Snorre Kverndokk was born in Trondheim, Norway, in 1962. He received his M.S. degree in economics (Cand Oecon) from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1988 and his Ph.D. degree in economics from the same university in 1994. One of his Ph.D. papers received an award for the Outstanding Paper in The Energy Journal, in 1993. Kverndokk has hold appointments at Statistics Norway, Department of Economics at the University of Oslo, and since 1998, he has been a Research Fellow and later a Senior Research Fellow at the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Oslo. He was also a Senior Adviser in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Care Services in 2004-2005 and the Acting Research Director for the Health Economics Research Programme at the University of Oslo (HERO) in 2005-2006. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at the University College London, University of Colorado, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, University of Maryland, and Resources for the Future. Kverndokk was a lead author and a contributing lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), Third and Fourth assessment report. His main research interests are environmental and resource economics (particularly issues related to climate change) and health economics.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2010