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.
European super-grant awarded to Tungodden
Professor Bertil Tungodden has been awarded Europe’s most sought-after research funding, the ERC Advanced Grant. Only one other Norwegian researcher was awarded the grant.
The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health
New working paper "The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health" from Aline Bütikofer, Julie Riise and Meghan Skira.
Job loss and regional mobility
New published paper in Journal of Labor Economics: "Job loss and regional mobility" by Kristiina Huttunen (Aalto University School of Economics and IZA), Jarle Møen (NHH) and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes.
The media market and the battle for increasingly rare exclusive eyeballs
Media in the whole world can now compete to sell ads previously reserved for local newspapers, affecting price, content and diversity, write Simon P. Anderson, Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind.
Journal of Labor Economics, 2018, vol. 36, no.2
Fisheries Research 203, 2018, 6-11