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NHH together with UoB, are arranging the 48th EARIE Conference 27 - 28 August - Please join us.
Godt oppmøte på instituttets fagdag for nye samfunnsøkonomi-studenter! På fagdagen fikk studentene nærmere innsikt om: Dagens jobbmuligheter for nyutdannede samfunnsøkonomer, Fagutvalgets rolle, og hvordan de fungerte som bindeledd mellom studenter og Institutt. Samfunnsøkonomene presenterte sin rolle som interesse- og arbeidstakerorganisasjon for samfunnsøkonomer. Studentene fikk deretter tre... Read more
We welcome four, new employees to our Department: John Sæten Lilletvedt (PhD Candidate), Hedda Rytter Tveiten (PhD Candidate), Ingvild Hagen Lindalen (Seminar Coordinator) and Marc Goni (Associate Professor).All four started in August.
The first joint article from the Pandemic Centre as a unit has now been published in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
The Christie Conference is one of Norway's most important meeting places for academia, business, culture and society. UiB invites decision makers and key people from business, cultural life, public sector, NGO's and the media. This year associate professor Eeva Mauring, assistant professor Nina Serdarevic and head of Department Tommy S. Gabrielsen participated with engaging lectures.
Over the past decade, China has emerged as a large actor on the African continent – primarily through trade, investment and as provider of development finance. But China is increasingly also playing a more direct political role.
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.
Visionary investor and advisor, thanks to his education at UiB in Economics and Information Science, he has learned to recognize the potential in companies and how to guide them to success. Now he looks back at his time as a student and sees what has shapen him into the professional he is today.
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?
Professor Eirik S. Amundsen is one of a small number of Norwegian economists that have been elected to the prestigious academy, Academia Europaea.
The economist Katrine Vellesen Løken has been awarded the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council.
A Norwegian government committee looking at the sharing economy proposes that sharing platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and others should be subject to regulations and taxation.
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.
Katrine Vellesen Løken (31) from the Department of Economics at the University of Bergen is now the youngest female Professor in Economics in Norway ever.
Associate Professor Katrine Vellesen Løken at the Department of Economics is one of the researchers at the University of Bergen who has been given a prestigious research funding throught the FRIPRO program for young research talents.
– This proves that competition economics is a highly important field of research, says Professor Tommy S. Gabrielsen, general manager at BECCLE.

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