New employees at the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics welcomes several new colleagues this semester.

One new Associate Professor:

Espen R. Moen

Espen Moen will be joining the department on September 1.

He is Cand Oecon from University of Oslo and holds a Ph.D from LSE. Until recently he has been professor and department chair at the Norwegian Business School (BI), where he was employed for 16 years. He has also been working as a research economist at SNF-Oslo (now the Frisch centre) and as a lecturer at LSE. His main research areas are search- and matching theory, macro-labour, and industrial organization.

Espen Moen will be in room 1103.

Andreas Moxnes

Andreas joined the department as Associate Professor last fall, but has been on research leave for the last year. He is now back and is in room 1236.

Three new Postdoctoral Fellows:

Yikai Wang

Yikai Wang is joining the department on August 11. He will be working on the Macroinequality project.

Yikai Wang graduated from the PhD program in economics at the University of Zurich. His research fields include quantitative macroeconomics, political economy, Chinese economy, and economic growth. His current work focuses on the dynamics of the political and economic development in emerging economies such as China.

Yikai Wang will be in room 1114.

Jacopo Bizzotto

Jacopo Bizzotto is joining the department on August 11, and will be working on the GInE project.

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Boston University in 2014, and earned his M.Sc. at CORIPE Piemonte (hosted at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy) in 2008.
His fields of research are corporate finance, industrial organization and microeconomic theory. In his dissertation, he applies microeconomic theory to the study of markets for quality certification. He focuses on the market for credit ratings and study how market structure and compensation schemes of rating agencies affect the quality of ratings.

Jacopo Bizzotto will be in room 1137.


Hans Holter

Hans Holter joined the department on August 1, and will be working at OFS.

He received his S.B. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the University of Oslo, he worked three years as an Assistant Professor at Uppsala University in Sweden. His research interests are at the intersection of macroeconomics, labor economics and public finance. In particular his work has focused on the impact of public policy on labor supply and human capital accumulation.

Hans Holter will be in room 1118.


In August there are also four new PhD Candidates who are commencing their thesis work at the department:

Frederica Coelli starts on August 11. and will be in room 1128

Nicolai Ellingsen starts on August 11. and will be in room 1122

Trygve Larsen Morset starts on August 18. and will be in room 1247

Frikk Hugo Nesje starts on August 11. and will be in room 1128


In addition there are four new PhD Candidates from external institutions who will be located at the department:

Elisabeth Fevang (Frisch)

Maria Brunborg Hoen (Frisch)

Edda Torsdatter Solbakken (SSB)

Henning Hartmann Wahlquist (Frisch)


We welcome all our new colleagues to the Department

Published Aug. 11, 2014 8:56 AM - Last modified Aug. 13, 2014 1:25 PM