Almås appointed full professor

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`Today I am very happy to get promotion as professor. It is also positive for NHH, with even more female professors`, says Ingvild Almås. NHH Rector Frøystein Gjesdal congratulated!

20 March 2017 15:03

(updated: 20 March 2017 15:15)

Almås appointed full professor

Ingvild Almås at the Department of Economics has been appointed full Professor at NHH.

Text: Sigrid Folkestad

In its evaluation, the committee, with professors Tore Ellingsen, Eirik Gard Kristiansen and Astri Muren, says:

«To start with, there is no doubt that Almås fulfills the quantitative requirements stipulated in NSE’s guidelines».

Hold promise

The committee concludes their evaluation: 

«Overall, this is a solid body of work. While it connects to several distinct research traditions, inequality and fairness are unifying themes. Almås has already convincingly demonstrated her expertise, and her achievements hold promise for future progress.

The research clearly satisfies the criteria for promotion to full professor at NSE».

`Today I am very happy`

«I am so pleased with this appointment. I really appreciate that my work is noticed and appreciated. Previously I thought that being a professor was not that important to me, but I have changed my perception somewhat on this. Today I am very happy to get promotion as professor. It is also positive for NHH, with even more female professors», says Almås.

Ingvild Almås is a core member of the research group The Choice Lab at the Department of Economics. She is currently a full time researcher at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University and an International Research Fellow at Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. Almås will be one of the academic leaders at NHH´s prestigious FAIR, a Centre of Excellence.

economic inequalities

  • She took her PhD («Essays on Economic Inequality») at the Norwegian School of Economics in 2008
  • In 2011 she was awarded Norges Bank's prize for her PhD-thesis
  • In 2012 Almås was first Nordic woman to publish a single-authored paper in American Economic Review
  • In 2013 she was awarded the Nils Klim Prize

Almås’ research is mainly focused on gaining a better understanding of economic inequalities. NHH´s new professor 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.

Published papers:

"Willingness to Compete - Family Matters" (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Management Science, 2016

"What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout?" (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2016

Fairness and Family Background (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2016

International Income Inequality: Measuring PPP Bias by Estimating Engel Curves for Food. American Economic Review, 2012

Older or Wealthier? The Impact of Age Adjustments on Wealth Inequality Ranking of Countries (with M. Mogstad). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012

Adjusting for Age Effects in Cross-sectional Distributions (with T. Havnes and M. Mogstad). Stata Journal, 2012. Link

Measuring Unfair (In) equality (with A. Cappelen, J. Lind, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Journal of Public Economics, 2011

Baby Booming Inequality? Demographic Change and Inequality in Norway, 1967-2004 (with T. Havnes and M. Mogstad). Journal of Economic Inequality, 2011

Development of Fairness Preferences in Children (with A. Cappelen, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). SCIENCE, 2010

Equalizing Income versus Equalizing Opportunity - A Comparison of the United States and Germany. Research on Economic Inequality, 2008

Some papers in progress:

"A Behaviour-based Approach to the Estimation of Poverty in India" (with A. Kjelsrud and R. Somanathan). Conditionally accepted, Scandinavian Journal of Economics

"Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers" (with A. Armand, O. Attanasio and P. Carneiro). Revise and Resubmit, Economic Journal

"Rags and Riches: Why Consumption Patterns Matter for Inequality" (with A. Kjelsrud). Revise and Resubmit, World Development

"The Cost of a Growth Miracle - Reassessing Poverty and Inequality Trends in China" (with Å. Johnsen). Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Dynamics

“The PPP Approach Revisited: A study of RMB valuation against the USD” (with Mandeep Grewal, Marielle Hvide and Serhat Ugurlu), Revise and Resubmit, Journal of International Money and Finance.

Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians? (med B. Tungodden and A. Cappelen)..

Read the article in Harvard Business Review: «Is It OK to Get Paid More for Being Lucky?»

"Lost in Translation: What Do Engel Curves Tell Us About the Cost of Living?" (with T. Beatty and T. Crossley)

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