Ingvild Almås




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Associate Professor, PhD


Curriculum Vitae

Teaching languages:

Norwegian, English

Teaching areas:


Courses NHH Micro (introductory).
Macro (introductory, intermediate, graduate).
Development Economics (intermediate, graduate).
Invited lectures
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary:
Economics and Philosophy (graduate).

Research areas:

Cost-of-living measurement, International Income Comparisons, Behavioral and Experimental Economics.
Main publications:
  • “International Income Inequality: Measuring PPP Bias by Estimating Engel Curves for Food”,  American Economic Review, 102 (2) 2012, 1093-1117.
  • "Development of fairness preferences in children". With Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden. Science, 328(5982),
    1176-1178, 2010.
  • "Measuring unfair (in)equality." With Alexander Cappelen, Jo Thori Lind, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden. Journal of Public Economics, 95(7-8),
    488-499, 2011.
  • "Older or Wealthier? The Impact of Age Adjustments on Wealth Inequality Ranking of Countries". With Magne Mogstad, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114 (1) 2012, 24-54.
  • "Baby Booming Inequality? Demographic Change and Inequality in Norway, 1967-2004", (with Tarjei Havnes and Magne Mogstad). Journal of Economic
    , 9, 629-650, 2011.
  • "Equalizing income versus equalizing opportunity -A comparison of the United States and Germany". Research on Economic Inequality, 18, 2008.
Other publications:
  •  “Fra kinesernes sparing til global vekst” (with Gro Mæle Liane and Øystein Thøgersen) Magma, 6, 32-39, 2012.
  • “Et valg i blinde” (with Kjell Gunnar Salvanes and Erik Sørensen), Magma, 5, 45-51, 2012. 
  • “Modernisert men mindre rettferdig folketrygd?” Samfunnsøkonomen, 2012.
  • "Internasjonal handel -Gevinster til alle? RØST: økonomisk teori og politisk praksis, 2005, ISBN-82-996845-I-X (Norwegian only).
  • Den internasjonale debatten om pensjonssystemer. RØST: Pensjoner, 2003, ISBN-82-996845-0-I (Norwegian only).
Work in progress:
  • Global Income Inequality and Cost-of-Living Adjustment: The Geary-Allen World Accounts” (with E. Sørensen), Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion paper, 20/2012.
  • The cost of living in China: Implications for inequality and poverty” (with Å. Johnsen), Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion paper, 21/2012.
  • Willingness to compete: Family matters” (with Alexander Cappelen, Kjell Salvanes, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden) ), Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion paper, 23/2012.
  • Willingness to compete in a gender equal society” (with Alexander Cappelen, Kjell Salvanes, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden) ), Department of Economics, NHH, Discussion paper, 24/2012.
  •  “Global Inequality Trends – Maximizing the use of available data” (with E. Sørensen), Mimeo.
  • “The Measurement of Poverty in India – A Behavioral Approach” (with Anders Kjelsrud and Rohini Somanathan).
  • “The Gender Gap in Earnings – Household formation and labor supply” (with Espen Moen, Fabien Postel-Vinay and Knut Røed).
  • “Price trends in India—pro-poor or pro-rich?” (with Anders Kjelsrud and Torill Nikø).
  • “Savings in rural and urban China – Why is the saving profile ‘upside-down’?” (with Gro Mæle Liane and Øystein Thøgersen).
  • “Growth and inequality in China: Evidence from night-time light” (with Andreas Kotsadam).
Visiting student/scholar:
  • 2010/2011: Princeton University, Industrial Relations section (five months stay).
  • 2009: Yale University (Political Science Department, shorter stay)
  • 2008: Oxford University (shorter stay)
  • 2006: University College Dublin (shorter stay)
  • 2005: Cornell University (one year)
Prices and honors:  
  • Awarded the Ingvar Wederwang’s research prize for young researchers, (awarded every 5th year).
  • The Bank of Norway award for best PhD thesis in macroeconomics
    (awarded every 3rd year).
  • Nominated for the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award in Employment and Social Protection
Some Press Coverage:  


Other involvments:
  • Researcher, ESOP, University of Oslo
  • Associate Editor, Law, Ethics and Philosophy
  • Part of The Choice Lab, NHH
  • CESifo network member