Anders Skonhoft

  • Professor
  • Department of Economics, NTNU, N-7034 Trondheim
  • Dragvoll University Campus, building 7, level 5, room 7567
  • Telephone: +47 73 59 19 39 (direct line) +47 73 59 19 40 (office)
  • Fax: +47 73 59 69 54
  • E-mail

Grouse hunting. The Snasa mountains

Teaching areas: Microeconomics, mathematics, growth theory, natural resource economics

Research: Natural resource economics, bioeconomic modeling



Recent publications:

-Rente og avkastning i fisket. Samfunnsøkonomen 3 2021

-Managing a natural asset that is both a value and a nuisance: Competition vs. cooperation for the Barents Sea  Red King Crab (together with Melina Kourantidou). Marine Resource Economics 2021

-Optimal harvest in the presence of predation: An age-structured modelling approach (together with Veronika Friberg). Journal of Environmental Management 2021

-Lønnsomhet og rente i oppdrettsnæringen. Samfunnsøkonomen 1/2020

-Wildlife conflicts: Wolf vs. moose (together with Jan Tore Solstad). European Review of Agricultural Economics 2020, 47, 1776 - 1802

-Middlemen: Good for resources and fishermen? (together with Thuy Pham and Ola Flåten). Environment

 and Development Economics 2019

-Kraftkabler, samfunnsnytten, miljøet og industrien. Samfunnsøkonomen 1/2019. 

-Livestock and carnivores. Economic and ecological interactions (together with Anne B. Johannesen and Jon Olaf Olaussen). Environmental and Resource Economics 2019

-Does economic growth eat up environmental improvements? Electricity production and fossil fuel emission in OECD countries 1980 – 2014 (together with Jan M. Dyrstad, Magnus Christensen and Eirik. T. Ødegaard). Energy Policy 2019

-Fornybar energy og ødelagt natur. Vindkraftutbygging i Norge. (Renewable energy and the destruction of mother nature. Wind-power development in Norway) Samfunnsøkonomen 6 2018

-New insights from the canonical fisheries model. Optimal management when the stocks are low (together with Eric Nævdal). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 92 (2018), 125 -133

-Maximum yield fishing and optimal fleet composition. A stage structured model analysis with an example from the Norwegian north-east artic cod fishery (together with Irmelin Helgesen and Arne Eide). Ecological Economics 153 (2018), 204 - 217

-Conflict and cooperation in an age structured fishery (together with Asle Gauteplass). Fisheries Research

203 (2018), 35 - 45

-On the tragedy of the commons: When predation and livestock loss may improve the economic lot of herders (together with Anne B. Johannesen and Jon Olaf Olaussen). Ambio 2017

-The silence of the lambs: Payment for carnivore conservation and livestock farming under strategic behaviour. Environmental and Resource Economics 67 (2017), 905 - 923

-Maximum sustainable yield (MSY) harvesting in an age-structured fishery population model (together with Peichen Gong). Natural Resource Modeling 29, (2016), 610 - 632

-Sheep grazing in the North Atlantic region: A long term perspective on environmental sustainability (together with L. Ross and others). Ambio 2016

-Conservation versus harvest of wild Atlantic salmon. The cost of sea lice induced mortality (together with Jon Olaf Olaussen and Yajie Liu). Fisheries Research 168 (2015), 63 - 71

Optimal exploitation of a renewable resource with capital limitations: Nordic sheep farming with and without grazing externalities (together with Asle Gauteplass). European Review of Agricultural Economics 42 (2015), 25 - 50


-Naturressursens Økonomi (The Economics of Natural Resources). Book edited together with Ola Flåten, Gyldendal Akademisk 2014



- The Norwegian subsidy policy for electric cars… (together with Bjart Holtsmark). Environmental Science and Policy 42 (2014), 160 - 168


-Wild salmon fishing. Fishing the old of young? (together with Peichen Gong). Resource and Energy Economics 36, 2014, 417 - 435

-Fishy fish? The impacts of escaped farmed fish (together with Yajie Liu and Jon Olaf Olaussen). Aquaculture Economics & Management 18 (2014), 273 - 302

-The dynamics of an animal – vegetation system: Sheep farming (together with Jose-Maria Da Rocha). Natural Resource Modeling 27, 2014, 80 - 103

-Livestock management at northern latitudes. Potential effects of climate change in sheep farming (together with Anne. B. Johannesen and Anders Nielsen). Ecological Economics 93, 2013, 239-248

-The cost and benefit of carnivores (in Norwegian: Nytte og kostnader av rovdyr). Samfunnsøkonomen 127 (4),  2013, 55-63

-Incentives for optimal management of age-structured fish populations (together with Martin Quaas and others). Resource and Energy Economics 35, 2013, 113-134

-Balancing cost and income in red deer management – a case study from Norway (together with Vebjørn Veiberg and others). Journal of Environmental management 115, 2013, 179-188

-Hunting and exploitation of terrestrial animal species. Chapter in J. Shogren (ed.): Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. Elsevier 2013

-On the management of interconnected wildlife populations (together with Wenting Chen). Natural Resource Modeling 26, 2013, 1-25

-An ecological – economic model on the effects of interactions between escaped and wild salmon (together with Yajie Liu, Ola Diserud og Kjetil Hindar). Fish and Fisheries 14, 2013, 158-173

-The maximum economic yield management of an age-structured salmon population. Chapter in S. E. Jørgensen and F. Jordan (eds):  Models of the Ecological Hierarchy. Elsevier, Amsterdam 2012

- Optimal harvest in an age structured model with different fishing selectivity (together with Niels Vestergaard and Martin Quaas). Environmental and Resource Economics 51, 2012, 525-544

-A bieconomic model of trophy hunting (together with Eric Naevdal and Jon Olaf Olausssen). Ecological Economics 73, 2012, 194-205

-A cost-benefit analysis of moose harvesting in Scandinavia. A stage structured modelling approach (together with Jon Olaf Olaussen). Resource and Energy Economics 33, 2011, 589-611

-Wild and farmed salmon in Norway – a review (together with Yajie Liu and Jon Olaf Olaussen). Marine Policy 35, 2011, 413-418

-Livestock as insurance and social status: Evidence from reindeer herding in Norway (together with Anne B. Johannesen). Environmental and Resource Economics 48, 2011, 679-694

-A bioeconomic sheep-vegetation trade-off model: An analysis of the Nordic sheep farming system (together with Gunnar Austrheim and Atle Mysterud). Natural Resource Modeling 23, 2010, 354-380

-Grouse hunting in Norway (together with Petter Gudding, in Norwegian). Samfunnsøkonomen November 2010

-Growth and measurement uncertainty in an unregulated fishery (together with Anne B. Johannesen). Natural Resource Modeling 22, 2009, 370-392

-Local common property with rewards (together with Anne B. Johannesen). Land Economics 85, 2009, 637-654

-The role of ecological and economical factors in the management of a spatially structured moose Alces alces population (together with Erlend B. Nilsen and others). Wildlife Biology 15, 2009, 10-23

--The bioeconomics of the wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) recreational fishery (together with Jon Olaf Olaussen). Marine Resource Economics 23, 2008, 273-293

- On the economics of biological invasion. An application to recreational fishing (together with Jon Olaf Olaussen). Natural Resource Modeling 21, 2008, 625-653

-Development and environmental costs. Krutilla after 40 years (In Norwegian, together with Petter Gudding). Samfunnsøkonomen 5, 2008

- A bioeconomic analysis of different management regimes in recreational fisheries (together with Jon Olaf Olaussen). In Ø. Aas: Global Challenges in Recreational Fisheries. Blackwell Publishing 2008

-Sheep as capital and farmers as portfolio managers: A bioeconomic model of the Scandinavian sheep farming Agricultural Economics 38, 2008, 193-200

-Restoring a fish stock: A dynamic bankruptcy problem (together with Elena Inarra). Land Economics 84, 2008, 327-339

-Modelling the re-colonisation of native species. In A. Kontoleon, U. Pascal and T. Swanson: Frontiers in Biodiversity Economics. Cambridge University Press 2007

- Economic modelling approaches for wildlife and species conservation. Ecological Economics 62, 2007, 223-231

- The cost, or benefit, of animal predation. An analysis of the recent wolf re-colonisation in Scandinavia. Ecological Economics 58, 2006, 830-841

- Ecological-economic modelling for biodiversity management: Potentials, pitfalls, and prospects (together with F. Wätzold and others). Conservation Biology 20, 2006, 1034-1051

- The bioeconomics of controlling an African rodent pest species (together with N.C. Stenseth, H. Leirs, H. Andreassen and L. Mulungu). Environment and Development Economics 11, 2006, 453-475

-Marine reserves. A bio-economic model with asymmetric density dependent migration (together with Claire Armstrong). Ecological Economics 57, 2006, 466-476

-Tourism, poaching and wildlife conservation: What can integrated conservation and development projects accomplish? (together with Anne B. Johanessen). Resource and Energy Economics  27, 2005, 208-226

-The costs and benefits of a migratory species under different management schemes. Journal of Environmental Management 76, 2005, 167-175

- Conservation of wildlife. A bioeconomic model of a wildlife reserve under the pressure of habitat destruction and harvesting outside the reserve (together with Claire Armstrong). Natural Resource Modeling 18, 2005, 69-90

- Managing a migratory species that is both a value and pest (together with Jon Olaf Olaussen). Land Economics 81, 2005, 34-50


Newspaper articles:

-Tvilsomme regnestykker NVE. Klassekampen 30.7.19

-Uviss klimaeffekt norsk vindkraft. Dagens Næringsliv 22.5.19

-Karbonfelle.  Klassekampen mars 2019

-Høy profitt i en beskyttet næring. Adresseavisen Januar 2019

-En skadelig kraftpakke. Klassekampen Januar 2019

- Laks med bismak. Kronikk Dagens Næringsliv 19.12.17

-Statsstøttet privatbilisme. Elbil... Kronikk Klassekampen Sept. 2017

-Vekstens grenser. Klassekampen 2.3.17

-De rike forurenser mest. Kronikk Klassekampen 31.10.16

-Fosen vind takk og farvel. Kronikk Adresseavisen 21.9.2015

- Blåser i milliarder. Kronikk Dagens Næringsliv 3.3. 2015

-Naturressursenes rikdom. Nationen 7.2.2015

-Elbiler koster mye og smaker dårlig. Klassekampen 13.8.2014

-Misforstått klimakamp. Klassekampen 19.3.2014

-El-biler ingen klimaeffekt. Adresseavisen 25.2.2014


-Hvem taper, hvem vinner? (klima og mat…). Kronikk Klassekampen 13.11.2013

-Rovdyr og sauer. Kronikk Adresseavisen 9.9.2013

-En trist dag for Trøndelag. Adresseavisen 27.8.2013

-Laks med dårlig smak. Kronikk Adresseavisen 25.1.2013

-Vindkraftverk gir ingen klimaeffekter. Kronikk Adresseavisen 15.10.2012.

-Svarte sertifikater. Kronikk Klassekampen 16.8.2012

-Oppdrsttslaks med bismak. Kronikk Aftenposten 14.8.2012.

-Forbruksfesten. Kronikk Klassekampen 20.12.2011

-Liv og død. Tallenes tale,  Kronikk Adresseavisen mai 2011

-Meningsløs klimapolitikk. Kronikk Klassekampen 16 desember 2010

Contact address:, Updated: 02.09.2007.