Torfinn Harding

Research on Natural Resources and Economic Development

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Professor of Economics, University of Stavanger Business School

Editor, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Adjunct Professor in Economics, NHH Norwegian School of Economics (partly financed by the academia agreement between NHH and Equnior)

External Research Associate, Oxcarre, Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Affiliate, CESifo Research Network

Research fields

Economic development, natural resources, FDI

Current projects

Principal Investigator, Economic crisis and the allocation of capital and labour, Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal, the Research Council of Norway, 2021-2026

Work package leader, NCS2030 – National Centre for Sustainable Utilization of Energy Resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, partly financed by the Research Council of Norway and includes participation from the industry, 2022-2030

Policy interest

In 2010-2012, I led a Norwegian aid project providing support on macroeconomic analysis and policy to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in South Sudan. I have also worked with countries such as Ghana, Malawi, Norway and Uganda.