Fields of Research

Labor Economics

Compared to other countries the unemployment rate in Norway is low and has been relatively stable. To what extent is this explained by institutions in the labor market, active labor market policy, and a mobile labor force? How is the relationship between unemployment and inflation? Will an active labor market policy increase of decrease wage claims? Which factors affects the mobility of labor across regions? These are some of the key issues pertaining to Labor Economics analyzed by researchers at the Department of Economics.

Professor Fredrik Carlsen
Professor Torberg Falch
Professor Kåre Johansen
Professor Bjarne Strøm