Jan Tore Klovland

Professor Emeritus Jan Tore Klovland

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Macro, Risk and Sustainability Centre
Macroeconomics Monetary history Monetary policy banking interest rates exchange rates


Jan Tore Klovland joined the Norwegian School of Economics in 1975 after taking the siviløkonom HAE degree, being first employed as a research scholar, then as an assistant professor in 1979 and as a full professor in 1985.

His main teaching areas have been within the field of macroeconomics, in particular money and banking, international financial markets and business cycle analysis.  Jan Tore Klovland’s research has mainly focused on topics within the quantitative monetary history of Norway and Britain, including monetary policy, price history, interest rates, ocean freight rates and business cycle chronologies.

Since 2002 he has held a part-time position at Norges Bank as a senior analyst, where he has contributed to constructing a historical database of macroeconomic time series spanning more than 200 years. This work provided the basis for Norges Bank’s Bicentenary Project (1816-2016), where the main task is to write a comprehensive monetary history of Norway (in cooperation with Øyvind Eitrheim and Lars Fredrik Øksendal) to be published in 2016.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Eitrheim, Øyvind; Klovland, Jan Tore; Qvigstad, Jan Fredrik Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Norway Norges Bank; 2022
Klovland, Jan Tore The price of neutrality: ocean freight rates and shipping policy towards the Northern Neutrals during the First World War Scandinavian Economic History Review Volume 70 (3); page 300 - 319; 2021
Klovland, Jan Tore; Eitrheim, Øyvind; Qvigstad, Jan Fredrik Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Norway Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Norway; 2022
Klovland, Jan Tore; Myrstuen, Lars; Sylte, Didrik Den svake norske kronen – fakta eller fiksjon? Samfunnsøkonomen Volume 2; 2021
Eitrheim, Øyvind; Klovland, Jan Tore Norges Bank 1816-2016: A history of a small independent Central Bank Sveriges Riksbank and the History of Central Banking.; page 265 - 297; 2018
Klovland, Jan Tore; Øksendal, Lars Fredrik M. The decentralized central bank: Bank rate autonomy and capital market integration in Norway, 1850-1892 European Review of Economic History Volume 21 (3); page 259 - 279; 2017
Klovland, Jan Tore New methods for construction of historical price indices, with an illustration from Norway, 1777-1920 European Review of Economic History Volume 18 (3); page 277 - 305; 2014
Klovland, Jan Tore A great hundred years of timber freights 1757-1876 Research in maritime history (46); page 1 - 29; 2011
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Money and banking, International financial markets, Business cycles