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Ingvil Gaarder’s scholarly interests include public economics, labor economics, and program evaluation. Her research applies microeconomic theory and microdata to study the differential effects of government policies on individuals. Using a natural experiment in Norway, she examined the incidence and distributional effects of consumption taxes across households. A second strand of her research has studied the effect on wage and employment outcomes resulting from the interaction of new technology with different worker skill levels.
Her research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been submitted for publication in The Economic Journal.
Gaarder graduated with a PhD in economics from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She earned an MSc in economics and econometrics from the University of Oslo in Norway. Previously, she held a visiting researcher position at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.