When our currencies get hit by covid-19 – The NOK, the BRL, Euro and Dollar

May 28, 2020

In negotiations and business reviews companies and individuals often fight for the last percentage point of price, value or wage adjustments. Investors conduct elaborate analysis to review the value of companies. But, then, along come the gigantic shifts in the value of currencies.  This begs the questions; Can we make any sense out of the […]

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Learnings from the country that has tested the most

May 3, 2020

Some say that economists should leave the considerations related to the corona to the epidemiologists and focus on measures needed when time is ripe to restart the economy.

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“Whatever it takes” – How the corona crisis will change the world (1)

April 5, 2020

“Whatever it takes”, Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central bank, stated in London, July 26, 2012. This was his response to the euro-crisis, and yes, his statement made a big difference.

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Ti punkter mot koronaen

March 25, 2020

Data, forskningsrapporter og beregninger strømmer nå inn i en stri strøm. 24. mars annonserte i tillegg Regjeringen sin posisjon. Jeg tenkte det derfor kunne være tid for en oppsummering av hva vi vet, ser og tror, og av hva som bør inngå i en ti punkts handlingsplan mot koronaen.  Alt jeg har gjort er å […]

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Trying to see what the data tells us

March 22, 2020

– A call to action for the US, Iceland, Norway and many others I went through the exercise of updating the corona-matrix. It reveals what I believe are some challenging findings and leads me to make one big ask to Iceland.

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Styring uten analyse

March 19, 2020

Bildene fra Italia av koronavirusets herjinger har sjokkert oss alle. Titusener smittet. Tusener syke og døde. Utallige tragedier. Mot en slik dramatisk og uventet trussel må alt gjøres.

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What the tip of the corona iceberg tells us (March 15th 2020 update)

March 14, 2020

Today I have invited a medical doctor, Thomas Grünfeld, MD MPH, to co-author my blog and look at what the corona iceberg tells us.

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Making sense from the data on the corona – What the West can learn from China and South Korea

March 12, 2020

The corona virus represents a human tragedy, causing deaths, suffering and loss of livelihood. Draconian measures are clearly needed, and governments, companies and us as individuals should clearlyerr in the direction of caution.

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Effektene av Corona-viruset på Norge og mulige tiltak

March 10, 2020

I dag ble jeg utfordret til å skissere mulige effekter av viruset på norsk økonomi og hva de egnede tiltakene kan være.

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What history tells us about OPEC+ and how oil prices may evolve

March 9, 2020

One may safely assume that Saudi Arabia and Russia have tasked some of their best people to review the options for OPEC+, the love-hate alliance of OPEC and Russia.

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The Corona virus – Learnings from the 2008 financial crisis

February 29, 2020

After having read multiple articles on the tragic virus attacks and their impact, I started to reflect on what learnings on the economic impact we may extract from our experiences after the 2008 financial crisis.

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Boom, Bust and Recovery

November 6, 2019

Articles from 2009, when Svein Harald Øygard entered his position as Central Bank Governor of Iceland.

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In the Combat Zone of Finance – 11 years later

October 12, 2019

Reflections on the book ahead of the KåKå-economics festival, October 2019.

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