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

Nils May, Øivind A. Nilsen:

"The Local Economic Impact of Wind Power Deployment"

FinanzArchiv / Public Finance Analysis (FA)

Roger Bivand, David W.S. Wong:

"Comparing implementations of global and local indicators of spatial association’’

TEST, July 2018

Øivind A. Nilsen, Magne Vange:

"Intermittent Price Changes in Production Plants: Empirical Evidence using Monthly Data"

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2018

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Juan Pablo Atal, José Ignacio Cuesta, Morten Sæthre:

"Quality Regulation and Competition: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Markets"


Aline Bütikofer, Antonio Dalla-Zuanna, Kjell G. Salvanes:

"Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility"


Alexander W. Cappelen, Cornelius Cappelen, Bertil Tungodden:

"Second-best fairness under limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives"