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

Ola Honningdal Grytten & John Arngrim Hunnes:

"Ethics, resource rent, environment and petroleum policy: the case of a small open economy"

Environmental Economics

Julian Vedeler Johnsen, Kjell Vaage & Alexander Willén:

"Interactions in Public Policies: Spousal Responses and Program Spillovers of Welfare Reforms"

The Economic Journal

Catalina Franco & Meera Mahadevan:

"Behavioral dynamics in transitions from college to the workforce"

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Roger Bivand, Giovanni Millo & Gianfranco Piras:

"A Review of Software for Spatial Econometrics in R"


David Jaume & Alexander Willén:

"The effect of teacher strikes on parents"

Journal of Development Economics

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Charlotte Bjørnhaug Evensen and Atle Haugen:

"The impact of targeting technologies and consumer multi-homing on digital platform competition"


John A. Hunnes and Ola Honningdal Grytten:

"Public policy, resource rent and ethics: The case of the Norwegian petroleum industry"


Asbjørn G. Andersen, Andreas Kotsadam and Vincent Somville:

"Material resources and well-being — Evidence from an Ethiopian housing lottery"


Jan I. Haaland and Ian Wooton: 

"Divergen Integration"