Hans K. Hvide


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Welcome! I am professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Bergen and also affiliated with CEPR and University of Aberdeen. My main research interests are young firms (entrepreneurship) and household finance. My work has been featured in Science, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Other media coverage here.

In my research, I typically employ a combination of economic theory and data (often Norwegian register data) to address questions such as "Do entrepreneurs matter?" and "Are individuals affected by their co-workers when making investment decisions?" If you wish to read some "popular" versions of my research look here.

I have published in leading journals of Economics, Finance and Management. I have consulted for the Norwegian government and several small and large companies. I have developed and currently run the ITØK program at UiB. I have also developed what may be the first Economics of Entrepreneurship Phd course in the world. Feel free to contact me at hans.hvide'at'uib.no.

Her er en artikkel på norsk som lettfattelig forteller om resultat fra "Hvide project" på gründere. Artikkelen ble publisert i Magma høsten 2017.