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1-2 positions as post-doctoral fellowships in economics, SKO 1352, are vacant at ESOP at the Department of Economics. Candidates for the vacant positions should have a research interest in areas such as comparative welfare state arrangements, mechanisms of social mobility, studies of institutional arrangements, forms of redistribution and labor organization. (Application deadline is expired)
The first ESOP workshop took place at the University of Oslo on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2007, with the title 'Perspectives on Equality and Welfare spending'. Presentations were given by Torben Andersen, Erling Barth, Pierre Cahuc, Joan Esteban, Bertil Holmlund, Mari Rege, Åsa Rosén, Erik Sørensen, Marie-Anne Valfort, and Kalle Moene.
Low income disparity, high taxes and generous welfare benefits are the perfect recipe for economic disaster - in theory. But the Nordic welfare states are prospering with exactly that formula. Now, 55 top-notch researchers at the ESOP research centre, one of Norway's eight new Centres of Excellence, will investigate why. (News from the Research Council of Norway)
ESOP and The Centre for Ethics and Economics (NHH) organize the course "Equality: Theory, Political Economy, and Prospects" from 28. May to 01. June 2007.
We currently have 1-2 research fellowships available. (Application deadline is expired)