Main research interest is in the areas of applied macroeconomics and time series. Special interests include business cycles, energy economics, commodity prices, and fiscal- and monetary policy. See links below for access to papers

Applied Time Series For Macroeconomics
Conference discussions
Older (dormant) Working papers

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Work in progress:





  • "Lock, stock and (oil) barrel: real exchange rate fundamentals in resource-rich economies" (coauthors Leif Brubakk and Nicolò Maffei-Faccioli). Work in progress



  • "Re-thinking the relationship between oil prices and monetary policy" (coauthors Jamie L. Cross and Jonas Holz). Work in progress



Publications in international Journals:

(Scroll down for publications in Norwegian)










  • "Oil and macroeconomic (in)stability" (coauthors Vegard H. Larsen and Junior Maih), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 10(4), 2018, 128-51.
    • For a previous working paper version, see here
    • For online appendix, see here












  • "Weights and pools for a Norwegian density combination" (coauthors Karsten Gerdrup, Anne Sofie Jore, Christie Smith and Leif Anders Thorsrud). North American Journal of Economics and Finance. 22(1), 2011, 61-76, (formerly titled as “There is more than one weight to skin a cat: Combining densities at Norges Bank”).
    • For a previous working paper version, see here.









  • "The commodity currency puzzle" (coauthor: Håvard Hungnes), IUP Journal of Monetary Economics, Icfai Press, VI, 2008, 7-30.
    • For a previous working paper version, see here












Some selected publications in Norwegian: