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.
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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.
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.
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.
On Monday 25 April 2016, Helge Sandvig Thorsen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
"The institutions we have built up in Norway since the 1980s are preventing a new crisis," says Øystein Thøgersen
A number of laboratory experiments have analysed the willingness of people to compete. However, to what extent is competitive behaviour in the lab linked to choices and results in real life?
The Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (JEBO) has published a special issue which aims to show how lab experimental methods can be applied in developing countries.
On Monday 28 September 2015 Darina Steskal will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis "Essays on Urban Wage Premium, Returns to Internal Migration and Migrants' Selection in Norway" for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 25 September 2015 Agnes Kovacs will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis "Essays on Households' Intertemporal Resource Allocation" for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Tuesday 16 June 2015 Elias Braunfels will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis "Political Institutions, Economic Institutions, and Economic Growth" for the PhD degree at NHH.
Deforestation in tropical areas accounts for up to 12 per cent of human CO2 emissions. Researchers at NHH are trying to understand the correlations between economic development and deforestation.
Warmer climate creates trouble for power plants. When the temperature rises, plants are forced to reduce production or shut down.
Warmer climate creates trouble for power plants. When the temperature rises, plants are forced to reduce production or shut down.
On Monday 4 May 2015 Magne Krogstad Asphjell will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
We want to believe that common sense steers our choices. The problem is that we are a little lax, even when it comes to important climate issues.
On Friday 16 January 2015 Morten Sæthre will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at Norwegian School of Economics.
There may be major unintended consequences when society restricts benefits. This is felt by the children of young single mothers. The effects of little money at home and less time to focus on children are pronounced in lower secondary school, where their marks are clearly lower.
On Wednesday 17 December 2014 Lars Christian Bruno will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Europe's economic growth is driven by poorer countries and regions that are catching up to the wealthier areas.
Norway has experienced robust growth, low unemployment and stable inflation. NHH Professor Øystein Thøgersen argues that the current situation is mostly down to luck.
Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look to the brain for the answer. According to a new Norwegian brain study, people appreciate fairness in much the same way as they appreciate money for themselves, and also that fairness is not necessarily that everybody gets the same income.
On Friday 10 October 2014 Eirin Mølland will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 27 June 2014 Alief Aulia Rezza will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
International mergers reduce the influence of trade unions and lead to lower pay for crew, according to new research. Norwegian flight crews are facing tougher times, according to Professor Lars Sørgard.
On Monday 24 March 2014 Lukáš Lafférs will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Resource-intensive mergers in the hospital sector are based on a desire for better and cheaper hospitals, but when the positive effects cannot be documented, it is about time we showed less enthusiasm for such mergers, according to NHH professor Kurt R Brekke.
Political leaders in the EU countries draw sharp criticism from Professor Gernot P. Doppelhofer. He believes weak decision-makers and poor communication are fuelling the crisis in Southern Europe.
New research by economist Astrid Kunze shows that taking a few years off work results in bigger losses for highly educated women than for women with less education. She is critical of the cash benefit system.
On Thursday 6 June 2013 Bjørn-Atle Reme will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Tuesday 4 June Kartika Sari Juniwaty will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 31 May 2013 Trond Halvorsen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 3 May 2013 Harald Nygård Bergh will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
'Every time there's a crisis, everyone knows that the economists will take a hiding,' says NHH professor Erik Ø. Sørensen.
Bertil Tungodden was recently appointed associate editor of the reputed journal Management Science.
Ingvild Almås of the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) believes that incomes in poor countries are systematically overestimated in traditional economics research. She launches a new method for measuring income in the April edition of American Economic Review.
The Bergen Centre for Competition Law and Economics opened in 2011. Legal scholars and economists from the University of Bergen (UiB) and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) have worked together in a unique research collaboration on competition policy.
'When a company is in the danger zone and there is a risk that the authorities will expose cartel activities, the lawyers turn up with an application form for leniency. There are lawyers who fly all over the world to save companies from huge fines and directors from prison sentences. As soon as they smell trouble for a company, they get in touch with the competition authorities so that they can apply for amnesty from prosecution.'
Should we let children stay children for as long as possible, or is an early school start important to prepare children for life in a knowledge-based society?
A neuroeconomic study is being conducted at Haukeland University Hospital, the first of its kind in Norway. Economists and neuroscientists have joined forces to study how the brain works when you make economic decisions. The goal is to show that we do not dislike inequality, but injustice.
A lot has gone wrong in the Greek economy in the last year - including in the air. Earlier this year, the EU Commission blocked the proposed merger between Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. The reason given was that the merger might lead to the creation of a 'quasi-monopoly'. This will be one of the topics for discussion at the Annual Conference of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) on 17 and 18 November.
Professors Kjell Gunnar Salvanes and Jarle Møen and research fellow Helge Thorsen have published the results of a research project on the selection and allocation of labour to the teaching profession. The main findings are surprising and some people may also find them controversial.
"Economics Evolving, A History of Economic Thought" is the title of Professor Emeritus Agnar Sandmo's recently published history of economic thought.