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Navn Arild Angelsen
Enhet HH
Adresse NMBU, box 5003, 1432 Ås
Tittel Professor
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Telefon 6496 5698

Fagområder • Samfunnskunnskap
• økonomi
Arbeidsområder • Climate and forests (REDD+)
• Environmental income
• International climate policy
• Poverty analysis
• Tropical deforestation
Undervising ECN 270
ECN 305
ECN 358
ECN 372
Publikasjoner Mine publikasjoner i Cristin

Bakgrunn og erfaring
• Cand. oecon (Master), University of Oslo, Norway.
• Dr. oecon (PhD), Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen.
• PhD scholar and researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway (1990-97).
• Senior Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia (1997-99).
• Senior Associate, CIFOR (1999-present).

• Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+):
I’m involved in several research activities on tropical deforestation and climate, including the Global Comparative Study of REDD+, coordinated by CIFOR ( Research and policy advice include REDD global architecture, design and assessment of national REDD+ policies, and evaluation of local REDD projects. A key research activity concerns how to set reference levels at all scales (global, national, local) to measure impacts (effectiveness) of policies and projects, and to serve as the basis for international or national crediting of emissions reductions.

• Poverty Environment Network (PEN):
I’m the global coordinator of PEN, which is a tropics-wide research programme collecting detailed quarterly data from about 8 000 households in 350 villages in 24 developing countries on income, assets, forest uses, local institutions and more. The programme involves 33 PEN partners (mainly PhD students) and a dozen professors and senior researchers.

Angelsen, Arild. The economics of REDD+. In S.Kant (ed.): Handbook in forest economics (forthcoming).

Romijn, J.E., J.H. Ainembabazi, A. Wijaya, M. Herold, A. Angelsen, L.Verchot, D.Murdiyarso. Exploring different forest definitions and their impact on developing REDD+ reference emission levels: a case study for Indonesia. Forthcoming in Environmental Science and Policy.

Angelsen, Arild, Pamela Jagger, Ronnie Babigumira, Brian Belcher, Nicholas Hogarth, Simone Bauch, Jan Börner, Carsten Smith-Hall, and Sven Wunder. Environmental Income and Rural Livelihoods: A Global-Comparative Analysis. Forthcoming in World Development.

Ainembabazi, John Herbert, Gerald Shively and Arild Angelsen. 2013. Charcoal production and household welfare in Uganda: a quantile regression approach. Environment and Development Economics.

Angelsen, Arild and Thomas K. Rudel. 2013. Designing and Implementing Effective REDD + Policies: A Forest Transition Approach. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 7: 91-113.

Sheil, D, E. Meijaard, A. Angelsen, J. Sayer, and J. Vanclay. 2013. Future Conservation Costs. Science (letters), 339, 18. January 2013.

Soltani, Arezoo, Arild Angelsen, Tron Haakon Eid, Mohammad Saeed Noori Naieni and Taghi Shamekhi. 2012. Poverty, sustainability and household livelihood strategies in Zagros, Iran. Ecological Economics, 79: 60-70.

Hosonuma, Noriko, Martin Herold, Veronique de Sy, Ruth S. De Fries, Maria Brockhaus, Louis Verchot, Arild Angelsen and Erika Romijn. 2012. An assessment of deforestation and forest degradation drivers in developing countries. Environmental Research Letters, 7.

Angelsen, Arild, Maria Brockhaus, William D. Sunderlin and Louis V. Verchot (eds.). 2012. Analyzing REDD+: Challenges and Choices. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).. Coauthor of 5 chapters.

Debela, Bethelhem, Gerald Shively, Arild Angelsen and Mette Wik. 2012. Economic Shocks and Behavioral Response in Rural Uganda. Land Economics, 88 (1): 139-154.

Aguilar-Støen, Mariel, Arild Angelsen, Stein R. Moe and Kristi-Anne Stølen. 2011. The emergence, persistence and current challenges of coffee forest gardens: a case study from Candelaria Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico. Society and Natural Resources, 24 (12): 1235-1251.

Angelsen, Arild, Helle Overgaard Larsen, Jens Friis Lund, Carsten Smith-Hall and Sven Wunder (eds). 2011. Measuring Livelihoods and Environmental Dependence: Methods for Research and Fieldwork. London: Earthscan. Coauthor of 4 chapters.

Meridian Institute. 2011b. Guidelines for REDD+ Reference Levels: Principles and Recommendations. Prepared for the Government of Norway, by Arild Angelsen, Doug Boucher, Sandra Brown, Valérie Merckx, Charlotte Streck, and Daniel Zarin. Available at:

Meridian Institute. 2011a. Modalities for REDD+ Reference Levels: Technical and Procedural Issues. Prepared for the Government of Norway, by Arild Angelsen, Doug Boucher, Sandra Brown, Valérie Merckx, Charlotte Streck, and Daniel Zarin. Available at:

Shackleton, Sheona, Claudio Delang, and Arild Angelsen. 2011. From subsistence, to safety nets and cash income: exploring the diverse values of non-timber forest products for livelihoods and poverty alleviation. In Non-timber forest products in the global context, edited by S. Shackleton, C. Shackleton and P. Shanley. Amsterdam: Springer-Verlag.

Aguilar-Støen, Mariel, Arild Angelsen and Stein R. Moe. 2011. Back to the forest: exploring forest transitions in Candelaria Loxicha, Mexico. Latin American Research Review, 46 (1): 194-216.

Jumbe, Charles B.L. and Arild Angelsen. 2011. Modelling choice of fuelwood source among rural households in Malawi: A multinominal probit anlaysis. Energy Economics, 33: 732–73.

Angelsen, Arild. 2010. The 3 REDD ‘I’s. Journal of Forest Economics, 16 (4).

Angelsen, Arild. 2010. What policies are effective to reduce deforestation while enhancing production? PNAS, 107 (46): 19639–19644, November 16, 2010.

Dewees, Peter A., Bruce M. Campbell, Yemi Katerere, Almeida Sitoe, Anthony B. Cunningham, Arild Angelsen and Sven Wunder. 2010. Managing the miombo woodlands of Southern Africa: Policies, incentives and options for the rural poor. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 2 (1): 57-73.

Angelsen, Arild et al. (eds.): Realising REDD+. National strategy and policy options. Bogor, Indonesia Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Author of two and co-author of four chapters.

Bond, I., Grieg-Gran, M. and Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S., Hazlewood, P., Wunder, S. and Angelsen, A. 2009. Incentives to Sustain Forest Ecosystem Services – A Review and Lessons for REDD. Natural Resources Issues, 16. London, Bogor, Washington D.C.: IIED-CIFOR-WRI.

Meridian Institute. 2009. “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): An Options Assessment Report.” Prepared for the Government of Norway, by Arild Angelsen, Sandra Brown, Cyril Loisel, Leo Peskett, Charlotte Streck, and Daniel Zarin. Available at:

Angelsen, Arild (ed.). 2008. Moving Ahead with REDD: Issues, Options and Implications. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). (Co)author of four chapters.

Angelsen, Arild. 2008. REDD models and baselines. International Forestry Review, 10 (3):465-476.

Sunderlin, William D., Arild Angelsen, Sonya Dewi, Michael Epprecht, Daniel Müller, and Atie Puntodewo. 2008. Why Forests Are Important for Global Poverty Alleviation: A Spatial Explanation. Ecology and Society, 13 (2).

Kaimowitz, David and Arild Angelsen. 2008. Will livestock intensification help save Latin America’s forests? Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 27 (1-2):6-24.

Babigumira, Ronnie, Arild Angelsen and Daniel Müller. 2007. An integrated socio-economic study of deforestation in Western Uganda, 1990-2000. In R. Aspinall and M. Hill (eds.): Land use Change: Science, Policy and Management. New York: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis).

Kanninen, M., Murdiyarso, D., Seymour, F., Angelsen, A., Wunder, S. and German, L. 2007. Do Trees Grow on Money? The implications of deforestation research for policies to promote REDD. Report, Forest Perspectives 4. Bogor: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Jumbe, Charles and Arild Angelsen. 2007. Forest dependence and participation in CPR management: Empirical evidence from forest co-management in Malawi. Ecological Economics, 62 (3-4): 661-672.

Vedeld, Paul, Arild Angelsen, Jan Bojo, Espen Sjaastad, and Gertrude Kobugabe Berg. 2007. Forest environmental incomes and the rural poor. Forest Policy and Economics 9 (7): 869-879.

Angelsen, Arild. 2007. Forest cover change in space and time: Combining the von Thünen and forest transition theories. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper no. 4117. Washington D.C.: World Bank.

Jumbe, Charles and Arild Angelsen. 2006. Do the poor benefit from devolution policies? Evidence from forest co-management in Malawi. Land Economics 82 (4): 562-581.

Arild Angelsen and Sven Wunder. 2006. Poverty and Inequality: Economic Growth is Better than its Reputation. In: Dan Banik (editor). Poverty, Politics and Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, pp. 79-103.

Belcher, Brian, Genevieve Michon, Arild Angelsen, Manuel Ruiz-Perez, and Heidi Asbjörnsen. 2005. A review of the socio-economic conditions determining the development, persistence and decline of forest garden systems. Economic Botany 59 (3).

Sjaastad, Espen, Arild Angelsen, Pål Vedeld, and Jan Bojö. 2005. What is environmental income? Ecological Economics 55 (1):37-46.

Thomas K. Rudel, Oliver T. Coomes, Emilio Moran, Frederic Achard, Arild Angelsen, Jianchu Xu, Eric Lambin. 2005. Forest transitions: towards a global understanding of land use change. Global Environmental Change 15: 23-31.

Sunderlin, W. D., A. Angelsen, B. Belcher, P. Burgers, R. Nasi, L. Santoso, S. Wunder. 2005. Livelihoods, forests, and conservation in developing countries: An Overview" World Development 33(9): 1383-1402.

Angelsen, Arild and David Kaimowitz. 2004. Is agroforestry likely to reduce deforestation? In: Schroth, G. et al. (eds.): Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes. Island Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 87-106.

Angelsen, Arild and Marty K. Luckert. 2004. Limited or Unlimited Wants in the Presence of Limited Means? Inquiries into the Role of Satiation in Affecting Deforestation. In: D.J.Zarin, J.R.R. Alavalapati, F.E. Putz and M. Schmink (eds.) Working Forests in the Tropics: Conservations through Sustainable Management. New York: Colombia University Press, pp. 325-338.

Vedeld, Paul, Arild Angelsen, Espen Sjaastad, Gertrude Kobugabe Berg. 2004. Counting on the Environment. Forest Incomes and the Rural Poor. World Bank, Washington D.C.: Environment Department Paper no. 98, June 2004.

Angelsen, Arild and Sven Wunder. 2003. Exploring the forest - poverty link: key concepts, issues and research implications. Occasional Paper no. 40. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia.

Daan van Soest, Erwin Bulte, Arild Angelsen, and G. Cornelis van Kooten. 2002. Technological change and tropical deforestation: a perspective at the household level. Environment and Development Economics, 7 (2, May): 269-280

Lambin, Eric F., B. L. Turner, Helmut J. Geist, Samuel B. Agbola, Arild Angelsen, John W. Bruce, Oliver T. Coomes, Rodolfo Dirzo, Gunther Fischer, and Carl Folke. 2001. The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths. Global Environmental Change 11 (4): 261-269.

Angelsen, Arild. 2001. Playing Games in the Forest: State - Local Conflicts of Land Appropriation. Land Economics, 77 (2, May): 285-289.

Sunderlin, William D., Arild Angelsen, Daju Pradnja Resosudarmo, Ahmad Dermawan, and Edy Rianto. 2001. Economic Crisis, Small Farmer Wellbeing, and Forest Cover Change in Indonesia? World Development, 29 (5, May): 767-782

Angelsen, Arild and David Kaimowitz. 2001. Agricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestation. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. (Coauthor of four chapters.)

Angelsen, Arild. 1999. Agricultural Expansion and Deforestation: Modelling the Impact of Population, Market Forces and Property Rights. Journal of Development Economics, 58 (1, January): 185-218.

Angelsen, Arild, Eric F. Katemansimba Shitindi and Jostein Aarestad. 1999. Why do Farmers Expand their Land into Forests. Theories and Evidence from Tanzania. Environment and Development Economics, 4: 313-331.

Angelsen, Arild and David Kaimowitz. 1999. Rethinking the Causes of Deforestation: Lessons from Economic Models World Bank Research Observer, 14 (1, February): 73-98.

Kaimowitz, David and Arild Angelsen. 1998. Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation. A Review. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Angelsen, Arild. 1997. The Poverty-Environment Thesis: Was Brundtland Wrong? Forum for Development Studies (1): 135-154.

Angelsen, Arild and Ussif Rashid Sumaila. 1996. Hard Methods for Soft Policies. Environmental and Social Cost Benefit Analysis. Forum for Development Studies (1): 87-114.

Angelsen, Arild. 1995. Shifting Cultivation and “Deforestation”. A Study from Indonesia. World Development, 23 (10, October): 1713-1729.


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