Ingvild Almås

CV


Education

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

2004    Master, Economics, University of Oslo.

1999    Development studies, Grunnfag (one year), Oslo University College.

Academic affiliations

Appointments

07/2018 - present   Professor, Economics, IIES, Stockholm University.

09/2014 - 06/2018   Researcher, IIES, Stockholm University.

04/2017 - 09/2017   Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics.

09/2017 - present   Professor II, Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics.

01/2012 - 04/2017   Associate Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics. (80% leave 2014-2017)

07/2008 - 12/2011   Assistant Professor, Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics.

02/2009 - 12/2016   Researcher, ESOP, University of Oslo.

Additional academic affiliations

09/2016 - present   CEPR Research Fellow.

10/2013 - present   International Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

11/2012 - present   Affiliated researcher, Frisch Centre.

05/2010 - present   CESifo network member.

07/2008 - present   Part of the core research group, The Choice Lab, Norwegian School of Economics.

Visiting fellow/student

01/2013 - 07/2013   University College London.

11/2010 - 03/2011   Princeton University.

01/2009 - 02/2009   Yale University.

11/2008 - xx/xxxxUniversity of Oxford.

05/2006 - xx/xxxxUniversity College Dublin.

01/2005 - 12/2005   Cornell University.

Grants and awards

New approaches to measuring income inequality
Program: FRIHUMSAM, Young Research Talents.
Role: Owner/Principal investigator.
Funding: $ 600 000.
Financed by: The Research Council of Norway.
Years: 2016 - 2019.

Market integration and economic development
Program: Ragnar Söderberg Project in Economic sciences.
Role: Principal investigator (jointly with Timo Boppart and Konrad Burchardi).
Funding: $ 768 000.
Financed by: Ragnard Söderberg Foundation.
Years: 2016 - 2018.

Inequality: From household decisions to global inequality
Program: General project research grant.
Role: Principal investigator.
Funding: $ 193 000.
Financed by: Swedish Research Council.
Years: 2016 - 2018.

Temperature, behavior and economic choices
Program: International Research collaboration.
Role: Principal investigator.
Funding: $ 84 000.
Financed by: Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency and Swedish Research Council.
Years: 2016 - 2018.

Temperature and economic choices
Role: Principal investigator (jointly with Professor Maximilian Auffhammer, UC Berkeley). Funding: $ 25 000.
Financed by: Peder Sather Grant Program Awards
Years: 2016 - 2017.

Climate and sustainability in developing countries
Role: Researcher, Team member (PI: Per Krusell)
Funding: $ 4 445 793.
Financed by: Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency and Swedish Research Council.
Years: 2016 - 2018.

Center of Excellence: Fair
Role: Principal Investigator (together with four others). Chair: Bertil Tungodden.
Funding: $ 14 000 000.
Financed by: The Research Council of Norway.
Years: 2017 - 2027.

The Niels Klim prize
Year: 2013.
Awarded by: The Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund.

Best PhD thesis in macroeconomics (2008 - 2011)
Year: 2012.
Awarded by: Norges Bank (central bank of Norway).

Ingvar Wederwang's research prize for young researchers (awarded every 5th year)
Year: 2011.
Awarded by: Norwegian School of Economics.

Nominated for the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award in Employment and Social Protection
Year: 2010.

Editorial activities

05/2017 - present   Editor, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

01/2012 - present   Associate editor, Law Ethics and Philosophy.

06/2012 - present   Associate editor, Review of Income and Wealth.

10/2013 - present   Associate editor, Fiscal Studies.

Publications

The Cost of a Growth Miracle - Reassessing Poverty and Inequality Trends in China (with Å. Johnsen). Forthcoming, Review of Economic Dynamics.

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

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

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. Link

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

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

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. Link

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Norwegian

Rettferdig ulikhet (with A. Cappelen, I. Haaland and B. Tungodden). Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 2015. Link

Modernisert men mindre rettferdig folketrygd (with S. Robstad). Samfunnsøkonomene, 2012. Link

Fra kinesernes sparing til global vekst (with G. Liane and Ø. Thøgersen). Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 2012. Link

Et valg i blinde? Norske ungdommers kjennskap til ulikheter i arbeidsmarkedet før de gjør sine utdanningsvalg (with K. Salvanes and E. Sørensen). Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 2012. Link

Refereeing

American Economic Journal: Macro, American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Fiscal Studies, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economics Behaviour and Organization, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, Nordic Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Scandinavian Journal of History, Social Choice and Welfare, World Bank Economic Review, World Development.

Seminars

2017    University of Oxford.

2016    Toulouse Institute of Advanced Studies.
xxxx    University of Zurich.
xxxx    University of Gothenburg.
xxxx    NEK, Stockholm University.

2015    Louvan la Neuve.
xxxx    University of Zurich.
xxxx    University of Leuven.

2014    University College London.
xxxx    University of Oxford.
xxxx    University of Cambridge.

2013    University of Essex.
xxxx    Stockholm University.
xxxx    University College London.

2012    Goethe University Frankfurt.

2011    Loyola Marymount University.
xxxx    University of California Berkeley.
xxxx    Pennsylvania State University.
xxxx    University of Massachusetts Amherst.
xxxx    Princeton University.
xxxx    Helsinki Center of Economic Research.

2010    Yale University.
xxxx    University of Pennsylvania.

2009    Namur, Belgium.
xxxx    University of Bergen.
xxxx    Christian Michelsen's Institute.

2008    University of Oslo.
xxxx    University of Oxford.
xxxx    University of Sussex.

2007    Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
xxxx    University of Oslo.
xxxx    University College Dublin.

2005    Cornell University.

Participation in conference program committees

2016    European meeting of the Economic Science Association, Bergen.

2014    29th annual congress of the European Economic Association, Toulouse.

2014    Invited session on economic inequality at the congress of the European Economic Association, Toulouse.

2011    26th annual congress of the European Economic Association, Oslo.

2010    Workshop on inequality, ESOP, University of Oslo, Oslo.

In addition to the conferences that Almås has organized, she has attended several additional academic conferences every year, among them an annual high profile conference on international comparisons. A full list of these conferences can be made available upon request.

Miscellaneous

Participation at 1st Lindau meeting of the Winners of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economics Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Germany (2004).

Doctoral Students

Serhat Ugurlu, Norwegian School of Economics.

Selene Ghisolfi (co-advisor), Stockholm University.

Charlotte Ringdal (co-advisor), Norwegian School of Economics.

Åshild Auglœnd Johnsen (co-advisor), University of Stavanger. Placement: Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Anders Grøn Kjelsrud (co-advisor), University of Oslo. Placement: Statistics Norway.

Career breaks

Part time parental leave in 2012 and 2013 - daughter born June 2012.