Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (currently 80% on leave)

  • Since 2014
    Researcher (with tenure), IIES, Stockholm University

  • Since 2013
    International Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

  • 2012 – 2017
    Associate Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (80% on leave from 2014).

  • Since 2012
    Affiliated researcher, Frisch Centre

  • Since 2010
    CESifo network member

  • 2009 – 2016
    Researcher, ESOP, University of Oslo

  • 2008 – 2011
    Assistant Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics

  • Since 2008
    Part of the core research group, The Choice Lab, Norwegian School of Economics.

  • 2008
    Ph.D. in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics

  • 2004
    Master, Economics, University of Oslo

Selected publications

  • Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers (with A. Armand, O. Attanasio and P. Carneiro). Economic Journal, 2018.

  • The PPP Approach Revisited: A study of RMB valuation against the USD (with Mandeep Grewal, Marielle Hvide and Serhat Ugurlu). Journal of International Money and Finance, 2017.

  • A Behaviour-based Approach to the Estimation of Poverty in India (with A. Kjelsrud and R. Somanathan). Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017.

  • Rags and Riches: Relative Prices, Non-Homothetic Preferences, and Inequality in India (with A. Kjelsrud). World Development, 2017.

  • Willingness to Compete – Family Matters (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Management Science, 2016.

  • What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2016.

  • Fairness and Family Background (with A. Cappelen, K. Salvanes, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2016.

  • International Income Inequality: Measuring PPP Bias by Estimating Engel Curves for Food. American Economic Review, 2012.

  • Older or Wealthier? The Impact of Age Adjustments on Wealth Inequality Ranking of Countries (with M. Mogstad). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012.

  • Adjusting for Age Effects in Cross-sectional Distributions (with T. Havnes and M. Mogstad). Stata Journal, 2012.

  • Measuring Unfair (In)equality (with A. Cappelen, J. Lind, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Journal of Public Economics, 2011.

  • Baby Booming Inequality? Demographic Change and Inequality in Norway, 1967-2004 (with T. Havnes and M. Mogstad). Journal of Economic Inequality, 2011.

  • Development of Fairness Preferences in Children (with A. Cappelen, E. Sørensen and B. Tungodden). Science, 2010.

  • Equalizing Income versus Equalizing Opportunity – A Comparison of the United States and Germany. Research on Economic Inequality, 2008.


Selected projects

  • Measurement of real income, inequality and poverty

  • Fairness views and redistributive policies

  • Nutrition and poverty traps

  • Sources of income inequalities with specific focus on gender inequality

  • Temperature and economic behavior

  • Life cycle perspectives: Adjusting for age effects in cross sections, demographic change, and savings in China

Media coverage

  • Coverage on "Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism"

    Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Briefs, NYMag, The Atlantic, The Guardian.

  • Interview on Nobel Prize in Economics 2015

    Expressen, Quartz, NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune.

  • Coverage on Niels Klim prize

    Stavanger Aftenblad, Bergensavisen, Dagens Næringsliv, Aftenposten.

  • Coverage on "Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance"

    National Geographic, Aftenposten, Norges Forskningsråd (Research Council of Norway), Forskning.no, Alpha Galileo, Asian News International, Justica, SINC.

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