Department of Economics

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Studenter ved Institutt for økonomi

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.

Appointment to CEPR
Associate Professor Eeva Mauring

Eeva Mauring appointed as CEPR Research Affiliate

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is a network of economists who collaborate through the Centre on a wide range of policy-related research projects and dissemination activities.


Mixed effects of parental leave benefits

The Scandinavian countries offer the world’s most generous parental leave benefits. These policies aim both at helping mothers in the labor market, and at promoting infant well-being. But does it work?

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.