Ingvild Almås is a Professor of Economics, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University (SU). She is currently a Visiting Professor at the Economics Department, Yale University (on leave from her regular position at SU). She is also a professor II at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and Principal Investigator at the Centre of Excellence FAIR (Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality).
Her main research focuses on gaining a better understanding of economic inequalities. Her research on Economic Inequality has been published in economic journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Econometrica, as well as in multidisciplinary journals such as Science, PNAS, and Management Science.
In 2020 she was awarded a highly competitive ERC Consolidator Grant for her work on inequality within households and household decision making.
Her main research efforts are now devoted to the large-scale research program Kizazi Kijacho aiming to improve our understanding of household decision making and the dynamic complexities in the child development process, and to evaluate and support the design of scalable models for child development, poverty elevation, and gender equality.
Almås serves on the Committee of Monetary Policy and Financial Stability at the Norwegian Central Bank. She is also a PI at FAIR center of Excellence at Norwegian School of Economics, an International Research Fellow at Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, a CEPR fellow, a member of the European Standing Committee of the Econometric Society, and a member of the European Economic Association Council. She has for several years served as an Editor and co-Editor of different journals, e.g., the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
"The PPP Approach Revisited: A study of RMB valuation against the USD" (with Mandeep Grewal, Marielle Hvide and Serhat Ugurlu). Forthcoming, Journal of International Money and Finance.
"A Behaviour-based Approach to the Estimation of Poverty in India" (with A. Kjelsrud and R. Somanathan). Forthcoming, Scandinavian Journal of Economics. Current version
"Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers" (with A. Armand, O. Attanasio and P. Carneiro). Forthcoming, The Economic Journal.
"Rags and Riches: Relative Prices, Non-Homothetic Preferences, and Inequality in India" (with A. Kjelsrud). World Development, 2017. Link
"The Cost of a Growth Miracle - Reassessing Poverty and Inequality Trends in China" (with Å. Johnsen). Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Dynamics.Current version
"Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?" (with B. Tungodden and A. Cappelen). Submitted. Current version Appendices Pre-analysis plan
"Lost in Translation: What Do Engel Curves Tell Us About the Cost of Living?" (with T. Beatty and T. Crossley). Manuscript.
"Economic asymmetries in partnering: Empirical facts and theoretical foundations" (with A. Kotsadam, E. Moen and K. Røed). Manuscript.
"Global Income Inequality and Cost-of-Living Adjustment: The Geary-Allen World Accounts" (with E. Sørensen). Manuscript.