Bjørn Helge Vatne

Senior Researcher

Contact:

Tel.: + 47 22 31 69 07
E-mail: bjorn-helge.vatne@norges-bank.no

Fax: + 47 22 42 65 42

Norges Bank
P.O.Box 1179 Sentrum
0107 Oslo
Norway

Research interests

Household finance, micro data analysis, bank funding costs

Bjørn Helge Vatne is Senior Researcher in Financial Stability Wing, Norges Bank. Vatne obtained his PhD from University of Oslo in 1997. He also holds a MSOR from Stanford University, California from 1988. He joined Norges Bank in 1997

Research project

Vatne is working in the Research department with a project analysing the financial situation in the Norwegian household sector based on micro data.

Selected Publications:

"Developments in household debt. An analysis of microdata for the period 1986 - 2003", Magdalena D. Riiser and Bjørn Helge Vatne, Economic Bulletin, 2/2006 Norges Bank

"How large are the financial margins of Norwegian households? An analysis of microdata for the period 1987-2004", Bjørn Helge Vatne, Economic Bulletin, 4/2006 Norges Bank

Education and degrees

2005: Certified European Financial Analyst Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

1997: PhD (Dr. polit) Department of Economics, University of Oslo.

1988: MSc Operations Research, Stanford University, California USA.

1985: MSc (Cand. Scient) Computer Science, University of Oslo.

Employment

2005- : Special advisor, Financial Stability Wing, Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway)

2003-2005: Head of department, Ergo Integration

1997-2003: IT-director, Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway)

1988-1997: Research Fellow, Advisor, Statistics Norway

Fields of interest

Household finance, micro data analysis, bank funding costs

Selected publications

  • Haakon Solheim and Bjørn Helge Vatne: "Evidence of a change in banks' lending practices after the financial crisis", Economic Commentaries, 3/2014, Norges Bank

  • Kjersti-Gro Lindquist, Magdalena D. Riiser, Haakon Solheim and Bjørn H. Vatne: “Ten years of household micro data. What have we learned?”, Staff Memo 8/2014, Norges Bank

  • John K. Dagsvik, Zhiyang Jia, Bjørn H. Vatne and Weizen Zhu: "Is the Pareto-Lévy law a good representation of income distributions". Empirical Economics, 01/2013; 44(2).

  • Haakon Solheim and Bjørn H. Vatne: "Measures of household credit risk", Economic Commentaries 8/2013, Norges Bank

  • Arvid Raknerud and Bjørn Helge Vatne: "The relation between banks' funding costs, retail rates and loan volumes: An analysis of Norwegian bank micro data", Working Paper 17/2012, Norges Bank

  • Geir Arne Dahl and Bjørn Helge Vatne: "Decomposing debt growth", Economic Commentaries 12/2012, Norges Bank

  • Haakon Solheim and Bjørn Helge Vatne: "Distribution of household debt burden across age groups", Economic Commentaries 2/2011, Norges Bank

  • Dag Henning Jacobsen and Bjørn Helge Vatne: "The impact of house prices on household debt when controlling for home ownership." Working Paper 8/2011, Norges Bank

  • Gøril Bjerkhol Havro, Cathrine Bolstad Træe and Bjørn Helge Vatne: "Further analysis of the stress test of banks' capital adequacy in Financial Stability 2/2010", Economic Bulletin 2011, Norges Bank

  • Bjørn Helge Vatne: "Housing and debt.", Economic Commentaries 9/2009, Norges Bank

  • Bjørn Helge Vatne, “How large are the financial margins of Norwegian households? An analysis of microdata for the period 1987–2004, Economic Bulletin, 2/2006 Norges Bank
  • Magdalena D. Riiser and Bjørn Helge Vatne, ”Developments in household debt. An analysis of microdata for the period 1986 – 2003 “,Economic Bulletin, 4/2006 Norges Bank
  • John K. Dagsvik and Bjørn H. Vatne (1999):” Is the Distribution of Income Compatible with a Stable Distribution?” DP 246 Statistics Norway
  • Vatne, B. H. (1997) A Simulation-based Estimation Method for Discrete Choice Models, Statistical dissertations No 3 – 1997, Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Boye K, K. Moe, Å. Cappelen, E. Didrichsen og B. H. Vatne (1994): Innføring i økonomi. Fagbokforlaget, Bergen Lærerbok i økonomi for videregående skole. (In Norwegian)
  • Offerdal E., Vatne B. H. (1990): Fore ward-looking Behavior and Tax Policy Modeling. Forskning om skatteøkonomi, No 18. NORAS.

Personal

  • Born: 1959
  • Nationality: Norwegian
Published 30 January 2007 10:53
Edited 16 September 2014 16:32