In their new research collection, «The Economics of Fairness», Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden present forty key contributions on fairness.
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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.
NHH is now offering a permanent full-time position as a project coordinator at FAIR - Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality. Application deadline 14 November.
NHH invites applicants for positions available at the Department of Economics and FAIR; two postdoctoral positions, in Development Economics and Applied Labor Economics, and three Assistant/Associate Professor position in Behavioural Economics, Industrial Organization Economic and Macroeconomics.
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.
Øivind Anti Nilsen and Magne Vange have published paper in Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics: "Intermittent Price Changes in Production Plants: Empirical Evidence using Monthly Data"
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.
Fred Schroyen summarised his research with Karl Ove Aarbu (Tryg Insurance) published in Economica.
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".
The NBER Summer Institute is a three-week gathering of applied economists that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during July each year.
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 Toppforsk. 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.
What happens when a risk-averse principal delegates the management of a firm to a risk-averse agent and offers the agent a long-term contract with full commitment?
In competition with 150 other strong research environments in Norway, the Research Council of Norway has now awarded NHH a Centre of Excellence.
People who have previously made choices based on good standard solutions may struggle to make good choices on their own.
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. Philos degree at NHH.
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.
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 weeks?
The differences between people in the USA have never been greater. Over the past decades, the richest have become even richer. A new study shows that Americans accept these inequalities to a much greater degree than Norwegians.
On 20 January 2017 Ole-Petter Moe Hansen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Assistant Professor Thomas de Haan at The Choice Lab has succeeded in getting two papers accepted by The Economic Journal. Both papers are forthcoming in the prestigious journal.
The Choice Lab professors Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden have been awarded a research grant – of 10 mill NOK – for their project «Understanding Paternalism».
When readers are no longer loyal to their old print newspaper and prefer to surf the internet at their leisure, newspapers need to think outside the box if they are to hold onto their advertisers.
Professor Kjell G Salvanes recently participated at a conference organized by the Research Council of Norway. - Salvanes has been extremely successful in using Norwegian registerdata. Swedish labor researchers are a bit envy, professor Per Johannson said.
This week Torfinn Harding and Po Yin Wong are participating at a workshop in Washington D.C. The Meeting is hosted by The World Bank and NHH.
New research from NHH shows that, from the 1930s to the 1950s, Norway went from having low social mobility to becoming a world leader. Education really took off during the same period.
We hold men more accountable for their poor achievements, according to a new study from NHH. The pattern is the same as seen in international education research: Boys receive poorer grades than girls for the same achievements.
Income inequality can result in less willingness to contribute to a common good that benefits all, a new NHH study shows.
New European research in behavioral economics. Four highly interesting keynote speakers: The three-day ESA conference at NHH is underway.
On Friday 9 September 2016 Sebastian Fest will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Thursday 1 September 2016 Simen Aardal Ulsaker will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
There are major financial benefits to living together with a partner, however these benefits are not equally distributed. Men derive the greatest benefit. Women consume much less.
This spring more than 57 000 new graduates will make their way from higher education to a labour market with the highest unemployment figures for a decade. This cohort's opportunities to join the correct career path are worse than previous ones.
Inequality in childhood manifests itself strongly in adulthood. Why is this the case, and is this fine with us? This is some of what a group of NHH researchers intend to study. They are now in the final round of the Centre of Excellence process
Linda Nøstbakken is NHH’s new Professor. She has just been promoted to full Professor in resource economics.
Last year, Facebook's "Like" button was pressed some six billion times a day, and we follow the herd when it comes to liking, according to a new NHH study. It is very conformist, and we tend to like what others have liked.
On Thursday 9 June 2016 Jan Erik Meidell will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The paper «What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence» has been published in American Economic Review.
Willpower is a finite resource, or so many people believe, that can run out under pressure.
On Thursday 2 June 2016 Julia Tropina Bakke will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.