Ivar Kolstad

Associate Professor Ivar Kolstad

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Accounting, Auditing and Law
Business Ethics Political Economy Development Economics

Ivar Kolstad is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics. His current research focuses on corporate social responsibility and the political economy of globalization and development. His work has been published in a diverse set of journals in the fields of international business, economics, ethics, political science and development studies. Kolstad has managed a number of major research projects, funded by the Research Council of Norway, the World Bank, DFID, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norad, the Government of Malaysia, Irish Aid, and more. He has substantial experience from research in developing countries in Africa and Asia, in particular Angola, Tanzania, and Bangladesh. He is currently an Associated Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, and deputy chair-person of the National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH). Kolstad got his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics in 2003.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge Does an Economics Education Produce Technocratic Paternalists? Experimental Evidence from Tanzania Journal of Development Studies; 2020
Kolstad, Ivar Too big to fault? Effects of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Norwegian exports to China and foreign policy International Political Science Review; 2020
Kolstad, Ivar; Bezu, Sosina; Lujala, Päivi; Mahmud, Minhaj; Wiig, Arne Does changing the narrative improve host community attitudes to climate migrants? Experimental evidence from Bangladesh Working Paper - Chr. Michelsen Institute Volume 2019 (3); 2019
Kolstad, Ivar Protected tax havens: Cornering the market through international reform? World Tax Journal (WTJ) Volume 11 (4); 2019
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