Professor Beata Javorcik, Oxford University, and until recently Adjunct professor at the Department of Economics and ESOP at the University of Oslo, was on February 25 appointed Chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Kalle Moene and Debraj Ray talk about basic wages as a response to increasing inequalities, rising unemployment rates, globalization and automation in manufacturing.
ESOP organised the conference "The Future of Egalitarianism" October 27 at the Nobel Peace Center. The conference marked the end of its Centre of Excellence period and the start of a new period with continued research. The main hall was filled up with people interested in hearing Dani Rodrik, Eliana La Ferrara and Kalle Moene's lectures and the following panel debate.
Welfare state arrangements work well in combination with capitalist competition, says economics professor Kalle Moene.
The Scandinavian Journal of Economics Choice for best paper in 2015 and The third Sören Wibe Prize have been awarded ESOP affiliates.
On September 1st the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) launched a commenting platform for the first draft of its report.
Andreas Kotsadam, senior researcher at the Frisch Centre and Affiliated researcher at ESOP and NoWeDe (UiO), has received a stipend of 150 000 NOK from P. M. Røwdes Foundation.
ESOP organises a two-day event to mark the end of its CoE-period. The research centre will no longer be part of the Norwegian Research Council's programme but continues with fresh funding.
The International Panel on Social Progress brings together social scientists (mostly economists) from all over the world in order to analyze and spur debate about social change and alternative models for society.
As part of the research festival "Forskningsdagene", organisations, enterprises and schools have the opportunity to book a researcher from ESOP for a free lecture on a current topic.
What can explain the success of UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) that with it´s hard Eurosceptic and anti-immigration message has emerged as the most significant political force in post-war Britain? To find out, Postdoc Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson has travelled to Doncaster town in South Yorkshire, a UKIP hotspot.
Esther Ann, research fellow and PhD candidate at ESOP, received the Best Paper Award at the 14th Annual Postgraduate Conference on Globalisation and Economic Policy.
Debraj Ray, a top development economist, gives a guest lecture for students in development economics at UiO on 23 March. He presents recent research in an informal ESOP workshop on 24 March.
A recent research project suggests that subsidizing centre based child care can improve the cognitive development of children from immigrant families.
Jacopo Bizzotto, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and the Macroinequality project, has been awarded the Louis-André Gérard Varet Prize for the best paper by a young author at the Asset conference in Aix-en-Provence.
Paolo Piacquadio, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and ESOP, has received the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Prize.
NORFACE has granted 1,5 million euro to the international project “Globalization, Institutions and the Welfare State (GIWeS)”.
Patients with high education have a better chance of surviving cancer, according to research published by Jon H. Fiva, Torbjørn Hægeland, Marte Rønning and Astri Syse. The reason being that they use specialized treatment to a greater extent than less educated patients.
There are two new researchers starting this Autumn who will be associated with the interdisciplinary project European Strains.
European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) is the most prestigious conference in international trade. This year it was held in Oslo. Many of the best researchers in the field presented their recent findings.
Professor Geir Asheim at Department of Economics and ESOP has been appointed expert on the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Societal Challenge: 'Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies'.
He is the first to be awarded the prize for the best research article on development issues written by a young researcher. The prize winner is Associate Professor at Department of Political Science, and Affiliated Researcher at ESOP.
Read the article at Bistandsaktuelt (in Norwegian)
Mari Rege, Professor at University of Stavanger and Adjunct Professor at ESOP, was awarded the Eilert Sundts research prize 2014.
Read the article at uis.no (in Norwegian)