WinnerS of NHH’s prizeS for outstanding research
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.
Tungodden is professor at the Department of Economics and has over more than 10 years built a research group in behavioral economics/experimental economics at NHH, The Choice Lab. The research group has attained international recognition as a top European center in its field.
Quality of Education award
“The Choice Lab has not only publish widely. The center has also managed to engage NHH students in its activities,” says Rector Frøystein Gjesdal.
In 2013, the Minister of Education awarded NHH the Quality of Education Award for the bachelor elective “Economics and Psychology” which was taught by Bertil Tungodden and Alexander Cappelen.
NHH’s Honor Award for Excellent Research was established by the NHH Board in 1986 in celebration of the school's 50th anniversary that year. The prize is awarded every five years, in recognition of outstanding basic research, resulting from a sustained effort over a long period.
Center of excellence
“This year Choice Lab along with the CELE (another NHH research center) was awarded a NRC funded center of excellence, FAIR. The center will receive generous funding for a 10 year period. As center director, Bertil Tungodden deserves a large share of the credit for the success of this effort,” Gjesdal says.
Bertil Tungodden graduated from NHH with a master’s degree in 1991. He received his doctorate at this institution in 1995. Since then he has published in top journals. He has had 8 papers in journals on the NHH bonus list since its introduction in 2003.
Prize to Malin Arve
Malin Arve is awarded the Ingvar Wedervang prize for outstanding research by a faculty member below 40 years of age.
The committee would like to mention three recently published papers. These are:
- Procurement and predation: Dynamic sourcing from financially constrained suppliers. Journal of Public Economics.
- Long-Term Contracts, Irreversibility and Uncertainty. Journal of Public Economic Theory 2016, joint work with C. Zwart
- Dynamic Procurement under Uncertainty: Optimal Design and Implications for Incomplete Contracts. The American Economic Review, 2016, joint work with David Martimort.