Curriculum Vitae        Steinar Vagstad

(Updated February 2010)

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Date of birth:              May 22, 1963

Civil Status:                Married, 2 children

Citizenship:                 Norwegian

Address:                      Department of Economics, University of Bergen,

Fosswinckelsgate 14, N-5015 Bergen, Norway.

Phone:                         +47 55 58 92 27 / +47 55 58 92 00

Telefax:                       +47 55 58 92 10

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Cand. Mag. degree (Bachelor's degree), University of Bergen, 1984

subjects:  mathematics, physics, informatics, statistics and economics.

Cand. Polit. degree (Master's degree), University of Bergen, 1987

subject:  economics

specialization: agricultural economics

Dr. Polit. (equivalent of Ph.D.), University of Bergen, 1994

title of thesis:  Five essays on incentives in public procurement

specialization:  contract theory, regulation theory

 

 

PREVIOUS AND PRESENT POSITIONS

 

1987 – 1989:   Research Fellow;  Centre for Applied Research, The Norwegian School of

                        Economics and Business Administration

1989 - 1990:    Researcher;  Centre for Applied Research, The Norwegian School of Economics

                        and Business Administration

1990 -1993:     Stipendiat (Research Fellow);  Norwegian Research Council for Science and the

                        Humanities (NAVF)

1993 - 1994:    Stipendiat (Research Fellow);  LOS Centre, University of Bergen

1994 - 1997:    Researcher, LOS Centre, University of Bergen

1997 - 2001:    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bergen

2001 –        :    Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bergen

1998         :    Research Fellow (≤20%), Center for Research in Economics and Business

                        Administration

2007– 2011:    Editor, Norsk Økonomisk Tidsskrift

2007– 2011:    Editor, Samfunnsøkonomen

2009–2010:     Head of department, Department of economics, University of Bergen

2009-2010:      Leader, Nasjonalt fagråd for samfunnsøkonomi

2009-2013:      Leader, Det sentrale valgstyret for Universitetet i Bergen

 

 

 

LONGER RESEARCH VISITS

1992                1 year              Stanford University

2003/2004       1 year              UC Berkeley

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Monographies

  1. Økologisk jordbruk og jordbrukspolitiske målsettingar, Master’s thesis, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, 1987.
  2. Five essays on incentives in procurement contracting, Dissertations in Economics no. 4, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, 1994.

 

International publications

  1. “Promoting fair competition in public procurement,” Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 58: 283-307, 1995.
  2. “Information rent and technology choice in a regulated firm,” in Picot, A. and E. Schlicht (Eds.): Firms, Markets, and Contracts — Contributions to Neo-Institutional Economics, Corrected 2nd printing, Physica-Verlag, 1997.
  3. "Investors facing opportunistic governments: Is it really good to “know the market” before investing?” [with Michaela Erbenová, CERGE-EI, Prague], Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 101(3): 459-75, 1999.
  4. “Centralized vs. decentralized procurement: Does local information call for decentralized decision-making?” International Journal of Industrial Organization, 18: 949-963, 2000.
  1. "Procurement auctions with entry of bidders" [with Egil Kjerstad, SNF], International Journal of Industrial Organization 18: 1243-1257, 2000.
  2. "On private incentives to aquire household skills," Journal of Population Economics, 14, 301-312, 2001.
  3. “Consumer heterogeneity, incomplete information and pricing in a duopoly with switching costs” [with Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen, University of  Bergen]. Information Economics and Policy 5(3): 384-401, 2003.
  4. “On how size and composition of customer bases affect equilibrium in a duopoly with switching costs [with Tommy Gabrielsen].” Review of Economic Design, 9: 59-71, 2004.
  5. “Education and completed fertility in Norway” [with Øivind Anti Nilsen and Ghazala Naz]. In Gustafsson, Siv; Kalwij, Adriaan (Eds.) Education and Postponement of Maternity, European Studies of Population, Vol.15. Springer Verlag, 2006.
  6.  “Should auctioneers supply early information for prospective bidders?” International Journal of Industrial Organization, 25: 597-614, 2007.
  7. “Why is on-net traffic cheaper than off-net traffic? Access markup as a collusive device?” [with Tommy Gabrielsen]. European Economic Review, 52: 99–115, 2008.
  8. “M2M Call Termination – Regulation or Competition?” [with Tommy Gabrielsen]. Applied Economics Quarterly, 54: 203-215, 2008.
  9. Access pricing in agricultural markets with regulated downstream competition and upstream externalities” [with Kristin Linnerud], European Review of Agricultural Economics, 37 (1): 77-96.