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

Torfinn Harding, Ingrid K. Folgerø & Benjamin S. Westby:

"Going fast or going green? Evidence from environmental speed limits in Norway"

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Torfinn Harding, Radoslaw Stefanski & Gerhard Toews:

"Boom Goes the Price: Giant Resource Discoveries and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation"

The Economic Journal

Tunç Durmaz & Fred Schroyen:  

"Evaluating carbon capture and storage in a climate model with endogenous technical change"

Climate Change Economics

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Gozde Corekcioglu, Marco Francesconi & Astrid Kunze:

"Do Generous Parental Leave Policies Help Top Female Earners?"

07/20

Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, Erik Ø. Sørensen & Bertil Tungodden:

"Solidarity and Fairness in Times of Crisis "

06/20

Simen A. Ulsaker:

"Exclusionary contracts and incentives to innovate"

05/20