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

Henning Hermes, Florian Hett, Mario Mechtel, Felix Schmidt, Daniel Schunk, Valentin Wagner:

"Do children cooperate conditionally? Adapting the strategy method for first-graders"

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2019)

Alexander W. Cappelen, Bertil Tungodden:

"The Economics of Fairness"

Edward Elgar Publishing

Stig Tenold, Jari Ojala:

"Creating Global Markets: Seaborne Trade in Pulp and Paper Products Over the Last 400 Years"


Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Astrid Kunze, Xingfei Liu:

"Universal Childcare for the Youngest and the Maternal Labour Supply"


Ingar Haaland, Cristopher Roth:

"Beliefs About Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies"


Aline Bütikofer, Christopher Cronin, Meghan Skira:

"Employment Effects of Healthcare Policy: Evidence from the 2007 FDA Black Box Warning on Antidepressants"