Rolf Jens Brunstad



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Professor of honour Warsaw University of Technology

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:

  • "The taxi puzzle: Why does the taxi to the airport cost more than the flight ticket?" (With Kurt Jörnsten and Siri Pettersen Strandenes).
  • "Agriculture: Optimal policy in view of climate effect of methane and CO2 emissions" (With Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal).

Selected publications:

Articles in refereed international journals:

  • "Agricultural support as a Pigouvian subsidy for landscape amenity benefits: revisiting European regional convergence” (with Roger Bivand) Int. J. Foresight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, 2012.
  • "Optimal agricultural policy and PSE measurement: an assessment and application to Norway”.(With David Blandford, Ivar Gaasland and Erling Vårdal) Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, 2010.
  • “Regional growth in Western Europe: detecting spatial mispecification using the R environment”. (With R. S. Bivand) Papers in Regional Science 85: 277–297, 2006.
  • “Multifunctionality of agriculture: An inquiry into the complementarity between landscape preservation and food security,” (with I. Gaasland and E. Vårdal), European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2005 .
  • “Efficiency losses in milk marketing boards - the importance of exports”, (with I. Gaasland and E. Vårdal), Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 2005.
  • "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.)
  • "The distribution of excess demand for labor and the Phillips curve", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 84, 1980, 199-215. 

Articles in books:

  • “Optimal provision of public goods: implications for support to agriculture (with I. Gaasland and E. Vårdal) in Multifunctionality in Agriculture, OECDpublishing 2008, 171-181.
  • “Regional Aspect of Agriculture”, (with I. Gaasland and E. Vårdal), in Social Policy and Regional Development, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, 2007.
  •  "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)
  • "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.)

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:



Chair, International Academic Council of Baltic Management Institute, 2004-
Member of the Board of Baltic Management Institute, 1998-
Chair, Council of Founders of the Warsaw University of Technology Business School 2012-
Member of Warsaw University of Technology Convention 2012-
Member of the School Council of Warsaw University of Technology School of Business, 1991-2012
Member of the International Academic Council for the International EMBA at School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, 2005-2007
Member of the Executive Board of Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), 2001-2005.