Welcome to the Department of Economics

Department of Economics offers teaching at all academic levels and we cover most major fields in economics. We currently have about 350 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students in seven different programmes of study.

The department has a vibrant research environment. The department publishes within the fields of development economics, econometrics, education economics, environmental economics, financial economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, political economy, and public economics


News from the Department of Economics

Paper by Professor Torvik accepted by The Review of Economic Studies

Professor Torvik's paper Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?, written together with Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, has been accepted by The Review of Economic Studies.

The Working Paper edition of the paper can be downloaded (PDF) from our Working Paper Series.

Our PhD candidate Joakim Kvamvold receives Leiv Eriksson mobility program grant

The Research Council of Norway has given Kvamvold the grant for 2013. The Leiv Eriksson mobility program offers grants to Ph.D. students and academic personnel with a doctoral degree who are affiliated with a research institution in Norway, Canada or USA. It "aims to contribute to the long-term escalation of R&D collaboration with the USA and Canada".

Call for papers: Educational Governance workshop 2013

On 25-26 April 2013, Department of Economics and Centre for Economic Research at Norwegian University of Science and Technology organize a workshop on ‘Educational Governance' in Trondheim. The purpose is to stimulate research in the broad area of economics of education, in particular on issues related to governance in education, and to bring together young and experienced researchers.

Submit papers? The deadline is 10 February, 2013.