Bertil Tungodden

Professor Bertil Tungodden

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Behavioural economics Development Economics Experimental Economics Political Philosophy Social choice theory


Bertil Tungodden is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at NHH Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. He is Scientific Director of the Centre of Excellence, FAIR- Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, and co-director of the research group The Choice Lab. He is an Einstein Visiting  Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and affiliated researcher at the Christian Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway.

His research interests are experimental and behavioral economics, development economics, distributive justice and social choice theory. Tungodden has published extensively in leading international academic journals in economics and philosophy, including Science, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Philosophy. He is presently an associate editor in Journal of Political Economy and Social Choice and Welfare, and has previously held editorial positions in Management Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Economics and Philosophy. In 2018, Tungodden received the prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant, which awards exceptional researchers 2.5 million euro to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in their fields. He is an elected member of the Norwegian  Academy of Sciences, and has received numerous awards for excellence in research from the Research Council of Norway and various other awards for excellence in teaching.

Bertil lives in Bergen, Norway with his wife Heidi, and together they keep up with their adventurous children living around the world.

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Author(s) Title Publisher
Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Tungodden, Bertil Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians? Journal of Political Economy; 2020
Cappelen, Alexander Wright; List, John; Samek, Anya; Tungodden, Bertil The effect of early-childhood education on social preferences Journal of Political Economy (24 pages); 2019
Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Konow, James; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk-Taking and Fairness The American Economic Review Volume 103 (4); page 1398 - 1413; 2013
Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hole, Astri Drange; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil The pluralism of fairness ideals: An experimental approach The American Economic Review Volume 97 (3); page 818 - 827; 2007
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