Research Staff

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance

Completed projects

Jan 2017 - May 2021


Jul 2017 - Feb 2018

Taxation in fragile states

Mar 2003 - Dec 2003

Rural taxation in Uganda

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Economist focusing on taxation, fiscal corruption and capital flight.

Odd-Helge holds a PhD (Dr. Oecon) in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics. He has over three decades of experience in academic and applied development economics research in East and Southern Africa, with a focus on the political-economy of taxation and reform. His research has appeared in academic journals such as The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Institutional Economics, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, and Journal of Modern African Studies, and in books by Cambridge University Press, ZED/University of Chicago Press, Edward Elgar and Routledge. His work has involved long-term collaboration with research institutions in Africa. Odd-Helge has been advisor for African governments on taxation and public financial management and has worked as consultant for bilateral and multilateral development organizations. He has extensive experience in research management and has served as director of major multidisciplinary research and training programmes. His experience also covers teaching, supervision and training in economic policy analysis, fiscal reforms, governance and the economics of corruption. Odd-Helge is Extraordinary Professor at the African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, and Research Professor at Chr. Michelsen Institute.

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