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

Julie Riise, Barton Willage & Alexander Willén:

"Can Female Doctors Cure the Gender STEMM Gap? Evidence from Exogenously-Assigned General Practitioners"

Review of Economics and Statistics

Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn, Matthew Comey, Amanda Eng, Pamela Meyerhofer & Alexander Willén:

"Culture and gender allocation of tasks: source country characteristics and the division of non-market work among US immigrants"

Review Economics of the Household 

Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch Bertil Tungodden:

"Fair and Unfair Income Inequality"

Springer, Cham

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Aline Bütikofer, Rita Ginja, Fanny Landaud and Katrine V. Løken:

"School Selectivity, Peers, and Mental Health"


Julian Vedeler Johnsen, Kjell Vaage and Alexander Willén:

"Interactions in Public Policies: Spousal Responses and Program Spillovers of Welfare Reforms"


Ingvild Almås, Lars Ivar Berge, Kjetil BjorvatnVincent Somville and Bertil Tungodden:

"Adverse selection into competition: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment in Tanzania"