Short CV for Erling Moxnes





Professor System Dynamics and Decision Sciences, University of Bergen, 2001-

Senior Research Economist, SNF at Norwegian School of Economics, 1992 to 2001.

Senior Scientist, Department of Applied Systems Analysis, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen 1985 to 1992, Research Scientist 1981-1985, Research assistant 1978-1981.

Technology Assistant (vitenskapelig assistent), Department of Engineering Cybernetics, the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, 1977.





Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (System Dynamics, Operations Research and Economics) from the Resource Policy Centre, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, USA, 1982. (Dissertation "Design of governmental policies for oil production rates and oil income spending; a long-term perspective" was the first to propose and analyze the establishment of a Norwegian petroleum fund abroad with strict rules for spending)

M.Sc. (Sivilingeniør) in Electrical Engineering from Department of Engineering Cybernetics, The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Trondheim, 1971-1975 (Thesis "Prediktiv Styring" on forward-looking control).

Four courses in economics and one course in identification and parameter estimation, at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, 1976-1977. One cource in stochastic analysis at The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, 1993.





Jay Wright Forrester Award, 2000, for the best contribution to the field of System Dynamics in the preceding five years.

Board Member, Millenium Institute, Washington DC, 2008 to 2012

President, System Dynamics Society 2009: Presidential address:

Member of Strategy and Jay W. Forrester Award Committees and leader of Awards Committee in System Dynamics Society.

Fulbright Arctic Chair Stipend for 2016.



Teaching experience


At the University of Bergen, teaching courses in System Dynamics (GEO-SD302), Laboratory Experimentation (GEO-SD306), distance learning (MOOC) in Natural Resources Management (GEO-SD330 and GEO-SD660), and seminars in dynamic optimisation. Advising master and Ph.D. students.

Norwegian Business School BI, Oslo, courses in System Dynamics and Management 1986 and 1988. Thesis advisor and exam judge various places. Scientific assistant (vit.ass.) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1977.

Numerous presentations at ministries, directorates, companies and conferences. Have been on the organising committees of the International System Dynamics Conference 1984, the annual conference of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology 1995, and have chaired the Bergen Conference on Oil and Economics.



Papers in refereed journals and book sections


Hackett, S.B. and Moxnes, E. (2015). "Natural capital in integrated assessment models of climate change." Ecological Economics 116 354-361.

Moxnes, E. (2015). An introduction to deterministic and stochastic optimization”in Analytical methods for Dynamic Modelers, edited by H. Rahmandad, R. Oliva & N. Osgood, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Moxnes, E. (2014). Understanding of overhooting systems. Economics and Management (4), 245-257. doi: 10.12846/j.em.2014.04.19

Moxnes, E. (2014). "Discounting, climate and sustainability." Ecological Economics 102 158-166.

Davidsen, P. I., Kopainsky, B., Moxnes, E., Pedercini, M., & Wheat, I. D. (2014). Systems Education at Bergen. Systems, 2(2), 159-167.

Van der Heijden E, Moxnes E (2013) “Leading by example to protect the environment; do the costs of leading matter?” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 57(2): 344-363.

Taminiau EMC, Kester L, Corbalan G, Alessi SM, Moxnes E, Gijselaers WH, Kirschner PA, and Merriënboer JJGV (2013). Why advice on task selection may hamper learning in on-demand education. Computers in Human Behavior. 29 (1). 145-154.

Moxnes, E (2012) “Expensive oil = Expensive food” in 2052, A Global Forecast for the Next Fourty Years, main author J. Randers, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont.

Arango, S. and Moxnes, E. (2012) “Commodity cycles, a function of market complexity? Extending the cobweb experiment.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 84. 321-334.

Moxnes, E. and S. Assuad (2012). GHG taxes and tradable quotas, experimental evidence of misperceptions and biases. Environmental Economics, 3 (2).

Moxnes, E (2012) Individual transferable quotas versus auctioned seasonal quotas; an experimental investigation. Marine Policy. 36. 339-349.

Moxnes, E., and Jensen, L.C. (2010). “Complex alcohol pharmacokinetics: A response to Moss et al.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 109, 4-5.

Moxnes, E. (2010). “Complexities in fisheries management: misperceptions and communication.” in Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management, edited by Hilborn, R., Squires, D., Williams, M., Tait, M., and Grafton, Q.: Oxford University Press.

Moxnes, E. and Jensen, L. C. (2009). "Drunker than intended; misperceptions and information treatments." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 105, 63-70.

Moxnes, E., and Saysel, A.K. (2009). “Misperceptions of global climate change: information policies.” Climatic Change 93(1-2):15-37.

Arango, S., and Moxnes, E. (2008). “Experimentos de Laboratorio en Dinámica de Sistemas.” Pp. 100-124 in Dinámica de Sistemas: Casos y Aplicaciones en Latino América, edited by Dyner, I. and Rodríguez, L.: Capítulo Latinoamericano – Sociedad Dinámica de Sistemas Centro de Complejidad – CeiBA

Moxnes, E. (2005). "Policy Sensitivity Analysis: simple versus complex fishery models." System Dynamics Review 21 (2) 123-145.

Moxnes, E. (2004). "Estimating customer utility of energy efficiency standards for refrigerators." Journal of Economic Psychology 25(6): 707-724.

Moxnes, E. (2004). "Misperceptions of basic dynamics, the case of renewable resource management." System Dynamics Review 20 (2) 139-162.

Moxnes, E. and E. van der Heijden (2003). "The effect of leadership in a public bad experiment." Journal of Conflict Resolution 47 (6): 773-795.

Moxnes, E. (2003). “Uncertain measurements of renewable resources: Approximations, harvest policies, and value of accuracy.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 45(1): 85-108.

Brekke, K.A. and Moxnes, E. (2003). "Do Numerical Simulation and Optimization Results improve Management. Experimental Evidence." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 50(1) 117-131.

Moxnes, E., Danell, Ö., Gaare, E., and Kumpula, J. (2001). "Optimal strategies for the use of reindeer rangelands" Ecological Modelling 145 (2-3): 225-241.

Moxnes, E. (2000). “Not only the tragedy of the commons: misperceptions of feedback and policies for sustainable development.” System Dynamics Review 16(4).

Moxnes, E. (1998). “Not only the tragedy of the commons, misperceptions of bioeconomics.” Management Science 44(9):1234-1248.

Moxnes, E. (1998). “Overexploitation of renewable resources: The role of misperceptions.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 37(1):107-127.

Moxnes, Erling (1998). “"Stockfish", a Multispecies Model for Stochastic Analysis.” in Models for Multispecies Management, edited by Tor Rødseth. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag.

Moxnes, E. (1992). “Positive Feedback Economics and the Competition between "hard" and "soft" Energy Supplies.” Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 51(March):257-265.

Moxnes, E. (1990). "Oljeprisfall betyr arbeidsledighet; politikken avgjør hvor stor den blir." (Oil price falls imply unemployment; policies determine how large it gets) Norsk Økonomisk Tidskrift 104:29-67

Moxnes, E. (1990): "Interfuel substitution in OECD-European electricity production", System Dynamics Review. 6 (1): 44-65.

Flåm, S.D., and Moxnes, E. (1989). "Til minne om Cournot." (In memory of Cournot) Norsk Økonomisk Tidskrift, 103:115-124.

Moxnes, E (1987). "The dynamics of Interfuel Substitution in the OECD-Europe Industrial Sector", in Natural Gas Markets and Contracts by R. Golombek, M. Hoel, and J. Vislie (editors), North-Holland.

Flåm, S.D. and E. Moxnes (1987). "Exploration for Petroleum and the Inventory of Proven Reserves", Energy Economics, 9 (3): 190-194.


+ 8 Papers or comments in Sosialøkonomen (Norwegian economics journal)


+ 17 Chronicles in Norwegian and British Newspapers


+ Large numbers of conference papers (including invited keynote speeches and plenaries)


+ Large numbers of research report for various clients


+ Several appearances on national radio and television


+ Several program packages for management and laboratory experiments


+ Program for stochastic optimization (


+ 1 MOOC for Natural Resources Management (