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Economics and Finance

This research group is a part of Oslo Business School at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

We arrange seminars in economics and finance every Thursday 12.30–13.30 in Pilestredet 35, room Pi744 ( The seminars are open to the public.  

Note that due to the pandemic travel restrictions, the schedule is only tentative and some of the seminars will be held on Zoom.

If you want to receive weekly information about the programme, please contact Jacopo Bizzotto.

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    • Seminars autumn 2020

      September 3, Vincent Somville, Norwegian School of Economics

      September 24, Elizabeth Isaksen, Frischsenteret

      October 1, Jacopo Bizzotto, Oslo Business School, OsloMet

      October 8, Fredrik Wulfsberg, Oslo Business School, OsloMet

      October 15, Tuomas Laiho, University of Oslo

      October 22, Tapas Kundu, Oslo Business School, OsloMet

      October 29, Moqi Groen-Xu, Queen Mary University

      November 05, Peter Kjær Kruse, University of Copenhagen

      November 19, Kristoffer Berg, University of Oslo

      December 3, Giulia La Mattina, University of Southern Florida

      December 10, Karim Naguib, Independent Consultant

    • Past Seminars


      • Ingrid Hjort, OsloMet
      • Ella Getz Wold, Norges Bank
      • Øyvind Aas, Kristiania University College /(ECARES), Université libre de Bruxelles 
      • Fredrik Wulfsberg, OsloMet 
      • Dana Sisak, Erasmus University Rotterdam 
      • Alexander Schandlbauer, University of Southern Denmark
      • Vincent Somville, NHH Norwegian School of Economics 
      • Lars-Erik Borge, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
      • Espen Sirnes, University of Tromsø
      • Moqi Xu, London School of Economics
      • Peter Kjær Kruse, University of Copenhagen
      • Elisabeth Isaksen, Frisch Centre
      • Kjell G. Nyborg, University of Zurich
      • Kaveh Majlesi, Lund University 
      • Fenella Carpena, OsloMet 
      • B. Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College
      • Tuomas Laiho, University of Oslo


      • Lu Han, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto: Microgeography of Housing Supply
      • Ingrid Huitfeld, Statistics Norway: Fertility and Labor Supply
      • Anna D'Annunzio, Toulouse Business School: Advertising and Consumer Tracking: Theory and Evidence
      • Sara Cools, Institutt for samfunnsforskning (ISF): Local Immigration and Support for Anti-Immigration Parties: A Meta-Analysis
      • Andre Stenzel, University of Mannheim: Pricing for the Stars
      • Andre K Anundsen, Oslo Metropolitan University: Changing supply elasticities and regional housing booms
      • Victoria Vanasco, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI): The good, the bad, and the complex: product design with imperfect information
      • Sjur Westgård, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Twelve commodity trades that chocked the world
      • Torben Mideksa, Uppsala University: Prices vs. Quantities with Multiple Countries
      • David C. Smith, University of Virginia / McIntyre: Losing control: The 20-year decline in loan covenant restrictions
      • Alessandro De Chiara, Central European University: A Dynamic Theory of Regulatory Capture
      • Martin Holmén, University of Gothenburg / Centre for Finance: Cognitive Skills and Economic Preferences in the Fund Industry
      • Svein-Arne Persson, NHH Norwegian School of Economics: Dual Holders: Valuation, Default Policy, and Capital Structure
      • Salvatore Miglietta, BI Norwegian Business School: Why Do Boards Exist? Governance Design in the Absence of Corporate Law
      • Marcella Veronesi, University of Verona: Be Cautious with the Precautionary Principle: Evidence from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident
      • Gisle Natvik, BI Norwegian Business School/OBS: Saving Behavior Across the Wealth Distribution
      • Jørgen J Andersen, BI Norwegian Business School: Power to the (Moderate) People! Fiscal Windfalls and Accountability by Voting
      • Haakon Vennemo, Oslo Business School: Benefits of urban transport projects
      • Plamen Nenov, BI Norwegian Business School: Stock Market Wealth and the Real Economy: A Local Labor Market Approach
      • Laurens Swinkels, Erasmus University: Global factor premiums ‘everywhere’: new insights from 200+ years
      • Daniel Spiro, Uppsala University/OBS: The Economics of Planetary Boundaries
      • Anirban Mitra, University of Kent: Cash for Votes: Evidence from India
      • Ragnar Torvik, NTNU: Political Dutch Disease
      • Linda Nøstbakken, NHH: How much does anticipation matter? Evidence from changing regulatory boundaries
      • Anil Yildizparlak, Durham University: The use of limited conflict as a bargaining tool
      • Stefan Petry, Manchester Business School: 10K Risk Factor Statements and the Reporting and Prediction of Uncertainty
      • Erik Lindqvist, Stockholm University: Long-run Effects of Lottery Wealth on Psychological Well-being
      • Gunnar Eskeland, NHH: Coase and Environmental Investors: An upstream theory of institutional development
      • Stefan Hirth, University Southern Denmark: Rating Under Asymmetric Information
      • Derek Clark, UiT: Creating Balance in Dynamic Competitions
      • Janis Berzins, BI Norwegian Business School: The Family Firm Premium and Family Characteristics: Evidence from Population Data


      • Barbara Bukhalova, BI : International Portfolios: Product of Weather and Sports, or Finance?
      • Jens Perret, ISM: Regional Convergence in the Russian Federation - Spatial and Temporal Dynamics
      • Sturla Fjesme, OBS: Initial Public Offerings and Asset Learning and Portfolio Investments
      • Claire Brunel, American University: Patents, Trade, and Spillovers
      • Ola Kvaløy, UiS: “Motivation and Incentives in an Online Labor Market"
      • Rafel Crespí-Cladera, Universitat de les Illes Balears: “Politicians in the boardroom: Is it a convenient burden?”
      • Nam Dau, Coventry: How do Heterogeneous Beliefs drive the Cross-Section of Stock Return Volatilities and Correlations and Turnover Volatilities
      • Annette Alstadsæter, NMBU: Tax evasion and inequality
      • Mads Greaker, OBS: Innovation in natural resource based industries: The case of Aquaculture
      • Åshild Johnsen, NMBU:  Peer effects and discrimination in the Armed Forces
      • Johann Reindl, OBS: Do covenants prevent asset substitution - using a novel structural estimation approach
      • Simon Galle, BI: Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade
      • Bogdan Stacescu, BI: lliquid shareholders and real firm effects: The personal wealth tax and financial constraints
      • Svenn Jensen, OBS: Pricing Climate Ambiguity
      • Corbett Grainger, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Do Regulators Strategically Avoid Pollution Hotspots when Siting Monitors? Evidence from Remote Sensing of Air Pollution
      • Danielle Zhang, OBS: Stock Trading during the financial bubbles
      • Sissel Jensen, NHH: Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labour Market Outcomes in Norway
      • Inge van der Bijgaart, University of Gothenburg: Renewable energy implementation and fossil stock development
      • Piotr Śpiewanowski, Polish Academy of Sciences: Can Regulation Improve Service Quality? Evidence from European Air Passenger Rights
      • Fenella Carpena, OBS: The Causal Mechanism of Financial Education: Evidence from Mediation Analysis
      • Lyndon Moore, University of Melbourne: Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression


      • Halvor Briseid Storrøsten, SSB:  The green orthodox: regulation in the presence of adjustment costs and resource scarcity
      • Svenn Jensen, NMBU Pricing Climate Risk 
      • Jacopo Bizzotto, UiO:  Could Bad Certifiers Certify Best? 
      • Johann Reindl, BI:  Market Implied Costs of Financial Distress
      • Danielle Zhang, BI:  CEOs' Personal Portfolio and Corporate Policies
      • Fenella Carpena, NUPI:  The Adverse Effects of Electrification: Evidence from India
      • Hamid Boustanifar, BI:  Debtor Protection, Credit Redistribution, and Income Inequality
      • Mads Greaker, SSB:  Network effects and environmental externalities: Do clean technologies suffer from excess inertia?
      • Cathrine Hagem SSB:  Supply- versus demand-side policies in the presence of carbon leakage and the green paradox
      • Snorre Kverndokk, Frisch:  Using fees to reduce bed-blocking: A game between hospitals and care providers
      • Sturla Fjesme, OBS:  When do Investment Banks use IPO Price Support?
      • Gabriele Gratton, UNSW Business School:  When to Drop a Bombshell
      • Håkon Tretvoll, BI:  Trade in Commodities and Emerging Market Business Cycles
      • Øivind Schøyen, NHH:  Attributing intentions under projecting bias
      • Thomas Leirvik, Nord universitet:  Asset Allocation Under Time-Varying Risk Premiums and Interest Rates
      • Marcus Hagendorn, UiO: "An Equilibrium Theory of Determinate Nominal Exchange Rates, Current Accounts and Asset Flows" (OMG seminar)
      • Nicholas Sheard, NTNU: Empirical urban trade.2 Feb - Xunhua Su, NHH: Rising Stars, Industry Competition and Corporate Policies
      • Niko Jaakkola, CES-Ifo:  The climate-pension deal
    • Researchers

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      • Publications


        • Akbar, Ahsan, Minhas Akbar, Wenjin Tang and Muhammad Azeem Qureshi. "Is Bankruptcy Risk Tied to Corporate Life-Cycle? Evidence from Pakistan." Sustainability 11(3), article 678.
        • Bizzotto, Jacopo; Solow, Benjamin. "Electoral competition with strategic disclosure." Games. 10(3), article 29.
        • Boge, Knut, Temeljtov Salaj, Bakken, Granli and Mandrup. "Knowledge workers deserve differentiated offices and workplace facilities." Facilities Vol. 37 No. 1/2, pp. 38-60.
        • Carpena, Fenella. "How Do Droughts Impact Household Food Consumption and Nutritional Intake? A Study of Rural India." World Development. 122, 349–369.
        • Fjesme, Sturla Lyngnes; Galpin, Neal; Moore, Lyndon. "British IPO directors, 1891-1911." Business History s 35(2), 150–163.
        • Fjesme, Sturla Lyngnes. "Hvem er smartest på Oslo Børs?" Praktisk økonomi & finans.
        • Fjesme, Sturla Lyngnes. "Informed trading by non-financial companies." Applied Economics Letters.
        • Fjesme, Sturla Lyngnes. "Foreign Market Portfolio Concentration and Performance." Financial Management.
        • Greaker, Mads, Rolf Golombek and Michael Hoel. "Global Impact of National Climate Policy in the Nordic Countries." Nordic Economic Policy Review, 156–208.
        • Jaakkola, Niko, Daniel Spiro and van Benthem. "Finders Keepers?" Journal of Public Economics, 169, 17–33.
        • Strøm, R. Øystein. "The Norwegian Gender Balance Law. A reform that failed?" Forthcoming in Annals of Corporate Governance.


        • Knut Boge, Bjørberg, Larssen and Temeljotov Salaj. "Failing to plan - Planning to fail: How early phase planning can improve buildings' lifetime value creation."  Facilities, Vol. 36, pp. 49–78.
        • Leif Atle Beisland, Roy Mersland, Øystein Strøm: "Use of Big Four auditors and fund raising: evidence from developing and emerging markets." International Journal of Emerging Markets. 13(2) 371-390.
        • Fjesme, Sturla. "When do Investment Banks use IPO Price Support?" The European Financial Management, 1–25.
        • Fjesme, Sturla. "Laddering IPO shares." The European Journal of Finance
        • Fjesme, Sturla, Galpin and Moore. "An efficient market? Going public in London, 1891–1911." The Economic History Review
        • Greaker, Mads, Tom‐Reiel Heggedal, Knut Einar Rosendahl. "Environmental policy and the direction of technical change." The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 120, 1100–1138
        • Jaakkola, Niko, Daniel Spiro and van Benthem. "Finders Keepers?" Journal of Public Economics, 169, 17–33.
        • Leroux, Justin and Daniel Spiro. "Leading the unwilling: Unilateral strategies to prevent arctic oil exploration." Resource and Energy Economics, 54, 125–149
        • Michaeli, Moti and Daniel Spiro. "Prescriptive Norms and Social Comparisons." Forthcoming in Games
        • Moen, Espen, Fredrik Wulfsberg and Øyvind Nilsen Aas. "Price dispersion and the role of stores."  Forthcoming in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics
        • Siwiec, Ewelina, Anne Maren Erlandsen and Haakon Vennemo. "City greening by rain gardens - costs and benefits." Environmental protection and natural resources. Vol. 29 No 1(75): 1-5
        • Wulfsberg, Fredrik. "Har vi klart å spare oljeinntektene?"  Samfunnsøkonomen, 3, 33–38.Zhang, Dan. CEO dividend protection. Journal of Empirical Finance, Volume 45, January 2018, Pages 194-211.
      • Working Papers