Malin Arve og Ignacio Herrera: To exclude small firms from public contracts destroys the market, both in the short run and in the long run.
All research news from the Department of Business and Management science
Electric buses are great - particularly if they beat the "open class" competition. However, we must not miss other, and maybe even better, solutions.
NHH promotes Endre Bjørndal, Mario Guajardo and Arnt Ove Hopland as full professors at the Department of Business and Management Science.
The article "Bioeconomic modeling of seasonal fisheries" has been published in European Journal of Operational Research.
Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind: Should the Norwegian Competition Authority intervene against possibly big differences in the chain store's purchase prices? The answer may be "well yes and no", but society will lose more if the Authority is too kind.
Gunnar S. Eskeland: Smoking all but disappeared, surprisingly quick and easy, in an interaction between politics and altered norms. That may work in climate politics as well.
Trond M. Døskeland: Finance can solve the climate crisis, but may also make matters worse.
Petter Bjerksund and Guttorm Schjelderup: When the government expropriates property, the compensation has to reflect the real loss. A trial to be held in Borgarting lagmannsrett this week should establish this principle.
The International Conference on Stochastic Programming was, for the first time, organized in Norway.
The article "RobinX: a three-field classification and unified data format for round-robin sports timetabling" has been published in European Journal of Operational Research.
Gunnar S. Eskeland: It is somewhat exciting what happens to the world's - and Norway's - remaining fossile resources. Do vi already see some of the tension in the North Sea?
The road toll debate: Pleasing those who scream, leads to a lot of screaming. Maybe that is what we are hearing
Gunnar S. Eskeland: In my opinion, road toll is good, but it can still be improved - and also exaggerated.
Øystein Foros and Mai Nguyen-Ones: Petrol prices are on an all time high. However, most of us do not need to pay more than maximum approximately NOK 16.
Ola Kvaløy: World leading economists turn their back on Milton Friedman.
Øystein Foros: It is not unreasonable that Booking.com wants to prevent hotels from being freeloaders. But competition between Net travel agencies has to be ensured.
Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind: The debate concerning the advertisement boycott of Resett indicates that Petter Stordalen should call Don Draper, and that Resett should serve as an apprentice by blogger Sofie Elise Isachsen.
The article "Relational Contracts, Multiple Agents, and Correlated Outputs" has been published in Management Science.
The Center for Business Economics at NHH and SNF invited to a seminar on the Norwegian mobile market on May 8 at NHH’s campus in Oslo.
Erna Solberg want workers to constantly update their skills in order to meet the labour market's need of expertise in the future. NHH believes ‘shopping for courses’ can be the solution.
On Tuesday 9 April 2019 Mai Nguyen-Ones will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Sale of unhealthy foods rises between 10 and 15 per cent in shops that offer self-service checkouts. When nobody is watching, we buy more sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks.
Petter Bjerksund and Guttorm Schjelderup: The Supreme Court has, open-eyed, set the standard interest far too high. Consequently, the compensations paid are too low.
Stein W. Wallace was invited as plenary speaker at the 20th conference of the French Operations Research & Decision Support Society (ROADEF).
Gunnar S. Eskeland and Kristin Linnerud: Good prospects for offshore wind and irreversible costs related to on-land wind are good reasons to choose a step by step development of on-land wind in Norway. It may prove profitable to wait.
Malin Arve: Is a new government item of expenditure to be sneaked in? Public Procurement (Statens Innkjøpssenter) becomes permanent, without a sufficiently thorough evaluation. We should not accept it.
Ola Kvaløy: Senior managers can thank good fortune for their bonus payments.
Andreas Orset combined economics and technology studies at NHH to adapt to the future job market. This secured him a permanent job a year and a half before graduating.
98.8 per cent of former NHH students have found relevant jobs. The majority are hired before completing their degree, a new candidate survey finds.
PhD candidate Mai Nguyen-Ones won this year's FIBE award for her paper «Price coordination with prior announcements in retail gasoline markets».
The article "Stochastic optimization models for a bike-sharing problem with transshipment" has been published in European Journal of Operational Research.
Corporations that invest in the tax havens blacklisted by the EU are penalised in the stock market. This shaming leads to weaker share prices.
The article "An Anatomy of Cartel Contracts" by Ari Hyytinen, Frode Steen and Otto Toivanen has been accepted for publication by the Economic Journal.
The article "Seasonality matters: a multi-season, multi-state dynamic optimization in fisheries" has been published in European Journal of Operational Research.
On Monday 10 December, Ørjan Mydland will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The article "Relational contracts, multiple agents and correlated performances" by Ola Kvaløy and Trond E. Olsen has been accepted for publication by Management Science.
Petter Bjerksund and Trond M. Døskeland: By keeping the spending of oil money on todays level, we deceive the next generation of a third of the legacy. Spending should almost be halved.
The practical relevance of research is on the agenda when the Norwegian Tax Accounting Symposium 2018 takes place this week.
On Thursday 22 November 2018 Vit Procházka will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Jarle Møen: The wealth tax may be structured in such a way that owners of smaller firms are given relieves, while owners of big fortunes are not.
On Friday 26 October 2018 Hong Cai will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
In a recent column on VOXEU, Øystein Foros, Mai Nguyen-Ones and Frode Steen wrote a column on "gasoline price cycles"
Petter Bjerksund: We do not have to sell oil stocks to reduce the oil risk. The Government Pension Fund Global could rather issue a bond where the "interests" reflect the oil price.
The Center for Business Economics at NHH invited researchers, policymakers and the actors in the grocery sector to a workshop that took place at NHH on September 26.
On Tuesday 25 September 2018 Lars H Sendstad will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The 16th lecture in memory of NHH Professor Karl Borch, scheduled for September 20, will be held by Robert C. Merton.
Gunnar S. Eskeland: We must not let sham arguments force the oil out of the Government Pension Fund Global. If the reasons are related to the climate, we will have to take the debate.
After three years of working around the clock, entrepreneur and master’s student Christian Braathen is set to launch the shift planner arbeidsplanen.no this week. He is already in talks with some major companies.
This autumn 21 new PhD research scholars have enrolled at NHH, eager to embark on the three or four year journey that lies ahead of them.
On Tuesday 28 August 2018 Yewen Gu will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Mario Guajardo, in collaboration with Gonzalo Zamorano and Guillermo Durán, programmed the 2018 schedule of Superliga, the main league of professional football in Argentina.
We are happy to invite you to a PhD course with Chad Syverson from the University of Chicago
Iver Bragelien: Bonus salary is used to promote performances, attract good co-workers and reduce the firm's risk. And it works.
Associate Professor Mario Guajardo has been selected as finalist of the EURO Excellence in Practice Award (EEPA).
Stein W. Wallace has been invited to give a plenary session at the XV Conference on Computational Management Science (CMS)
Stein W. Wallace has been invited to give a plenary session at the XXIV conference of the EURO working group on Locational Analysis (EWGLA).
The article "Collaborative transportation with overlapping coalitions" has been published in European Journal of Operational Research.
On Wednesday 23 May 2018 Evangelos Kyritsis will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The article "Double tax discrimination to attract FDI and fight profit shifting: The role of CFC rules" has been accepted for publication in Journal of International Economics.
Gunnar S. Eskeland: Our fish is not worth much if only we can eat it. Much of the value lies in our neighbours also when it comes to power, wind and reservoirs.
The article "Job Loss and Regional Mobility" has been published in Journal of Labor Economics.
‘You represent an industry that has really felt the effects of the oil price drop at first-hand. But now the worst is over,’ said Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen at NHH’s shipping conference in Bergen.
The AutoLog project will research the usefulness of autonomous ships.
The article "Big Data Analytics in Operations Management" has been published in Production and Operations Management.
Media in the whole world can now compete to sell ads previously reserved for local newspapers, affecting price, content and diversity, write Simon P. Anderson, Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind.
On Monday 12 March 2018 Reza Azad Gholami will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
A paper by Evelina Gavrilova-Zoutman and Floris Zoutman has received great attention from international media.
Chronicle by Jan Ubøe: I may be stupid, but even a short time after very good lectures I hardly remember anything from them.
On Tuesday 30 January 2018 Seyed Mostafa Mirhedayatian will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Chronicle by Gunnar S. Eskeland: Bitcoin is expensive. Is it really (more than) worth it?
Stein W. Wallace is the chair of the organizing committee of the 2018 INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop.
Centre for Shipping and Logistics receives more than NOK 23 million from the Research Council of Norway´s programme targeted towards the maritime industry and their research partners.
Chronicle by Jan Ubøe: A school that prioritises short-term gains in the form of higher test scores is unsuitable for pursuing talents.
Chronicle by Gunnar S. Eskeland: Exemptions from taxes lead to more and better electric cars and fuel efficient cars. The effect is mainly as desired, but there are some mistakes that should be corrected quickly.
Several of the researchers at the Norwegian Centre for Taxation have published in top ranked journals in 2017. Last in the series of top articles is forthcoming in Econometrica.
On Wednesday 29 November 2017 Shiyu Yan will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
This week Evelina Gavrilova-Zoutman was invited to the Danish Folketinget to talk about cannabis legalization, based on her top publication on the subject.
Chronicle by Jan Ubøe: It was no coincidence that the stockbrokerage firms hired numerous mathematicians and physicists.
This week The Norwegian Center for Taxation (NoCeT) has invited researchers from USA, Canada and Europe to the historical Bryggen in Bergen.
Chronicle by Malin Arve: Public purchases, both within and outside the Garbage Industry, are complicated and requires a wide multidisciplinary competence.
The Centre for Business Economics is a new research group at NHH which will focus on the functioning of firms, markets and organizations.
President Trump will transfer weapon and equipment from the nation´s military to state and local police. He believes this will reduce crime and refers to a NHH study published in AEJ. The debate is raging in Washington Post.
The article "Finding the right yardstick: Regulation of electricity networks under heterogeneous environments" has been published in European Journal of Operational Research.
140 participants are gathered at NHH for three and a half days to attend the 7th International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems.
The article "Hybrid pricing in a coupled European power market with more wind power" has been published in European Journal of Operational Research.
NHH’s agreement with Bergen Shipowners’ Association has been extended by five new years until August 2022. Professor Roar Os Ådland will continue to hold the professorship.
Research by NHH researchers Evelina Gavrilova and Floris Zoutman on the impact of the passage of medical marijuana laws in American states bordering Mexico, is featured in a recent article in The Economist.
The article "Flexibility in Income Shifting under Losses" has been accepted for publication in The Accounting Review.
NHH will cooperate to make Norway a leader in fintech export.
Professor Bertil Tungodden is awarded the NHH prize for outstanding research and Malin Arve is awarded the Ingvar Wedervang prize for outstanding research by a faculty member below 40 years of age.
Chronicle by Jan Ubøe: It is possible to find scientific support for just about everything.
Professor Knut Aase has been awarded two prestigious academic prizes in 2017 for two papers on life insurance and pension contracts.
An article by Evelina Gavrilova- Zoutman and Floris Zoutman has been accepted for publication in highly prestigious The Economic Journal.
The article «Apple's Agency Model and the Role of Most-Favored-Nation Clauses» has been accepted for publication in The RAND Journal of Economics.
Chronicle by Jan Ubøe: We take better care of each other if we reduce the sizes of schools and classes. This is much more important for the quality of our schools than the PISA score, which is of less relevance.
The article "Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime" has been accepted for publication in The Economic Journal.
Chronicle by NHH Professors Foros and Kind and Professor Hjelmeng (University of Oslo): The European Commission has stated that football broadcasting rights should be marketed in different packages.
Chronicle by Malin Arve and Anje Müller Gjesdal: There are great worries for the consequences of a possible Le Pen victory, particularly concerning the economy and France's relationships with EU.
More and more of footballers’ pay is in the form of bonuses. This is a smart way for football clubs to avoid ending up in the red, shows a study carried out at NHH.
The article "Scheduling the South American Qualifiers to the 2018 FIFA Wold Cup by Integer Programming" has been accepted for publication in European Journal of Operational Research.
Chronicle by Iver Bragelien: The new CEO of Bane NOR receives a formidable wage increase, before he has delivered any results.