Ola Kvaløy is professor of economics and vice dean for research at the UiS Business School at the University of Stavanger. He received his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2003, and is currently affiliated with NHH as adjunct professor.
Kvaløy specializes in the field of organizational economics and behavioral economics. He has worked extensively on incentive theory and contract theory, in particular trust-based relational contracts. He has also done experimental work on incentives, motivation and risk-taking behavior. Kvaløy has been principal investigator in several large research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, and has published his research in leading international journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Management Science and Review of Finance. He is also an op-ed columnist in the Norwegian business newspaper, Dagens Næringsliv.