Department of Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics.

Our core competence is within game theory, incentive theory and applied microeconometrics on the empirical side. The faculty publishes within the fields of

- Labour and education economics
- Health economics
- Industrial organisation and economic organisation
- Social insurance and social policy
- Resource, energy, and environmental economics
- Development economics

Study at the Department of Economics


If you need more information regarding our studies you can contact the student counsellor or the Student Information Centre at The Faculty of Social Sciences.

2nd Annual BECCLE Competition Policy Conference

Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE) is pleased to announce the 2nd annual conference on competition policy on the 21st and 22nd of April in Bergen, Norway.

When the founder dies

"What happens when a founder or key executive unexpectedly dies?" This is the topic of an article in the New York Times, which highlights research by Professor Hans K. Hvide (Department of Economics, University of Bergen) and Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick).

Successful cooperation

A recent evaluation describes Centre for Competition Policy (BECCLE) as a success. The evaluation committee points out that the centre has a high activity level and cross-disciplinary collaborations which encourage solid research activities.

Field of study

Economics focuses on the utilisation of our resources - whether it concerns natural resources, labour force or production equipment. 

We investigate how the economy actually works: the mixed economy we have in our own country, the economic conditions of other countries, in addition to the world economy. We also analyse the possibilities for increasing added value and how to distribute the outcome more justly when satisfying human needs.