Arnt Ove Hopland

Professor Arnt Ove Hopland

+47 55 95 96 89
Business and Management Science
Tax and Public Economics Econometrics


I received my PhD in economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2012, and joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) as Assistant Professor in 2013. From August 2017 to August 2019 I was a tenured Associate Professor. I'm now a full Professor of business economics with a particular emphasis in taxation. My papers on taxation have made it into top journals in both economics and accounting, and I have papers in as different journals as Econometrica and The Accounting Review.

I'm also active in research on local public finance, and have published papers on this topic in Public Choice and Economics of Governance.

I have participated in a few studies with a "behavioral twist", resulting in papers in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance and The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.

Although the fields above are the ones that build my academic career, the work I do with the largest potential for real-world impact is probably in Facilities Management. Among other policy relevant questions, I study causes and consequences of poor maintenance of local public buildings, and derive optimal maintenance strategies. I've published papers on this topic in journals such as Facilities and Journal of Facilities Management.

This research is of great interest to policy makers, who often ask me to contribute on meetings and conferences. You can see me in action on this video posted by The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training from their conference on physical learning environment in October 2017.

Personal webpage

Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Borge, Lars-Erik; Hopland, Arnt Ove Fiscal and political determinants of local government maintenance Building Research & Information Volume 51 (8); page 937 - 948; 2023
Hopland, Arnt Ove; Ullmann, Robert Pushing the Wrong Buttons: VAT Evasion by Misclassification of Meal Consumption Type European Accounting Review Volume 29 (5); page 975 - 997; 2020
Zoutman, Floris Tobias; Gavrilova-Zoutman, Evelina; Hopland, Arnt Ove Estimating Both Supply and Demand Elasticities Using Variation in a Single Tax Rate Econometrica Volume 86 (2); page 763 - 771; 2018
Hopland, Arnt Ove; Lisowsky, Petro; Schindler, Dirk; Mardan, Mohammed Flexibility in Income Shifting under Losses Accounting Review Volume 93 (3); page 163 - 183; 2017
Guajardo, Mario; Hopland, Arnt Ove; Jørnsten, Kurt On cooperative game theory, taxation, and a boys’ night out with unhappy ending Beta Volume 31 (2); page 159 - 169; 2017
Hopland, Arnt Ove Firm size and effective tax rates Beta Volume 31 (2); page 116 - 137; 2017
Borge, Lars-Erik; Hopland, Arnt Ove Schools and public buildings in decay: the role of political fragmentation Economics of Governance Volume 18 (1); page 85 - 105; 2016
Hopland, Arnt Ove; Matsen, Egil; Strøm, Bjarne Income and choice under risk Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance Volume 12; page 55 - 64; 2016
Hopland, Arnt Ove; Nyhus, Ole Henning Gender Differences in Competitiveness: Evidence from Educational Admission Reforms The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy Volume 16 (1); page 409 - 436; 2015
Hopland, Arnt Ove Voter information and electoral outcomes: the Norwegian list of shame Public Choice Volume 161 (1-2); page 233 - 255; 2014
Hopland, Arnt Ove Central government control and fiscal adjustment: Norwegian evidence Economics of Governance Volume 14 (2); page 185 - 203; 2013
More publications in Cristin

Discussion Papers

Department of Business and Management Science, NHH

author pages

Research areas at the department

Main: Business Taxation

  • Econometrics


Zoutman, F., Gavrilova, E., Hopland, A.O. 2017. Estimating both supply and demand elasticities using variation in a single tax change. Econometrica, forthcoming.