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

Øivind Anti Nilsen, Arvid Raknerud & Diana-Cristina Iancu:

"Public R&D support and firm performance: A multivariate dose-response analysis"

Research Policy

Aline Bütikofer, Christopher J. Cronin & Meghan M. Skira:

"Employment effects of healthcare policy: Evidence from the 2007 FDA black box warning on antidepressants"

Journal of Health Economics

Torfinn Harding, Radoslaw Stefanski & Gerhard Toews:

"Boom Goes the Price: Giant Resource Discoveries and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation"

The Economic Journal

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Ola Honningdal Grytten:

"Two centuries of economic growth: Norwegian GDP 1816-2020"


Eva M. Berger, Ernst Fehr, Henning Hermes , Daniel Schunk and Kirsten Winkel:

"The Impact of Working Memory Training on Children’s Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills"


Ola Honningdal Grytten:

"Weber revisited: A literature review on the possible Link between Protestantism, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth"