Ingvild Almås


Working papers

Economics and Measurement: New measures to model decision making, 2023 - NBER Working Paper No 30839 (with O. Attanasio and P. Jervis) -- short version conditionally accepted in Econometrica

Destructive Behavior, Judgment, and Economic Decision-making under Thermal Stress, 2019 - NBER Working Paper 25785 (with M. Auffhammer, T. Bold, I. Bollinger, A. Dembo, S.M. Hsiang, S. Kitamura, E. Miguel and R. Pickmans) -- R&R Economic Journal.
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The Income Elasticity for Nutrition: Evidence from Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya, 2019 - NBER Working Paper 25711 (with J. Haushofer and A. Kjelsrud).

The Effect of Gender-Targeted Transfers: Experimental Evidence from India, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 15218 (with V. Somville and L. Vandewalle).

Adverse Selection into Competition: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment in Tanzania, Discussion Paper Series in Economics from Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics, No 19/2020 (with L.I. Oppedal Berge, K. Bjorvatn, V. Someville and B. Tungodden).

Published papers

Economics and Measurement: New measures to model decision making (conditionally accepted) - Econometrica (with O. Attanasio and P. Jervis).

The macroeconomics of pandemics around the world: Lives versus livelihoods revisited, 2023, Journal of Development Economics (with T. Bold, T. von-Carnapp, S. Ghisolfi and J. Sandefur).

Chapter 3 -- Household decisions and intra-household distributions, 2023, Elsevier Handbook of the Economics of the Family (with O. Attanasio and P. Carneiro).

Understanding inequality within households, 2022, Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics pp 1-27 (with C. Ringdal and I. Sjursen), 2022. Link

Global evidence on the selfish rich inequality hypothesis PNAS, (with Alexander Cappelen, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), 2022.

The Economics of Hypergamy, The Journal of Human Resources (with A. Kotsadam, E.R. Moen and K. Røed), 2020.

Predicted COVID-19 Fatality Rates Based on Age, Sex, Comor-bidities and Health System Capacity, BMJ Global Health, 5(9) (with Selene Ghisolfi, Tillman von Carnap, J. Heitner, J. Sandefur and Tessa Bold), 2020.

Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-Seeking than Scandinavians?, Journal of Political Economy, 128(5): 1753-1788 (with A.Cappelen and B. Tungodden), 2020. Pre-analysis plan

The Cost of a Growth Miracle - Reassessing Poverty and Inequality Trends in China (with Å. Johnsen). Forthcoming, Review of Economic Dynamics.

Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers (with A. Armand, O. Attanasio and P. Carneiro). The Economic Journal, 2018. Link

A Behaviour-based Approach to the Estimation of Poverty in India (with A. Kjelsrud and R. Somanathan). Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017. Link

The PPP Approach Revisited: A study of RMB valuation against the USD (with Mandeep Grewal, Marielle Hvide and Serhat Ugurlu). Journal of International Money and Finance, 2017. Link

Rags and Riches: Relative Prices, Non-Homothetic Preferences, and Inequality in India (with A. Kjelsrud). World Development, 2017. Link

Willingness to Compete: Family Matters (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Management Science, 2016. Link

What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2016. Link

Fairness and Family Background (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2016. Link

International Income Inequality: Measuring PPP Bias by Estimating Engel Curves for Food. American Economic Review, 2012. Link

Older or Wealthier? The Impact of Age Adjustments on Wealth Inequality Ranking of Countries (with M. Mogstad). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012. Link

Adjusting for Age Effects in Cross-sectional Distributions (with T. Havnes and M. Mogstad). Stata Journal, 2012. Link

Measuring Unfair (In)equality (with A. Cappelen, J. Lind, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Journal of Public Economics, 2011. Link

Baby Booming Inequality? Demographic Change and Inequality in Norway, 1967-2004 (with T. Havnes and M. Mogstad). Journal of Economic Inequality, 2011. Link

Development of Fairness Preferences in Children (with A. Cappelen, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Science, 2010. Link

Equalizing Income versus Equalizing Opportunity: A Comparison of the United States and Germany. Research on Economic Inequality, 2008. Link

In Norwegian

Rettferdig ulikhet (with A. Cappelen, I. Haaland and B. Tungodden). Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 2015. Link

Modernisert men mindre rettferdig folketrygd (with S. Robstad). Samfunnsøkonomene, 2012. Link

Fra kinesernes sparing til global vekst (with G. Liane and ø. Thøgersen). Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 2012. Link

Et valg i blinde? Norske ungdommers kjennskap til ulikheter i arbeidsmarkedet før de gjør sine utdanningsvalg (with K. Salvanes and E. Sørensen). Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 2012. Link