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.
Article in Harvard Business Review
Kristina Bott, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden have written an article in Harvard Business Review about their recent study which shows that moral appeals can help reduce tax evasion.
Katrine Løken appointed NHH Professor
Katrine Vellesen Løken becomes Professor at the Department of Economics.
WinnerS of NHH’s prizeS for outstanding research
Professor Bertil Tungodden is awarded the NHH prize for outstanding research and Malin Arve is awarded the Ingvar Wedervang prize for outstanding research by a faculty member below 40 years of age.
Student teachers given a nudge by NHH
Hundreds of teacher education applicants fail to turn up for the start of their study programmes. NHH’s behavioural economists have experimented on them to check whether some nudging might help.
M.Kirchler, D.Andersson, C.Bonn, M.Johannesson, E.Ø.Sørensen, M.Stefan, G. Tinghög, D.Västfjell:
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 54(1) 2017, 37-59
Hans Jarle Kind, Marko Köthenbürger:
Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2017