Employees

Rolf Sverre Asp | Managing Partner

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 | Partner

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.

Harald Nygård Bergh | Director

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.  

Svend Boye | Partner

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 developement, energy and environmental issues, foreign policy and transport. Svend is fluent in German, French, English and Norwegian and is used to working internationally.

Asbjørn Englund | Partner

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.

Ove Skaug Halsos | Partner

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.

Guro Landsend Henriksen | Partner

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.

Finn Gjerull Rygh | Director

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.

Jostein Skaar | Partner

Jostein Skaar is an economist with a Ph.D. from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Jostein has extensive experience in competition analysis across industries in the Norwegian economy and has extensive market knowledge. Up to 2012 he served as director at the Norwegian Competition Authority. Earlier he has been a research fellow at the Institute of Economics at NHH and researcher at the Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration. Jostein has also served as a national expert at the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels and member of the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority’s Board of Directors from 2005 to 2014. Jostein was a member of the committee developing the white paper for an updated competition law presented in the spring of 2012.

Marit Svensgaard | Partner

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.

Erik Magnus Sæther | Partner

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.

Hans Otto Hauger | Associate Partner

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.

Michael Kisser | Associate Partner

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 | Associate Partner

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.

Knut Erik Walter | Associate Partner

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).

Martin Bergqvist | Economist

Martin Bergqvist holds a master’s degree in economics (MSc) from Umeå university, combined with exchange studies at Mannheim university and Grenoble Ecole de Management. Martin has previously worked as a competition economist at RBB Economics, where he has experience working across global jurisdictions. Martin’s previous experience consists of working on mergers in several industries, covering primarily Life Science and retail, as well as cartel damage estimations. Through his experience as a competition economist, Martin have developed skills in working with large datasets, complicated product markets, geographical information systems (GIS), and to present complex analysis in an accessible format.

Anders Modum Bilet | Senior Economist

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 | Analyst

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. During her studies, she was on exchange at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Peru. Solveig worked as a teacher assistant within microeconomics at NMBU and within macroeconomics at Norges Bank. 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. The thesis work gave experience with collecting, processing, and analyzing large amounts of data. The studies at NMBU gave good insight into economic analysis and valuation of natural goods.

Elias Braunfels | Manager

Elias Braunfels holds a PhD in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Masters (Diploma) in Economics, International Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Innsbruck (Austria). He is a specialist in applied econometrics and has conducted research on a variety of topics including the effects of fiscal policy on economic growth, the connection between oil rents and growth, as well as the development and economic effects of institutions. He also has experience in quality management (ADP Global View, Paris) and credit rating services (Creditreform Credit Rating Agency, Düsseldorf). With his background in research and his private sector experience Elias is an expert in data analyses, statistics, and econometric techniques, which can be applied to identify effects of a wide spectrum of economic and political measures.

Ragnhild Haugli Bråten | Senior Manager

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.

Aleksander Bråthen | Manager

Aleksander has a master’s degree in both Economics and Philosophy, both from the University of Oslo. At Oslo Economics he works with economic analysis and management consulting in areas such as: major public investment decisions, environmental issues, culture and sports, as well as innovation and market analysis and public safety. Through his extensive studies and work-experience he embodies significant methodological competence in economics analysis, data collection and quantitative analysis. His fields of expertise also include strategic decision-making, financing-schemes and professional advice in the intersection between economic decisions and government- and municipal regulatory frameworks. Aleksander was formerly employed at the Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) and the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI).

Christoffer Bugge | Manager

Christoffer holds a master’s degree (MSc) in economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Oslo, with financing from the Norwegian Research Council and Oslo Economics. In his thesis Christoffer is examining how register data can be used in economic evaluation of innovations in health care. Christoffer has a particular interest in the use of register data for estimation of cancer costs. Christoffer has experience with various economic analyses in several sectors, including health and pharma, transport, labor, telecom, and culture. He has particular expertise in cost benefit analysis, economic evaluation, and health- and pharmacoeconomics.

Mats Nesset Busæt | Economist

Mats Nesset Busæt holds a Master of Science in Economics (MSc) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). At Oslo Economics, Mats has worked on projects within transport, public administration, economic analyses and competition economics. Mats has been central in several projects on behalf of Bane NOR and the Norwegian Railway Directorate, related to investments in the railway sector. Mats is familiar with the Ministry of Finance's framework and the guidelines for economic analysis from DFØ, as well as the Norwegian Railway Directorate's own tool for cost-benefit-analysis, SAGA. Mats has also been central in several power and grid projects on behalf of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Statnett and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, where he has worked on issues related to secure power supply, energy efficiency and costs related to the transmission network.

Ole Martin Davanger | Analyst

Ole Martin Davanger graduated with an MSc from Norwegian School of Economics, where he majored in Economics and minored in Business Analytics. He also has a BA from Wofford College in South Carolina, USA, where he double majored in Business Economics and Mathematics. Ole Martin wrote his master thesis within behavioral economics, where he performed an experiment to see if volunteers get rewarded in the form of social recognition. He has also gathered some work experience through a summer internship at Awilco, where he, among other things, analyzed Covid-19’s impact on global oil demand.

Ingrid Engebretsen | Analyst

Ingrid Engebretsen holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oslo, with a specialization in econometrics and statistics. In her thesis she studied wage rigidity in Norway. During her studies, Ingrid has acquired work experience from Statistics Norway and from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In addition, she has been a seminar teacher at the University of Oslo for several years. Previous work experience, as well as work with the master thesis, has given Ingrid in-depth expertise in quantitative methods and data analysis.

Charlotte Evensen | Economist

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.

Øystein Evenstad | Analyst

Øystein Evenstad holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration with a double degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and the Bocconi University in Milano. Throughout his studies, Øystein has specialized in social economics and management of innovation and technology, with a special focus on platforms and digital markets. Øystein wrote his master’s thesis about the role of user data in search engine competition. Through this work, he acquired skills in theoretical modeling and analytics. During his studies, he has been an exchange student in several countries. Øystein has worked as a trainee for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rio de Janeiro, and speaks seven languages.

Nina Skrove Falch | Senior Manager

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 | Manager

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.

Erling N. Faugstad | Senior Manager

Erling Faugstad holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in energy, environmental and resource economics. Through studies and work experience, his main fields are in the energy sector and in power supply, where he has conducted cost analyses, risk analyses and economic impact studies. In Oslo Economics, he has worked with evaluations, competition analyses and concept studies in several sectors, particularly in the transport sector. As previous Head of Section in Statnett, Erling also has management skills and work experience from corporate governance.

Ingeborg Sofie Fretheim | Analyst

Ingeborg Sofie Fretheim holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specializing in economics. She has also been on exchange to Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. During her studies, Ingeborg has specialized within empirical methods and economic analysis. She wrote her thesis within competition economics where she conducted an econometric analysis investigating local regulations as a barrier to entry the grocery market. Ingeborg has work experience from Accenture and as a teaching assistant.

Trygve Garmo | Senior Economist

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 | Analyst

Maren Gillebo holds a 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. Through this work she acquired skills in theoretical modeling and analytics. Maren previously worked at Nordbohus and through this gained experience from the construction industry.

Arne Rogde Gramstad | Manager

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.

Sindre Gripsgård | Analyst

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.

Eivind Moe Hammersmark | Manager

Eivind Moe Hammersmark holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oslo, as well as a Master's Degree in economics from the same institution. He is a specialist in applied statistics and microeconometrics. Eivind has a particular expertise in the analysis of large datasets, and in methods for identifying causal relationships and analyzing the effects of public policies. He has also acquired skills in finance and business economics from a BSc in Business Administration at Oslo University College. Eivind has done research on a number of subjects, including resource economics, corruption, conflict and economic development. One of the articles in his thesis is published in the American Journal of Political Science, and his master’s thesis won the prize for best thesis at the Department of Economics in 2013.

Ingrid Gaarder Harsheim | Economist

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.

Magnus Strand Helberg | Analyst

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.

Aleksander Huth | Economist

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.

Sunniva Schumacher Hillesund | Analyst

Sunniva Schumacher Hillesund holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Bergen, with specialization in microeconomic analysis and economic policy. In her master thesis she studied work related questions in the health care industry using registry data, and she has experience with quantitative methods. During her studies, Sunniva has acquired work experience in the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate as well as experience with administration and teaching at the University of Bergen. In addition, she had an internship in the Norwegian Competition Authority as a part of her degree.

Ida Stavland Jakobsen | Economist

Ida Stavland Jakobsen studied Economics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she specialized in environmental and resource economics. She wrote her thesis on the relationship between economic growth and environmental pollution, and she also has experience from Medicine and the Health Sector from previous studies. Before coming to Oslo Economics, Ida worked as a Management Consultant in Accenture, where she gained experience from a broad spectrum of projects and industries, including Consumer Goods, Industry, Retail and Transport.

Sara Lee Johansen | Analyst

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 | Manager

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 | Senior Economist

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.

Mari M. Kristoffersen | Analyst

Mari M. Kristoffersen is a health economist (MPhil) from the University of Oslo, specialized in economic evaluation. She holds a bachelor`s degree in economics from the University of Bergen. In her master project, Mari investigated national changes in resource use and associated costs during the gradual implementation of primary HPV-based screening test in Norway in the Norwegian Cervical Cancer Screening Program. During her thesis work, Mari has gained valuable experience in the process of collecting, processing and analyzation of registry data combined with quantitative economic analysis and modeling. Through studies, and specifically courses involved analytical methods and evaluation as well as position as research assistant at the University of Oslo she has gained methodological skills within statistical analyses.

Ingrid Bjartveit Krüger | Manager

Ingrid Bjartveit Krüger has a PhD in Economics from the University of Oslo. Her dissertation from 2013 makes use of applied data analysis in the field of political economy. Ingrid has broad experience in communicating research and statistics, nationally and internationally, both as a PhD student and in working life. In the period 2013 to 2016, Ingrid worked on the Project on future skills needs at the Ministry of Education and Research. The project work involved a great extent of dialogue across ministries and externally with researchers and social partners. Furthermore, an important part of the project was to compile the wide range of sources on the topic within a short time limit and communicate new insights from this through presentations and in writing in a way that made it easier to understand. Ingrid was part of the secretariat for the Norwegian Committee on Skills Needs throughout the whole committee period from 2017 to 2020. In the secretariat, Ingrid mainly worked on gathering knowledge on skills shortages, skills forecasts and the importance of technological change for the future labour market. The secretariat was based at the directorate Skills Norway, where Ingrid continued to work on analytical tasks from 2020 to 2021. Ingrid started working at Oslo Economics in August 2021.

Gro Mæle Liane | Senior Manager

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.

Karl Rikard Løvhaug | Senior Manager

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 | Senior Economist

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 | Analyst

Hannah Marøy holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Bergen, with a major in competition and industrial organization. Hannah wrote her master thesis on vertical mergers in digital platform markets. As part of her education, she worked on a student project for the Norwegian Competition Authority performing an ex post analysis of a merger. Moreover, she has obtained work experience from the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, working as an intern in the Tax Policy Department. During her education, Hannah worked as a teaching assistant in macroeconomics and in industrial organization at the University of Bergen.

Aleksander Møll | Senior Manager

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 | Senior Economist

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 | Manager

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 | Economist

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.

Hans David Rognlien | Senior Economist

Hans David Rognlien is an economist educated from the University of Bergen, where he specialized in statistics, econometrics, microeconomic analysis and public finance. In his master thesis, he collected data and created a dataset on behalf of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA), and analyzed the NPRA’s use of impact assessments in recommendations of alternative solutions for road projects to local governments. In Oslo Economics, Hans has worked with projects within different sectors, and his experience covers economic analyses and assessments in child welfare and protection services and child day care and kindergarten services, and projects within culture industry, transport and customs. Hans has carried out several quantitative analyses of statistical data using software such as Excel and STATA. In addition, he has experience from qualitative analyses using different methods of collecting qualitative data, such as interviews, surveys and literature reviews.

Elias Sandnes | Analyst

Elias Severinsen Sandnes holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a major in Economics. Elias wrote his thesis within microfinance and development economics, where he conducted an analysis of the effects of savings groups for people with disabilities and their families in Uganda. During his studies, Elias has gained experience within empirical methods and economic analysis, from academic fields such as microeconomics, development economics and behavioral economics. Elias has worked as a summer intern at Orkla, where he conducted market analyses. He was also an intern at Adina Stiftelsen Uganda, where he assisted the staff in Lira, Uganda with improving economic routines and evaluations.

Morten Schjødt-Osmo | Analyst

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. He has also been on exchange to University of Queensland, located 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. While studying at NHH, Morten also worked as a teaching assistant in econometrics at the same institution.

Eirik Nøren Stenersen | Senior Manager

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.

Susanna Sten-Gahmberg | Manager

Susanna Sten-Gahmberg holds a PhD in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics, where she has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher. She has also completed research stays at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and at the OECD in Paris. Susanna’s fields of expertise are education and labor economics, as well as microeconometric methods. In her thesis, Susanna exploited different aspects of human capital investments. Among other things, she evaluated a student aid reform and studied gender segregation in the Norwegian labor market. Through her empirical research, Susanna has obtained specialized knowledge in the use of statistical tools to analyze data and identify causal relationships. She has long experience from working with Norwegian registry data.

Nora Austad Sværen | Analyst

Nora Austad Sværen holds an 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 | Senior Economist

Eyvind Søraa holds an Msc. in Economics from the University of Oslo, specialising in labor economics and econometrics. Eyvind has worked on several cost-benefit analyses on large investment projects, regulatory measures and organizational strategies. He has broad experience from work on organization within the public transportation field, as well as with efficient public services. Through his studies and work on a diverse set of analyses, Eyvind has acquired skills in quantitative and qualitative methods. Eyvind also has experience with the Norwegian government’s quality assurance program(KS1) for large investments.

Øystein Tengesdal | Economist

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 | Economist

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 | Analyst

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. Through his work, Kristen has gained in-depth expertise in collecting, processing and analyzing quantitative data.

Cassandra Velten | Senior Economist

Casssandra Velten holds a MSc in Economics, with a major in Environmental, Resource and Development Economics, from the University of Oslo. Her previous work experience includes Vista Analyse, NyAnalyse and the University of Oslo. She wrote her thesis on barriers for investments in carbon capture and storage (CCS), which was published as a working paper by Oslo Centre for Research on Environmentally Friendly Energy. Cassandra has experience from various types of economic analysis within various sectors and markets.

Ingelin Vevle | Analyst

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 | Analyst

Susanne Gerda Værnø holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (MSc) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with a major in Economic Analysis and on a Research Distinction Track. During her studies, Susanne has specialized within microeconomic theory and empirical methods. Susanne has experience with conducting field experiments from her position as a research assistant at FAIR research centre at NHH and has also gained work experience from the Norwegian Competition Authority, where she worked with the grocery market.

Harald Wieslander | Economist

Harald Wieslander has a MSc in Business with a major in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School. He has also studied at Bocconi University in Milan and at the University of Amsterdam as an exchange student. Harald wrote his master’s thesis on the impact of monetary policy on leading variables for financial stability in Norway using advanced econometric techniques. Previous employers include Norges Bank, Loomis and Apollo.