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

Roar Adland, Gro Fonnes, Haiying Jia, Ove D. Lampe, Siri P. Strandenes:

"The impact of regional environmental regulations
on empirical vessel speed"

Transportation Research Part D Transport and Environment

Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen, Bertil Tungodden:

"Is It OK to Get Paid More for Being Lucky?"

Harvard Business Review

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Alexander W. Cappelen, Karl Ove Moene, Siv-Elisabeth Skjelbred, Bertil Tungodden:

"The merit primacy effect"


Orazio Attanasio, Agnes Kovacs, Krisztina Molnar

"Euler Equations, Subjective Expectations and Income Shocks"