Credit: University of Oslo

Elisabeth Isaksen was a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment from 2017 until 2019. Her research focused on the roles of formal and informal institutions in mitigating environmental problems. In particular, she used econometric techniques to identify causal effects of environmental, resource and climate policies, with attention to both efficiency and equity aspects.


Elisabeth has a PhD in Economics from the University of Oslo, titled “Empirical essays on policies and cooperation to mitigate environmental problems (2017)”.  Prior to pursuing her PhD she worked for four years at Statistics Norway, both as a statistician and as a researcher, on topics related to energy use, emissions and climate policies. She has also been a lecturer in undergraduate courses in microeconomics and welfare economics at the University of Oslo during her doctoral studies. She holds a MSc in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Research interests:

  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Applied econometrics
  • Efficiency and equity impacts of environmental and climate policies.
  • Behavioral economics


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