The best Master's thesis and the best lecturer of the year
Bjørn Dapi, PhD candidate, won the award as the best lecturer of the year. Runa H. Andersson, Morten H. Grindaker and Eivind H. Olsen won the award for the best Master's thesis in 2013.
Bjørn Dapi was selected as the best lecturer of the year at the Department of Economics at the Student Council's Economic Celebration at Blindern, 7 November 2013.
– Dapi's ability to combine humor and structured presentations of the methods in mathematics with a sensible pace makes him one of the best lecturers present at UiO. This person is said to have great knowledge of the subject and conveys it in an uncomplicated way. Things are done in a simple, but enthusiastic manner which makes learning highly gratifying, said Maria Engeseth, a representative of the Student Council.
Bjørn Dapi with Katrina Pavliukova from the Student Council. Photo: Ge Ge
Full audience at the award celebration
Ole Petter Ottersen, rector at UiO, held the opening speech, and Richard Priestley from BI Norwegian Business School gave the Nobel lecture of the year for a crowded audience.
Andreas Kotsadam, Harald Goldstein and Katinka Holtsmark at the Department of Economics were also nominated for the award as the best lecturer of the year, and they received great applaus from their fellow colleagues and students for their work.
The best Master's thesis in micro- and macroeconomics, and open class
The aim of the best Master's thesis award is to convey the academic level of the current students at the Department of Economics to the public, according to the Department's Student Council.
- Runa Haave Andersson won the prize for the best Master's thesis in microeconomics for the thesis "Stability of international climate treaties – the importance of heterogeneity". Supervisors: Karine Nyborg and Bjart Holtsmark
- Morten H. Grindaker won the prize for the best Master's thesis in macroeconomics for the thesis "The impact of household leverage on mortgage foreclosures in Norway - a threat to stability?". Supervisor: André Kallåk Anundsen
- Eivind H. Olsen won the open class award for the thesis "Expropriation risk and natural resource extraction - a matter of capital intensity. Supervisors: Florian Diekert og Jo Thori Lind
This year's external jury consisted of Hans Henrik Scheel, Statictics Norway, Svein Harald Øygard, McKinsey and Company, og Mette Wiikborg, the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
From the left Eivind H. Olsen, Runa Haave Andersson and Morten H Grindaker Photo: Ge Ge