Can nudging become the solution to the greatest challenges of our time such as economic inequality and climate change?
Behavioural economics article archive
On Monday 26 November 2018 Charlotte Ringdal will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Einstein Foundation has agreed to a funding proposal by Georg Weizsäcker to grant one of its prestiguous Einstein Visiting Fellowships to Bertil Tungodden.
NHH and the research foundation ESRF have jointly conducted a multi-year study on «Girls’ Economic Empowerment: Evidence from Tanzania».
The Mayor of Bergen, Marte Mjøs Persen, officially opened the new Centre of Excellence at NHH on Monday.
On Monday 25 June 2018 Serhat Ugurlu will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Tuesday 5 June 2018 Ingrid Hoem Sjursen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Monday 4 June 2018 Øivind Schøyen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Professor Bertil Tungodden has been awarded Europe’s most sought-after research funding, the ERC Advanced Grant. Only one other Norwegian researcher was awarded the grant.
In the age of the sharing economy, consumers are increasingly being offered access instead of ownership.
Professor Kjell G. Salvanes receives funding from FRIPRO Toppforsk. The FRIPRO arena aims to promote scientific quality at the forefront of international research.
Christmas is when people are expected to act selfessly for the well-being of others, but are we actually more generous at this time of the year? Mathias Ekström has studied our donor behavior.
Can supporting pre-school education improve educational outcomes for the children and business development for the mothers? A new FAIR project in Uganda will address these issues.
On Thursday 31 August 2017 Kristina Maria Persson will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
As many as 26 new PhD research scholars from all over the world have taken up their studies at NHH since last winter, the majority of them starting these days.
On Wednesday 23 August 2017 Hallgeir Sjåstad will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Kristina Bott, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden have written an article in Harvard Business Review about their recent study which shows that moral appeals can help reduce tax evasion.
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.
Hundreds of teacher education applicants fail to turn up for the start of their study programmes. NHH’s behavioural economists have experimented on them to check whether some nudging might help.
If you fail to keep your New Year’s resolution to work out three times a week already in the first week of the year, that does not make it even more important for you to reach this goal. The opposite is the case.
Ingvild Almås at the Department of Economics has been appointed full Professor at NHH.
In competition with 150 other strong research environments in Norway, the Research Council of Norway has now awarded NHH a Centre of Excellence.
People who have previously made choices based on good standard solutions may struggle to make good choices on their own.
Job applicants meet systematic discrimination based on group affiliation. ‘When an employer receives two CVs from highly-qualified applicants, stereotypes come into play,’ says Thomas de Haan.
The differences between people in the USA have never been greater. Over the past decades, the richest have become even richer. A new study shows that Americans accept these inequalities to a much greater degree than Norwegians.
Assistant Professor Thomas de Haan at The Choice Lab has succeeded in getting two papers accepted by The Economic Journal. Both papers are forthcoming in the prestigious journal.
The Choice Lab professors Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden have been awarded a research grant – of 10 mill NOK – for their project «Understanding Paternalism».
We hold men more accountable for their poor achievements, according to a new study from NHH. The pattern is the same as seen in international education research: Boys receive poorer grades than girls for the same achievements.
Income inequality can result in less willingness to contribute to a common good that benefits all, a new NHH study shows.
New European research in behavioral economics. Four highly interesting keynote speakers: The three-day ESA conference at NHH is underway.
On Friday 9 September 2016 Sebastian Fest will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Inequality in childhood manifests itself strongly in adulthood. Why is this the case, and is this fine with us? This is some of what a group of NHH researchers intend to study. They are now in the final round of the Centre of Excellence process
Last year, Facebook's "Like" button was pressed some six billion times a day, and we follow the herd when it comes to liking, according to a new NHH study. It is very conformist, and we tend to like what others have liked.
The paper «What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence» has been published in American Economic Review.
Willpower is a finite resource, or so many people believe, that can run out under pressure.
A number of laboratory experiments have analysed the willingness of people to compete. However, to what extent is competitive behaviour in the lab linked to choices and results in real life?
We want to believe that common sense steers our choices. The problem is that we are a little lax, even when it comes to important climate issues.
Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look to the brain for the answer. According to a new Norwegian brain study, people appreciate fairness in much the same way as they appreciate money for themselves, and also that fairness is not necessarily that everybody gets the same income.
On Thursday 6 June 2013 Bjørn-Atle Reme will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
'Every time there's a crisis, everyone knows that the economists will take a hiding,' says NHH professor Erik Ø. Sørensen.
A neuroeconomic study is being conducted at Haukeland University Hospital, the first of its kind in Norway. Economists and neuroscientists have joined forces to study how the brain works when you make economic decisions. The goal is to show that we do not dislike inequality, but injustice.
Do we listen to our heads or our hearts when investing? In an extensive field experiment involving 140,000 bank customers, two NHH researchers have investigated what motivates customers to invest in green funds.
A microfinance research project led by NHH professors Bertil Tungodden and Kjetil Bjorvatn has received a grant of 9.7 million NOK from the Norwegian research Council. The funds will be used for several purposes, including continued research on the effect of basic business education for microfinance clients in Tanzania.