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

Ola Honningdal Grytten:

"Banking crises and financial instability: Empirical and historical lessons"

Bank and Bank systems

Truls Liland & Ola Honningdal Grytten

"In The Legacy of Hans Nielsen Hauge: Entrepreneurship in Economics, Management, Education and Politics"

Bodoni Forlag

Paul Brandily, Clément Brébion, Simon Briole & Laura Khoury:

"A poorly understood disease? The impact of COVID-19 on the income gradient in mortality over the course of the pandemic"

European Economic Review

Samuel D. Hirshman & Abigail B. Sussman: 

"Minimum Payments Alter Debt Repayment Strategies across Multiple Cards"

Journal of Marketing

Tore Ellingsen & Eirik Gaard Kristiansen:

"Fair and Square: A Retention Model of Managerial Compensation"

Management Science

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Kjell G. Salvanes, Barton Willage and Alexander Willén:

"The Effect of Labor Market Shocks Across the Life Cycle"


Steffen Juranek, Øivind A. Nilsen and Simen A. Ulsaker:

"Bank consolidation, interest rates, and risk: A post-merger analysis based on loan-level data from the corporate sector"


Manudeep Bhuller, Laura Khoury and Katrine V. Løken:

"Prison, Mental Health and Family Spillovers"


Ola Honningdal Grytten

"Financial Instability and Banking Crises in a small open economy"