Best Master's Thesis Award in Economics

Best Master's Thesis Award in Economics

Each year, the Department of Economics holds a competition for the best master’s thesis within the field of economics.

A committee consisting of three faculty members is appointed to evaluate the submitted theses. The winners will be awarded a prize amounting to 15 000 NOK, and will  have the opportunity to present their thesis at the department during the autumn semester.

The applicant must provide the following information to be eligible to participate in the competition:

  • Name of your supervisor from the Department of Economics.
  • The grade of the thesis. The student(s) must have received an A to be able to participate.
  • Your student number. 

Please submit your thesis (electronic pdf) to: Karen.Reed-Larsen@nhh.no within 15. August 2021.

Previous Winners:
2020

Amanda Feyling and Mathias Ringdal

Consumer Intertia and Switching Costs in the Norwegian Electricity Market

Supervisors: Mateusz Mysliwski and Morten Sæthre

2019

Ingrid Gaarder Harsheim
and
Vilde Larsen Nakkim

Agricultural Productivity and the Fight Against Deforestation. An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Factor-Biased Technical Change on Agricultural Land Use and Forests in Brazil

Supervisor: Torfinn Harding

 



2018

Jonas Slaathaug Hansen and Tormod Fauske

Newspapers’ Political Differentiation. A multi-homing approach

Supervisor: Hans Jarle Kind

Ragnhild Grønn Johannessen and Frida L. Skarstein

Proximity in Bank-Borrower Relationships

Supervisor: Øivind Anti Nilsen

2017

Charlotte B. EVENSEN and VISAHAN KONESWARAN 

Analysis of Local Electric Vehicle Incentives in the Norwegian Car Market. A Multi-homing Approach

Supervisors: Hans Jarle Kind and Morten Sæthre

2016

ELLEN BALKE HVEEM AND LOTTE LEMING ROGNSÅS

An Empirical Analysis of Health Effects from Electrification: Evidence from Norway 1900-1921

Supervisor: Associate professor Aline Bütikofer

Watch a video interview with the 2016 winners (in Norwegian)

2015

INGELIN ORTEN AND ERIK SOLLI

 Konsekvenser av innvandring for lønninger i det norske arbeidsmarkede

Supervisor: Professor Erik Ø. Sørensen

2014

JOAKIM BRATLIE

Price adjustment in Norway. -An analysis of micro PPI data
Supervisor: Professor Øivind Anti Nilsen
2013

INGRID MYRSET HATLEBAKK AND INGEBJØRG MIDTBØ MYKING

Skatteamnestiordningen -En empirisk analyse av hvordan medieoppslag påvirker innrapporteringen av skjulte inntekter og formuer til Skatteetaten
Veileder: Professor Fred Schroyen
2012

HÅKON SÆBERG

Multi-purchasing in the linear city
Supervisor: Professor Hans Jarle Kind
2011

JESPER MEYER HATLETVEIT AND OLE-JAKOB SMØRDAL LILLESTØL

Mergers in Two-Sides Media Markets: Pricing- and Welfare Implications
Supervisor: Professor Hans Jarle Kind
2010

ANDERS GRØN KJELSRUD

Cost of living differences and poverty reductions. New evidence base don micro data
Supervisor: Postdoktor Ingvild Almås
2009

LARS SKAGE ENGEBRETSEN AND JON FREDRIK L. VASSENGEN

En empirisk analyse av springbretteffekter i det norske arbeidsmarkedet
Veileder: Professor Kjell G. Salvanes
2008

MARIUS ANDERSEN AND CHRISTIAN FRENGSTAD BJERKNES

The Predictive Power of the Term Structure in Norway
SupervisorProfessor Jan Tore Klovland
2007

RUNAR AKSNES AND VIBEKE HORN BAKKEN

Publisering av rentebane. En analyse av rentebanens bidrag i pengepolitikken
Supervisor: Professor Øystein Thøgersen
best master thesis award price 15 000 nok
Ingelin Orten and Morten Solli
Ingelin Orten and Morten Solli Photo: Astri Kamsvåg