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

Ranveig Falch

"How do people trade off resources between quick and slow learners?"

European Economic Review

Viktoriia Koilo, Ola Honningdal Grytten and Jan Emblemsvåg:

"The interplay between technological innovation, energy, efficiency, and economic growth: Evidence from 30 European countries"

Problems and Perspectives in Management

Barton Willage and Alexander Willén:

"Postpartum Job Loss: Transitory Effect on Mothers, Long-run Damage to Children"

European Economics Review

Odd Galteland and Bjørn Basberg (ed.):

"Whaling at Godthul South Georgia : the early history of the Thor Dahl company 1908-1931"

Novu Press

Ola Honningdal Grytten, Zenonas Norkus, Jurgita Markeviciute and Janis Silins:

"Can the economic growth of interwar Latvia be estimated by contemporary national accounts?"

Baltic Journal of Economics

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Pedro Carneiro, Kjell G. Salvanes, Barton Willage and Alexander Willén:

"The Timing of Parental Job Displacement, Child Development and Family Adjustment"


Øivind Anti Nilsen and Arvid Raknerud:

"Dynamics of First-Time Patenting Firms"


Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, Zhongjing Huang and Bertil Tungodden:

"Acceptance of inequality between children: Large-Scale Experimental Evidence from China and Norway"


Richard Friberg, Emil M. Strøm Halseth, Frode Steen and Simen A. Ulsaker: 

"The effect of cross-border shopping on commodity tax revenue: Results from a natural experiment"