Affiliated PhD students at The Choice Lab
The Choice Lab has affiliated researchers in many departments of NHH. The PhD students Joel Berge, Hallgeir Sjåstad and Andreas Olden are three of them.
Read more about their background and interests below, and find additional information in their respective profiles.
Berge is a PhD student at the Department for Accounting, Auditing and Law at NHH. He joined The Choice Lab this Spring.
"I am a PhD candidate in Management Accounting at the Department of Accounting, Auditing, and Law (at NHH). I grew up in the Bergen area and took both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at NHH. I majored in Business Analysis and Performance with a minor in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. I enrolled in the PhD program last August with Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge as my main supervisor.
Regarding my research interests, I hope to combine my knowledge from the accounting field with the strengths from the field of behavioral economics. In particular, I am very interested in behavioral ethics in the context of cost reporting or management control choices, and how accounting aspects can alter employee behavior in an organization."
Sjåstad is a PhD student at the Department for Strategy and Management at NHH. He joined The Choice Lab earlier this year.
"I am a last-year PhD candidate at NHH Norwegian School of Economics, at the Institute for Strategy and Management. I am a psychologist by training (Cand.psychol./MS), majoring in social psychology from the University of Bergen in Norway.
I am broadly interested in experimental research on human behavior and decision-making. The main focus in my doctoral thesis is future-oriented thinking and decisions involving time. That is, I use experimental research methods to study how people think about the future and their long-term goals, and why people so often fail to do so. This includes studies on self-control, planning, cooperation, moral judgment, prediction of future well-being, and goal pursuit.
Although my main focus is on social psychology, I frequently collaborate with behavioral economists at The Choice Lab on interdisciplinary research projects."
Olden is a PhD student at the Department of Business and Management Science. He has been affiliated with The Choice Lab since the beginning of his PhD studies and was a research assistant at The Choice Lab as a student during his Masters.
"I am a PhD Candidate in business economics at the Department of Business and Management Science at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). I am also an affiliate of the Norwegian Center for Taxation and The Choice Lab.
I hold a master’s degree in Economic Analysis from NHH, a bachelor’s degree in Business from NHH, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. My supervisors are Jarle Møen and Guttorm Schjelderup, both at the Department of Business and Management Science, as well as the Norwegian Center for Taxation.
I enrolled in the PhD program in August 2015, and expect to finish the program by august 2019. My research interests are primarily in taxation, tax evasion and avoidance, and corporate governance and misconduct. I rely on both econometrics and experiments to highlight features of these issues, both from a traditional economics perspective, as well as with behavioral economics."