Digital PhD Defence - Even Comfort Hvinden

PhD Candidate Even Comfort Hvinden, Department of Economics, will defend his thesis for the Doctor Philosophiae degree at BI Norwegian Business School.

Title of the thesis:
“Crude Games: Essays on strategic competition in oil markets”

Title of trial lecture:
“Oil and conflicts: How can oil fuel conflicts and how can the risk of conflicts affect oil development?”

The Evaluation Committee:

  • Chair: Assistant Professor Alessia Russo, BI Norwegian Business School
  • First Opponent: Professor Soren Anderson, Michigan State University
  • Second Opponent: Professor Bård Harstad, University of Oslo


  • Professor Ragnar Torvik, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Associate Professor Jørgen Juel Andersen, BI Norwegian Business School (Co-supervisor)

Practical information

  • Time:Tuesday, 02 March 2021 14:30 - 17:00
  • Location:Digital via Zoom
  • Contact:PhD Administration (phd@bi.no)

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 699 9270 0185
Passcode: 826154

Due to the corona outbreak the doctoral examination will be performed digitally, by 2-way communication channel. The public defence is open to the public and everyone who is interested can join.

Ex auditorio-questions: The chair of defence will invite the audience to ex auditorio-questions at the end.

The Doctoral Dissertation is available in the library at BI Norwegian Business School. You may request a pdf of the thesis by sending an email to phd@bi.no by March 2.