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

Gernot Doppelhofer,  K. Peren Arin & Elias Braunfels:

"Revisiting the growth effects of fiscal policy: A Bayesian model averaging approach"

Journal of Macroeconomics

Ola Honningdal Grytten & Viktoriia Koilo:

"Financial instability, institutional development and economic crisis in Eastern Europe"

Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 16(3), 167-181


Antonio Mele, Krisztina Molnar & Sergio Santoro:

"On the perils of stabilizing prices when agents are learning"

Journal of Monetary Economics

Working papers

Authors Title Publication

Julie Riise, Barton Willage & Alexander Willén:

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


Ingrid Kristine Folgerø, Torfinn Harding & Benjamin S. Westby:

"Going Fast or Going Green? Evidence from Environmental Speed Limits in Norway"


Jonas Andersson, Fred Schroyen & Gaute Torsvik:

"The impact of international tax information exchange agreements on the use of tax amnesty: evidence from Norway"