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

Johan Egebark, Mathias Ekström:

"Liking what others «Like»: using Facebook to identify determinants of conformity"

Experimental Economics, Nov-2017

Astrid Kunze:

"The gender wage gap in developed countries"

The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy (Eds.: Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys and Saul D. Hoffman) Oxford University Press, 2017

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Charlotte Ringdal, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen:

"Household bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania"


Øivind Schøyen:

"What limits the powerful in imposing the morality of their authority?"