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Self2I 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.

In 2018 I returned to my other 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 and regulation in pharmaceutical markets and health care, and 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 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 a partner in Vista Analyse, a social science consultancy in Oslo.