Economist whose main interests are political economy, petroleum economics, and macroeconomics.
Ragnar Torvik is Professor of Economics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He holds a PhD from University of Oslo, and has previously worked at Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway). His main interests are political economy, petroleum economics, and macroeconomics. The main current research field is why some oil rich countries have succeeded while others have not, and the design of policy so as to ensure that natural resource abundance contributes to a favourable economic and political development.