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Scientist profile

Rune Jansen Hagen

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: +47 55 58 92 19


Visiting address: Fosswinckelsgate 14

  • Development economics
  • International economics
  • Political economy


  • Ph.D. Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)

Teaching experience

  • Courses in political economy, bachelor and master level, NHH and UiB
  • Courses in development economics, bachelor and master level, UiB
  • Course in institutions and economics, master level, UiB
  • Introductory microeconomics, UiB

Project experience

  • Participated in numerous externally financed projects, including some as project leader, mostly on topics within development economics

Publications in Cristin

Selected international publications:

  • "Do Non-Enforceable Contracts matter? Evidence from an International Lab Experiment." Forthcoming in Review of Income and Wealth (with Alexander Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen, and Bertil Tungodden).
  • "Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF's Policy Support Instrument." Review of International Organizations 7 (2012): 203-230.
  • "Basic Analytics of Multilateral Lending and Surveillance." Journal of International Economics 79 (2009):126-136.
  • "National Responsibility and the Just Distribution of Debt Relief." Ethics and International Affairs 21(1): 69-83 (2007) (with Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden). Also published in C. Barry, B. Herman, and L. Tomitova (eds.): Dealing Fairly with Developing Country Debt. Blackwell, 2008.
  • "Buying Influence. Aid Fungibility in a Strategic Perspective." Review of Development Economics 10(2): 267-284 (2006).
  • “Samaritan Agents? On the Strategic Delegation of Aid Policy.” Journal of Development Economics 79(1): 249-263 (2006).
  • “The Electoral Politics of Public Sector Institutional Reform”. European Journal of Political Economy 18(3): 449-473 (2002).
  • Spring 2013: ECON225, ECON315

    Recent projects:

    • Responsibility for Foreign Debt: Theory and Empirical Investigations (2006-2008), financed by the Research Council of Norway (RCN, project leader).
    • Partnerships for development (2002-2005), financed by RCN.
    • Foreign Aid and Public Spending on Health and Education: a Comparative Study of Impact and Effectiveness (2002), financed by RCN (project leader).

    Work in progress:

    • Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid-Dependent Countries. Working Paper 16/08, Department of Economics, UiB. (resubmitted to Scandinavian Journal of Economics)
    • Discussion Paper 02/12, Department of Economics, NHH: Do Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter? Evidence from an International Lab Experiment (with Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen, and Bertil Tungodden).