Faculty Profile

Sverre Richard Knutsen

Professor Emeritus - Department of Law and Governance

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)


Sverre Knutsen is professor in economic - and business history, and Head of Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation.

Research areas
Professor Knutsen has published extensively in the field of financial history, financial stability and crises, financial innovations and financing of innovations and entrepreneurial ventures. Knutsen is also doing research in the field of transport infrastructurs. Besides, Knutsen's research interests are also directed towards institutional theory and the methodology of economic history.

Teaching areas

Knutsen teaches on all levels, giving courses in general economic history, financial history, and the financing of entrepreneurial ventures.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2007 University of Oslo Ph.D Dr. Philos.
1990 University of Oslo Master Cand. Philol.
1984 Norwegian School of Management BI Other
1972 University of Oslo Bachelor
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2008 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor, Head of Department
1997 - 2007 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
1990 - 1996 BI Norwegian Business School Researcher