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.