Oslo Economics analysiert ökonomische Sachverhalte und andere Aspekte der Gesellschaftlichen Organisation. Unser Ziel ist es, eine solide Basis für gute Entscheidungen zu schaffen. Wir beraten Unternehmen, Behörden und Organisationen.
Emilie Aandahl graduated with an MSc from Norwegian School of Economics, where he majored in Economics. During her studies, she had two semesters abroad at Luiss in Rome and University of Latvia in Riga. At the Norwegian school of Economics, she wrote her master thesis in behavior economics, where she investigated if replacing positively framed labels with negatively framed labels impact consumer behavior. In detail, if this change promotes healthier, more ethical, and more environmentally sustainable choices. In addition she worked in Goscore, a Fintech startup, during her studies where she had the responsibility for costumer contact and product presentations.
Rolf Sverre Asp is an economist from the University of Oslo and is specialised in competition economics. He has broad experience and expertise within issues related to competition with particular emphasis on telecom, financial, agricultural and aviation markets, and he is often used as an expert witness in competition cases and cases relating to compensation for damage. Before establishing Oslo Economics in 2009, he was a partner in Econ. He also has 4 years experience as an adviser at the Norwegian Competition Authority. At Oslo Economics Rolf Sverre deals with competition issues, on both the domestic and international level, and has managed several large projects. Rolf Sverre has for several years been nominated by Global Competition Review as being among the world’s leading competition economists.
Magne Krogstad Asphjell holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a PhD in Economics from the same institution. Through his research, Magne has specialised on econometrics, both applied microeconometrics and simulation based econometrics. He has worked on a number of topics, including investment, employment and pricing dynamics in Norwegian industry manufacturers and effects of social networks on the timing of births in Sweden. At Oslo Economics, Mange has worked on large scale empirical analyses, competition analyses, assessments and reports within both private and public sector. Magne is especially well qualified for working with large quantities of data, extracting and presenting insights based on quantitative methods.
Line Bakken holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Oslo and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She has her work background from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Norwegian Railway Directorate and other consultancies. Line has extensive experience with assessments in relations to major public investment projects, particular within transportation markets. Line has carried out many different types of analysis: evaluations, surveys and cost-benefit analysis of measures, instruments and initiatives. In Oslo Economics, Line has worked with analysis in several sectors and areas. From the Norwegian Railway Directorate, Line has considerable experience with assessments and economic analysis related to rail passenger service tenders.
Harald Nygård Bergh has a PhD in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). In his research, Harald focused on the interplay between technology and business models in media industries, in particular pricing-strategies. Harald is a specialist within competition economics, and has assisted the parties in several big mergers. Harald’s understanding of economic mechanisms is excellent, and he has the competence to build models giving clear insight in complicated economic situations. He has experience from the Norwgian Competition Authority, and has been a visiting researcher at Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia.
Martin Bergqvist has an MSc in economics from Umeå universitet, combined with exchange studies at Universität Mannheim and Grenoble Ecole de Management. In his studies, Martin specialised in quantitative methods and auction design. At Oslo Economics, Martin especially works on projects in competition and health economics. As a consultant in competition economics, Martin has worked across different sectors, especially Life Science, retail, and digital platforms. Within health economics, Martin mainly works on HTA’s, heath related costs from a societal point of view, and database development. Following his range of projects, he has broad experience with economics questions from different points of view and scope.
Anders Modum Bilet holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a major in Economic Analysis (ECO) and on a Research Distinction Track (RDT). During his studies Anders took courses with an especially analytical approach to financial economics, macroeconomics, econometrics, as well as other fields within economics. At Oslo Economics Anders has worked on several economic analyses, often related to finance or competition economics. Anders also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Mediehøgskolen Gimlekollen.
Solveig Borkenhagen holds a Master of Science in Economics (MSc) from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), with specialization within energy, environmental and resource economics. Through the work on her master’s thesis about taxation of land-based wind power in Norway, she was connected to several external research projects.
In Oslo Economics, Solveig has broad evaluation experience especially in areas such as the power market, environmental and natural resources, health services and pharmaceuticals. She has knowledge related to international climate agreements, valuation of natural resources and environmental goods, environmental management systems, and the power market and regulations. Within the health field, Solveig has worked towards health economic analyses, cost of illness analyses and analysis of real-world evidence data. Through project experience Solveig has acquired a broad competence in collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative information, including interviews and surveys, and large amounts of data from register data.
Svend Boye has a master of science in business from BI in Oslo and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Friborg. From previous positions in Arkwright Consulting and Statnett, Svend has experience from the business sector and the public sector respectively. In Oslo Economics, Svend has carried out a wide range of economic analyses. Methodically, Svend has, among other things, expertise in cost/benefit analyses, evaluations and management consulting. Svend has employed these methods on a wide range of issues. Among other things, he has worked with issues related to public procurement, industrial development, energy and environmental issues, foreign policy and transport. Svend is fluent in German, French, English and Norwegian and is used to working internationally.
Elias is an expert in competition economics and managing partner at the Berlin office of Oslo Economics. His areas of expertise include horizontal and vertical agreements between firms, abuse of dominance, merger evaluation, commercial damages and litigation, and market regulation. Elias has extensive experience in advising clients from a broad set of industries, giving expert testimony in court, and dealing with competition authorities. He is known for providing robust economic analysis and advise tailored to his client’s needs.
Elias holds a PhD in Economics from NHH Norwegian School of Economics and Masters’ Degrees in Economics, and International Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Innsbruck (Austria). He has several years of experience in academic research specializing in empirical methods for identifying effects of political and economic measures. His research is published in renowned economic journals and covers a variety of topics including the impact of fiscal policy and resource rents on economic growth, the development and economic effects of institutions, and price effects of mergers. Elias regularly gives guest lectures on empirical competition economics.
Elias is fluent in German, English, and Norwegian, and has a working knowledge of French.
Ragnhild Haugli Bråten holds a PhD in economics from the University of Oslo, with a specialization in behavioral economics. She has broad experience from analysis in the area of welfare provision in Norway, covering health services, labor market and child welfare, for customers in both private and public sector. She also has experience from assessments in relations to major public investment projects, especially regarding environmental issues. In her PhD she used economic experiments to study behavior under risk and contributions to public goods among individuals and families. Ragnhild has published several articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
Christoffer Bugge holds a master’s degree (MSc) in economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a PhD from the University of Oslo (UiO). He has experience as a visiting researcher at Stanford University. As a researcher, Christoffer is interested in priority setting in health care and how real-world evidence can be used to support decision-making processes. Christoffer is managing several research projects in Oslo Economics and routinely publishes papers in scientific journals with peer review. He has experience from research and consultancy projects in several sectors financed by both private and public clients, including health and welfare, sports and culture, transportation and public administration. Christoffer has solid knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Ole Martin Davanger graduated with an MSc from Norwegian School of Economics, where he majored in Economics and minored in Business Analytics. He also holds a BA from Wofford College in South Carolina, USA, with a double major in Business Economics and Mathematics. He has previous work experience through a summer internship at Awilco. In Oslo Economics, Ole Martin has worked with socio-economic analyses and evaluations in areas such as water and sewage, the electricity market and the labor market. Through project experience, he has gained competence in both qualitative and quantitative methods by conducting interviews and collecting and analyzing data from several data sources.
Ingrid Engebretsen holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oslo, with a specialization in econometrics and statistics. Ingrid has experience from several health projects and labor market projects. Some examples of topics she has worked with are turnover in the health care sector, access to psychologist services and several real world evidence studies of different diseases and drug uses. Ingrid is highly experienced in data management and analysis of large data sets, but she has also worked with qualitative methods such as literature reviews and interviews. Previous work experience includes Statistics Norway, the Covid-19 modelling team at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and teaching in statistics and RStudio at the University of Oslo.
Asbjørn Englund is an economist with an MSc from the University of Oslo. He also has an MBA degree in Strategic Management from NHH. Asbjørn’s key qualifications are competition issues, telecoms and media and strategic management. Before establishing Oslo Economics in 2009, Asbjørn was the leader of the service line for competition in Econ Pöyry. This position gave him extensive experience in work with competition cases and analysis and consulting projects from a commercial point of view. Until August 2007, Asbjørn led the Telecom, Media and Culture Section of the Norwegian Competition Authority.
Charlotte holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She has been a PhD candidate at the same institution and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. Charlotte has specialized in competition economics and industrial organization, and she has studied grocery markets, the media industry and transportation. Previous jobs have also made her familiar with the IT industry and the sports sector. Charlotte has experience with both economic theory and data analysis, and she enjoys combining theoretical models and empirical methods in her work.
Nina Skrove Falch holds a PhD in economics from University of Oslo. Through her research, Nina has specialized in labour economics and econometrics. Nina has many years of experience in research and analysis within the fields of labour market and welfare, from Oslo Economics and the Frisch centre for economic research. She has also held positions as head of analysis at The directorate of integration and diversity, and as chief economist at the union confederation YS. Nina applies a broad specter of methods in her work: analysis of administrative register data, surveys, interviews, case studies as well as document- and literature studies. She is an experienced project manager of different kinds of projects, for instance evaluations, causal analysis an economic analysis.
Guro Fasting holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in energy, environmental and resource economics. Guro has previous work experience from the Department for Oil and Energy, DNV GL and Deloitte. During her time in the Department for Oil and Energy, Guro worked with implementation and evaluation of policies intended to support a shift in energy use and production. Her responsibilites included preparing policy briefs and cost benefit analyses of various regulatory measures and policy proposals. At DNV GL, Guro assessed policies for electrification and implementation of alternative fuel technology in the transportation sector targeting carbon emissions. She has also worked on concept studies and cost benefit analyses of large public investments. From Deloitte, Guro has experience doing financial analysis and modelling.
Jan Petter Fedje holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in competition economy. Jan Petter has previous work experience from 16 years in the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) and he has also been national expert in DG Competition in the European Commission. During his time in the NCA, Jan Petter led several large merger and investigation cases within a broad range of markets, and he was also responsible for market surveillance of the electricity market. He has comprehensive experience in collecting, systemizing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information.
Ingeborg Sofie Fretheim holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economics. During her studies, she has been on exchange to Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. At Oslo Economics, Ingeborg has mainly worked with various socio-economic assessments and evaluations of public measures within the fields of public administration and services, education and transport. She has also participated in assessments of major public investment projects. Ingeborg has experience with data collection, processing, and statistical analysis, as well as conducting interviews and analyzing qualitative data.
Trygve Garmo has a MSc in Economics and Business Administration with a specialization in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen and a BSc in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics. Trygve has through his studies acquired a profound competence within empirical methods, industrial organization and applied microeconomics. His master thesis, which analysed the effect of resource abundance on local labor markets in Norway, allowed Trygve to gain valuable insight into the Norwegian petroleum industry and labor market economics. The work on the thesis also required Trygve to collect, process and analyse large amounts of data.
Maren Gillebo holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a major in Economic Analysis and on a Research Distinction Track (RDT). She wrote her thesis on merger implications in the digital newspaper market, which was published as a working paper by Center for Applied Research at NHH. Through this work she acquired skills in theoretical modeling and analytics. At Oslo Economics Maren has worked with economic assessments and evaluations within a variety of sectors, including health and pharma, labor, and public procurement.
Ingunn Bruvik Gjersvik is an economicst (cand.oecon) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with additional education in European competition law from King’s College London, and several management programmes. Her past experiences include 17 years in the Norwegian Competition Authority, where she has worked several years as head of section, head of investigations/acting director of investigations, project manager and special adviser in the chief economist team. Ingunn has extensive experience with assessments of mergers and acquisitions in different markets, assessments of cooperation between companies, assessments of companies‘ market power and behavior in the market as well as competitive assessments of new legislative proposals. She has broad market knowledge and extensive experience with collecting, systemizing and analyzing information, and has comprehensive experience with interdisciplinary work, investigation and quality assurance of analyses.
Arne Rogde Gramstad holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oslo. He has previously worked as a researcher and lectured at the University of Oslo, and he has been a visiting scholar at NYU Stern School of Business. Arne’s expertise is within industrial economics and competition economics. As a consultant in Oslo Economics, Arne has acquired extensive experience in analyzing competition issues in relation to mergers, investigations, compensation cases, and research projects. He has a solid knowledge in economic theory, empirical methods, and data processing. His competence, industry knowledge and good economic understanding have proven useful for analyses in a variety of economic issues.
Lene Elisabeth Grimstad holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), majoring in finance. She spent her exchange semesters at UC Berkeley in the USA and ESAN Universidad in Peru. Lene has also worked as a research assistant at the Department of Strategy and Management at NHH, as well as being an active member of an investment club at NHH with responsibility for the energy, seafood and shipping sectors. Her master thesis covered the relationship between Norwegian households saving products and asset price inflation in the period 1945-2020, where she gained experience in data collection and statistical analysis. Previous work experience includes Swedbank, Telenor and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Switzerland.
Sindre Gripsgård holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a major in Finance. During his studies, Sindre has specialized within cost-benefit analysis and macroeconomics. He has completed the Norwegian Finance Initiative Summer School, which focus on topics in financial economics like corporate finance and asset prices. Sindre wrote his thesis about resource rent and the subsequent taxation of resource rent in onshore wind power in Norway. Through this work he has gained experience with working with large data sets.
Martine Bergh Gundersen holds a master’s degree (MSc) from the University of Oslo (UiO). Through her degree she specialized in environmental economics, econometrics and public economics. Martine spent a semester abroad at the Università di Bologna in Italy. Martine wrote an empirical master about the Norwegian wealth tax and analyzed the impact of introducing a wealth tax on shares. This gave her experience how to work with and analyze large amount of data. While studying, she also worked at the customer service at Kredinor AS. She spent the summer of 2021 as an intern at Oslo Economics, which gave her experience with working with evaluations within health and welfare.
Ove Skaug Halsos is an economist with several years’ practice in the field of industrial organisation. Ove has explored a wide range of issues related to competition and regulatory analysis. Ove has acted as an expert witness and provided economic analysis in Norwegian courts. Before establishing Oslo Economics in 2009, Ove was a partner in Econ. Previous to joining Econ, he spent four years working for the Norwegian Competition Authority. Ove has been nominated by Global Competition Review as being among the world’s leading competition economists the last years.
Bjørn Hansen is an Associate Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway. His research interests and fields of expertise are within Industrial Organization and economic regulation, especially applied to the telecommunications sector. He has previously held a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), teaching competition analysis. Bjørn has more than 25 years of experience in applied research in the telecommunications sector focusing on regulation and business strategy. During his career, he has published several papers in leading international scientific economic journals. He also has experience from a fixed position as consultant at Oslo Economics.
Ingrid Gaarder Harsheim holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economics. Through several courses with an analytical approach, Ingrid gained valuable knowledge in the use of economic analysis and empirical methods. At Oslo Economics, Ingrid has acquired methodological expertise in economic analysis, evaluations, and statistical analysis. She has worked with different topics in a variety of sectors, such as the health sector, labor market and public economics.
Hans Otto Hauger is an economist from the University of Oslo. He has worked for 30 years in the public sector with analysis and reports. Since year 2000 Hans Otto has worked in the rail sector with investment analyses and transport economics. Hans Otto has in-depth knowledge of Norwegian railways as a system. He has worked with public procurement of passenger train services, optimal pricing of infrastructure services and analysis of maintenance measures and renewal. In 2015, he participated in the Ministry of Transport’s study related to the Railway Reform. He also has experience from international work as a Norwegian participant in expert groups. During the period 1986 to 2000, Hans Otto worked in four ministries: the Ministry of Transport the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Children and Family Affairs, and the Ministry of Labor and Administration.
Carl-Petter Haugland is an economist (Cand.Oecon) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Through studies and professional experience, he has become skilled in a range of different types of economic analysis and how to apply resulting insights in decision-making, including cost-benefit analysis. He is an expert on the energy sector within the fields of grid operations, power markets, and other regulatory concerns. His past experiences include the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), a distribution system operator, as well as various roles, including management, and analytical functions at Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett. Carl-Petter also has considerable knowledge of decision-making processes in public and private enterprises as he has been involved with governance, evaluation, quality assurance and propositioning of investment decision.
Magnus Strand Helberg holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economic analysis. Additionally, during the studies he went on exchange to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Through the studies he has acquired analytical skills that can be applied to various economic fields, such as cost-benefit analyses and competition economics. He wrote his master’s thesis in the field of industrial economics on price discrimination in digital platform markets. In Oslo Economics, Magnus have contributed to various projects, including quality assurances of major public investments. Magnus always aims to present analyses and results in a way that is easily understood.
Magnus Kvåle Helliesen holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). In addition, he has doctoral courses (PhD) in economics from the same institution. Magnus has ten years‘ experience from the Division for national accounts at Statistics Norway (SSB). At SSB, Magnus gained experience in compiling and analyzing statistics on the Norwegian economy. He is interested in technical issues and has participated in several development projects in the national accounts. Magnus has also led the group working on the Quarterly national accounts.
Guro Landsend Henriksen holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specialising in Economics. She comes from a position as advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, where she has worked with investment projects in the transmission grid, regulation of the grid companies and the regulatory framework for the electricity market. Through her work, Guro has acquired knowledge and experience with economic analysis of large investment projects and the effects of various regulations and policies measures. She also has international experience by working with EU affairs and Nordic co-operation within the electricity sector.
Alexander Huth holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oslo. During his studies he specialized in taxation and public economics and worked as a research assistant at the research center Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS). He interned at the Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco, and at Innovation Norway’s office in Silicon Valley. He has previously worked at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and the Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS). Alexander recently served three years as an advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. His portfolio covered trade policy, trade promotion, economic analysis of Norwegian exports, governance of The Norwegian Seafood Council and the Export Strategy Council.
Erik Bucher Johannessen holds a dual MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), majoring in finance, and CEMS Master’s in International Management from NHH and Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EAESP) in Brazil. During his master’s degree, Erik developed analytical skills within econometrics, corporate finance, investment analysis and business cycle analysis. His master thesis covered stock listings on the Oslo Stock Exchange marketplace Euronext Growth. Through his work, Erik has gained experience in data collection and processing, as well as statistical analysis and presentation. Previous work experience includes Innovation Norway and the Norwegian business newspapers Dagens Næringsliv and E24.
Sara Lee Johansen holds a degree in economics from the University of Bergen, and during her studies she specialized in empirical methods, microeconomic analysis, and welfare economics. She also spent a semester on exchange at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal. Sara wrote an empirical master’s thesis on sickness absence follow-up in Norway, and through this gained good experience with data processing and statistical analysis. During her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant in both welfare and development economics. In Oslo Economics, Sara has worked on projects within health, welfare, education and public procurement. Her professional experience and studies have provided her with a good knowledge of current public guides for economic analysis and evaluations.
Marianne Lefsaker Johansson holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Oslo. During her studies she also gained experience as a research assistant at the University. Marianne works with a range of topics within the fields of transport and communication, public economics, labor market and culture and performing arts. The economics methods she applies includes economic analyses, cost-benefit analyses, impact assessments and market analyses. Marianne is a thorough economist who strives to present her results accurately, yet accessible.
Julie Willerslev Jørgensen holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School. She was on exchange at Singapore Management University and HEC Lausanne during her studies. Julie has a background from the Danish Central Bank, where she worked with surveillance of the financial system and financial regulation. She has experience with data collection and processing with a view to surveillance and analyses. Julie has undertaken analyses of developments in both the Danish and international economy and has evaluated effects of already established macroprudential policies.
Michael Kisser is Associate Professor of Accounting at BI Norwegian Business School and holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Michael has taught courses in financial reporting and analysis, financial accounting theory, corporate finance, portfolio management, valuation and cost of capital. Michael has published his academic research in leading international accounting and finance journals. At Oslo Economics, Michael contributes to studies related to financial economics, including valuations and analyses of cost of capital.
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Health Management and Health Economics at the University of Oslo, and he is associated Professor of pharmaceutical economics at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. He is an MD from the University of Oslo, has an MPH in public health from Harvard University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tromsø. He has 10 years experience as a doctor and later worked as a researcher at various research institutions and universities. He has produced a wide range of research articles.
Mari Mjølhus Kristoffersen holds an MPhil in health economics, policy and management from the University of Oslo, where she majored in economic evaluation. From the same institution she has been a research assistant at the Institute of Health and Society. She holds a bachelor`s degree in economics from the University of Bergen. Mari has contributed on many projects, and has particular experience within the field of health care, welfare, and social security. Her work includes strategic advising and planning for official studies, economic analyses, literature reviews, mapping studies, socio-economic analyses, and health technology assessments for governmental institutions and authorities, businesses, and organizations. She has also experience in management and analyses of large data sets, economic analyses and modelling from work in Oslo Economics as well as previous work at the University of Oslo. This work has provided Mari with extensive knowledge in structuration, analyzation, and visualization of various data sources.
Ingrid Bjartveit Krüger holds a PhD in Economics from 2013 from the University of Oslo. Ingrid’s dissertation described the political economy of resource rich countries, based on econometric analyses using panel data. In the eight years after her PhD, from 2013 to 2021, Ingrid has worked on the topic skills needs, first in the Ministry of Education and Research (2013–16), then in the secretariat of the Norwegian Committee on Skills Needs (2017–20) and finally in the analysis division of former Skills Norway (2020–21). Among the topics Ingrid has worked on is the importance of technological change for future skills needs, digitalization and how social inequality may affect educational choices among youths. Many of the projects that Ingrid works on in Oslo Economics are related to skills, education, and work.
Gro Mæle Liane has an MSc in economic analysis from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She has also followed PhD courses in Economics at Northwestern University. Gro has work experience from Norges Bank, Arkwright and Pareto Securities. Through studies and work experience from Norges Bank, she has gained expertise in economic theory and methodology. She has extensive experience with quantitative economic analysis and modelling, market analysis and strategic considerations as well as financial analysis and valuation. She has worked on projects in the areas of grocery, consumer goods, oil services and private equity.
Arne Lyshol has a Master in Business with a major in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School, as well as a PhD in Economics from the same institution. During his doctoral work Arne had a research stay at Yale University with a Fulbright scholarship. In his research, Arne has specialized in labor and housing markets. Arne has a broad set of skills within empirical analysis of both cross-sectional and panel data, as well as experience with simulation based estimation methods of structural economic models. One of Arne’s research papers is published in LABOUR, a peer-reviewed journal.
Arne is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School and an Adjunct Researcher at Housing Lab, Oslo Metropolitan University.
Karl Rikard Løvhaug is an economist from the University of Oslo and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He has worked at the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Norwegian Competition Authority, and joined Oslo Economics’ team in 2011. Karl Rikard has more than 10 years’ experience with economic analysis and is specialized on market regulations, impact assessments, competition, and public investment projects. He is an experienced project leader.
Hanna Isabel Løyland holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economics. During her education, she studied at HEC Montréal as an exchange student. Hanna wrote her master’s thesis in the field of behavioral economics, and from her studies she has experience with data collection and quantitative analysis. Through the work on her master’s thesis, she gained experience with survey design and implementation of economic experiments.
Hannah Marøy holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Bergen, with a major in competition economics, industrial organization and cost-benefit analysis. As a consultant at Oslo Economics, Hannah has gained expertise in assessing competition economic issues, as well as experience with cost-benefit analyses, market analyses, economic analyses, strategic assessments and evaluations. Hannah has solid experience from collecting, structuring and analyzing large amounts of both quantitative and qualitative data, and presents her analyses in a pedagogical and easily understandable way.
Torben Mideksa is Associate Professor at Uppsala University. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oslo and has an educational background from University of Oslo, Harvard University, MIT and Mekelle University (Ethiopia). His current research covers the areas of Resource, Environmental, Development, and Political Economics as well as teaching Microeconomics, Industrial Economics, and Contract Theory.
Torben’s research has appeared in leading economics journals including Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Specifically, his research covered topics such as tropical deforestation, environmental regulations, and European energy markets. Past experience includes research positions at Harvard University Center for Environment, University of Oslo, and Cicero Center for International Climate Research.
At Oslo Economics Torben contributes to projects related to environment and natural resources, energy, development, and competition.
Aleksander Møll holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Oslo. Aleksander has extensive experience with economic analysis within a broad range of markets. He is an expert within the field of cost-benefit analyses, and has extensive experience in assessments in relations to major public investment projects, particular within transportation markets. Aleksander also has explored a wide range of issues related to competition and regulatory analysis, and has been responsible for several evaluations related to industrial policy measures. Prior to joining Oslo Economics Aleksander has worked for the Norwegian Competition Authority, the ministry of industry and trade, Oslo University Hospital and Pöyry Management Consulting.
Francisco Oteiza holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as a Master’s Degree in economics from Toulouse School of Economics. He specializes in applied statistics and the evaluation of public policy impacts. Francisco has particular experience in combining different kinds of data, complex data visualization techniques, and identifying causal relationships. He has done research on a number of subjects, including policy evaluation methods, climate change adaptation, and household investment decisions. During his time at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London, Francisco gained experience in the design, implementation and analysis of household surveys for public policy evaluations. He also has experience working in complex damage valuation cases presented at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Kine Pedersen is a health economist with a PhD from the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Oslo. She holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in both health economics and economics from the same institution. In her PhD work Kine evaluated cost-benefit tradeoffs associated with candidate strategies to prevent cervical cancer. Through her research experience, she has gained particular expertise in economic evaluation and decision-analytic modeling, as well as prevention and public health. Kine is also experienced with health- and pharmacoeconomics, cost analyses, and registry-based analyses. She has worked as a lecturer in economic evaluation at the University of Oslo. Kine also has international experience as a visiting scholar and teaching fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and has won several student awards for presentation of research at international meetings for the Society of Medical Decision Making.
Christopher Markhus Poots holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics. He completed a master’s degree on a research distinction track and has worked as a teaching assistant within the fields of empirical methods and econometrics both on a bachelor’s and a master’s level. This has given him strong analytical skills and valuable experience in the use of quantitative methods and data processing. In his master thesis, Christopher used advanced econometric models to investigate if the oil price decline in 2014 had a causal effect on domestic violence in Norway. Christopher also has experience from the Norwegian Seafood Council in Brazil, where he wrote an extensive study of the Brazilian market for Norwegian seafood.
Thea Ringstad holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a Bachelor’s degree in business and administration from Bergen University College. Thea has worked in the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Trade, Industries and Fisheries and the Norwegian Railway Directorate, and has broad experience with use of economic analyses in public sector. Thea has worked with surveys, evaluations and assessments of needs and economic consequences in relation to large public investments and implementation of market reforms within the transportation sector, i.a. taxi services, rail services and the coastal route Bergen-Kirkenes.
Thea has carried out public procurements with a high level of complexity, process risk and social significance, including being the project manager for the procurement of passenger transport by railway in Eastern Norway. By managing public undertakings and companies, Thea has gained widespread insight into state management processes.
Ingunn Gotland Roll holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a major in Economics. Her previous employer was Statnett SF, where she worked with planning and development of the power system and the transmission grid in Norway. Her experience has provided her valuable insight in questions related to grid planning, power markets and infrastructure investments. She has experience from various economic analyses of large investment projects and the effects of various regulations and policy measures, and she is an expert in the methods of cost-benefit analysis.
Finn Gjerull Rygh has a degree in economics, social science and statistics. Formerly he has been employed in different parts of Schibsted Media Group, a leading European media venture. His last position before joining Oslo Economics was as CFO of FINN; Norway’s dominant internet classifieds portal and one of Norway’s most successful brands. As a consultant, Finn has worked in different fields like health services, IT, procurements and organizational development. Finn is an experienced project manager of different kinds of projects, for instance evaluations, quality assurance and economic analyzes. He has played a central role in many complex projects regarding major investments.
Mina Henni Røhme holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She completed the research distinction track emphasising her interest in research and empirics. In her studies Mina has had a particular interest in courses related to economic analysis, econometrics, and macroeconomics. The studies have also included two exchange semesters, one at the University of Western Australia and one at Universität Wien. In addition, Mina has worked for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, gaining knowledge about public administration and operation. There she also developed a database and completed analyses related to the ferry sector. In Oslo Economics Mina has worked with economic analyses in the transportation sector, as well as smaller projects within zoning regulation, dental care, and home sales.
Elias Severinsen Sandnes holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), majoring in Economics. During his studies Elias gained extensive experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis within subjects such as development economics, behavioral economics, and Microeconomics. As a consultant at Oslo Economics, Elias has worked with economic analyses, cost-benefit analyses, and evaluations, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. He has worked on projects within sectors such as labor, health care, and digitalization. In several projects he has worked on, large amounts of qualitative information were gathered through interviews.
Morten Schjødt-Osmo holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economics and energy, environmental and resource economics. While at NHH, he worked as a teaching assistant in econometrics, and spent a semester on exchange to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Morten wrote his thesis in development economics, where he conducted an analysis of the benefits of savings groups for handicapped individuals in Uganda. At Oslo Economics, Morten has gained experience in performing evaluations and asset mappings, especially within the areas of correctional service and health. He has developed solid analytical skills from his studies and project experience, and is able to present extensive analyses and results in a straightforward and concise manner.
Jostein Skaar is an economist from the University of Bergen and holds a PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics. Jostein has long and unique experience as a competition economist – including work as a researcher at SNF, as a national expert at EFTA’s surveillance authority, as a director at the Norwegian Competition Authority and extensive experience as a consultant. Jostein has been part of competition economics since it became a professional field and has been central to its development. Among other things, he was a member of the committee developing the white paper for an updated competition law in Norway, presented in the spring of 2012. He has an excellent knowledge of relevant research and methods, as well as the practical application of insights from the research. Jostein has extensive experience investigating economic issues in general, as well as extensive experience in investigating issues at the intersection between law and economics. Furthermore, he has a good knowledge of finance and has been a member of the Financial Supervisory Authority’s board. Jostein is recognized as one of the world’s leading competition economists, among others by Whos Who Legal.
Eirik Nøren Stenersen is an economist from NTNU and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Eirik comes from Pöyry where he has worked with different topics in a variety of sectors, including transport, petroleum and health. The work has included economic analysis and evaluations of initiatives to promote innovation and growth. Eirik has also worked with forecasts of the housing market and the Norwegian and international economy.
Henrik Støvring is a statistician with doctoral degrees from the University of Southern Denmark (PhD) and Aarhus University (DMSc). He has been associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark and is now at Aarhus University. He has won the award as best statistical consultant at the University of Chicago, where he was an MSc student on a Fulbright scholarship. For 25 years he has worked with register-based analyzes of health and illness, especially with a focus on patients‘ use of prescription drugs (drug utilization studies). With new and innovative epidemiological study designs, he has worked to establish evidence for effects and side effects of drugs (real world evidence, post-authorization safety studies (PASS)). He has developed and implemented new statistical models for analyzes of drug use. He has an extensive production of research articles, is a statistical editor of an international medical scientific journal and has extensive experience in teaching healthcare professionals (regression analyzes, missing data, survival analysis, prediction of treatment needs, etc.). He has experience with market access processes for medicines and has developed new methods for assessing life-year benefits.
Marit Svensgaard holds an MSc degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). She is an experienced project manager within the area of policy and economics. Marit has extensive work experience in industrial economics and evaluations, including analysis related to competition, public procurement, innovation and public private partnership. Her industry expertise includes healthcare, pharmaceuticals and ICT.
Simon Lysø Svinø holds a Master of Science in Economics (MSc) from the Norwegian university of science and technology (NTNU). Through his degree he specialized in transportation economics, labor economics and the energy market. Simon has experience from an internship at the Ministry of Finance in Norway and at the Norwegian water resources and energy directorate (NVE). During his studies he worked as a teaching assistant in both environmental economics and labor economics. In his master’s thesis he investigated the impact of increased density of electric vehicles on costs in the local grid within an empirical framework. Through his studies and professional experience, he has acquired a broad competence in analyses of large data sets combined with economic theory
Nora Austad Sværen holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economics. She has also been on study exchange to the Universidad de Granada, and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. During her studies, Nora has specialized whithin economic analysis and empirical methods, and she wrote her thesis within the field of labor -and environmental economics. Through this work, as well as from courses with an analytical approach, she has gained experience with working with large data sets.
Eyvind Søraa holds an Msc. in Economics from the University of Oslo, specialising in labor economics and econometrics. Eyvind has extensive experience from analyses and project work. He specialises in socio-economic analyses and analyses within the framework for cost-benefit analyses in the Norwegian public sector. Eyvind is used to quantitative work and is adept in established methods for economic analyses within the various fields he works in. He has particular expertise in the fields of transportation economics, where he has done extensive work with rail, ferry, and road projects. Eyvind also has experience with the Norwegian government’s quality assurance program (KS1) for large public investment projects.
Erik Magnus Sæther has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oslo and has extensive experience within the area of economic analysis, evaluation, technology studies and strategy consulting. Erik works across industries for private and public clients, with a special focus on healthcare and pharma. He has also an extensive experience in assessments in relations to major public investment projects. Before joining Oslo Economics as a partner, he held a position in PwC, Advisory. Earlier work experience includes research at the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research and the Health Economics Research Programme at the University of Oslo, HERO. Fulbright Visiting Scholar to University of California, Berkeley. Member of International Health Economics Association, iHEA.
Øystein Tengesdal holds an MSc in Business from Norwegian Business School BI, with a major in economics. He wrote his Master’s thesis on how information asymmetries affect auction dynamics in the Norwegian housing marked. In this process he gained solid competence on how housing prices are formed, as well as broad competence on data analysis and econometrics. Prior to, and during, his studies at BI, Øystein worked as a self-employed freelance musician and producer. This gives him a solid insight into the Norwegian music-, theater and media industry, which makes him particularly suited to work on cultural related projects at Oslo Economics. Former employers include NRK and TV2, as well as a long list of Norwegian theaters.
Johannes Bjørnstad Tyrihjell holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economics. At Oslo Economics Johannes has been involved in projects within a variety of sectors, however primarily projects concerning the health sector, labor market and public economics. He has worked on large evaluations, economic analyses, cost of illness analyses, in addition to labor market analyses. Johannes has gained valuable experience in collecting and analysing qualitative data, but is particularly experienced at quantitative analysis, for example analysis of registry data. In addition, he has experience from project work within the quality assurance framework of the Ministry of Finance (KS1).
Kristen Vamsæter is an economist with a specialization in statistics and econometrics. He obtained his master’s degree at the University of Oslo (UiO), where he also worked as a research assistant and seminar teacher. He has also contributed to several external research projects. At Oslo Economics, Kristen has mainly done quantitative work, analysing large data sets, and developing economic models. He is diligent and meticulous and takes care to communicate results in a pedagogical way.
Ingelin Vevle is an economist from the University of Oslo (UiO) with a specialization in micro econometrics and empirical public economics. Parts of her degree are taken at the University of Calgary and Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. Through project work, she has developed good communication skills and thorough analytical skills. From the work on her master’s thesis, Ingelin has acquired a good knowledge in the field of tax evasion. In her thesis she performed an empirical analysis to estimate the degree of tax evasion in Norway. This has given her in-depth expertise in collecting, processing and analyzing big data. Ingelin has during her studies worked as a research assistant in the field of fiscal policy at UiO.
Susanne Gerda Værnø holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a major in Economics Analysis and on a Research Distinction Track. During her studies, Susanne has specialized within microeconomic theory and empirical methods. At Oslo Economics Susanne has mostly worked with evaluations within the labor market, health sector and public economics. Through projects she has acquired expertise in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, through use of a range of methodological tools such as surveys, interviews and statistical analysis. Susanne has former work experience from the Norwegian Competition Authority, a position as a research assistant at FAIR research center at NHH and Edge Norway.
Klara Wade holds a Master of Economic Theory and Econometrics from the University of Oslo. She has gained broad experience with economic analyses. Klara has the competence to gather qualitative information, from document analysis to conducting interviews, and to analyze her findings.
Klara wrote her master’s thesis on firm responses to a tax change. From her thesis work, she acquired skills in quantitative methods and working with register data.
Klara aspires to convey knowledge accurately and accessibly. Alongside her studies, she has written a book on the history of the EEA agreement.
Knut Erik Walter has a Master of Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has extensive experience from Telenor both as a professional expert and leader in research, operational units and central group units. His primary area of expertise is mobile communications. Knut Erik has worked extensively with technology strategy, first for the mobile networks in Norway, later to coordinate the systems in all Telenor’s markets in Europe and Asia. He has prepared a large number of reports and recommendations. Knut Erik is very good at explaining complex issues both in writing and orally. He works well in teams and has experience from international committee work to set technical standards. He has also participated in a number of technical negotiations in various procurement projects. Knut Erik and colleagues in Oslo Economics have assisted The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) with the concept study for the next generation Nødnett (emergency communication).