Stein Oluf Kristiansen


Stein Kristiansen is a professor at the School of Business and Law at University of Agder (UiA). He works part-time with NUPI’s group on climate and energy. Kristiansen has 40 years of experience working with Southeast Asia and currently has a main research interest in energy transition in ASEAN. Kristiansen is also an honorary professor at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. He teaches development economics and makes research mostly on issues related to governance and innovation. He holds a PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).


1987 Dr. Oecon., Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) 

1984 Cand. Merc., Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) 

1982 Cand. Polit., University of Bergen (UiB)

Work Experience

2010- Honorary Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Indonesia 

2002- Professor, Department of Economics, School of Business and Law, University of Agder (UiA), Norway 

1989-2002 Associate Professor, Development Studies Program, Agder University College 1987-89 Senior Research Fellow, Agder Research Centre 

1983-1987 Research Fellow, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) 

1980-1982 Research Scholar, Chr. Michelsens Institute, DERAP, Bergen

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  • Climate and energy
    24 Jan 2022

    How is the international climate regime evolving? What are the implications of climate policy and the transition to clean energy for international po1

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