CURRICULUM VITAE FOR VIDAR RINGSTAD * Born Jan. 23. 1939, married, three children. * Completed a degree in economics (cand.oecon.) at the University of Oslo in 1965. * Held a professor Haavelmo research fellowship 1965 - 1971 at the Institute of Economics, University of Oslo. Cooperated in this period with professor Zvi Griliches at the University of Chicago (now Harvard University) and published jointly with him “Economies of Scale and the Form of the Production Function.” at North Holland Publ. Co. in 1971. * Completed a doctoral degree (dr. philos.) at the University of Oslo in 1971 with the dissertation “Estimating Production Functions and Technical Change from Micro Data.” * Carried out a research project on price- and wage issues at the Central Bureau of Statistics (now Statistics Norway) 1971-1973, and published the book “Prisutvikling og prisatferd i 1960-årene.” (Price Development and Price Behaviour during the 1960’s) in 1973. * Professor at Telemark College 1973 - 1989. Published in this period a number of research reports and articles, among which several in international periodicals (three in Econometrica). Main areas of research were microeconometrics, production economics and industrial economics. * In this period the first two editions of a three volume text in economics (micro, macro and public economics) for colleges/universities were completed. Moreover, a first edition of an introductory text in economics was completed in 1989. * Since 1989 senior researcher at Telemark Research Institute. Among the areas of research have been evaluation studies, forest- and agricultural economics, cultural economics (the Norwegian book market and cultural landscape), economic efficiency studies, costs of unemployment, supply and demand of publicly provided goods, cost - benefit analyses and industrial economics, in several contexts using microeconometric methods. This research is documented in various reports and articles. * A third edition of the introductory text in economics was published in 2000. The fifth edition of the three volume text will be completed in 2003.
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