- Applied Economics
- Labor Economics
- Welfare Economics
Øivind A. Nilsen studied industrial economics at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim where he received his master degree in 1988. He received his PhD in Economics in 1998 from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
After working at the University of Bergen for several years, he became full professor at the Norwegian School of Economics in 2004. He is also affiliated with IZA-Bonn, University of Maastricht, and Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE).
His current research interests are applied economics with the particular focus on empirical analyses of firms’ behaviour (pricing, investment, and labour demand), labour economics/welfare economics. Among others he has several publications in the Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.