Current positions

Professor of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School.

Partner, Vista Analyse.


Cand. oecon, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, 1991.

Dr. polit. in Economics, University of Oslo, 1996. Title of thesis: Four essays on the theory of regulation. Committee: Jean-Jacques Laffont and Trond E. Olsen.

Professional experience and honors

Member of the Board of Directors, Nye Veier AS. 2015 – Present.

Member of International Advisory Board, LUISS Business School, Rome. 2014 – 2022.

Member of the Continuous Improvement Review Committee (CIRC), AACSB International. June 2017 – June 2020.

Chair of European Advisory Council, AACSB International. 2016-2017.

Member of European Advisory Council, AACSB International. 2014-2016.

Member of the National Committee for Evaluation of Professorships in Economics.  2007-2009.

Elected board member, BI Norwegian Business School. 2004-2008. Reelected in 2006.

Member of Norwegian Ministry of Administration and Labour Expert Commission on Competition between Public and Private Enterprises. 2004-2005

Advisor (full time) to the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission for the Norwegian Banking Crisis, The Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget). 1997-1998.

Previous positions 

Provost, BI Norwegian Business School. 2010-2018.

Associate Dean, Bachelor and Master of Science program in Business and Economics (Siviløkonom-program), BI Norwegian Business School. 2005-2010.

Scientific advisor (part time), Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research. 2003-2008.

Advisor (part-time), Central Bank of Norway. Financial stability wing. 1999-2000.

Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School. 1998-2004.

Researcher, Foundation for research in economics and business administration. SNF. 1996-1998.

Research fellow, Department of Economics. University of Oslo. 1992-1996.

Lecturer, University of Botswana (Summer School). 1994.

Research visits

Visiting researcher, University of California, Irvine (Paul Merage School of Business). August 2018-July 2019

Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley, March-April 2008.

Department of Economics, University of Chile, March 2001.

Visiting Scholar, Institute d’Economie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse, France, 1994-1995.

Other experiences

Consultant for various private companies, ministries and governmental agencies. Expert witness and expert judge in court.