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

Antoine Bertheau, Edoardo Maria Acabbi, Cristina Barceló, Andreas Gulyas, Stefano Lombardi and Raffaele Saggio:

"The Unequal Consequences of Job Loss Across Countries"

American Economic Review: Insights

Kurt R. Brekke, Dag Morten Dalen and Odd Rune Straume:

"Competing with Precision: Incentives for Developing Predictive Biomarker Tests"

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Alexander Cappelen, Cornelius Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden:

"Second-Best Fairness: The Trade-Off Between False Positives and False Negatives"

American Economic Review

Felix Chopra, Ingar Haaland, Christopher Roth and Andreas Stegmann:

"The Null Result Penalty"

The Economic Journal

Samuel Dodini:

"The Spillover Effects of Labor Regulations on the Structure of Earnings and Employment: Evidence from Occupational Licensing"

Journal of Public Economics

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Philipp Ager, Marc Goñi and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes:

"Gender-biased Technological Change: Milking Machines and the Exodus of Women From Farming"


Aline Bütikofer, Antonio Dalla-Zuanna and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes:

"Natural Resources, Demand for Skills, and Schooling Choices"


Aline Bütikofer, Rita Ginja, Krzysztof Karbownik and Fanny Landaud:

"(Breaking) Intergenerational Transmission of Mental Health"


Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch and Bertil Tungodden:

"Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind"