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Henrik Wiig

Associate Professor

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Economist with focus on rural development in Africa and Latin America and the green energy transition through academic and applied research. Now also business development through international trade of sustainable biofuels from Colombia. 25 years’ experience in setting up and executing research projects involving local and international partners. Main research on the management of natural resource and specifically the formalization of land ownership, environment, conflict, rural development, gender, international trade and investment, business development, social capital, renewable energy, and institutional change. Former career as a journalist.


  • PhD Economics, University of Oslo, Department of Economics, thesis on cooperation amongst small scale farmers in Peru
  • Master Economics, University of Oslo, Department of Economics
  • Bachelor Journalism, Norwegian School of Journalism


  • Mikroeconomics
  • International Political Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Sustainable energy


Development Economics, Microeconomics, Methods, International Economics, Natural resources, Sustainable energy, Gender equality, Property rights, Agriculture, REDD+, poverty and inequality

Selected academic publications

Who owns the wind? How regional plans affect wind power concessions in Norway (Hvordan gi regional plan innflytelse over vindkraftkonsesjoner) (2021) in Stokke and Broch Hauge (eds) Integrated costal management in Norway (Integrert kystsoneforvaltning i Norge, Gyldendal: Oslo (with Tesli)

Bread or justice - Land restitution and investments in Colombian agriculture (2020) Land Use Policy, Vol 91, pp. 1-8 (with García Reyes)

Ideals and Realities of Restitution: The Colombian Land Restitution program”, Journal of Human Rights Practice, Vol. 10. (1), pp. 40-57 (with García-Godos)

Joint titling in rural Peru: Impact on women’s participation in household decision-making (2013) World Development, Vol. 52, pp. 104-119.


Publications on Google Scholar

See his website here

Norwegian profile here

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