Ingvil Gaarder

Assistant Professor


Ingvil Gaarder is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Her research applies microeconomic theory and microdata to study the differential effects of government policies on individuals. In one paper, she uses a natural experiment in Norway to examine the incidence and distributional effects of consumption taxes across households. A second strand of research has studied the effect on wage and employment outcomes resulting from the interaction of new technology with different worker skill levels.

Ingvil graduated in 2014 from the European University Institute in Florence with a Ph.D. in Economics. She earned her MSc from University of Oslo. Prior to Harris, Ingvil held positions as Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and Research Associate at the Department of Economics, University of Chicago.