I am a Professor of Economics at BI Norwegian Business School. BI is a large, not-for-profit foundation and the main provider of research-based knowledge on business and management disciplines in Norway. I had the privilege to serve as provost for 8 years (2010-2018), overseeing program development, accreditation, and international cooperation.
I very much enjoy my professional privileges of teaching, doing research, and consulting in economics. Every year I do my very best to introduce business students to the fascinating world of economics. Some see the fascination, others don’t.
My main research interests are competition, regulation and innovation in pharmaceutical markets and health care, public services and infrastructure in general. I have published in The Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Health Economics and other journals.
I have previously been member of the AACSB Continuous Improvement (Reaccreditation) Review Committee, member and chair of the AACSB European Advisory Council EMEA, and member of the International Advisory Board of LUISS Business school (Rome). I have volunteered in numberous AACSB accreditation teams, both as member and chair.
I serve on the Board of Directors of Nye Veier – a state-owned company, given the responsibility of planning, building, and maintaining major road infrastructure in Norway.
I am also partner and Chairman of the Board at Vista Analyse, a social science consultancy in Oslo.