Sturla F. Kvamsdal

Senior Researcher 

Phone: +47 55 95 99 79
Academic title: PhD


Research interests:

  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Fisheries economics
  • Optimization and control theory
  • Machine learning

Selected publications:

  • Kvamsdal, S.F. Optimal management of a renewable resource under multiple regimes. Environmental & Resource Economics (forthcoming). 
  • Sandal, L.K., Kvamsdal, S.F., Maroto, J.M. and M. Morán (2021). A contraction approach to dynamic optimization problems. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0260257. ( 
  • Kvamsdal, S.F., I. Belik, A.O. Hopland and Y. Li (2021). A machine learning analysis of the recent environmental and resource economics literature. Environmental & Resource Economics, 79(1), 93-115 (doi: 10.1007/s10640-021-00554-0).
  • Kvamsdal, S.F., L.K. Sandal and D. Poudel (2020). Ecosystem wealth in the Barents Sea. Ecological Economics, 171, 106602.
  • Kvamsdal, S.F., J.M. Maroto, M. Moran and L.K. Sandal (2020). Bioeconomic modeling of seasonal fisheries. European Journal of Operational Research, 281(2), 332-340.
  • Hopland, A.O., S.F. Kvamsdal and L.K. Sandal (2019). An analysis of maintenance schedules for public facilities. Operations Research and Decisions, 29(1), 17-35.
  • Hopland, A.O. and S.F. Kvamsdal (2019). Building Conditions in Norwegian Local Governments: Trends and Determinants. Facilities, 37(3/4), 141-156.
  • Kvamsdal, S.F. (2019). Indexing of Technical Change in Aggregated Data. Computational Economics, 53(3), 901-920 (doi: 10.1007/s10614-017-9771-8).
  • Hopland, A.O. and S.F. Kvamsdal (2018). Concerns among local government facility managers: a Norwegian survey. Facilities, 36(5/6), 230-243.
  • Ekerhovd, N.-A. and S.F. Kvamsdal (2017). Up the Ante on Bioeconomic Submodels of Marine Food Webs: A Data Assimilation-based Approach. Ecological Economics, 131, 250-261 (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.09.005).
  • Kvamsdal, S.F. (2016): Technical Change as a Stochastic Trend in a Fisheries Model, Marine Resource Economics, 31(4), 403-419.
  • Kvamsdal, S.F., A. Eide, N.-A. Ekerhovd, K. Enberg, A. Gudmundsdottir, A.H. Hoel, K. Mills, F. Mueter, L. Ravn-Jonsen, L.K. Sandal, J.E. Stiansen, and N. Vestergaard (2016): Harvest Control Rules in Modern Fisheries Management. Elementa, 4, 114.
  • Kvamsdal, S.F., D. Poudel and L.K. Sandal (2016): Harvesting in a Fishery with Stochastic Growth and a Mean-Reverting Price, Environmental & Resource Economics, 63(3), 643-663 (doi: 10.1007/s10640-014-9857-x).

Ongoing research projects:

Production in the Barents Sea Fisheries (Research Council of Norway, project no. 302197).

Casino: Winners and losers in the climate casino (Research Council of Norway, project no. 325665)

Earlier research projects:

ARC-Change: ARCtic Marine Resources under Climate Change: Environmental, Socio-Economic Perspectives and Governance (Research Council of Norway, project no. 257630).

EINSAM: Ecosystem-Economic Interactions in the Norwegian Sea: Analysis and Management (Research Council of Norway, project no. 234238/E40).


Bergen Fisheries Economics Workshop 2021
Bergen Fisheries Economics Workshop 2018
Bergen Fisheries Economics Workshop 2017