Carl Henrik Knutsen

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Phone +47 22854244
Room 712
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Politics-development relations
  • The economic effects of political institutions
  • Economic policy
  • Political survival strategies
  • Regime change
  • Democratization
  • Applied statistics

See homepage for an overview over research areas, publications, working papers and teaching

Other affiliations and roles

  • Associated Researcher at ESOP, Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Project Manager and Steering Committee member of Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
  • Co-Principal Investigator of Historical Varieties of Democracy (With Jan Teorell)
  • Principal Investigator of DEEPI (Disentangling the Economic Effects of Political Institutions; Young Research Talents Project from Research Council Norway)
  • Editor of Scandinavian Political Studies (with Åse Gornitzka)
  • Member of the Young Academy of Norway

Courses taught

Has taught in several BA- and MA-courses, particularly in Statistics and Research Methods, Comparative Politics, Political Economy and International Politics


  • Bachelor (Political science, philosophy and history) 2004, University of Oslo
  • Master in Political Science 2006 (2 year), Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
  • Master in economics and econometrics 2008 (5 year), Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Ph.D. in Political Science 2011, University of Oslo.

Previous Positions

  • Research Professor (Researcher I) at Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO (20% position)
  • Post-doc, Department of Political Science. 2012-2013
  • Ph.d. fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, 2007-2011
  • Associated Researcher at ESOP, Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Associated Researcher at CSCW, PRIO
  • Researcher (10%) from October 2008- December 2010, Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO
  • Guest researcher at Sciences Po, Bordeaux, Fall 2009
  • Guest researcher at Columbia University, New York, Spring 2010
Tags: Comparative Politics, Democracy, democratization, Dictatorship, Economic growth and development
Published Sep. 21, 2010 1:10 PM - Last modified Mar. 26, 2021 2:56 PM