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Rune Jansen Hagen

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

Besides being a professor at the Department of Economics, I'm one of the editors of Samfunnsøkonomen, the journal of the Norwegian Economic Association. I'm also currently on the organising committee for the annual meeting of the association (Forskermøtet). Furthermore, I'm 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). 

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

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Losing concentration? Lessons from a Swedish aid policy reform. Development Policy Review. O984-O1003.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Budsjettvinneren bistand. Samfunnsøkonomen. 27-33.
  • Glazer, Amihai; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2017. Help not needed? Optimal host country regulation of expatriate NGO workers. Review of International Economics. 302-321.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Beretningen om et varslet mord: Om skjebnen til regjeringens politikk for geografisk konsentrasjon av bistanden. Samfunnsøkonomen. 6-11.
  • Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice. World Development. 232 -250.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2016. Vil regjeringen klare å konsentrere seg i bistandspolitikken? Lærdommer fra Sverige. Samfunnsøkonomen. 41-53.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Dancing to the donors' tune? Policy choice in aid-dependent countries. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 126-163.
  • 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. 100-113.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2012. Certified or branded? The Review of International Organizations. 202-230.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Basic analytics of multilateral lending and surveillance. Journal of International Economics. 126-136.
  • Tungodden, Bertil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Cappelen, Alexander W. 2007. National responsibility and the just distribution of debt relief. Ethics and International Affairs. 69-83.
  • Cappelen, Alexander; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Tungodden, Bertil. 2007. National Responsibility and the just Distribution of Debt Relief. Ethics and International Affairs. 69-83.
  • 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. 3-24.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2002. The Electoral Politics of Public Sector Institutional Reform. European Journal of Political Economy. 449-473.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2002. Marginalisation in the Context of Globalisation. Why is Africa so poor? Nordic Journal of Political Economy. 147-179.
Rapport
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Losing Concentration? Lessons from a Swedish Aid Policy Reform. 13-2017. 13-2017. .
  • Glazer, Amihai; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2017. Help not needed? Optimal Quotas for Expatriate NGO Workers. 14-2017. 14-2017. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Beretningen om et varslet mord: Om skjebnen til regjeringens politikk for geografisk konsentrasjon av bistanden. 1-2017. 1-2017. .
  • Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice. 3-2017. 3-2017. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2014. Rents and the Political Economy of Development Aid. .
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2012. Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment. 2/2012. 2/2012. .
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2012. Do Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter? Evidence from an International Lab Experiment. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2010. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF’s Policy Support Instrument. 10. 10. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2008. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Torsvik, Gaute. 2007. Irreversible Investments, Dynamic Inconsistency, and Policy Convergence. 2/07. 2/07. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2004. Foreign aid and domestic politics : implications for aid selectivity. 12. 12. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2004. Buying influence : aid fungibility in a strategic perspective. 10. 10. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2003. Samaritan agents? On the delegation of aid policy. 22. 22. .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 1997. Political Instability, Political Polarisation, and Public Sector Institutional Reform. 12. 12. .
Faglig foredrag
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness. 2015. Konsentrert betasuppe? Bistandsfokus og bistandsspredning.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Concentration difficulties? An analysis of Swedish aid proliferation.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Aid Dispersion, Donor Coordination, and Selectivity.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2014. Northern NGOs and Southern Governments.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Coniglio, Nicola D.; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2019. The Carrot or the Stick? Theory and Evidence on the Incentive Effects of Country-Specific Return Programmes .
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Coniglio, Nicola D. 2018. Theory and Evidence on the Boomerang Effect of Assisted Return Schemes.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Coniglio, Nicola D. 2018. Theory and Evidence on the Boomerang Effect of Assisted Return Schemes.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Paid to Go or Paid to Come? A Model of Assisted Return Migration.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Paid to Go or Paid to Come? A Model of Assisted Return Migration.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Paid to Go or Paid to Come? A Model of Assisted Return Migration.
  • Coniglio, Nicola D.; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Paid to Go or Paid to Come? A Model of Assisted Return Migration.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Paid to Go or Paid to Come? A Model of Assisted Return Migration.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Paid to Go or Paid to Come? A Model of Assisted Return Migration.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Gatekeeper? The IMF, Aid Flows, and Policymaking in Low-Income Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn; Glazer, Amihai. 2016. Why Northern NGOs Hire too many Expatriates and what Southern Governments Do about It.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Lindkvist, Ida. 2016. Doing good or feeling good in aid evaluation.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness. 2016. Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness. 2015. Measuring Aid Dispersion.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Torsvik, Gaute. 2015. Global Economics and National Politics.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Gatekeeper? The IMF, Aid Flows, and Policymaking in Low-Income Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Concentration difficulties? An analysis of Swedish aid proliferation.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness. 2015. Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness. 2015. Aid Dispersion: Measurement in Principle and Practice.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Glazer, Amihai; Rattsø, Jørn. 2014. Why Northern NGOs Hire too many Expatriates and What Southern Governments Do about It.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Glazer, Amihai; Rattsø, Jørn. 2014. Why Northern NGOs Hire too many Expatriates and What Southern Governments Do about It.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn; Glazer, Amihai. 2014. Why Northern NGOs Hire too many Expatriates and What Southern Governments Do about It.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2014. Gatekeeper? The IMF, Aid Flows, and Policymaking in Low Income Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2013. Gatekeeper? The IMF, Aid Flows, and Policymaking in Low Income Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2013. Gatekeeper? The IMF, Aid Flows, and Policymaking in Low Income Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2012. Do Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter? Evidence from and International Lab Experiment.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2012. Do Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter? Evidence from and International Lab Experiment.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2011. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF's Policy Support Instrument.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2011. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF's Policy Support Instrument.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2011. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF's Policy Support Instrument.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2011. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF's Policy Support Instrument.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2011. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF's Policy Support Instrument.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Wiig, Henrik. 2010. Poverty in Venezuela – Revolutionary Decline or Politics-as-usual?
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2010. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2010. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2010. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2010. Certified or Branded? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the IMF’s Policy Support Instrument.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Cappelen, Alexander; Tungodden, Bertil; Sørensen, Erik Ø. 2009. The Invisible Handshake in Contracting for Debt: Results from an International Experiment.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid-Dependent Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid-Dependent Countries.
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2008. Debt repayment: Results from an International Experiment.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2008. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid-Dependent Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2008. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2008. Dancing the H-Street Waltz? Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2008. Basic Analytics of Multilateral Lending and Surveillance.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2007. Dancing the H-Street Waltz: Policy Choice in Aid Dependent Countries.
Leder
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2019. Norsk bistand: Reformert og revitalisert? . Samfunnsøkonomen.
Leserinnlegg
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Kunnskap kan koste for mye og bidra for lite. Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Nærsynt om Venezuela. Bergens Tidende.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Bistandsopportunisme? Dagens næringsliv.
Short communication
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2019. 1-prosentmålet er et virkemiddel som er blitt et mål. Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2019. 1-prosentmålet er en del av problemet. Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. UD-reform i hvilket spor? Dagens næringsliv.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Ministeren er ikke målbar . Dagens næringsliv.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Full fart i gal retning? Dagens næringsliv.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Bærekraftig reform? . Dagens næringsliv.
Anmeldelse
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Demokrati og effektivitet, L. Helland og R.J. Sørensen. Samfunnsøkonomen. 85-86.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land. Fagbokforlaget.
Mastergradsoppgave
  • Brettingen, Petter Erikssen. 2019. Kontanter vs In-kind som bistand og eventuelle effektforskjeller for mottakerland og lokale markeder. Syriske flyktninger I Tyrkia, Libanon og Jordan.
  • Foss, Nikolai P. 2017. Tertiærnæringsvekst og avindustrialisering i utviklingsland: kan tjenesteyting løfte land ut av fattigdom?
  • Sandaker, Nicolay F. S. 2017. Resultatbasert bistand: En teoretisk og praktisk analyse av en insentivbasert bistandsform.
Kronikk
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2019. Faller magidepartementet? . Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Vi kan inte göra allt överallt. Biståndsdebatten.se.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Professor: "Partnerlandsmeldingen står til stryk". Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Mangler det 190 millioner eller vilje til reform? Aftenposten.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. «Team Norway» kan få feil fokus. Bergens Tidende.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Ikke glem globaliseringens vinnere! Bergens Tidende.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Ikke bistand til vår egen fordel. Dagens næringsliv.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Fra fristed for særinteresser til verksted for fattigdomsreduksjon? Dagbladet.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2017. Den vanskelige velferdsprofitten. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2016. Det norske bistandstriangelet. VG : Verdens gang.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Mer bistand – flere flyktninger? Dagens næringsliv.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Konsentrasjonsvansker. Dagens næringsliv.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2014. Best på bistand, Børge Brende? Bergens Tidende.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Vi trenger bedre bistandskontroll. Bergens Tidende.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2009. Strategisk bistand. VG : Verdens gang.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2009. Den vanskelige bistanden. Bergens Tidende.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2009. Bistandens død og oppstandelse. Dagbladet.
Doktorgradsavhandling
  • Fløgstad, Cathrin Ness. 2017. Aid and public debt: Essays on fo eign and domestic capital flows in developing countries .
Intervju
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2018. Enprosentmålet skygger for viktigere debatter .
  • BJERGENE, LIV; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2008. Resultatstyrt «blå» bistandspolitikk.
Dokumentar
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2007. Frivillige organisasjoner i bistand.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Rattsø, Jørn. 2007. Best i bistand.
Programdeltagelse
  • Slettholm, Mathias; Bu, Catharina; Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2019. Utviklingspoddensialet, episode 25: Flom og fond.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2015. Rents and the political economy of development aid. 28 sider.
  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Torsvik, Gaute; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Økonomiske institusjoner i fattige land. 11 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Økonomisk politikk. 27 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Utviklingshjelp. 18 sider.
  • Tungodden, Bertil; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Sultkatastrofer og nødhjelp. 20 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Internasjonale kapitalstrømmer, utenlandsgjeld og valutakriser. 26 sider.
  • Tungodden, Bertil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Hva er utvikling? 25 sider.
  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Gruppeinteresser og interessegrupper i fattige land. 24 sider.
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Fordeling og vekst i fattige land: Innledning og oversikt. 21 sider.
  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Tungodden, Bertil; Hagen, Rune Jansen; Pedersen, Karl Rolf. 1999. Befolkningsvekst og fattigdom. 17 sider.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • Hagen, Rune Jansen. 2007. Langsiktig bistand og økonomisk utvikling. 1-25.

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 (2018).
  • 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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