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

Kurt R. Brekke, Rosella Levaggi, Luigi Siciliani, Odd Rune Straume:

"Patient Mobility and Health Care Quality when Regions and Patients Differ in Income"

Journal of Health Economics, 50 (2016) 372-387.

Kurt R. Brekke, Chiara Canta, Odd Rune Straume:

"Reference pricing with endogenous generic entry"

Journal of Health Economics, 50 (2016) 312--329

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Øivind A. Nilsen, Magne Vange

"Intermittent Price Changes in Production Plants: Empirical Evidence using Monthly Data"


Wilko Letterie, Øivind A. Nilsen

"Price Changes - Stickiness and Internal Coordination in Multiproduct Firms"