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Low-income earners skip going to the dentist

The financial crisis in Europe has led to fewer people with low incomes going to the dentist. This is also the case in Norway.

Economists are important in policy-making

Economists have a large impact on policy-making, Johan Christensen writes in his latest book, where he reveals that neutral bureaucrats do not exist.

Entrepreneurs must save the countryside

Norwegian and Czech scientists are collaborating to get more people to stay in the countryside. That's why they organized courses for entrepreneurship. "It's all about 'forcing' people to see new opportunities," says one of the researchers.

The least wealthy of Norwegian pensioners are worth millions

Even the humblest 20 percent of households of older Norwegians are good for about NOK 2 million each.

What would Norway be like without oil money?

What if there wasn't as much as an ounce of oil under the North Sea? Would Norway be one of Europe's poorest countries?

Average Swedes can do as well as financial experts

Some investors could be making poor choices because of their earlier successes.

Buying social responsibility with employees' pensions

Corporate social responsibility is more important than high returns when companies invest their staff's pension money.

Economists: Too little transparency in research

At least 61 per cent of economic studies can be reproduced, but that is not enough, say economists.

Why are identical products sold at different prices?

“Half of these differences can be explained by which shop you’re buying from,” says researcher.

Behind every successful woman stands a strong man?

New research suggests that women entrepreneurs should find male allies to get the business ball rolling. At least if they want to increase their chances for investor support.