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

Aline Bütikofer, Sissel Jensen, Kjell G. Salvanes:

"The role of parenthood on the gender gap among top earners"

European Economic Review  2018

Cheti Nicoletti, Kjell G. Salvanes, Emma Tominey

"The Family Peer Effect on Mothers' Labor Supply"

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics , 10 (3) 2018; 206-234

Marianne Bertrand, Sandra E. Black, Sissel Jensen, Adrina Lleras-Muney

"Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The effect of board quotas on female labor market outcomes in Norway’’

The Review of Economic Studies, 21.6.2018

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

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

"Incarceration, Recidivism, and Employment"


Øivind A. Nilsen, Arvid Raknerud, Diana-Cristina Iancu:

"Public R&D Support and Firms’ Performance A Panel Data Study"


Øivind A. Nilsen, Per Marius Pettersen, Joakim Bratlie:

"Time-Dependency in Producers' price adjustments: Evidence from Micro Panel Data"