Biographies

Alexander W. Cappelen is head of the Center for Ethics and Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and senior advisor at the Bank of Norway.

His research interests are in the fields of fiscal federalism, social choice theory, and theories of distributive justice. He holds a doctorate in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Cappelen has published extensively in international journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Economics and Philosophy and Social Choice and Welfare

Alexander W. Cappelen is an Ethics and Debt Project participant. 

 

Rune Jansen Hagen is a researcher at the Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway.

His research interests are in the fields of development economics, international economics, and political economy.

He has published essays on foreign aid in the Journal of Development Economics and the Review of Development Economics. He is presently heading the project “Responsibility for Sovereign Debt: Theory and Empirical Investigations,” financed by the Research Council of Norway.

 

Bertil Tungodden is Professor of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and associate researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway. His primary research fields are normative economics, political philosophy, development economics, and experimental economics. He is an editor of Economics and Philosophy, and the coeditor, with Nicholas Stern and Ivar Kolstad, of Toward Pro-poor Policies: Aid, Institutions, and Globalization (2004).

Bertil Tungodden is an Ethics and Debt Project participant.