Økonomi og finans

Forskningsgruppen er en del av Handelshøyskolen ved Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap.

Vi forsker på følgende tema: 

  • foretaksfinans
  • eierstyring og selskapsledelse
  • eiendelsprising, porteføljeforvaltning og risikostyring
  • adferdsøkonomi
  • makroøkonomi
  • mikroøkonomi
  • arbeidsmarked og lønnsdannelse
  • miljø- og klimaøkonomi
  • ressursøkonomi
  • næringsøkonomi
  • politisk økonomi
  • utviklingsøkonomi

Seminarer i økonomi og finans

Vi arrangerer seminarer hver torsdag kl 12.30 i Pilestredet 35, rom Pi744.

Seminarene er åpne for alle interesserte. Hvis du vil motta ukentlige oppdateringer om seminaret, send en e-post til forskningsgruppas leder, Fredrik Wulfsberg.

  • Seminars Autumn 2019

    • August 21, Lu Han, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    • September 5, Ingrid Huitfeld, Statistics Norway
    • September 12, Anna D'Annunzio, Toulouse Business School
    • September 19, Sara Cools, Institutt for samfunnsforskning (ISF)
    • September 26, Andre Stenzel, University of Mannheim
    • October 10, Andre K Anundsen, Oslo Metropolitan University
    • October 17, Victoria Vanasco, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)
    • October 24, Sjur Westgård, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    • October 31, Torben Mideksa, Uppsala University
    • November 7, David C. Smith, University of Virginia / McIntyre
    • November 14, Alessandro De Chiara, Central European University
    • November 21, Martin Holmén, University of Gothenburg / Centre for Finance
    • November 28, Svein-Arne Persson, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
    • December 5, Salvatore Miglietta, BI Norwegian Business School
    • December 12, Peter Martinsson, University of Gothenburg; Marcella Veronesi, University of Verona
  • Seminars Spring 2019

    • 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
  • Past seminars


    • 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

  • Publications


    Boge, Knut, Temeljtov Salaj, Bakken, Granli and Mandrup. Knowledge workers deserve dif-ferentiated offices and workplace facilities. Forthcoming in Facilities

    Jaakkola, Niko, Daniel Spiro and van Benthem. Finders Keepers? Journal of Public Economics, 169, 17–33.

    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

    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

    Leroux, Justin and Daniel Spiro. Leading the unwilling: Unilateral strategies to prevent arctic oil exploration. Resource and Energy Economics, 54, 125–149

    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


    1/2019: R. Øystein Strøm: The Norwegian Gender Balance Law.  A reform that failed?

    2/2019: Fenella Carpena and Francesca R. Jensenius: Age of Marriage and Women's Political Engagement: Evidence from India

    3/2019: Fenella Carpena: Harnessing the Private Sector for Agricultural Technology Adoption: A Case Study of Agro-Dealers in Chotila, India

    4/2019: Fredrik Wulfsberg: Wages for Skilled Workers in the Norwegian Pulp and Paper Industry 1967–79


    1/2018: Fredrik Wulfsberg: Har vi klart å spareoljeinntektene?

    2/2018: Fenella Carpena: How Do Droughts Impact Household Food Consumption and Nutritional Intake? A Study of Rural India

    3/2018: Fenella Carpena and Bilal Zia: The Causal Mechanism of Financial Education: Evidence from Mediation Analysis


    1/2017: Knut L. Seip: Does tax reduction have an effect on gross domestic product? An empirical investigation.

    2/2017: Niko Jaakkola, Daniel Spiro and Arthur A. van Benthem: Finders, Keepers?

    3/2017:Tapas Kundu and Tore Nilssen: Delegation of Regulation

    4/2017: Espen Moen, Fredrik Wulfsberg and Øyvind Aas: Price Dispersion and the Role of Stores

    5/2017: Justin Leroux and Daniel Spiro:  Leading the Unwilling: Unilateral Strategies to Prevent Arctic Oil Exploration

    6/2017: Tapas Kundu and Seongwuk Moon: Integration and Competition for Innovations in Science-Based Industries

    7/2017: Yunus Yilmaz, Knut Lehre Seip, and Michael Schröder: Comparing sentiment and behavioral based leading indexes for industrial production in Germany: A novel running local test

    8/2017: Knut L. Seip, Renzo Orsi: Narrowing time windows to study effects of tax policies on GDP and the underground economy: Italy 1982 to 2006


    1/2016: R. Øystein Strøm, Bert D'Espallier and Roy Mersland: Female Leaders and Financial Inclusion. Evidence from Microfinance Institutions

    2/2016: B. Espen Eckbo, Knut Nygaard and Karin S. Thorburn: Does Gender-Balancing the Board Reduce Firm Value?

    3/2016: Haakon Vennemo and Kristin Aunan: Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in China: An unsustainable situation in search of a solution (pdf)