Finn Førsund

Professor Emeritus
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Visiting address Eilert Sundts Hus Moltke Moes vei 31 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1095 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

Resources, energy, environment, production theory, productivity

Courses taught

Background

  • Scientific advisor, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, 1989-
  • Dr. philos. (economics), University of Oslo, 1983
  • Professor, Department of economics, University of Oslo, 1980-
  • Associate professor, Department of economics, University of Oslo, 1976-1980
  • Research fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, 1976-1977
  • Licentiatius philos., University of Oslo, 1975
  • Assistant professor, Department of economics, University of Oslo, 1972-1976
  • Research assistant, Department of economics, University of Oslo, 1968-1972
  • Cand. oecon., University of Oslo, 1968

Positions held

  • Editorial advisory council, Pacific Economic Review, 2004-
  • Member, The Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • Member, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Editorial advisory council, Pacific Economic Review, 1997-2000
  • Member of the scientific committee, Revista Internationale di Scienze Economice Commerciale, 1996-
  • Scientific advisor, Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs Denmark, 1994-
  • Consultant, RPED, World Bank, 1993-1998
  • Consultant, Ministry of the Environment, 1992-
  • Member of the editorial board, Resource and Energy Economics, 1993-
  • Editorial advisory board, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 1992-
  • Associate editor, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1978-1980
  • Editor, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1978-1980
  • Editor, Sosialøkonomen, 1972-1975

Awards

  • Honorary dr. philos. (honoris causa), Faculty of cybernetics, statistics and economics, Bucharest academy of economic studies, 2004
  • Honorary dr. philos. (honoris causa), University of Gothenburg, 1996

 

Tags: Economics, Resources Energy and Environment

Publications

 

  • Førsund, Finn R (2017). Measuring effectiveness of production in the publicsector. Omega : The International Journal of Management Science.  ISSN 0305-0483. . doi: org/10.1016/j.omega.2016.12.007
  • Førsund, Finn R (2017). Multi-equation modelling of desirable and undesirable outputs satisfying the materials balance. Empirical Economics.  ISSN 0377-7332.  Published ahead of print, s 1- 33 . doi: 10.1007/s00181-016-1219-9
  • Førsund, Finn R; Edvardsen, Dag Fjeld & Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. (2017). Productivity development of Norwegian institutions of higher education 2004–2013. Journal of the Operational Research Society.  ISSN 0160-5682. . doi: 10.1057/s41274-017-0183-x
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E; Førsund, Finn R & Lychev, Andrey (2017). On comparison of different sets of units used for improving the frontier in DEA models. Annals of Operations Research.  ISSN 0254-5330.  250(1), s 5- 20 . doi: 10.1007/s10479-015-1875-8
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E; Lychev, A.V. & Førsund, Finn R (2017). Measurement of returns to scale in radial DEA models. Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.  ISSN 0965-5425.  57(1), s 83- 93 . doi: 10.1134/S0965542517010080
  • Førsund, Finn R & Vislie, Jon (2016). Leif Johansen on intra-industry structural change. Journal of Policy Modeling.  ISSN 0161-8938.  38(3), s 515- 527 . doi: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2016.02.005
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E; Førsund, Finn R & Lychev, Andrey (2016). Improving the Frontier in DEA Models. Doklady. Mathematics.  ISSN 1064-5624.  94(3), s 715- 719 . doi: 10.1134/S1064562416060181
  • Førsund, Finn R (2015). Dynamic efficiency measurement, In Subhash Ray; Subal Kumbhakar & Pami Dua (ed.),  Benchmarking for performance evaluation.  Springer India.  ISBN 978-81-322-2252-1.  Chapter 4.  s 187 - 219
  • Førsund, Finn R; Edvardsen, Dag Fjeld & Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. (2015). Productivity of tax offices in Norway. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  43(3), s 269- 279 . doi: 10.1007/s11123-015-0435-1
  • Førsund, Finn R; Krivonozhko, Vladimir E & Lychev, Andrej (2015). Terminal units in DEA: definition and determination. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  43(2), s 151- 164
  • Granderson, Gerald & Førsund, Finn R (2014). Rate of return regulation and the Le Chatelier principle. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  41(2), s 263- 275 . doi: 10.1007/s11123-012-0300-4
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E; Førsund, Finn R & Lychev, Andrey (2014). Measurement of returns to scale using non-radial DEA models. European Journal of Operational Research.  ISSN 0377-2217.  232(3), s 664- 670 . doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2013.06.046
  • Førsund, Finn R (2013). Hydropower Economics: An Overview , In Jason Shogren (ed.),  Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics.  Elsevier.  ISBN 9780123750679.  Chapter 95.  s 200 - 208
  • Førsund, Finn R (2013). Weight restrictions in DEA: misplaced emphasis?. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  40(3), s 271- 283 . doi: 10.1007/s11123-012-0296-9
  • Førsund, Finn R & Granderson, Gerald (2013). The impacts of the Clean Air Act on production cost, and the substitution between inputs in the electric utility industry. Energy Economics.  ISSN 0140-9883.  40, s 785- 794 . doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2013.08.021
  • Førsund, Finn R; Krivonozhko, Vladimir E & Lychev, Andrey (2013). Identifying suspicious efficient units in DEA models. Doklady. Mathematics.  ISSN 1064-5624.  88(3), s 655- 659 . doi: 10.1134/S1064562413060100
  • Krivonozhko, V.E.; Førsund, Finn R; Rozhnov, A.V. & Lychev, A.V. (2012). Measurement of returns to scale using a non-radial DEA model. Doklady. Mathematics.  ISSN 1064-5624.  85(1), s 144- 148 . doi: 10.1134/S1064562412010322
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E; Førsund, Finn R & Lychev, Andrey (2012). A note on imposing strong complementary slackness conditions in DEA. European Journal of Operational Research.  ISSN 0377-2217.  220(3), s 716- 721 . doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.01.050
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E; Førsund, Finn R & Lychev, Andrey (2012). Methods for determination of multiple reference sets in the DEA models. Doklady. Mathematics.  ISSN 1064-5624.  85(1), s 134- 138 . doi: 10.1134/S1064562412010036
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E; Førsund, Finn R & Lychev, Anrey (2012). Returns-to-scale properties in DEA models: the fundamental role of interior points. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  38(2), s 121- 130 . doi: 10.1007/s11123-011-0253-z
  • Førsund, Finn R (2011). ENERGY IN A BATHTUB:ELECTRICITY TRADE BETWEEN COUNTRIESWITH DIFFERENT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES, In Per-Olov Johansson & Bengt Kriström (ed.),  Modern Cost-benefit Analysis of Hydropower Conflicts.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978-1849808804.  Chapter 6.  s 76 - 96
  • Førsund, Finn R (2011). Industrial ecology: reflections of an environmental economist, In Amitrajeet A. Batabyal & Peter Nijkamp (ed.),  Research tools in natural resource and environmental economics.  World Scientific.  ISBN 978-981-4289-22-1.  Chapter 14.  s 423 - 455
  • Førsund, Finn R & Hjalmarsson, Lennart (2011). Renewable energy expansion and the value of balance regulation power, In Per-Olov Johansson & Bengt Kriström (ed.),  Modern Cost-benefit Analysis of Hydropower Conflicts.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978-1849808804.  Chapter 7.  s 97 - 126
  • Førsund, Finn R; Hjalmarsson, Lennart & Zheng, Jinghai (2011). A short-run production function for electricity generation in China. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.  ISSN 1476-5284.  9(2), s 205- 216
  • Førsund, Finn R (2010). DYNAMIC EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT. Indian Economic Review.  ISSN 0019-4670.  45(2), s 123- 157
  • Førsund, Finn R & Podinovski, Victor V (2010). Differential Characteristics of Efficient Frontiers in Data Envelopment Analysis. Operations Research.  ISSN 0030-364X.  58(6), s 1743- 1754 . doi: 10.1287/opre.1090.0794
  • Krivonozhko, Vladimir E & Førsund, Finn R (2010). The relationship between returns-to-scale properties of interior points and vertex points in DEA models. Doklady. Mathematics.  ISSN 1064-5624.  81(1), s 159- 163 . doi: 10.1134/S1064562410010436
  • Førsund, Finn R (2009). Good modelling of bad outputs: pollution and multiple-output production. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics.  ISSN 1932-1465.  3, s 1- 38
  • Førsund, Finn R; Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. & Krivonozhko, Vladimir E (2009). Farrell revisited-Visualizing properties of DEA production frontiers. Journal of the Operational Research Society.  ISSN 0160-5682.  60(11), s 1535- 1545 . doi: 10.1057/jors.2008.185
  • Podinovski, Victor V; Førsund, Finn R & Krivonozhko, Vladimir E (2009). A simple derivation of scale elasticity in data envelopment analysis. European Journal of Operational Research.  ISSN 0377-2217.  197(1), s 149- 153 . doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2008.06.015
  • Edvardsen, Dag Fjeld; Førsund, Finn R & Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. (2008). Far out or alone in the crowd: a taxonomy of peers in DEA. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  29(3), s 201- 210 . doi: 10.1007/s11123-007-0066-2
  • Førsund, Finn R; Singh, Balbir; Jensen, Trond & Larsen, Cato (2008). Phasing in wind-power in Norway: network congestion and crowding-out of hydropower. Energy Policy.  ISSN 0301-4215.  36(9), s 3514- 3520 . doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.06.005
  • Førsund, Finn R; Hjalmarsson, Lennart; Krivonozhko, Vladimir & Utkin, Oleg B. (2007). Calculation of scale elasticities in DEA models: direct and indirect approaches. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  28, s 45- 56 . doi: 10.1007/s11123-007-0047-5
  • Førsund, Finn R; Edvardsen, Dag, Fjeld; Hansen, Wiljar; Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. & Neurauter, Thor (2006). Productivity and regulatory reform of Norwegian electricity distribution utilities, In Tim Coelli & Denis Lawrence (ed.),  Performance measurement and regulation of network utilities.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781845423179.  Chapter 5.  s 97 - 131
  • Førsund, Finn R; Grosskopf, Shawna; Färe, Rolf; Hayes, Kathrin & Heshmati, Almas (2006). measurement of productivity and quality in non-marketable services: with application to schools. Quality Assurance in Education.  ISSN 0968-4883.  14(1), s 21- 36
  • Førsund, Finn R; Lindseth, Frode; Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. & Edvardsen, Dag Fjeld (2006). THE TAX MAN COMETH-BUT IS HE EFFICIENT?. National Institute Economic Review.  ISSN 0027-9501.  197(July), s 106- 119
  • Førsund, Finn R & Zanola, Roberto (2006). DEA meets Picasso: the impact of auction houses on the hammer price. Annals of Operations Research.  ISSN 0254-5330.  145, s 149- 165
  • Førsund, Finn R & Zanola, Roberto (2006). The art of benchmarking: Picasso prints and auction house performance. Applied Economics.  ISSN 0003-6846.  38(12/12), s 1425- 1434
  • Førsund, Finn & Hjalmarsson, Lennart (2005). Productivity in electricity generation in developing countries: an international comparison of East Asia power production, In Achille Agnati; Giandemetrio Marangoni; Aldo Montesano & Anna Pellanda (ed.),  Dinamica economica ed istituzioni.  CEDAM.  ISBN 88-13-25839-9.  Chapter 7.  s 99 - 111
  • Førsund, Finn & Qin, Yan (2005). Acid rain in China: applications of the RAINS-ASIA model, In Olav Bjerkholt & Xizhe Peng (ed.),  Frontier environmental issues.  Fudan University Press.  ISBN 7-309-04681-1.  Chapter 9.  s 261 - 306
  • Førsund, Finn & Sarafoglou, Nikias (2005). The tale of two research communities: The diffusion of research on productive efficiency. International Journal of Production Economics.  ISSN 0925-5273.  98(1), s 17- 40
  • Førsund, Finn & Hjalmarsson, Lennart (2004). Calculating scale elasticities in DEA models. Journal of the Operational Research Society.  ISSN 0160-5682.  55(10), s 1023- 1038
  • Førsund, Finn & Hjalmarsson, Lennart (2004). Are all scales optimal in DEA? Theory and empirical evidence. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  21(1), s 25- 48
  • Førsund, Finn & Edvardsen, Dag Fjeld (2003). International benchmarking of electricity distribution utilities. Resource and Energy Economics.  ISSN 0928-7655.  25(4), s 353- 371
  • Førsund, Finn & Erlandsen, Espen (2002). Efficiency in the provision of municipal nursing- and home- care servicec:the Norwegian experience, In K. J. Fox (ed.),  efficiency in the public sector.  Kluwer academic publishers Boston/Dordrecht/London.  ISBN 0-7923-7563-7.  s 273 - 300

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  • Førsund, Finn R (2015). Hydropower economics second edition. Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-1-4899-7519-5.  326 s.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2007). Hydropower economics. Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-0-387-73026-4.  261 s.

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  • Rødseth, Kenneth Løvold; Schøyen, Halvor; Wangsness, Paal Brevik & Førsund, Finn R (2017). Produktivitet og effektivitet i norske havner. Status 2017-Skipstrafikk∙Godstransport∙Havn. Kystverket.
  • Schøyen, Halvor; Rødseth, Kenneth Løvold; Wangsness, Paal Brevik & Førsund, Finn R (2017). Samfunnsøkonomiske kostnader ved havnedrift. Status 2017-Skipstrafikk∙Godstransport∙Havn. Kystverket.
  • Bjerkholt, Olav; Førsund, Finn R & Holmøy, Erling (2016). Commemorating Leif Johansen (1930-1982) and his pioneering computable general equilibrium model of 1960. Journal of Policy Modeling.  ISSN 0161-8938.  38(3), s 415- 420 . doi: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2016.02.008
  • Førsund, Finn R (2016). Productivity Interpretations of the Farrell Efficiency Measures and the Malmquist Index and Its Decomposition, In Juan Aparicio; Juan Aparicio; Knox Lovell & Jesus Pastor (ed.),  Advances in efficiency and productivity.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-48459-4.  Chapter 6.  s 121 - 147
  • Kumbhakar, Subal C. & Førsund, Finn R (2015). In Memoriam: Lennart Hjalmarsson, 1944–2012. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  43(3), s 233- 236 . doi: 10.1007/s11123-015-0444-0
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Dynamic structural change: Applying a plant vintage production model to the Chinese province level.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Lennart Hjalmarsson's contributions to Economics.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Measuring effectiveness of production in the public sector.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Measuring efficiency in the public sector.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Miljø-økonomi. RØST: Radikalt økonominettverks skriftserie.  ISSN 1503-9595.  (1), s 7- 14
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Måling av effektivitet i offentlig sektor.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Phasing in lage-scale expansion of wind power in the Nordic countries.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Phasing in large-scale expansion of intermittent power in a hydro-dominated country.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Phasing in large-scale expansion of intermittent power in a hydro-dominated country.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Phasing in large-scale expansion of wind power in the Nordic countries.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Phasing in large-scale expansion of wind power in the Nordic countries.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Pumped storage.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Structural change in thermal electricity generation at the province level in China 1998-2006.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). Sustainability: Definitions and Measurement.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2012). The Making of the Malmquist Productivity Index.
  • Førsund, Finn R; Krivonozhko, Vladimir E & lychev, andrey (2012). Measurement of returns to scale in the non-radial DEA models.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2011). Innfasing av vindkraft. Samfunnsøkonomen.  ISSN 1890-5250.  (3), s 46- 54
  • Førsund, Finn R (2008). Commentary, in Special issue: The Context of Discovery: An Experiment in Modeling R&D in Agriculture, Guest Editors: Kristiaan Kerstens and Spiro E. Stefanou. Journal of Productivity Analysis.  ISSN 0895-562X.  30(1), s 63- 65
  • Førsund, Finn R (2008). Evaluering av økonomisk forskning i Norge. Samfunnsøkonomen.  ISSN 1890-5250.  (1), s 16- 21
  • Førsund, Finn R (2008). Good Modeling of Bad Outputs: Pollution and Multiple-Output Production.
  • Førsund, Finn R & Hjalmarsson, Lennart (2008). Dynamic Analysis of Structural Change and Productivity Measurement.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2006). The anatomy of market power in electricity markets with hydropower as a dominating technology.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2006). Hjemfall er irrelevant - la staten overta vannkraftsektoren. Økonomisk forum.  ISSN 1502-6108.  60(2)
  • Førsund, Finn R (2006). The anatomy of market power in electricity markets with hydropower as a dominating technology.
  • Førsund, Finn R (2006). The anatomy of market power in electricity markets with hydropower as a dominating technology.
  • Førsund, Finn R; Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. & Lindseth, Frode (2006). EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF NORWEGIAN TAX OFFICES.
  • Førsund, Finn R; Kittelsen, Sverre A.C. & Lindseth, Frode (2006). Productivity of tax offices in Norway.
  • Førsund, Finn R; Kittelsen, Sverre A.C.; Lindseth, Frode & Edvardsen, Dag Fjeld (2006). The tax man cometh-but is he efficient?.
  • Førsund, Finn (2004). Acid Rain in China - Applications of the RAINS-ASIA Mode.
  • Førsund, Finn (2004). Hjemfall til staten eller arvesølvets bortfall?.
  • Førsund, Finn (2004). Market Power in Hydro Dominated Electricity Generation.
  • Førsund, Finn (2004). Market Power in Hydropower Systems.
  • Førsund, Finn (2004). Scale characterizations in non-parametric models.
  • Førsund, Finn (2004). Skriftlige innlegg fra Det Økonomiske Råds medlemmer. Dansk økonomi.  ISSN 0419-9480.  s 354a- 354b
  • Førsund, Finn (2004). The Malmquist Productivity Index and Circularity.
  • Førsund, Finn; Hjalmarsson, Lennart & Krivonozhko, Vladimir (2004). Calculation of Scale Elasticities in DEA Models: the direct and the indirect approach.
  • Førsund, Finn & Hoel, Michael Olaf (2004). Properties of a non-competitive electricity market dominated by hydroelectric power.
  • Førsund, Finn & Lindseth, Frode (2004). Analyse av produktivitet ved likningskontorene.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). Calculations of Scale Elasticities in DEA Models by Numerical Methods.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). Colleges as producers:A comparative analysis of efficiency and productivity.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). Far out or alone in the crowd: Classification of self-evaluators in DEA.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). Far out or alone in the crowd: Classification of self-evaluators in DEA.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). Far out or alone in the crowd: Classification of self-evaluators in DEA.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). International Benchmarking of Electricity Distribution Utilities.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). Market power in a hydro system: a taxonomy.
  • Førsund, Finn (2003). PRODUKTIVITETSANALYSE SOM VERKTØY.
  • Førsund, Finn & Hoel, Michael Olaf (2003). Utnyttelse av vannkraftmagasiner.
  • Førsund, Finn & Sarafoglou, Nikias (2003). The Tale of two Research Communities: The Diffusion of Research on Productive Efficiency.

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