Røgnvaldur Hannesson

Professor Emeritus Rögnvaldur Hannesson

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Fisheries economics Petroleum economics Resource economics Energy Environmental Economics Sustainability


Rögnvaldur Hannesson was professor of fisheries economics at NHH from 1983 to 2013 when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. He was born in Iceland 1943 and took his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Lund, Sweden, in 1975. His academic career has been in Norway, first at the University of Tromsø, where he moved in 1975, and then at the University of Bergen and NHH.

His main research interests are in fisheries and natural resource economics and energy economics. He has published about 100 articles in refereed journals and six books, the latest of which are “Ecofundamentalism” and “Debt, Democracy and the Welfare State.”

He was chairman of the Department of Economics at NHH 1990-1992 and Research Director of the Centre for Fisheries Economics at SNF 2001-2006. In 2014 he was elected IIFET (International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade) Fellow in recognition of his research on fisheries economics.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Hannesson, Røgnvaldur Density-dependent growth and cannibalism in Northeast Arctic cod: Some implications for fishing strategies Fisheries Research Volume 204; page 1 - 7; 2018
Hannesson, Røgnvaldur Shared stocks, game theory and the zonal attachment principle Fisheries Research Volume 203; page 6 - 11; 2018
Hannesson, Røgnvaldur Fish quota prices in Norway Marine Resource Economics Volume 32 (1); page 109 - 117; 2017
Hannesson, Røgnvaldur Return on Capital and Management Reforms in Norway's Fisheries. Land Economics Volume 93 (4); page 710 - 720; 2017
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