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

Tatiana Homonoff, Barton Willage & Alexander Willén:

"Rebates as Incentives: The Effects of a Gym Membership Reimbursement Program"

Journal of Health Economics

Anders Böhlmark & Alexander Willén:

"Tipping and the Effects of Segregation"

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Kjetil Bjorvatn, Tigabu Degu Getahun & Sandra Halvorsen:

"Conflict or cooperation? Experimental evidence on intra-household allocations in Ethiopia"

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Thomas Buser, Alexander Cappelen, Uri Gneezy, Moshe Hoffman & Bertil Tungodden:

"Competitiveness, gender and handedness: a large- sample intercultural study"


Laura Khoury, Clément Brébion & Simon Briole:

"Entitled to Leave: the impact of Unenployment Insurance Eligibility on Employment Duration and Job Quality"


Vincent Somville:

"Having a Daughter Reduces Male Violence Against a Partner"