Scenarioes for future skills demand in Norway

Scenarioes for future skills demand in Norway

This report summarizes four different scenarios with projections of skills demand in Norway. As a part of the project we organized a workshop, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Research, where relevant uncertainties were discussed.

Based on the discussions at the workshop, we decided to focus on the following two uncertainties; Uncertainty related to the future of the “Norwegian worklife model”, and uncertainties related to the level of ambition and commitment of an international climate change agreement.

The costs of inadequately educating asylum seekers and refugees

The costs of inadequately educating asylum seekers and refugees

Economic Analysis Norway (Samfunnsøkonomisk analyse AS) has calculated the socio-economic costs of children and young people who come to Norway as asylum seekers or refugees receiving inadequate primary and secondary education.

On average, quantified factors amount to about NOK 3.8 million in 2015 prices per child. In addition, there are non-monetised effects on the individual’s quality of life, on crime rates and democracy.

Moreover, the analysis looks at conditions in schools that can improve the pupils’ chances of going on to achieve success in education, the labour market and society in general. The analysis also sets out proposals for measures that schools can implement to facilitate the future success of pupils.

Evaluation of «SkatteFUNN» - A feasibility study

Evaluation of «SkatteFUNN» - A feasibility study

This report proposes a comprehensive methodology for evaluating the Norwegian tax deduction scheme; SkatteFUNN. The SkatteFUNN research and development (R&D) tax incentive scheme was introduced in 2002, and is a governmental program designed to stimulate R&D in the business sector. The rationale behind initiating an R&D tax incentive scheme is the overall issue with companies not investing at a socially optimal amount in R&D, because of positive external effects are not fully internalised by the decision makers.  SkatteFUNN should, first and foremost, stimulate R&D investments in the business sector (first order effect), and ideally also lead to innovations (second order effect) and to a more knowledge based economy (third order effect).