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

Simon P. Anderson, Øystein Foros, and Hans Jarle Kind:

"Product functionality, competition, and multipurchasing"

International Economic Review, 58 (1) 2017, 183-210

Kurt R. Brekke, Odd Rune Straume:

"Competition policy for health care provision in Norway"

Health Policy, 121 (2017) 134-140

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Luca Picariello

"Organizational Design with Portable Skills"


Agnar Sandmo

"Should the marginal tax rate be negative? Ragnar Frisch on the socially optimal amount of work"