Eirik Gaard Kristiansen

Professor Eirik Gaard Kristiansen

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Corporate Governance Compensation contracts Strategic investments in innovation


Eirik Gaard Kristiansen was appointed Professor at the Department of Economics, NHH in 2007, where he also received his PhD in 1996.

Kristiansen’s main research interests are in the fields of economics of contracts, industrial organization, innovation, corporate governance and environmental economics.  His current research focuses on how institutions and public policies shape market outcomes.  He has published in top academic journals like Quarterly Journal of Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics.

He has also worked as an advisor and Head of Research at the Central Bank of Norway from 1997 to 2001. Since 2011 he has been a Director of the Board of Enova. Enova is a public enterprise with a goal of triggering an environmental conversion in the consumption and generation of energy in Norway.  He currently serves as Head of the Research Group “Law and Economics of Markets and Organization” (LEMO).

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Choi, Jay Pil; Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard; Nahm, Jae Communication of soft information: Reputation and imperfect enforcement of reporting quality. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Volume 136; page 91 - 106; 2017
Hvide, Hans K.; Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard Management of Knowledge Workers The Journal of law & economics Volume 55 (4); page 815 - 838; 2012
Kim, Moshe; Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard; Vale, Bent Life-Cycle Patterns of Interest-Rate Mark-Ups in Small-Firm Finance* The Scandinavian Journal of Economics Volume 114 (2); page 629 - 657; 2012
Ellingsen, Tore; Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard Financial contracting under imperfect enforcement Quarterly Journal of Economics Volume 126 (1); page 323 - 371; 2011
Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard; Choi, Jay Pil; Nahm, Jae Vaporware International Economic Review Volume 51 (3); page 653 - 669; 2010
Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard R&D and buyers' waiting option The Journal of Industrial Economics Volume 54 (1); page 31 - 42; 2006
Kim, Moshe; Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard; Vale, Bent Endogenous product differentiation in credit markets: What do borrowers pay for? Journal of Banking & Finance Volume 29 (3); page 681 - 699; 2005
Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard; Hvide, Hans K. Risk taking in selection contests Games and Economic Behavior Volume 42 (1); page 172 - 179; 2003
Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard R&D in the Presence of Network Externalities: Timing and Compatibility. RAND Journal of Economics Volume 29; page 531 - 547; 1998
Kristiansen, Eirik Gaard R&D in Markets with Network Externalities. International Journal of Industrial Organization Volume 14; page 769 - 784; 1996
More publications in Cristin


Advanced Microeconomics
Contract theory
Corporate Governance and financial contracts