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Every year a small group of 10-20 highly qualified applicants from many countries are admitted to the PhD programme. For success in the programme, creativity, imagination, ability to provide deep insights and criticism, and a predisposition toward being independently motivated are significant aspects.
Admission to the PhD programme is formally administered by Programutvalget for doktorgradsutdanning (PDU - the Doctoral Programme Board), but the individual evaluation of faculty members from the particular research group within which an applicant wishes to pursue his/her education is important in the decision making process.
The programme prepares students for the international academic job market, for positions at national and international policy institutions, central banks, and research organisations.
The Department of Economics
The Department of Economics has a faculty of 32 people, distributed over three sections: economics (24), economic history (3) and economic geography (3). Current faculty members include Nobel Laureate and NHH alumnus Professor Finn E. Kydland.
Areas of Research
The department is interested in applicants within the whole range of the academic profile within the department, but especially in the following fields:
Entrepreneurship and microfinance, natural resources and economic development.
The application of experimental methods to study economic behavior and to test assumptions about individuals' preferences and rationality.
Theoretical and empirical studies of competitive strategy.
Empirical labour economics, particularly on industry restructuring, family economics and the economics of education.
Historical studies of monetary policy and business cycle fluctuations, history of central banking.
Studies in public finance including the theory of public goods and taxation, the design of social insurance, and environmental issues.
The programme consists of advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. These core courses each amount to 7.5 ECTS and should be taken and passed successfully during the first year. In addition students take a course on Scientific Method (7.5 ECTS), and specialisation courses up to 15 ECTS. The specialisation courses reflect the research areas in which the Department of Economics is active and able to provide supervision. These are
- industrial organisation and labour market relations
- welfare and public economics
- regulation and incentive theory
- international economics
- resource economics
Furthermore, students are encouraged to attend intensive doctoral courses at affiliated academic institutions, both in Norway and abroad. The department is a member of the Nordic Network in Economics (NNE).
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