Taran Fæhn has her expertise in the economics of innovation and growth and economic policies in the fields of research and development, knowledge dispersion, green house gas mitigation, and energy and industrial policies. Since 2011 she has been part of the leader team of The Research Department of Statistics Norway and holds the position as Head of Research in the Division for Energy and Environmental Economics. Until 2015 she held a part-time position as Scientific Advisor at the Ragnar Frisch Centre. Fæhn joins the Centre for Research on Environmentally Friendly Energy (CREE) and is member of the Board of the Centre.
She has an applied policy approach and extensively uses computable general equilibrium (CGE) models in her work. These include global and national models, dynamic models and models with induced technological change. Her current projects address the impacts of climate and technology policy on the economy, energy use and emissions, with focus on the interaction between different policy objectives and instruments and on the transformation to a less petroleum-dependent and less emission-intensive economy.
Among other relevant experience is her appointments by the Ministry of Finance as member of the officially committee assessing policies for increasing private R&D performance in 1999-2000 and as vice member of the Advisory Council for Economic Modelling, in 2001. In 2009-2010 Fæhn was part of the governmental working group for evaluation of climate policies towards 2020 under the Ministry of the Environment and in 2013 member of the planning committee for the Large-scale Programme on Climate of the Research Council of Norway. She currently joins the Board of CRIStin (Current Research Information System in Norway) in The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research as vice member.