Øivind A. Nilsen

NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

Research interest

Macroeconomics, industrial organization, firm behavior, investment, energy

Past positions

Guest Professor, Center for Macroeconomic Research, Universität zu Köln, 2013–2014; Associate Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, 2004–2005; Associate Professor, University of Bergen, 2000–2004


PhD Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, 1998

Selected publications

  • “Intergenerational earnings mobility in Norway: Levels and trends.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 107:3 (2005): 419–435 (with E. Bratberg and K. Vaage).

  • “Employment adjustment, the structure of adjustment costs, and plant size.” European Economic Review 51:3 (2007): 577–598 (with K. G. Salvanes and F. Schiantarelli).

  • “Assessing the intergenerational correlation in disability pension recipiency.” Oxford Economic Papers 67:2 (2015): 205–226 (with E. Bratberg and K. Vaage).

  • “Sequentiality versus simultaneity: Interrelated factor demand.” Review of Economics and Statistics 96:5 (2014): 986–998 (with M. Asphjell, W. Letterie, and G. Pfann).

  • “Zeroes and lumps in investment: Empirical evidence on irreversibilities and non-convexities.” Review of Economics and Statistics 85:4 (2003): 1021–1037 (with F. Schiantarelli).