Professor of resource economics, emeritus
Aquatic resource- and environmental economics, Aquaculture economics, Fisheries economics
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Fisheries economics, Resource and Environmental economics, Resource policy.
CURRICULUM VITAE OF OLA FLAATEN
(Four pages, with publications and reports 2010-2018)
Born 18 April 1947 in Kristiansund N., Norway.
Married to Randi H. Sørlie,
Two daughters, Amalie and Karoline, born 1984.
Address: Ørvikveien 19, 3970 Langesund, Norway
Phone: +47 77 64 55 44 (office)
+47 35 29 16 32 (home)
+47 92 46 01 91 (mobile)
Fax: +47 77 64 60 20
M. Phil., (First class), economics, 1974, University of Oslo.
D. Phil., natural resource economics, 1991, University of Tromsø.
Mother tongue: Norwegian
Other languages: English (fluent), Danish and Swedish (reading and oral (listening), almost fluent), French (some) and German (some).
1974 -1975 Ministry of Fisheries, Division of resource management and economics: consultant - economics.
1975 -1978 Troms County Labour Market Office: consultant - economics and statistics.
1978 - 1998, The Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, Norway: Appointed assistant professor in 1978, promoted to associate professor in 1984 and to professor in 1992.
1998 (October) - 2001(September), Head of the Fisheries Division, OECD, Paris (on leave from UiTø).
2001 (October) - 2016 (September), Professor of Resource Economics, NCFS, University of Tromsø.
2016 (October) – present, Professor emeritus, NCFS, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.
1981, Sabbatical leave (11 months) at the Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
1986-1987, Unpaid leave 1/2 position from the University to work as senior researcher, The Applied Research Institute, FORUT, Tromsø.
1993-1994, Sabbatical leave (11 months) at the Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE), University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.
1997- 1998, Adjunct scientific advisor, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ltd., Tromsø.
2002 - 2010, Adjunct scientific advisor, NORUT Social Science Research Ltd, Tromsø.
2004 - 2012, Advisor, Faculty of Economics, University of Fisheries, Vietnam.
2012 spring term, sabbatical leave, University of Nha Trang, Vietnam and Copenhagen University, Denmark.
2012 - 2015, Adjunct scientific advisor/professor, NOFIMA – The Food Research Institute, Tromsø.
Research Grants implying project leadership and management
The Commission of the European Communities (1998-2000, 2002-2005, 2007-10).
The Research Council of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industries, Norway (2003-5).
Nordic Ministers of Fisheries, Denmark (1993, 1994, 2005-6 partner, 2012-13 partner).
The Norwegian Research Council (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003-5, 2004-7, 2008-10).
The Norwegian Fisheries Research Council (1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994).
The Regional Council of North Norway (1990, 1991).
2012 July – The International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET): Distinguished Service Award 2012 “for extending the global influence of IIFET and for his outstanding service to the world community of fisheries economists”.
2008 October – Certificate of Appreciation from Nha Trang University for “outstanding performance and lasting contribution towards the development of NTU through SRV2701 Project Phase 1”, presented by University President Dr. Vu Van Xung.
2008 July – The Minister of Training and Education, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Diploma and Medal for “great contributions to the Vietnamese education”, presented by the Minister of Training and Education, Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan.
Nguyen Ngoc Duy (2013-15) Studies on fishing effort and rent in open-access fisheries with heterogeneous vessels – theory and application to Vietnam’s fisheries (together with Dr. Le Kim Long, Nha Trang University)
Nadarajah Suthamathy (2014-18) Strategies for the sustainable usage of marine resources in developing countries – Sri Lanka as a reference country (together with Arne Eide, UiT)
Previous few years: Le Kim Long PhD, UiT 2009; Quach Thi Khanh Ngoc PhD, UiT 2009; Pham Thi Thanh Thuy PhD, UiT 2013.
Papers and reports 2010-2018
Flaaten, O. (2018). Fisheries and aquaculture economics. Bookboon, Copenhagen. https://bookboon.com/en/fisheries-and-aquaculture-economics-ebook pp. 297. (A free e-book)
Flåten, O. (2018). Rekefisket i Nord-Troms i et globalt marked. Kap 6 i Nils H. Alm og Bjørn-Petter Finstad (Red), Vekst, fall og nye muligheter – rekefiske og rekeindustri i Nord-Troms, 1975-2015. Orkana Akademisk, Stamsund. (in Norwegian: The (North Troms county) shrimp fishery in a global market).
Nadarajah, S. and O. Flaaten (2017). Global aquaculture growth and institutional quality. Marine Policy 84: 142-151.
Flaaten, O., K. Heen and T. Matthíasson (2017). Profit and resource rent in fisheries. Marine resource Economics 37(3): 311-328.
Duy, N.N. and O. Flaaten (2016). Profitability effects and fishery subsidies: Average treatment effects based on propensity scores. Marine resource Economics 31(4): 373-402.
Flaaten, O. (2016). Fisheries economics and management. Bookboon, Copenhagen. http://bookboon.com/dk/fisheries-economics-and-management-ebook, pp. 1-177 (A revised, free internet version of Flaaten, 2011)
Duy, N.N. and O. Flaaten (2016). Efficiency analysis of fisheries using stock proxies. Fisheries Research 181, 102-133.
Duy, N.N., O. Flaaten and L.K. Long (2015). Government support and profitability effects – Vietnamese offshore fisheries. Marine Policy 61: 77-86.
Isaksen, J.R., Ø. Hermansen and O. Flaaten (2015). Stubborn fuel tax concessions: The case of fisheries in Norway. Marine Policy 52: 85-92.
Flåten, O. og A. Skonhoft (red.) (2014). Naturressursenes økonomi, Gyldendal, Oslo. (pp. 1-505). (in Norwegian: Natural resource economics).
Flåten, O. og A. Skonhoft (2014). Ressursøkonomi. Kapittel 1 i Flåten, O. og A. Skonhoft (2014). (In Norwegian: Resource economics)
Flåten, O. (2014). Fiskeriøkonomi. Kapittel 3 i Flåten, O. og A. Skonhoft (2014). (In Norwegian: Fisheries economics).
Waldo, Staffan; Ellefsen, Hans; Flaaten, Ola; Hallgrimsson, Jónas; Hammarlund, Cecilia; Hermansen, Øystein; Isaksen, John Roald; Jensen, Frank; Lindroos, Marko; Duy, Nguyen Ngoc; Nielsen, Max; Paulrud, Anton; Salenius, Fredrik; Schütt, Daniel (2014). Reducing Climate Impact from Fisheries. A Study of Fisheries Management and Fuel Tax Concessions in the Nordic Countries. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers 2014 (ISBN 978-92-893-2784-8) 186 s. TemaNord (2014:533).
Armstrong, C.W., A. Eide, O. Flaaten, K. Heen and I.W. Kaspersen (2014). Rebuilding the Northeast Arctic cod fisheries – economic and social issues. Arctic Review on Law and Politics 5, 11-37.
Reithe, Siv; Armstrong, Claire W.; Flaaten, Ola. (2014). Marine protected areas in a welfare-based perspective. Marine Policy 49: 29-36.
Duy, N.N., O. Flaaten and Long, L.K. (2014). Government support and profitability effects – Vietnamese offshore fisheries. Paper presented at the IIFET’s 17th biennial conference, Brisbane, 7 – 11 July, 2014. (See Duy et al., 2015)
Sumaila, U.R., W.W.L. Cheung, S. Cooley, O. Flaaten, V.W.Y. Lam, N. Hilmi, A. Safa, H. Amundsen, A. Gjertsen, G.K. Hovelsrud (2013). Potential economic and social impacts of ocean acidification on Arctic fisheries. In AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway. viii + 99 pp.
Flåten, O. (2013). Ikke undervurder naturkapitalen (in Norwegian: Do not underestimate the natural capital). Samfunnsøkonomen 127(7): 14-17.
Flåten, O. (2013). Overvurdert humankapital og undervurdert naturkapital (in Norwegian: Overvalued human capital – undervalued natural resource capital). Samfunnsøkonomen 127(4): 4-10.
Thuy, Pham Thi Thanh and Ola Flaaten (2013). The Backward-bending supply curve in fisheries - revisited. Journal of Sustainable Development 6(6):15-33.
Thuy, T. T. P., O. Flaaten, T.N. Kim Anh (2013). Remuneration Systems and Economic Performance: Theory and Vietnamese Small-Scale Purse Seine. Marine Resource Economics 28, 19-41.
Flaaten, O. (2013). Institutional quality and catch performance of fishing nations. Marine Policy 38, 267-276.
Armstrong, C.W., A. Eide, O. Flaaten and K. Heen (2012). The Norwegian Northeast Arctic cod fishery. In: OECD Rebuilding fisheries. Paris.
Eide, A., K. Heen, C. Armstrong, O. Flaaten and A. Vasiliev (2012). Challenges and successes in the management of a shared fish stock – the case of the Russian-Norwegian Barents Sea cod fishery. Acta Borealia, DOI:10.1080/o8oo3831.2012.678723.
Duy, N.N., O. Flaaten, T.N. Kim Anh. K.T.Q. Ngoc (2012). Open-access Fishing Rent and Efficiency - The Case of Gillnet Vessels in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Fisheries Research (127-128) 98-108.
Hao, T.V., O. Flaaten and K.T.Q. Ngoc (2012). Economic efficiency of trawl fisheries: a case of trawl fisheries in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Fish for the People 10(3): 28-34.
Isaksen, J.R., Ø. Hermansen and O. Flaaten (2012). Persistent subsidies in fishing: How will a fuel price increase affect fleet behavior and performance? The IIFET’s 16th biennial conference, Dar es Salaam 2012-07-16, Proceedings.
Nielsen, M., O. Flaaten and S. Waldo (2012). Management of and Economic Returns from Selected Fisheries in the Nordic Countries. Marine Resource Economics 27, 65-88.
Flaaten, O. (2011). Fisheries economics and management. The Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, Tromsø (pp. 1-170), ISBN 978-82-8266-026-6
Le Kim Long and Ola Flaaten (2011). A Stackelberg analysis of the potential for cooperation in straddling stock fisheries. Marine Resource Economics 26:119-139.
Kim Anh Thi Nguyen and Ola Flaaten (2011). Facilitating Change: A Mekong Vietnamese small-scale fishing community, In Svein Jentoft and Arne Eide (Eds.) Poverty Mosaics - Realities and Prospects in Small-Scale Fisheries, pp.335-357. Springer, Dordrecht – New York.
Ngoc, Q.T.K. and O. Flaaten (2010). Protected areas for conflict resolution and management of recreational and commercial fisheries. Marine Resource Economics 25: 409-426.
Flaaten, O. (2010). Fisheries rent creation and distribution – the imaginary case of Codland. Marine Policy 34:1268-1272.
Flaaten, O. and E. Mjølhus (2010). Nature reserves as a bioeconomic management tool – a simplified modeling approach. Environmental and Resource Economics 47:125-148.
Flaaten, O. and C.E. Schulz (2010). Triple win for trade in renewable resource goods by use of export taxes. Ecological Economics 69:1076-1082.
Kim Anh, Thi Nguyen; Flaaten, Ola; Nguyen, Van Hieu (2010). Attempts to apply community based co-management approach in Vietnam: the case of Thanh Phong commune in Ben Tre Province. Fish for the People 8(1) 32-37.
Kim Anh Thi Nguyen, Le Tran Hong Thai, Ola Flaaten (2010). Factors Affecting Poverty in Small Scale Fisheries in Vietnam: The case of Thanh Phong Community. In Vietnamese. Vietnam Journal of Economics and Development, Vol. 152.
Duy, Ngoc Nguyen; Flaaten, Ola; Kim Anh, Nguyen Thi; Ngoc Khanh, Thi Quach (2010). On the economic performance and efficiency of offshore gillnet vessels in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The Biennial Conference of IIFET, Montpellier, France, 13-17.juli, 2010.
Offices and Positions Held
Advisor for Nha Trang University, Faculty of Economics, Nha Trang, Vietnam, (supported by The Norwegian Embassy, Hanoi, SRV project 2701, second phase), 2009-12.
Advisor and Member of the organising committee, the International Institute of Fishery Economics and Trade’s (IIFET) IXXth biennial conference, Nha Trang, Vietnam, July 2008.
2006 – 2012, Academic coordinator/ consultant, NOMA-FAME MSc program in Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Economics, jointly between Nha Trang University, Vietnam and University of Tromsø, Norway; supported by NORAD.
Member of a Government appointed committee on Climate Gases Reductions in Norway, 2005-6 (reported in NOU 2006:18 Et Klimavennlig Norge).
Advisor for the University of Fisheries, Faculty of Economics, Vietnam, (supported by NORAD SRV project 2701), 2004-7.
Member of the Executive Committee of the International Institute of Fishery Economics and Trade (IIFET), 2000 - 2004.
President of the organising committee, the International Institute of Fishery Economics and Trade’s (IIFET) IXth biennial conference, Tromsø, July 1998.
Member of the organising and program committee of the International symposium on fisheries management under uncertainty, Bergen, June 1997.
Vice-President, the European Association of Fisheries Economists, 1994-1997.
Member of the planning committee on multispecies research, the Norwegian Fisheries Research Council, 1989.
Member of the steering committee for the research program multispecies management, run by The Norwegian Fisheries Research Council, 1990-1994.
Member of the planning committee on marine management research, the Research Council of Norway, 1994.
Member of the steering committee for the research program marine resource management, run by the Research Council of Norway, 1995-2000 (on leave from September 1998).
Member of the Norwegian delegation to OECD's fisheries committee, Paris, 1997 - 1998.
Member of the International panel on the evaluation of public Danish fisheries research, 1996.
Member of the Panel on Review of Institutional Co-operation in Fisheries Research and Management Mozambique - Norway, 2002.
Leader of the Research group Environmental and Resource Economics, NCFS, University of Tromsø, 2010 - 2014.
Head of the Department of Economics and Management, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), University of Tromsø, several terms before 1998.
Member of the Senate (Universitetstinget), University of Tromsø (previous periods).
Member of the Board of Governors (Høgskolestyret), NCFS, University of Tromsø, several periods, including 2002–5 and 2005-8.
Chairman and member of the Teaching Program Committee (studiestyret), NCFS, University of Tromsø, member several periods (previous).
Member of the Senate (Forstanderskapet), The Savings Bank Nord (Sparebanken Nord) (previous) 1980s.
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