Department of Economics

Department of Economics

How are economic decisions made, and what are the consequences of these decisions?

By addressing these questions the Department of economics aims to understand major global challenges such as climate change, economic instability and growth, economic development and national and global welfare and inequality.

The Department is built around a number of internationally renowned research groups in a wide range of fields, providing high quality research and teaching in economics. 

The faculty members constitute an enthusiastic group of women and men who delivers important contributions, both to the international research community, the government, and the public debate.

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Latest publications

Authors Title Publication

U.M. Bergman, S.E.H. Jensen, Øystein Thøgersen:

"Fiscal policy in the Scandinavian countries"

The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics, 2018, Chapter 15, 189-201

Håkon Tretvoll:

"Real exchange rate variability in a two-country business cycle model"

Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 27, January 2018, Pages 123–145

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Øystein Foros, Mai Nguyen-Ones, Frode Steen:

"Evidence on consumer behavior and firm performance in gasoline retailing"


Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, Bertil Tungodden:

"The Boy Crisis: Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind"