Sebastian Ellingsen wins «Master Thesis of the Year 2014»
OFS Scholarship Recipient Sebastian Ellingsen has won the "Master Thesis of the Year 2014"-award. He won in the category "Macroeconomics" with his thesis ”A theoretical and empirical analysis of the impact of dual income taxation on economic growth.”
Ellingsen was granted the OFS Scholarship in 2014.
In his thesis, Ellingsen analyses theoretically and empirically the impact of dual income taxation on economic growth; dual income taxation in the meaning low and flat tax rates on capital and corporate income and a progressive tax on wages.
The jury, consisting of Tore Eriksen, Haakon Vennemo, Lone Semmingsen and Victoria Sparrman, writes:
The winner in the category “Macroeconomics” combines a theoretical and an empirical approach, like the other four candidates. Let me then be a little more specific about the winner. It is a candidate who shows a very mature attitude throughout the thesis, in discussing the chosen model and the data. The winner is also very careful in interpreting the results of the analysis.
The other finalists in this category were Jeanette Strøm Fjære, Bård Ola Tjønneland, Martin Blomhoff Holm and Nicolai Ellingsen. The prize is awarded by The Student Council at the Department of Economics.