Kjetil Bjorvatn


Kjetil Bjorvatn has been a professor in economics since 2005. He received his PhD degree in economics from NHH in 1996. Bjorvatn is the leader of the FAIR Insight Team at the Centre of Excellence FAIR (Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality).

Bjorvatn’s main research interests are in the fields of economic development and political economy. He has published a number of articles in these areas, among them ”Disabled by stereotype? Experimental evidence from Uganda,” Forthcoming Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (together with Bertil Tungodden), “Human and financial capital for microenterprise development: Evidence from a field and lab experiment,” (2014) Management Science (together with Lars Ivar O. Berge and Bertil Tungodden), and “Resource rents, balance of power, and political stability,” Forthcoming Journal of Peace Research (together with Mohammad Farzanegan).

Bjorvatn was Dean of the Bachelor programme at NHH in the period 2009-2015.  In 2004 and 2013 he has won the Students’ NHH Best teacher award and received the NHH award for excellence in teaching in 2005.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Galle, Simon; Miguel, Edward; Posner, Daniel; Tungodden, Bertil; Zhang, Kelly Ethnically Biased? Experimental Evidence from Kenya Journal of the European Economic Association Volume 18 (1); 2019
Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Mohamed, Amina; Somville, Vincent; Tungodden, Bertil Reducing Early Pregnancy in Low-Income Countries : a literature review and new evidence Towards gender equity in development; page 141 - 166; 2018
Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Ekström, Mathias Philip; Pires, Armando Kan nudging gi bedre oppmøte til lærerstudiet? : små dytt for store valg Samfunnsøkonomen Volume 131 (3); page 46 - 51; 2017
Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Falch, Ranveig; Hernæs, Ulrikke Johanne Voltersvik Gender, context and competition: Experimental evidence from rural and urban Uganda Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics Volume 61; page 31 - 37; 2016
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