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(October 2018)


Professional Experience:

Norges Bank,  Researcher, August 2016 - present
Norwegian Business School, Researcher II, August 2017 - present 
Norwegian Business School, Research fellow/PhD candidate, August 2012 - August 2016
Norges Bank, PhD Intern, January 2015 - August 2016  

Other appointments and affiliations:

CESifo Research Network Affiliate 2018 - present 


PhD in Economics, BI Norwegian Business School, August 2012 - June 2017

    Thesis title: Drivers of the business cycle: Oil, news and uncertainty

    PhD comitee: Juan F. Rubio-Ramíres (Emory), Gernot Doppelhofer (NHH) and Gisle J. Natvik (BI) 

    Supervisor: Tommy Sveen 

    Co-supervisor: Hilde C. Bjørnland

Master of Science in Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, August 2007 - June 2012

    Master thesis: The Present-Value Model of the Current Account: Results from Norway 

    Advisors: Ragnar Torvik and Kåre Johansen


Visiting Scholar, Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, University of California Berkeley, August 2013 -  June 2014
Visiting Student, Department of Economics, University of California Berkeley,  August 2010 - June 2011
Compulsory Military Service, Norwegian Army, The Engineer Battalion, August 2005 - June 2006


Oil and Macroeconomic (In)stability, joint with Hilde C. Bjørnland and Junior Maih (2018)  American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics10 (4): 128-51.
The Value of News for Economic Developments, joint with Leif Anders Thorsrud (Forthcomming)  Journal of Econometrics.
Business cycles in an oil economy, joint with Drago bergholt and Martin Seneca (Forthcomming)  Journal of International Money and Finance.

Working Papers:

Business cycle narratives (with Leif Anders Thorsrud)
Asset returns, news topics, and media effects (with Leif Anders Thorsrud)
Components of Uncertainty R&R IER

Teaching Experience:

Teaching, Introductory Statistics, Undergraduate, Spring 2016
Teaching Assistant, for Prof. Hilde C. Bjørnland, Business Cycles, Graduate, Spring 2015
Teaching Assistant, for Prof. Tommy Sveen, Open Macroeconomics and International Finance, Graduate, Fall 2014
Teaching Assistant, for Prof. Jon H. Fiva, Econometrics, Undergraduate, Fall 2012

Short term visits:

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, October 2017
Reserve Bank of New Zealand, December 2015

Awards and grants:

Distinguished CESifo Affiliate prize in the Area og The Economics of Digitalization for the paper “Components of Uncertainty” (2018)
Best PhD Thesis in Macroeconomics, submitted in Norway during the period May 2014 - April 2017
Stipend from Norges Banks fond til økonomisk forskning (2013 - 2014)

Paper presentations:

CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Digitalization, November 30 - December 1, Munich, Germany
NHH, November 27, Bergen, Norway
EEA - ESEM, August 27 - 31, Cologne, Germany 
International Association for Applied Econometrics, June 26 - 29, Montreal, Canada
North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society,
 June 21 - 24, Davis, California
June 14, Trondheim, Norway
Mannheim Workshop in Quantitative Macroeconomics 
, May 18 -19, Mannheim, Germany 
Federal Reserve Board
, January 19, Washington D.C., USA
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
, January 12, Boston, USA
ASSA Anual meeting,
 January 7, Philladelphia, USA

RES PhD meeting, December 20, London, UK

BI Norwegian Business School, December 8, Oslo, Norway
Statistics Norway
, November 8, Oslo, Norway
Conference on Machine Learning for Macroeconomic Prediction and Policy
, October 12 - 13, Philadelphia, USA

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, October 11, Philadelphia, USA
SITE: Macroeconomics of Uncertainty and Volatility, August 28 - 30, Stanford, USA

EEA - ESEM, August 21 - 25, Lisbon, Portugal
11th Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics, August 9 - 12, Smøgen, Sweden
SEM's fourth conference MITJuly 26 - 28, Massachusetts, USA
International Association for Applied EconometricsJune 26 - 30, Sapporo, Japan

Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and EconometricsMarch 30 - 31, Paris, France
International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics, December 9 - 11, Seville, Spain
Computing in Economics and Finance, June 26 - 28, Bordeaux, France
International Association for Applied Econometrics, June 22 - 25, Milano, Italy
North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, June 16 - 19, Philadelphia, USA 
Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and EconometricsMarch 10 - 11, Tuscaloosa, USA
Annual meeting of Norwegian Association of EconomistsJanuary 4 - 5, Trondheim, Norway
Reserve Bank of New Zealand, December 10, Wellington, New Zealand
CAMP-Melbourne Institute Applied Macroeconometrics Workshop, December 3, Melbourne, Australia
Statoil, November 19, Stavanger, Norway
6th ESOBE Annual ConferenceOctober 29 - 30, Gerzensee, Switzerland
Norges Bank, October 8, Oslo, Norway
11th World Congress of the Econometric SocietyAugust 17 - 21, Montreal, Canada
International Association for Applied EconometricsJune 25 - 27, Thessaloniki, Greece
The 10th Oslo-NHH Workshop in MacroeconomicsJune 2, Oslo, Norway
Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and EconometricsMarch 19 - 20, Oslo, Norway
Annual meeting of Norwegian Association of EconomistsJanuary 5 - 6, Bergen, Norway
International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics, December 6 - 8, Pisa, Italy
Computing in Economics and Finance, June 22 - 24, Oslo, Norway 



Economics Programing/Computing Languages
Macroeconomics Daily use: Python, Jupyter, Latex, Linux Norwegian (native)
Time series economics Regular use: Matlab, Azure  English (fluent)
Business Cycles Some experience: R, Stata, OxMetrics, Eviews, Dynare, MongoDB