Fields of Research

Public Economics

The public sector share of GDP is almost 50 percent in Norway, and almost 30 percent of the workers are employed in the public sector. Thus, high quality and efficiency in public sector production is important for economic development and prosperity. Some of the issues that are analyzed by researchers at the Department of Economics are efficiency in public sector production, allocation of economic resources across sectors, incentives effects of taxes and user charges, and health and education issues. Researches at the department are important contributors in the national debate on public economics.

Professor Lars-Erik Borge
Professor Fredrik Carlsen
Professor Torberg Falch
Professor Jørn Rattsø
Professor Bjarne Strøm
Associate Professor Per Tovmo