Professor of Economics, UiS Business School
Mari Rege is a Professor of Economics at the UiS Business School at the University of Stavanger where she also heads the UiS’s Program Area of Labor Economics. She received her PhD from University of Oslo in 2002. Rege specializes in the fields of economics of education, labor economics and behavioral economics. She has published her research in high impact journals such as The Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics and American Psychologist.
Rege is the co-founder and co-director of Synapse Lab, a cross-disciplinary lab at the UiS conducting large scale field experiments investigating motivation and learning in education and work-life. Rege is an Op-Ed columnist in Dagens Næringsliv. She has had several commission memberships for the Norwegian government. Currently, she is a member of The Norwegian Committee on Skill Needs (Kompetansebehovsutvalget) a commission appointed by the Norwegian Government and asked to provide the best possible evidence-based assessment of Norway’s future skill needs. She was also a member of the government commission Norway towards 2025, evaluating opportunities for value creation, production and employment after the Corona pandemics; Ludvigsenutvalget, evaluating the content of the primary and secondary education in Norway; and Fordelingsutvalget, evaluating the Norwegian income distribution.
Current research projects
Selected publications by professor Mari Rege
Rege, M., P. Hanselman, I.F. Solli, C.S. Dweck, S. Ludvigsen, E. Bettinger, R. Crosnoe, C. Muller, G. Walton, A. Duckworth, and D. S. Yeager, 2020. How can we inspire nations of learners? An investigation of growth mindset and challenge-seeking in two countries. American Psychologist, in press. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000647
Bettinger, E., S. Ludvigsen, M. Rege, I. Solli, & D. Yeager, 2018. “Increasing Perseverance in Math: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Norway,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 146, 1-15.
Kalil, A., M. Mogstad, M. Rege, M., & M. E. Votruba, 2016, “Father presence and the intergenerational transmission of educational attainment”, Journal of Human Resources, 51(4), p. 869-899.
Bettinger, E.P., T. Hægeland, T. and M. Rege, 2014, “Home with Mom: The Effects of Stay-at-Home Parents on Children's Long-Run Educational Outcomes”, Journal of Labor Economics, 32(3), p. 443-467.
Rege, M, K. Telle and M. Votruba, 2011, “Parental Job Loss and Children’s School Performance”, The Review of Economic Studies, 78(4), p. 1462-1489.
Cooper, D. and M. Rege, 2011, “Social Interaction Effects and Choice Under Uncertainty: An Experimental Study”, Games and Economic Behavior 73, p. 91-110.
Rege is an Op-Ed columnist in the main Norwegian financial newspaper (Articles in Norwegian only)
Dagens Næringsliv (DN)
Op-ed articles in the Aftenposten 2008 - 2012:
Orker ikke, klarer ikke, kan ikke, Aftenposten 11.05.12
Kollegers lønn kan påvirke motivasjon, Aftenposten 23.03.2012
Muligheter er urettferdig fordelt, Aftenposten 03.02.2012
Handlekraft i blinde, Aftenposten 16.12.2011
Kjønnsroller fra fortiden, Aftenposten 23.09.2011
Utsettelser på arbeidsplassen, Aftenposten 10.06.2011
Glasstaket og ekteskapet, Aftenposten 29.04.2011
Kvinner skyr konkurranse, Aftenposten 04.03.2011
Hvor går grensen?, Aftenposten 12.11.2010
Dyrekjøpt likestilling, Aftenposten 01.10.2010
Når far flytter bort, Aftenposten 25.06.2010
Tid med pappa og likelønn, Aftenposten 07.05.2010
Tiltaksløs tiltakspakke, Aftenposten 13.03.2010
Krisetid gir bedre helse, Aftenposten 28.08.2009
Gi gratis barnehage og avskaff kontantstøtten, Aftenposten 29.05.2009
Ung og ikke så lovende, Aftenposten 27.03.2009
Mer kriminalitet i krisetider, Aftenposten 27.02.2009
Nedbemanningens pris, Aftenposten 12.12.2008
Sykefravær smitter, Aftenposten 10.10.2008
Bedre skoler, mindre barnetrygd, Aftenposten 12.09.2008
Barnehagens hemmelighet, Aftenposten 13.06.2008