FAIR researchers Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, and Bertil Tungodden have written a chapter titled “Fair and Unfair Income Inequality” for the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (2020).
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Associate Professor Alexander L.P. Willén has studied the effects of a scheme whereby students are given a free gym membership if they visit the gym 50 times per semester.
The Norwegian School of Economics will receive NOK four million from the Research Council of Norway to conduct research on how COVID-19 affects companies’ knowledge competence and their new digital everyday life.
Alexander W. Cappelen and Aksel Mjøs are among the members of the reference groups for the EU's new research and innovation programme Horizon Europe.
The new project, Women's Leadership in Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) has received funding for three years.
FAIR is hiring 2-3 students as research assistants to several research projects
Associate professor Torfinn Harding at the Department of economics evaluates Norwegian COVID-19 measures and some of their consequences.
Postdoctoral fellow Ranveig Falch at FAIR says that happiness has dropped in Norway and in the U.S. during the COVID-19 crisis.
Professor Ola H. Grytten explains what makes the coronavirus crisis unique, and compares it to other crisis.
Research conducted at NHH shows that there is a critical point at which a neighbourhood develops towards complete segregation.
On Friday 5 June 2020 Sandra Kristine Halvorsen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Due to the collapse in the price of oil, oil-exporting economies are experiencing a huge loss of foreign revenues. This may create a window of opportunity to transition away from resource dependence.
On Monday 11 May 2020 Ole-Andreas Næss will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 17 April 2020 Timothy Wyndham will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Loans are no use when customers disappear, writes NHH Professor Victor D Norman.
New guarantees are needed to enable us to carry the financial costs of the pandemic together, write Bertil Tungodden and Alexander W Cappelen.
Childcare, paid parental leave, and keeping women working.
‘We can expect increased instability in the Norwegian economy going forward. Norway is affected by global uncertainty, and we are now seeing the Corona virus causing increased uncertainty in the markets,’ says Gernot Doppelhofer, Professor at NHH.
On Wednesday December 4 Erling Risa will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
What causes inequality? Do people have the same understanding of economic fairness? FAIR at NHH is presenting groundbreaking research at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on 5 November.
NHH have the following vacant positions at the Department of Economics.
On Monday 30 September 2019 Xiaogeng Xu will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Tuesday 24. September 2019 Ranveig Falch will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Professor Emeritus Agnar Sandmo passed away on Friday evening. “He will be sorely missed,” says NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen.
Women with a twin brother drop out of upper secondary and higher education more often than those with a twin sister, a new study shows. ‘Parents need to be aware of these consequences,’ says NHH Professor.
Harvard Professor Alberto Alesina is this year’s guest lecturer at NHH’s Sandmo Lecture on Public Policy.
On Wednesday 12 June 2019 Ingar Kyrkjebø Haaland will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
‘The transaction provides more capital, but reduces Norwegian control’, says Professor of Economics Ola H. Grytten at The Norwegian School of Economics
The Center for Business Economics at NHH and SNF invited to a seminar on the Norwegian mobile market on May 8 at NHH’s campus in Oslo.
Erna Solberg want workers to constantly update their skills in order to meet the labour market's need of expertise in the future. NHH believes ‘shopping for courses’ can be the solution.
Aline Bütikofer at The Department of Economics and FAIR has been appointed full Professor at NHH.
Victoria Somdalen's engagement in the student association led to two international internships in the OECD and Innovation Norway. ‘NHH opens many doors both in Norway and abroad,’ she says.
With a job in finance in Denmark, Aleksandra Maria Kjemhus is going for an international career. The proportion of NHH graduates working abroad has increased by over 30 per cent in just two years.
In their new research collection, «The Economics of Fairness», Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden present forty key contributions on fairness.
98.8 per cent of former NHH students have found relevant jobs. The majority are hired before completing their degree, a new candidate survey finds.
Can nudging become the solution to the greatest challenges of our time such as economic inequality and climate change?
The article "An Anatomy of Cartel Contracts" by Ari Hyytinen, Frode Steen and Otto Toivanen has been accepted for publication by the Economic Journal.
Harvard Professor Alberto Alesina is next year’s guest lecturer at NHH’s Sandmo Lecture on Public Policy.
New working paper from Anna Aizer, Paul J. Devereux and Kjell G. Salvanes, titled "Grandparents, Moms, or Dads? Why Children of Teen Mothers Do Worse in Life"
The economic trend in Europe must be reversed. EU countries must introduce reforms that yield a high return in the long term. The politicians, however, are too focused on short-term solutions.
On Monday 26 November 2018 Charlotte Ringdal will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
‘Based on our findings, I cannot see that local communities that say yes to the building of wind farms have much to gain,’ says Professor Øivind Anti Nilsen.
Assistant Professor Chang-Koo Chi´s paper «All-pay Auctions with Affiliated Binary Signals» is accepted for publication in Journal of Economic Theory.
On Friday 2 November 2018 Oddmund Berg will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The Center for Business Economics at NHH invited researchers, policymakers and the actors in the grocery sector to a workshop that took place at NHH on September 26.
Einstein Foundation has agreed to a funding proposal by Georg Weizsäcker to grant one of its prestiguous Einstein Visiting Fellowships to Bertil Tungodden.
Astrid Kunze has received the excellence in Reviewing Certificate from Labour Economics.
New working paper by Michael Lovenheim (Cornell University) and Alexander Willén: "The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining".
This autumn 21 new PhD research scholars have enrolled at NHH, eager to embark on the three or four year journey that lies ahead of them.
New published paper in Management Science by Alexander W. Cappelen, Roland Iwan Luttens, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden: "Fairness in Bankruptcies: An Experimental Study".
New published paper in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization by Mathias Ekström: "Seasonal altruism: How Christmas shapes unsolicited charitable giving".
NHH and the research foundation ESRF have jointly conducted a multi-year study on «Girls’ Economic Empowerment: Evidence from Tanzania».
FAIR research centres, CELE and The Choice Lab, have both received top grades from The Research Council of Norway after a country wide evaluation of Social Science research in Norway.
New paper in Economics Letters: "Ambiguity attitudes in the loss domain: Decisions for self versus others", from Yilong Xu, Xiaogeng Xu and Steven Tucker.
Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June 2018 the FAIR Inaugural Conference officially opens FAIR and is the first gathering of all the members, collaborators and partners. John List, James Heckman and Marianne Bertrand will speak and there is a policy session on Poverty and Inequality.
We are happy to invite you to a PhD course with Chad Syverson from the University of Chicago
On Monday 25 June 2018 Serhat Ugurlu will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
FAIR, Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, is looking for a project coordinator for the Childhood Gap project, a key project at FAIR. You will plan and run pilots, surveys and experiments and be a part of the FAIR administration. Deadline: 24 June.
New working paper "Cooperation Creates Special Moral Obligations" from Alexander Cappelen, Varun Gauri, Bertil Tungodden.
New working paper "Fairness in Winner-Take-All Markets" from Björn Bartling, Alexander W. Cappelen, Mathias Ekström, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden.
Professor Ingvild Almås has been appointed chair of the second Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM) programme of The Research Council of Norway.
New working paper "The (un)compromise effect" from Mathias Ekström.
On Friday 15 June 2018 Luca Picariello will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Researchers at NHH are singing the praise of fresh doctoral student Charlotte B Evensen (27). Thanks to persistent persuasion by a professor, she applied for a PhD position, and got it.
New paper “The Role of Parenthood on the Gender Gap among Top Earners” from Aline Bütikofer, Sissel Jensen and Kjell G. Salvanes published in European Economic Review.
On Tuesday 5 June 2018 Ingrid Hoem Sjursen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Monday 4 June 2018 Øivind Schøyen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Professor Bertil Tungodden has been awarded Europe’s most sought-after research funding, the ERC Advanced Grant. Only one other Norwegian researcher was awarded the grant.
New working paper "The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health" from Aline Bütikofer, Julie Riise and Meghan Skira.
New published paper in Journal of Labor Economics: "Job loss and regional mobility" by Kristiina Huttunen (Aalto University School of Economics and IZA), Jarle Møen (NHH) and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes.
Media in the whole world can now compete to sell ads previously reserved for local newspapers, affecting price, content and diversity, write Simon P. Anderson, Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind.
Most people seem to agree; a reduction in sugar content in grocery products is overall positive. However, which means to use to obtain such a reduction, is under debate.
On Friday 16 March 2018 Antonio Dalla-Zuanna will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
`It is a great honor for me to be appointed as a Full Professor in economics at NHH´, Astrid Kunze says.
New paper in Labour Economics: "The Heterogeneous Effects of Education on Crime: Evidence from Danish Administrative Twin Data".
New paper published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology: “The Future and the Will: Planning requires self-control, and ego depletion leads to planning aversion”, by Hallgeir Sjåstad (postdoc at NHH/FAIR) and Roy Baumeister (Florida State University).
Professor Kjell G. Salvanes receives funding from FRIPRO. The FRIPRO arena aims to promote scientific quality at the forefront of international research.
New paper in the Journal of Human Resources "Missing Work Is a Pain: The Effect of Cox-2 Inhibitors on Sickness Absence and Disability Pension Receipt " by Aline Bütikofer (NHH) and Meghan M. Skira (University of Georgia).
Most people believe themselves to be better than average drivers. But robot cars can be vastly superior. That could save both money and human lives.
Associate Professor Aline Bütikofer has recieved a 8 million NOK grant from The Research Council of Norway for the project "Reducing Inequality Through Complementarities in Investments in Education and Health".
François Libois and Vincent Somville have published "Fertility, household size and poverty in Nepal" in World Development. In the paper they study how fertility affects household size, composition and poverty in Nepal.
How should you distribute income so that you keep the fair inequalities (that derive from the freedom to choose), but not the unfair inequalities (that dervie from difference in opportunities)? Cappelen and Tungodden writes in Social Choice and Welfare.
Johan Egebark and Mathias Ekström test in their new paper "Liking what others 'Like': using Facebook to identify determinants of conformity" whether users are more prone to support content if someone else has "Liked" it before.
Christmas is when people are expected to act selfessly for the well-being of others, but are we actually more generous at this time of the year? Mathias Ekström has studied our donor behavior.
Can supporting pre-school education improve educational outcomes for the children and business development for the mothers? A new FAIR project in Uganda will address these issues.
This week Henning Müller started at FAIR as an Assistant Professor.
Who should manage Norway’s enormous oil wealth? Should Norway’s ‘Oil Fund’ be moved out of Norges Bank? Three NHH researchers outline possible solutions.
Aline Bütikofer and Giovanni Peri have a new working paper on "The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills on Migration Decisions." Their evidence suggests that adaptability reduces the psychological cost of migrating, whereas cognitive skills increase the monetary returns associated with migration.
Watch the Agnar Sandmo Lecture given by Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Centre for Business Economics is a new research group at NHH which will focus on the functioning of firms, markets and organizations.
«I normally shy away from use of the word inequality, but it's become such a hot topic that it becomes harder and harder to do that» (Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond).
With 18 million Euro NORFACE will fund thirteen transnational research projects. Two of the projects involve researchers at CELE.
On Thursday 31 August 2017 Kristina Maria Persson will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Kristina Bott, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden have written an article in Harvard Business Review about their recent study which shows that moral appeals can help reduce tax evasion.
Katrine Vellesen Løken becomes Professor at the Department of Economics.
Professor Bertil Tungodden is awarded the NHH prize for outstanding research and Malin Arve is awarded the Ingvar Wedervang prize for outstanding research by a faculty member below 40 years of age.
Hundreds of teacher education applicants fail to turn up for the start of their study programmes. NHH’s behavioural economists have experimented on them to check whether some nudging might help.
An article by Astrid Kunze has recently been accepted by The Review of Economics and Statistics. Publication in this prestigious journal triggers NHH´s bonus.
The article «Apple's Agency Model and the Role of Most-Favored-Nation Clauses» has been accepted for publication in The RAND Journal of Economics.
Ingvild Almås at the Department of Economics has been appointed full Professor at NHH.