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 deliver important contributions, both to the international research community, the government, and the public debate.

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Latest publications

Authors Title Publication

Kjetil Bjorvatn, Selim Gulesci, Arne Nasgowitz and Vincent Somville:

"Long-Term Effects of Preschool Subsidies and Cash Transfers on Child Development: Evidence from Uganda

AEA Papers and Proceedings

Sergey Kokovin, Alina Ozhegova, Shamil Sharapudinov, Alexander Tarasov and Ushchev:

"A Theory of Monopolistic Competition with Horizontally Heterogeneous Consumers"

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

Zenonas Norkus, Jurgita Markevičiūtė, Ola H. Grytten, Jānis Šiliņš and Adomas Klimantas:

"Benchmarking Latvia's Economy: A New Estimate of Gross Domestic Product in the 1930s"


Ola Honningdal Grytten and Viktoriia Koilo:

"The Size of the Offshore Sector in the Norwegian Economy"

Scandinavian Economic History Review

Guilherme Lichand, Julien Christie and Eppie van Egeraat:

"Neglecting Students' Socio-Emotional Skills Magnified Learning Losses During the Pandemic"

NPJ Science of Learning

Working papers

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Pedro Carneiro, Kjell G. Salvanes and Emma Tominey:

"Insurance Against Income Shocks, Parental Investments, and Child Development"


Justin Valasek, Pauline Vorjohann and Weijia Wang:

"Fariness Preferences and Default Effects"


Ritvana Rrukaj and Frode Steen:

"Asymmetric Cost Transmission and Market Power in Retail Gasolene Markets"


Sandro Ambuehl and Heidi C. Thysen:

"Choosing Between Causal Interpretations: An Experimental Study"