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

Patrick Bennett & Amine Ouazad:

"Job Displacement, Unemployment, and Crime: Evidence from Danish Microdata and Reforms"

Journal of the European Economic Association

Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmås, Karin Monstad & Odd Rune Straume:

"How Does the Type of Remuneration Affect Behavior? Fixed Salary versus Fee-for-Service"

American Journal of Health Economics

Ola Honningdal Grytten:

"Revising Price History: consumer price index for Norway 1492-2018"

Scandinavian Economic History Review

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Patrick Bennett, Chiara Ravetti & Po Yin Wong:

"Losing in a Boom: Long-term Consequences of a Local Economic Shock for Female Labour Market Outcomes"


Thomas Buser, Alexander Cappelen, Uri Gneezy, Moshe Hoffman & Bertil Tungodden:

"Competitiveness, gender and handedness: a large- sample intercultural study"


Laura Khoury, Clément Brébion & Simon Briole:

"Entitled to Leave: the impact of Unenployment Insurance Eligibility on Employment Duration and Job Quality"