Tarjei Havnes is Assistant Director General at The Norwegian Ministry of Finance.

Before he was an Associate professor at the ESOP centre and the Department of Economics, University of Oslo.

He was also a Senior Researcher at the Research Department of Statistics Norway. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Oslo in October 2009.

Research interests include public economics, labor economics, and applied econometrics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2011.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8904
published as 'Early child care and cognitive development: Evidence from an assignment lottery' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2019, 37 (2), 581 - 620
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6986
published in Economics of Education Review, 2016, 53, 164-181
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5675
published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80 (4), 1237-1266
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4978
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 127, 100–114
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4561
published in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2011, 3 (2), 97-129
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4504
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95 (11-12), 1455-1465