ESOP - Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance is a research centre at the Department of Economics. ESOP is exploring the links between equality, social organization, and economic performance, both in rich and poor countries. The Director of ESOP is Karl Ove Moene.
ESOP was funded in 2007 as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) under their Centre of Excellency program. The 10-year period as CoE ended in 2016 and from 2017 ESOP is continuing its research with own funding.
Please see individual Projects for overviews of ESOP researchers.
In addition to its Research, ESOP regularly holds seminars and other events.