OFS affiliate Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe has lead a public committee that have looked at taxation of aquaculture. Former OFS director Vidar Christiansen also sat on the committee. The report was submitted on the 4th of November.
OFS affiliate, Ragnhild Schreiner, presented at Samfunnsøkonomenes høstkonferanse (the annual autumn conference of the union of Economists in Norway) on October 8th. The topic of the conference was the sustainability of the welfare state.
On Friday the 11th of October OFS organized an open breakfast meeting about the National Budget.
Former scientific leader of OFS, Tarjei Havnes and assistant professor at OFS Ragnhild Schreiner have been members of public committee that have looked at taxation of hydropower in Norway. Their mandate was to investigate whether the way we currently tax hydropower prevents investments that could give a positive social return. The committee, led by former director of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate Per Sanderud, submitted their report on the 30th of September. In the report the committee suggests to eliminate production leases but uphold the rent tax.
Thor Olav Thoresen becomes scientific leader of Oslo Fiscal Studies.