New employees at the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics welcomes several new colleagues this semester.

Monique de Haan will be joining the department as Associate Professor, starting on September 1.

Monique de Haan is an economist working in the fields of applied micro-econometrics,economics of education and family economics.
She is currently working on two main projects; in one project she investigates the effect of birth order on human capital development in Ecuador, and in the other project she uses a nonparametric bounds analysis to estimate the effect of additional funds for pupils with learning difficulties. Before joining UiO Monique de Haan was a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam in 2008.

There are also four new Postdoctoral Fellows, three of whom will be starting on August 13:

Daniel Spiro

Daniel Spiro got his PhD in economics in 2012 from the Institute for International Economics Studies at Stockholm University. He has previously worked for the UN, Swedish Radio and Ericsson. Daniel’s main research fields are resource economics, behavioral economics and political economics. His current projects aim at understanding various
aspects of resource markets with a special focus on oil, exploring how social norms affect what people say and do and how they relate to political and judicial outcomes.

Alessia Russo

After being a visiting Ph.D. student at Washington University of St. Louis and at Toulouse School of Economics, she obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bologna in July 2011. Over the academic years 2011-2012 she held a Post-Doc Fellowship at the University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia. Her main areas of research are Political Economy and Dynamic Public Finance, with special focus on intergenerational contracts. Among the most representative of her works: “A Dynamic Politico-Economic Model of Intergenerational Contracts” and “Self-Commitment-Institutions and Cooperation in Overlapping Generations Games”, joint with Francesco Lancia (University of Vienna), and “Self-Enforcing Intergenerational Risk-Sharing”, joint with Tim Worrall (University of Edinburgh) and Francesco Lancia.

Anirban Mitra

Anirban completed his PhD in Economics at New York University in 2012. His interests are in the fields of development economics and political economy. The economic implications of affirmative action programs in India have been part of his doctoral research. His other interests lie in the study of ethnic conflict, particularly, the recurrent episodes of Hindu-Muslim conflict in India. His current projects include the study of electoral determinants of income distribution in developing countries and the study of institutional impact on economic variables in South Asia.

Marte Strøm

She completed her PhD at the Department of Economics in June 2012. On August 15 she starts in her position as Postdoctoral Fellow, funded by the Research Council of Norway, and will be working on the project "Understanding the gender gap in sickness absence".

On August 15 six new PhD Candidates are commencing their thesis work at the department:

Martin Flatø
Torben K. Mideksa
Siv-Elisabeth Skjelbred
Arne R. Gramstad
Askill H. Halse
Espen Stokkereit

Published Aug. 9, 2012 1:09 PM - Last modified Sep. 10, 2012 11:28 AM