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

Marianne Bertrand, Sandra E. Black, Sissel Jensen, Adrina Lleras-Muney

"Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The effect of board quotas on female labor market outcomes in Norway’’

The Review of Economic Studies, 21.6.2018

Øyvind Eitrheim, Jan Tore Klovland

"Norges Bank 1816-2016: A history of a small independent Central Bank "

Sveriges Riksbank and the History of Central Banking (eds: R. Edvinsson, T. Jacobson, D. Waldenström), 2018, Chapter 8

Richard Gilbert, Eirik Gaard Kristiansen

"Licensing and innovation with imperfect contract enforcement"

Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2018;27:297–314

Working papers

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Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken, Magne Mogstad:

"Incarceration, Recidivism, and Employment"


Øivind A. Nilsen, Arvid Raknerud, Diana-Cristina Iancu:

"Public R&D Support and Firms’ Performance A Panel Data Study"


Øivind A. Nilsen, Per Marius Pettersen, Joakim Bratlie:

"Time-Dependency in Producers' price adjustments: Evidence from Micro Panel Data"