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

Bjørn L. Basberg:

"Seeking International Coordination: The Norwegian Patent Law of 1885"

Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Alexander Willén & David Jaume:

"The Long-run Effects of Teacher Strikes: Evidence from Argentina"

Journal of Labor Economics

James Cust & Torfinn Harding:

"Institutions and the Location of Oil Exploration"

Journal of the European Economic Association

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Ola Honningdal Grytten, Viktoriia Koilo:

"Evidence of the Environmental Kuznets Curve in Emerging Eastern European Economies"


Fanny Landaud:

"From Employment to Engagement? Stable Jobs, Temporary Jobs, and Cohabiting Relationships"


Alexander W. Cappelen, Johanna Mollerstrom, Bjørn-Atle Reme, Bertil Tungodden

"A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior"