BI awarded NOK 8 million from Research Council

27 October 2023

Andreas Kostøl has won funding from the Young Research Talents Programme for a project on HR policies and economic inequality.

“In the project I will look at firms’ human resource policies combined with Norwegian registry data and a survey of workers. I want to investigate whether labor market opportunities are open to all workers. This is an important topic, so I am very happy that this research gets funded,” says Kostøl.

Funding for the Young Talents programme from the Research Council of Norway is intended to give talented young researchers under the age of 40 the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project. The call is targeted towards researchers in the early stages of their careers, 2–7 years after completing their PhD, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct research of high scientific quality.

Kostøl is currently at Arizona State University in the U.S. He will start the project at BI Norwegian Business School in 2024.

"There is a lot of hard work and dedication behind this, and I want to congratulate Andreas and his colleagues at the Department of Economics! I look forward to the research outcomes and the positive impact from this work,” says Harald Øverby, Provost of Research, Learning and Impact at BI.

The project is entitled ‘Firming Up Careers: Human Resource Policies and Inequality’.

“Important questions we want to study include how much information hiring firms and job seekers have about each other, and how workers value different types of information about outside options such as the wages and hiring policies of other firms,” says Kostøl.

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