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

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Helen Thanopoulou, Siri Pettersen Strandenes

"A theoretical framework for analysing long-term uncertainty in shipping"

Case Studies on Transport Policy

Bjørn L. Basberg

"Keynes, Trouton and the Hector Whaling Company. A personal and professional relationship"

Business History,      

Working papers

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Mathias Ekström

"Seasonal Social Preferences"


Kurt R. Brekke, Tor Helge Holmås, Karin Monstad, Odd Rune Straume

"Competition and physician behaviour: Does the competitive environment affect the propensity to issue sickness certificates?"