Resource economy workshop Oslo 5-6 March 2015

Venue: ESOP premises, University of Oslo, room 1047

Thursday March 5

15.45-16:30 Kjetil Storesletten UiO TBC: On the Spending rule

16.30-17.15 Brock Smith Oxford: There Will Be Blood: Crime Rates in Shale-Rich U.S. Counties


17.45-18.30 Eivind H. Olsen UiO: Mining and local corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

18.30- 19.15 Daniel Spiro UiO: Finders, Keepers?

Friday March 6

09.30-10.15 Halvor Mehlum UiO and Ragnar Torvik NTNU: Dutch disease

10.30-11.15 Ohad Raveh Oxford: Natural Resources, Decentralization, and Risk Sharing: Can Resource Booms Unify Nations?


11.45-12.30 Leif Anders Thorsrud BI: Commodity prices, fiscal policy design and economic activity

12.45- 13.30 Chiara Ravetti Oxford: Directed Technical Change and Natural Resources: The Tragedy of the Locals


15.00 - 15.45 Sepideh Zahiri BI : Commodity Future Markets and Forecasting Commodity Currencies"

16.00 - 16.45 Gerhard Toews Oxford: What happened to Billy Elliot’s Neighbours? Coal Mines Closures and Local Labour Markets

Arranged by

-Centre for Applied Macro and Petroleum economics (CAMP) at BI Norwegian Business School
-Equality, Social Organization and Performance (ESOP) at University of Oslo