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

Johannes Emmerling, Paula Navarro & Matthew R. Sisco:

"Subjective Well-Being at the Macro Level – Empirics and Future Scenarios"

Social Indicators Research

Johan Egebark, Mathias Ekström, Erik Plug & Mirjam van Praag:

"Brains or beauty? Casual evidence on the returns to education and attractiveness in the online dating market"

Journal of Public Economics

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

"Solidarity and fairness in times of crisis"

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Martin Flodén, Matilda Kilström, Jósef Sigurdsson & Roine Vestman:

"Household Debt and Monetary Policy: Revealing the Cash-Flow Channel"

The Economic Journal

Pedro Carneiro, Italo López García, Kjell G. Salvanes & Emma Tominey:

"Intergenerational Mobility and the Timing of Parental Income"

Journal of Political Economy

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

 David de la Croix and Marc Goñi:

"Nepotism vs. Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in Academia (1088-1800)"


Thomas Buser, Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden

"Fairness and Willingness to Compete "


Samuel Dodini, Michael Lovenheim and Alexander Willén:

"Understanding the Decline in Private Sector Unionization: A  Skill-based Approach"