Workshop: Economics of Resource Wealth

The UiS Business School together with Oxcarre and NHH are hosting a Workshop on Economics of Resource Wealth in Stavanger 16 - 17 of June 2016.

Programme outline

Place: University of Stavanger Business School, Campus Ullandhaug, Arne Rettedals house, room G-101

Date: 16‐17 June 2016

Programme outline (pdf-file) 


Wednesday 15 June

7 pm: Guided tour of the Norwegian Oil Museum (5-minute walk from hotel)

8 pm: Informal welcome dinner (Bølgen & Moi)

Thursday 16 June

09:00: Samuel Wills, OxCarre
Left in the Dark? Oil and Rural Poverty (pdf)

09:45: Elena Esposito, European University Institute 
The resource curse in the long run (abstract)

10:30: Coffee break

10:45: Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick
On the Comparative Advantage of U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence from the Shale Gas Revolution (pdf)

11:30: Kjell Agnar Dragvik, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Norwegian Oil & Gas: Status and outlook.
Policy session moderated by Anthony J. Venables

12:30: Lunch

13:15: Erin Mansur, Dartmouth College
Geographic dispersion of economic shocks: Evidence from the fracking revolution (pdf)

14:00: Jørgen Juel Andersen, BI Norwegian Business School
Conflict capacity and civil conflict: Onshore versus offshore oil        

14:45: Coffee break

15:00: Sabrina Eisenbarth, OxCarre
What determines the adoption of catch share programs for fisheries?

15:45: Torfinn Harding, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
The Effects of Land Use Regulation on Deforestation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon (pdf)

16:30: End of programme day 1: Departure for hotel

18:15: Departure for Conference dinner (Ølbergstranden)

Friday 17 June

09:00: Itziar Lazkano, NHH Norwegian School of Economics /University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
From Fossil Fuels to Renewables: The Role of Electricity Storage (pdf)

09:45: Barbara Rossi, Universitat Pompei Fabra
Exchange Rate Predictability

10:30: Coffee break

10:45: Andrea Ferrero, University of Oxford
Monetary Policy in Resource-Rich Countries

11:30: Svein Gjedrem, adjunct professor NHH and former central bank governor
The Norwegian oil fund: the idea and the way forward 
Policy session moderated by Rick van der Ploeg

12:30: Lunch   

13:30: Klaus Mohn, University of Stavanger Business School
Oil wealth and housing in Norway (pdf)

14:15: Espen Henriksen, BI Norwegian Business School
Portfolio choice and non-tradeable commodity risk (pdf)

15:00: Gerhard Toews, OxCarre
Boom goes the price: Giant resource discoveries and real exchange rate appreciation (pdf)

15:45: End of programme and departure