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Rune Jansen Hagen

Professor
  • E-postRune.Hagen@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 92 19
  • Besøksadresse
    Fosswinckelsgate 14
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    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN

Besides being a professor at the Department of Economics, I'm also an associate member of the research group The Politics of Nordic Generosity at the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo (SUM) and a member of the board of the foundation Effekt, which seeks to promote donations to some of the most effective private aid agencies in the world. I've recently been appointed by the Research Council of Norway to a committee that is to lay the foundations for a research programme on macroeconomic challenges. I'm also on the organising committee for the annual meeting of Norwegian economists (Forskermøtet).

Broadly speaking, my research interests cover the following fields

  • Development economics
  • International economics
  • Political economy

Of course, I'm happy to combine these topics. The bulk of my actual research has been on foreign aid and other financial flows to developing countries. I usually label myself an applied theorist. This implies that I'm interested in analysing how the world actually works given what we currently know, which hopefully contributes to a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the empirical observations that constituted the starting point. However, I've also done empirical work on e.g. aid dispersion and have projects in the pipeline where both theoretical and empirical methods will be applied.

 

I like to contribute to the public debate through both traditional and social media. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, @rjhagen.

Recent newspaper items:

Recent roundtables

Recent podcasts

Spring 2019: ECON225 Politisk økonomi - økonomiske perspektiver

Autumn 2019: ECON315 Development Economics II

Bøker
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN: 82-7674-188-6.
Tidsskriftartikler
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Professor: "Partnerlandsmeldingen står til stryk". Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Mangler det 190 millioner eller vilje til reform? Aftenposten. Publisert 2018-12-18.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. UD-reform i hvilket spor? Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2018-09-26.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Bærekraftig reform? Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2018-07-04.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Full fart i gal retning? Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2018-06-20.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Ministeren er ikke målbar. Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2018-03-14.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Vi kan inte göra allt överallt. Biståndsdebatten.se.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Budsjettvinneren bistand. Samfunnsøkonomen. 132: 27-33.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Losing concentration? Lessons from a Swedish aid policy reform. Development Policy Review. 36: O984-O1003. doi: 10.1111/dpr.12300
  • Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice. World Development. 97: 232-250. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.022
  • Glazer, Amihai; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2017. Help not needed? Optimal host country regulation of expatriate NGO workers. Review of International Economics. 26: 302-321. doi: 10.1111/roie.12332
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Beretningen om et varslet mord: Om skjebnen til regjeringens politikk for geografisk konsentrasjon av bistanden. Samfunnsøkonomen. 131: 6-11.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Ikke glem globaliseringens vinnere! Bergens Tidende. Publisert 2017-02-12.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. «Team Norway» kan få feil fokus. Bergens Tidende. Publisert 2017-06-03.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Kunnskap kan koste for mye og bidra for lite. Bistandsaktuelt. Publisert 2017-06-27.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Fra fristed for særinteresser til verksted for fattigdomsreduksjon? Dagbladet. Publisert 2017-08-17.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Ikke bistand til vår egen fordel. Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2017-07-03.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Den vanskelige velferdsprofitten. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Publisert 2017-10-04.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2016. Det norske bistandstriangelet. VG : Verdens gang. Publisert 2016-10-24.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2016. Vil regjeringen klare å konsentrere seg i bistandspolitikken? Lærdommer fra Sverige. Samfunnsøkonomen. 130: 41-53.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Mer bistand – flere flyktninger? Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2015-11-03.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Konsentrasjonsvansker. Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2015-05-02.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Dancing to the donors' tune? Policy choice in aid-dependent countries. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 117: 126-163. doi: 10.1111/sjoe.12085
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Nærsynt om Venezuela. Bergens Tidende. Publisert 2015-03-06.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Bistandsopportunisme? Dagens næringsliv. Publisert 2015-11-15.
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2014. Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment. The Review of Income and Wealth. 60: 100-113. doi: 10.1111/roiw.12099
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2014. Best på bistand, Børge Brende? Bergens Tidende. Publisert 2014-04-16.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2012. Certified or branded? The Review of International Organizations. 7: 202-230. doi: 10.1007/s11558-011-9135-4
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Demokrati og effektivitet, L. Helland og R.J. Sørensen. Samfunnsøkonomen. 63: 85-86.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Den vanskelige bistanden. Bergens Tidende. Publisert 2009-04-18.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Basic analytics of multilateral lending and surveillance. Journal of International Economics. 79: 126-136. doi: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2009.04.007
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Vi trenger bedre bistandskontroll. Bergens Tidende. Publisert 2009-12-11.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2009. Strategisk bistand. VG : Verdens gang. Publisert 2009-04-15.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2009. Bistandens død og oppstandelse. Dagbladet. Publisert 2009-05-14.
  • Cappelen, Alexander; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Tungodden, Bertil. 2007. National Responsibility and the just Distribution of Debt Relief. Ethics and International Affairs. 21: 69-83.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2007. Langsiktig bistand og økonomisk utvikling. Norsk Økonomisk Tidsskrift. 121: 1-25.
  • Tungodden, Bertil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Cappelen, Alexander W. 2007. National responsibility and the just distribution of debt relief. Ethics and International Affairs. 21: 69-83.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2006. Buying influence: Aid fungibility in a strategic perspective. Review of Development Economics. 10: 267-284.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Mæstad, Ottar; Wiig, Arne. 2003. Assessing the economic gains of free market access for the least developed countries in the QUAD. Nordic Journal of Political Economy. 29: 3-24.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2002. Marginalisation in the Context of Globalisation. Why is Africa so poor? Nordic Journal of Political Economy. 28: 147-179.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2002. The Electoral Politics of Public Sector Institutional Reform. European Journal of Political Economy. 18: 449-473.
  • Pedersen, Karl R.; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2002. Norsk bistand femti år: Resultater og utfordringer. Økonomisk forum. 56: 18-25.
Rapporter/avhandlinger
  • Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice. Working Papers in Economics. 3-2017. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen.
  • Glazer, Amihai; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2017. Help not needed? Optimal Quotas for Expatriate NGO Workers. Working Papers in Economics. 14-2017. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Losing Concentration? Lessons from a Swedish Aid Policy Reform. Working Papers in Economics. 13-2017. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Beretningen om et varslet mord: Om skjebnen til regjeringens politikk for geografisk konsentrasjon av bistanden. Arbeidsnotat.. 1-2017. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2014. Rents and the Political Economy of Development Aid. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2012. Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment. NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers. 2/2012. Department of Economics, NHH, Bergen. 20 sider.
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2012. Do Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter? Evidence from an International Lab Experiment. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen. 25 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2010. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF’s Policy Support Instrument. Department of Economics Working Paper Series. 10. Institutt for økonomi, UiB, Bergen.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2008. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen. 62 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Torsvik, Gaute. 2007. Irreversible Investments, Dynamic Inconsistency, and Policy Convergence. Department of Economics Working Paper Series. 2/07. Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2004. Buying influence : aid fungibility in a strategic perspective. 10. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole, Bergen. 31 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2004. Foreign aid and domestic politics : implications for aid selectivity. 12. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole, Bergen. 27 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2003. Samaritan agents? On the delegation of aid policy. 22. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole, Bergen. 19 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 1997. Political Instability, Political Polarisation, and Public Sector Institutional Reform. 12. Norges Handelshøyskole, Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi. 35 sider.
Bokkapitler
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Rents and the political economy of development aid. 15, sider 248-275. I:
    • Congleton, Roger D.; Hillman, Arye. 2015. Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking. Edward Elgar Publishing. 552 sider. ISBN: 9781782544937.
  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Gruppeinteresser og interessegrupper i fattige land. 239-262. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. 11 sider.
  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Torsvik, Gaute; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Økonomiske institusjoner i fattige land. 167-177. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. 11 sider.
  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Tungodden, Bertil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Befolkningsvekst og fattigdom. 323-339. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. 21 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Internasjonale kapitalstrømmer, utenlandsgjeld og valutakriser. 101-126. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. 21 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Utviklingshjelp. 127-144. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. 21 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Økonomisk politikk. 179-205. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. 21 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land: Innledning og oversikt. 9-29. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. 21 sider.
  • Tungodden, Bertil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Hva er utvikling? 31-55. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. 21 sider.
  • Tungodden, Bertil; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Sultkatastrofer og nødhjelp. 145-164. I:
    • 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget. 21 sider.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

Selected international publications:

  • Losing Concentration? Lessons from a Swedish Aid Policy Reform, Development Policy Review, 36, O984-O1003.
  • Help not needed? Optimal Quotas for Expatriate NGO Workers (with Ami Glazer and Jørn Rattsø), Review of International Economics 26, 302–321 (2018).
  • Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice (with Cathrin Fløgstad), World Development, 97, 232-250 (2017).
  • Rents and the Political Economy of Development Aid, chapter 15 in R.D. Congleton and A.L. Hillman (eds), Companion to Political Economy of Rent Seeking, Edward Elgar, 2015.
  • “Dancing to the Donors’ Tune? Policy-Choice in Aid-Dependent Countries,”  Scandinavian Journal of Economics 117(1), 126-163 (2015).
  • "Do Non-Enforceable Contracts matter? Evidence from an International Lab Experiment." Review of Income and Wealth 60(1), 100-113 (2014) (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.
  • "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).

Recent publications in Norwegian:

  • Budsjettvinneren bistand, Samfunnsøkonomen, 132 (5), 27-33 (2018).
  • Beretningen om et varslet mord: Om skjebnen til regjeringens politikk for geografisk konsentrasjon av bistanden, Samfunnsøkonomen, 131 (4), 6-11 (2017).
  • Vil regjeringen klare å konsentrere seg i bistandspolitikken? Lærdommer fra Sverige. Samfunnsøkonomen, 130 (5), 41-53 (2016).

 

Education

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

Teaching experience

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

Project experience

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

Recent projects:

  • Aid Fragmentation, Donor Coordination, and Selectivity, project for the Expert Group for Evaluation and Analysis of Swedish International Aid (output: Concentration Difficulties? An Analysis of Swedish Aid Proliferation, EBA-report 2015:03)

Work in progress:

  • Gatekeeper? The IMF, Aid Flows, and Policymaking in Low Income Countries, paper presented at Development Economics and Policy 2017, University of Gøttingen.

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