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									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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