Current position

Professor of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School.


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 Academic Advisory Board of LUISS Business School, Rome. 2014- Present.

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

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

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

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

Elected board member. BI. 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). 1997-98.

Previous positions 

Provost, BI Norwegian Business School. 2010-2018.

Associate Dean, Bachelor and Master of Science program in Business and Economics (Siviløkonom-program). BI. 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. 1998-2004.

Researcher, Foundation for research in economics and business administration. SNF. 1996-98.

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, 1994-95.

Other experiences

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