Alexander Cappelen

Professor, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics

Alexander W. Cappelen is a Professor at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), since 2006, where he finished his doctoral dissertation on Redistribution in a Divided World in 2000. Cappelen’s academic positions at NHH include Co-director of the research group The Choice Lab, and Head of Centre for Ethics and Economics. Since 2013 he is Vice-Chair of the Department of Economics at NHH. Cappelen has been Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley (2009-2010) the University of Munich (2007) and Harvard University (2005).

His research interests are behavioral, experimental and public economics, business ethics, social choice theory, political philosophy and distributive justice. Cappelen has published extensively in leading international journals and acted as referee. He got awarded with several grants from the Research Council of Norway.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey