Rögnvaldur Hannesson



Rögnvaldurn Hannesson


+47 416 50068


+47 55 959 100


Professor emeritus, fil.dr.


Norwegian citizen, Icelandic by birth
Curriculum Vitae

Teaching languages:

Norwegian, English, Icelandic

Teaching areas:

Doctoral courses:

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics
Fisheries economics, Petroleum economics            
Natural resource economics, Growth theory


Resource economics, fisheries economics, property rights

Selected papers in refereed journals:

  • "The Norwegian Winter Herring Fishery: A story of Technological progress and stock collapse" (with Daniel Gordon), Land Economics, Vol. 91, May 2015, pp. 362-385.
  • "Rights Based Fishing on the High Seas: Is It Possible?" Marine Policy, Vol. 35 (2011) 667-674.
  • "Game Theory and Fisheries. Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 3 (2011) 181-202.
  • "The “Rent Drain”: A Good Measure of the Gains from Better Resource Management? Marine Resource Economics, Vol. 25, 2010, pp. 3-10.
  • "Technological Change and the Tragedy of the Commons: The Lofoten Fishery over Hundred and Thirty Years" (with Kjell Salvanes and Dale Squires). Land Economics Vol. 86, November 2010, pp. 746-763.  
  • "Energy and GDP growth". International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Vol. 3, 2009, pp. 157-170.
  • "Ecological and Economic Considerations in the Conservation and Management of the California Sardine" (with Samuel Herrick and John Field). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 66, 2009, pp. 859-868.
  • "Growth Accounting in a Fishery". Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 53, 2007, pp. 364-376.
  • "Global Warming and Fish Migrations", Natural Resource Modeling, Vol. 20, 2007, pp. 301-319.
  • "Landing fees versus fish quotas" (with John Kennedy), Land Economics, Vol. 81, 2005, pp. 518-529.
  • "Fish Quota Auctions in the Russian Far East: A Failed Experiment" (with Elena Anferova and Markus Vetemaa), Marine Policy, Vol. 29, 2005, pp. 47-56.
  • "The Economics of Marine Reserves" . Natural Resource Modeling, Vol. 15, 2002, pp. 273 - 290.  


  • Debt, Democracy and the Welfare State. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015.
  • Ecofundamentalism: A Critique of Extreme Environmentalism, Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, 2014.
  • The Privatization of the Oceans. MIT Press, Boston, Mass., 2004.
  • Investing for Sustainability: The Management of Mineral Wealth. Kluwer Academic Press, 2001.
  • Petroleum Economics. Issues and Strategies of Oil and Natural Gas Production. Quorum Books, Westport, Connecticut, 1998.
  • Fisheries Mismanagement: The Case of the Atlantic Cod. Fishing News Books, 1996.
  • Bioeconomic Analysis of Fisheries. Published jointly by Fishing News Books and the FAO, 1993. Also published in Chinese.

Academic Editorial Board:



Journal of Environmental Economics and Management  (2001-2005)
Marine resource economics

Visiting professor/visiting scholar:



University of California, San Diego (2007)
Institute of Advanced Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne, (2007)
University of Washington, Seattle (2002)
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (1998)
Memorial University of Newfoundland (1994).
Humboldt University, Berlin (1994)
University of Iceland (several occasions)
University of Delaware (1981),

Other interests/involvements:


Research director at the Centre for Fisheries Economics at the Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF), 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2006.