Frikk Nesje

Research Fellow
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Phone +47 22855259
Room ES 1034
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus Blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1095 Blindern 0317 OSLO


Academic interests

  • Welfare economics, environmental economics, development economics

Published papers

  • Destructive Intergenerational Altruism (with Geir B. Asheim), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3(4), 2016: 957-98

  • Discounting Disentangled (with Moritz A. Drupp, Mark C. Freeman and Ben Groom), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, accepted 
    • Cited in the Dutch and the UK guidelines on how to appraise and evaluate policies, projects and programs
    • Publicity by CarbonBrief, Gresham College, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, LSE Grantham Research Institute, NRK (the Norwegian public broadcaster) and Times Higher Education
    • Taught at the master's level at Paris School of Economics (by Piketty), London School of Economics (by Groom), University of Oslo (by Traeger) and University of Oxford (by Mattauch)
  • Intergenerational Altruism: A Solution to the Climate Problem? (with Geir B. Asheim), Handbook on the Economics of Climate Change, accepted

  • Risikojustering av kalkulasjonsrenta i samfunnsøkonomiske analysar (with Diderik Lund), Samfunnsøkonomen 2018(4), 2018: 34-42

    In progress 

    • Combining Expert Advice on Social Discounting (with Moritz A. Drupp, Mark C. Freeman and Ben Groom)
    • Cross-Dynastic Intergenerational Altruism
    • Discounting the Future: Comparing Expert Views of Economists and Philosophers (with Moritz A. Drupp, Mark C. Freeman and Ben Groom)

    Courses taught

    • ECON1210 - Consumer behavior, firm behavior and markets (Evaluation: 4,0/ 5)
    • ECON4091 - Master's thesis and oral exam (Not evaluated) 
    • ECON4271 - Distributive justice and economic inequality (Evaluation: 4,4/ 5)


    • Research visit at Northwestern University, 2018
    • Research visit at London School of Economics, 2016
    • M.Phil (with two prizes for thesis) in economics from the University of Oslo, 2014
    • M.Sc. (with distinction) in environmental economics and climate change from the London School of Economics, 2013
    • Research assistant at the University of Oslo, the London School of Economics, and CICERO
    • Expert reviewer to IPCC AR5
    • Accredited observer to the UNFCCC negotiations from 2008 to 2012

    Prizes, nominations and awards

    • Most Contributing PhD Candidate at the EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School on Macroeconomics, Growth, and the Environment (Joint), 2017
    • Personal Overseas Research Grant from the Norwegian Research Council, 2017
    • Department Nominee to the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences (Accepted, also for presentation), 2017
    • Nominated to Lecturer of the Year, 2017
    • Mobility grant from UiO Energy, 2016
    • Scholarship from Professor Wilhelm Keilhau's Memorial Fund, 2016
    • Dare to Know Award, 2015
    • Best master's thesis in economics, 2014
    • ESOP Gender and Economics Scholarship, 2014
    • CREE Scholarship, 2013
    • Ivar Lunde's Scholarship, 2010
    • First in national contest in general knowledge for pupils, 2001


    • Supervisor: Prof. Geir B. Asheim
    • Co-supervisor: Prof. Ben Groom


    Tags: Economics, Political Economics, Resources Energy and Environment
    Published Sep. 1, 2014 1:53 PM - Last modified Sep. 20, 2018 2:30 PM