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.

We have 6 research centres

The Department of Economics are involved in several research areas. The research centres are our most prominent areas of focus.

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Latest publications

Authors Title Publication

Itziar Lazkano and Linda Nøstbakken

"Quota enforcement and capital investment in natural resource industries"

Marine Resource Economics, 31 (3) 2016, 339-354

Kai Liu

"Explaining the gender wage gap: estimates from a dynamic model of job changes and hours changes"

Quantitative Economics,   7 (2016), 411-447

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Jari Ojala and Stig Tenold

"Maritime trade and merchant shipping: The shipping/trade-ratio from the 1870s until today"


Itziar Lazkano, Linda Nøstbakken, Martino Pelli

"From Fossil Fuels to Renewables: The Role of Electricity Storage"