Ingvild Almås

Professor II Ingvild Almås

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Behavioural economics Development Economics Measurement of inequality Fairness


Ingvild Almås is a professor at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and currently a visiting associate professor at IIES, Stockholm University.

Almås’ research is mainly focused on gaining a better understanding of economic inequalities. First, she has worked on the measurement of real income, inequality and poverty. Second, she has worked on sources of income inequalities with specific focus on gender inequality. Third, she has studied what kinds of inequalities adults, adolescents, and children are willing to justify and how well the actual redistribution is designed in light of these views.

Almås has published sole-authored as well as co-authored papers on income inequality in journals such as American Economic Review and Science. Almås was educated at University of Oslo and took her PhD at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2008.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Almås, Ingvild, Grewal, Mandeep Kaur, Hvide, Marielle Kyrkjebø, Ugurlu, Serhat The PPP approach revisited: A study of RMB valuation against the USD. Journal of International Money and Finance Volume 77, page 18 - 38, 2017
Almås, Ingvild, Cappelen, Alexander Wright, Tungodden, Bertil Is It OK to Get Paid More for Being Lucky? Harvard Business Review Volume March 09 (7 pages), 2017
Almås, Ingvild, Kjelsrud, Anders Grøn Rags and Riches: Relative Prices, Non-Homothetic Preferences, and Inequality in India World Development Volume 97, page 102 - 121, 2017
Almås, Ingvild, Cappelen, Alexander Wright, Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar, Sørensen, Erik Øiolf, Tungodden, Bertil Fairness and family background Politics, Philosophy and Economics Volume 16 (2), page 117 - 131, 2016
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Development and behavioral economics