Department of Economics

Department of Economics

How are economic decisions made, and what are the consequences of these decisions? How should competing firms make pricing and investment 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

Yuzuru Kumon and Mohamed Saleh:

"The Middle-Eastern Marriage Pattern? Mathusian Dynamics in Nineteenth-Century Egypt"

The Economic History Review

Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, Ingar Haaland, Aakaash Rao and Christopher Roth:

"Justifying Dissent"

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Ingar Haaland and Christopher Roth:

"Beliefs about Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies"

Review of Economics and Statistics

Øystein Foros, Richard Friberg, Hans Jarle Kind and Frode Steen:

"Mer informasjon om rivalenes priser, mindre konkurranse?"


Kjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden:

"We Can Manage: Experimental Evidence From Savings Groups in Uganda"

Journal of African Economies

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Kurt R. Brekke, Dag Morten Dalen and Odd Rune Straume:

"The Price of Cost-effectiveness Thresholds"


Ola Honningdal Grytten and Viktoriia Koilo:

"Offshore Industries as Growth Sector: The Norwegian Case"


Felix Chopra, Ingar Haaland, Christopher Roth

"The Demand for News: Accuracy Concerns versus Belief Confirmation Motives"


Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine Løken, and Magne Mogstad:

"Domestic Violence and the Mental Health and Well-being of Victims and Their Children"