Rolf Jens Brunstad



+47 55 959 264


+47 55 959 100



Elected positions:

Chairman, Program committee for International Affairs, 2001-2003, 2004-2005.


Chairman, Department of Economics, 1996-1998
Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, 1990-92



Teaching languages:

Norwegian, English

Teaching areas:




Applied welfare economics, Macroeconomics


Teaching in EMBA programs at Warsaw University of Technology School of Business (WUTBS), Baltic Management Institute (BMI) in Vilnius and School of Management, St. Petersburg State University

Main research areas:

Labour economics, Industrial economics, Agricultural economics

Research in progress:

  • "Agriculture: Optimal policy and PSE measurements. A critical evaluation” (With Ivar Gaasland).
  • “Does agricultural support affect regional growth negatively? How far do omitted landscape amenity benefits impact the result?” Paper presented at the International Workshop on Spatial Econometrics and Statistics, University LUISS “Guido Carli”, Roma 25-27 May, 2006(With Roger Bivand).

Selected publications:

  • "Regional growth in Western Europe: detecting spatial misspecification using the R environment”, Papers in Regional Science, 2006, 85(2), 277-297. (With Roger Bivand)
  • "Efficiency losses in milk marketing boards – the importance of exports”, Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 2005 31(2), 77-92. (With Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal).
  • "Multifunctionality of agriculture: an inquiry into the complementarity between food security and landscape preservation”, European Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2005 32(4), 469-488 (With Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal).
  • "Regional growth in Western Europe: an empirical exploration of interactions with agriculture and agricultural policy”. In B. Fingleton (ed.): European Regional Growth, Springer, 2003, 351-374 (With Roger Bivand)
  • "Agricultural Production and the Optimal Level of Landscape Preservation", Land Economics, 1999 75(4), 538-546 (With Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal).
  • "Booming sector and wage effects: An empirical analysis on Norwegian data", Oxford Economic Papers, 49, 1997, 89-103. (With Jan Morten Dyrstad.)
  • "Agriculture as a provider of public goods - A case study for Norway", Agricultural Economics, 13, 1995, 39-49. (With Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal.)
  • "Goal conflicts in the Norwegian farming industry: Allocational loss through the pursuit of non-efficiency goals". In W. Heinrichsmeyer and S. Bauer (eds.): Agricultural Sector Modelling. Proceedings of the 16th European Symposion of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, Kiel: Wissenschaftsverlag Vauk 1988. (With Erling Vårdal.)
  • "The distribution of excess demand for labor and the Phillips curve", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 84, 1980, 199-215.

Academic Editorial Board:



Editor, Sosialøkonomen (The Economist), 1988-94
Editor, Norsk Økonomisk Tidsskrift (Norwegian Journal of Economics), 1987-90

Visiting professor/visiting scholar:



Humbolt Universität zu Berlin, November 1994
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, June 1991
Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, June 1989
University of Essex, 1972-73

Other interests/involvements:



Member of the School Council of Warsaw University of Technology School of Business, 1991-
Member of the Board of Baltic Management Institute, 1998-
Member of the International Academic Council for the International EMBA at School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, 2005-
Member of the Executive Board of Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), 2001-2005.



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