Main research interests are in the fields of applied macroeconomics and time series. Special interests include the study of business cycles, monetary policy, resource rich economies and the analysis of the effects of dynamic shocks in vector autoregressive (VAR) models.

Publications: Commodity prices and resource rich economies
Publications: Monetary policy and business cycles
Research in progress
Selected publications in Norwegian

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Working papers (in progress):






  • "Monetary policy, leaning and concern for financial stability" (coauthors Leif Brubakk and Junior Maih)


Publications in international Journals:



  • "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












  • "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