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.
Events at the Department
- An informational theory of privacy LEMO seminar: Christoph Schottmuller
- Faculty seminar Dept of Economics Tore Ellingsen
- Joint Department of Economics and The Choice Lab seminar Simon Galle
- LEMO Ola Kvaløy
- Applied Micro Seminar: Antonio Dalla-Zuanna Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility
Default options can lead to poorer choices
People who have previously made choices based on good standard solutions may struggle to make good choices on their own.
Samuel Pufendorf: The Grandfather of Modern Political Economy?
On Wednesday 22 February 2017, Professor Emeritus Arild Sæther will hold two trial lectures, one on a prescribed topic and one on an optional topic. On Thursday 23 February, he will defend his doctoral thesis for the Dr....
Job applicants meet systematic discrimination based on group affiliation. ‘When an employer receives two CVs from highly-qualified applicants, stereotypes come into play,’ says Thomas de Haan.
- Prepare for maternity leave
The same old story in Norway? Women with children progress slower on the career path, than women who do not have children. Why is that surprising for a country known for its gender equality and a paid paternal quota of 10...
"Product functionality, competition, and multipurchasing"
International Economic Review, 58 (1) 2017, 183-210
Kurt R. Brekke, Odd Rune Straume:
"Competition policy for health care provision in Norway"
Health Policy, 121 (2017) 134-140