Bjørnar Karlsen Kivedal

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact information:

Tel.+47 90 98 90 21
Email: bjornark[at]

Research interests:

Housing economics, macroeconomics and climate economics

Personal webpage:

Bjørnar is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Housing Lab and an Associate Professor in Economics at Østfold University College. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2013.

His research is mainly focused on applied econometrics in macroeconomics, the housing market and climate economics.

Digital Entrepreneurs in the Sharing Economy: A Case Study on Airbnb and Regional Economic Development in Norway. (with B. Leick and M. A. Eklund) In: Strømmen-Bahktiar, A.; Vinogradov, E. (eds.). The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Businesses and Society: From Gig Economy to Financial Services. Ch. 5, Routledge. Forthcoming.

An agent-based modelling approach to housing market regulations and Airbnb-induced tourism. (with B. Leick and E. Vinogradov). Tourism Management, Forthcoming.

Igangsetting og boligprisvekst. Er effekten symmetrisk mellom boligmarkedssegmenter? (with T. A. Borgersen). Praktisk økonomi & finans, 2019, 35 (2).

Commercial Real Estate at the ZLB: Investment Demand and CAPM-WACC Invariance (with T. A. Borgersen) Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate, 2018, 13 (1), pp. 32-53.

Working papers


Work in progress

Investigating international spillovers for CO2 emissions in the GVAR model

The Environmental Kuznets Curve for CO2 emissions in the US and the I(2) cointegration model

Speculative bubbles in regional housing markets (with André K. Anundsen)

Modeling dynamics in tourism prices for Slovenia (with Sergej Gričar)

Social Housing Policy in Rental-Intensive and Owner-Intensive Tenure Structures (with Trond Arne Borgersen)