Ragnar Torvik

Professor of Economics NTNU

Ragnar Torvik left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. Ragnar Torvik is an External Associate at PRIO.


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The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at www.prio.org.

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Torvik, Ragnar; Halvor Mehlum & Karl Ove Moene (2006) Cursed by Resources or Institutions?, World Economy 29(8): 1117–1131.
Torvik, Ragnar; Halvor Mehlum & Edward Miguel (2006) Poverty and Crime in 19th Century Germany, Journal of Urban Economics 59(3): 370–388.
Moene, Karl Ove; Halvor Mehlum & Ragnar Torvik (2006) Institutions and the Resource Curse, Economic Journal 116(508): 1–20.
Moene, Karl Ove; Ragnar Torvik & Halvor Mehlum (2003) Predator or Prey: Parasite Enterprises in Economic Development, European Economic Review 47(2): 275–294.
Mehlum, Halvor; Karl Ove Moene & Ragnar Torvik (2002) Plunder & Protection Inc., Journal of Peace Research 39(4): 447–459.

Book Chapter

Torvik, Ragnar; Halvor Mehlum & Karl Ove Moene (2008) Institutions and the Resource Curse, in 40 Years of Research on Rent Seeking, Volume 2. Berlin: Springer (245–264).
Torvik, Ragnar; Karl Ove Moene & Halvor Mehlum (2006) Parasites, in Poverty Traps. Princeton, NJ: .

Conference Paper

Mehlum, Halvor; Edward Miguel & Ragnar Torvik (2006) Poverty and Crime in 19th Century Germany, presented at the Oslo GROW-net Workshop, Oslo, 10–11 February.

Report - Other

Torvik, Ragnar; Halvor Mehlum; & Karl Ove Moene (2008) Mineral Rents and Social Development in Norway, UNRISD project "Financing Social Policy". Oslo: University of Oslo.

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