”

The Lancet Global Health 3(6):332-340.

Joint work With Lori Heise. 2015

“Honey Pot or Sunshine? Foreign Direct Investment, the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and Local Corruption in Africa”

International Studies Querterly. With Sam Brazys.  2020.

“The local socioeconomic effects of gold mining : evidence from Ghana”.

The Extractive Industries and Society (Forthcoming)

With Punam Chuhan-Pole, Andrew Dabalen, Aly Sanoh, and Anja Tolonen. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7250

“Family Law Reform, Employment and Women’s Political Participation in Ethiopia”

Forthcoming at Social Politics  With Lovise Aalen and Espen Villanger. 2019.

“The Economics of Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation”

Forthcoming in Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution. Oxford University Press.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson. 2013. WP Version 2015

Prostitution, Demand and Supply of”

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. Springer. Joint work with Øystein Hernæs and Niklas Jakobsson. 2014.

The Gender Gap in Political Preferences: An Empirical Test of a Political Economy Explanation

Social Politics 19(2): 219-242. 2012.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson and Henning Finseraas.

“The Law and Economics of International Sex Slavery. Prostitution Laws and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation”

European Journal of Law and Economics 35(1). 2013.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson. Working paper versions: Trafficking, Trafficking 2011

“Does marriage affect men’s labor market outcomes? A European perspective”

Review of Economics of the Household. 2013

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson.

Gender and overconfidence: are girls really overconfident ?”

Applied Economics Letters 18(4): 325-327.

Joint work with Jakobsson, Dahlbom, Jakobsson. 2011. Working paper version

The employment costs of caregiving in Norway

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics 12(4), 269-283. 2012


Feminist Economics 17 (2), 121-144. 2011

Free version: Does Informal Eldercare Impede Women’s Employment

“Informal eldercare and care for disabled children in the Nordic countries: prevalence and relation to employment”

Nordic Journal of Social Research Vol. 4. 2013

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson and Marta Szebehely.

“Shame on you, John! Laws, stigmatization, and the demand for sex”.

Forthcoming in European Journal of Law and Economics. 2013.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson.

Gender Equity and Prostitution: An Investigation of Attitudes in Norway and Sweden

Feminist Economics 17(1), pp 31-58.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson. 2011. Working paper version

 ”Do attitudes toward gender equality really differ between Norway and Sweden?”

Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 20, no 2. pp. 142-159.

Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson. 2010. Working paper version

“Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage: The Case of Scandinavia”

Journal of Homosexuality. Sep;60(9):1349-60. With Niklas Jakobsson and Siri Jakobsson. 2013.

“Gender and overconfidence: Effects of context, gendered stereotypes, and peer group”.

Advances in Applied Sociology. Vol. 3. No. 2:137-141. 2013. Joint work with Niklas Jakobsson and Minna Levin.

Effekter av satsing på økt lærertetthet

Økonomiske Analyser 5/2016. With Lars J. Kirkebøen and Oddbjørn Raaum

“Hvordan identifisere årsakssammenhenger i ikke-eksperimentelle data?“

Tidsskrift for Samfunnsforsking. 2013(3):371–387. 2012. With Henning Finseraas. 2013.

Årsak og virkning?

SOSIOLOGI I DAG 43(3): 5-7. With Torkild Hovde Lyngstad and Mette Løvgren. 2013

Uformell eldreomsorg – et hinder for kvinner på arbeidsmarkedet?

Søkelys på arbeidslivet 29(1–2):97–100. 2012.

With Niklas Jakobsson

“Er det en sammenheng mellom formell og uformell omsorg i Norge”

Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning 17(3): 22-29. 2012.

With Jakobsson and Hansen

Projects ending with working papers:

“The effects of quotas for women in Latin American parliaments”. With Måns Nerman. WP. Extensively revised version 2016: Gender Quotas.

“Poverty in China as seen from outer Space”. With Åshild Auglænd Johnsen and Ingvild Almås.

“Droughts and gender bias in infant mortality”. With Martin Flatø.  Newer Version.

“Do parties matter at the sub-district level of politics? Evidence from tehsils in Andhra Pradesh”. With Francesca R. Jensenius and Anirban Mitra.