BI Research Day 2023

In 2023, BI turns 80 years. We will conclude the anniversary year by celebrating and showcasing our achievements as a research institution and honoring great research and researchers.


  • Time
  • Title
  • Coffee & Croissants

    Location: C1 mingling area

  • Welcome by Harald Øverby, Provost Research, Learning and Impact

    Location: C1-020

    • Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony: 
      Professor Kathryn Spier
      Professor Nicholas Bloom
      President of the Norwegian Football Association, Lise Klaveness
    • Honouring of new professors at BI
    • Speech by Sandra Borch, Minister of Research and Higher Education 
    • Announcement of the BI Research Award 2023 winner
    • Speech by Honorary Doctorate Lise Klaveness
    • Honoring the recent PhDs from 2018-2023
  • Lunch

  • Parallel Sessions

    20-minute talks from new professors:

    11:30-12:00 - Department of Accounting: Annelies Renders
    11:30-12:00 - Department of Strategy: Carl Fey
    11:30-12:15 - Department of Economics: Fabian Harang and Kristina Rognlien Dahl
    11:30-12:15 - Department of Finance: Andreas Fagereng and Christian Heyerdahl Larsen
    11:30-12:15 - Department of Communication: Christoph Lutz and Suzanne van Gils
    11:30-12:15 - Department of Law and Governance: Yvette Lind and Marius Emberland

    Read more about the parallel sessions below.

  • Break

  • Talks and Lectures

    Location: C1-020

    • Speech by Mari Sundli Tveit, Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway
    • Speech by Jan Tore Sanner, member of the Parliament
    • BI Research Award winner
    • Honorary Doctorate Professor Nicholas Bloom
    • Final remarks and closing words by Luk Warlop, Dean Research and Dean PhD

11:30-12:15: Parallel Sessions

11:30-12:00: Department of Accounting

Room: A2-070 (Red 10)

  • Annelies Renders: Beyond Numbers: Welfare Effects of Accounting Information and Regulation

11:30-12:15: Department of Economics

Room: A2-030 (Red 13)

  • Fabian Harang: Characterizing Data Streams and Image Data with Iterated Integral Signatures.
  • Kristina Rognlien Dahl: Controlling Randomness: Mathematics for Decision Making under Uncertainty

11:30-12:15: Department of Communicaton

Room: A2 Blue and Red 8

  • Christoph Lutz: Is Privacy Becoming an Endangered Species? Investigating Privacy Cynicism and Agency Dynamics in the Platform Society
  • Suzanne van Gils: Keeping it Civil: Understanding the Ethical Dynamics and Consequences of Offline and Online Communication

11:30-12:00: Department of Strategy

Room: A2 Blue 6

  • Carl Fey: What Management Practices Help Firms to be Innovative: Does it Work the Same in Different Countries like China and the Nordics?

11:30-12:15: Department of Finance

Room: A2-075 (Red 12)

  • Andreas Fagereng: Household Finance and Macroeconomics
  • Christian Heyerdahl Larsen: Differences in Beliefs and Financial Markets

11:30-12:15: Department of Law and Governance

Room: A2-045 (Blue 5)

  • Yvette Lind: Do we expect too much of our tax systems? Advantages and disadvantages of using taxes for political agendas.
  • Marius Emberland: Constitutional and international foundations for freedom of business enterprise in Norway