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Economist focusing on taxation, fiscal corruption and capital flight.
Economist focusing on public financial management, mainly related to tax reform and revenue administration, including tax compliance and evasion, fiscal corruption, capital flight, local government taxation and intragovernmental fiscal relations.
Fjeldstad holds a PhD in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He has published widely, both scholarly and policy‐oriented. His experience also covers teaching, supervision and training in economic policy analysis, fiscal reforms, governance and the economics of corruption.
Fjeldstad has more than 25 years of experience from research and policy analysis in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East. He has served as director of major multidisciplinary research and capacity building programmes. He has been advisor for African governments on public financial management, and has worked as consultant for bilateral and multilateral development organisations, including ATAF, DFID, Norad, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OECD, IFC and the World Bank.
Fjeldstad is Extraordinary Professor at the African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, and Senior Fellow of the International Centre for Tax and Development.