There are three Research centres associated with the Department of Economics. They are all funded by the Research Council of Norway.
Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS) is a centre for public economics based on cooperation among the Department of Economics, Statistics Norway, and the Frisch Centre. It was founded in August 2012. The overall objective of OFS is to expand the volume and enhance the quality of research and teaching in public economics and tax analysis in particular.
ESOP - Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the Department of Economics. The centre was established January 1, 2007. ESOP aims at exploring the links between equality, social organization, and economic performance, both in rich and poor countries.
Oslo Centre for Research on Environmentally Friendly Energy (CREE) is a social science based energy research centre. It was established in 2011. The main objective of the centre is to develop a new methodological framework for sustainable energy. It is a virtual centre with the contribution of four different research institutions, headed by the Frisch centre.