Norges Bank

Knut Are Aastveit

Deputy Director of Norges Bank Research


Tel.: +47 22 31 61 21

Norges Bank
Bankplassen 2
P.O. Box 1179 Sentrum
0107 Oslo

Research interests

Applied macroeconomics, housing market, oil market, time-series econometrics, Bayesian statistics and forecasting

Knut Are Aastveit is the Deputy Director of Norges Bank Research. He is also affiliated with CAMP at BI Norwegian Business School and an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

His research focus on applied macroeconomics and time series. Special interests include forecasting, Bayesian econometrics, commodity prices, business cycles, housing market and monetary policy. 

Knut Are holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oslo.


Journal Articles

Multivariate Bayesian Predictive Synthesis in Macroeconomic Forecasting (joint with Kenichiro McAlinn, Jouchi Nakajima and Mike West). Journal of the American Statistical Association 115:531, 1092-1110, 2020.

Residential investment and recession predictability (joint with Andrè K. Anundsen and Eyo Herstad). International Journal of Forecasting 35(4), 1790-1799, 2019.

Combined Density Nowcasting in an Uncertain Economic Environment (joint with Francesco Ravazzolo and Herman van Dijk). Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 36(1), 131-145, 2018.

Economic Uncertainty and the Influence of Monetary Policy (joint with Gisle J. Natvik and Sergio Sola). Journal of International  Money and Finance 76, 50-67, 2017

Have Standard VARs Remained Stable Since the Crisis? (joint with Andrea Carriero, Todd Clark and Massimiliano Marcellino). Journal of Applied Econometrics 32(5), 931-951, 2017.

Density forecasts with MIDAS models (joint with Claudia Foroni and Francesco Ravazzolo). Journal of Applied Econometrics 32( 4), 783-801, 2017.

Identification and real-time forecasting of Norwegian business cycles (joint with Anne Sofie Jore and Francesco Ravazzolo). International Journal of Forecasting 32(2), 283-292, 2016.

The world is not enough! Small open economies and regional dependence (joint with Hilde C. Bjørnland and Leif Anders Thorsrud). Scandinavian Journal of Economics 118(1), 168-195, 2016.

What drives oil prices? Emerging versus developed economies (joint with Hilde C. Bjørnland and Leif Anders Thorsrud). Journal of Applied Econometrics 30(7), 1013-1028, 2015.

Oil price shocks in a data-rich environment. Energy Economics 45(C): 268-279, 2014.

Nowcasting GDP in Real-Time: A Density Combination Approach (joint with Karsten R. Gerdrup, Anne Sofie Jore and Leif Anders Thorsrud). Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 32(1), 48-68, 2014.

Estimating the Output Gap in Real Time: A Factor Model Approach (joint with Tørres G. Trovik). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 54(2), 180-193, 2014.

Nowcasting Norwegian GDP: The Role of Asset Prices in a Small Open Economy (joint with Tørres G. Trovik). Empirical Economics 42(1), 95-119, 2012.

Articles in Books

The Evolution of Forecast Density Combinations in Economics (joint with James Mitchell, Francesco Ravazzolo, Herman van Dijk).  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Oxford University Press, 2019. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190625979.013.38 

Comments and Discussions

Contributed discussion on: Using Stacking to Average Bayesian Predictive Distributions (joint with Kenichiro McAlinn and Mike West). Bayesian Analysis 13(3), 971-973, 2018.

Discussion of: Forecasting with factor-augmented error correction models. International Journal of Forecasting 30(3), 613-615, 2014.

Working papers

Inflation expectations and the pass-through of oil prices (joint with Hilde C. Bjørnland and Jamie Cross). Conditionally accepted by the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Asymmetric effects of monetary policy in regional housing markets (joint with Andrè K. Anundsen). Revision requested by the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

Has the Fed Responded to House and Stock Prices? A Time-Varying Analysis (joint with Francesco Furlanetto and Francesca Loria). Revision requested by the Review of Economics and Statistics. Media coverage: The Wall Street Journal

Changing supply elasticities and regional housing booms (joint with Bruno Albuquerque and Andrè K. Anundsen). Revision requested by the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Media coverage: The Economist 1, The Economist 2VOX EU, Bank Underground blog

Mortgage Regulation and Financial Vulnerability at the Household Level (joint with Ragnar Enger Juelsrud and Ella Getz Wold). Submitted

Nowcasting Norwegian Household Consumption with Debit Card Transaction Data (joint with Tuva Marie Fastbø, Eleonora Granziera, Kenneth Sæterhagen Paulsen and Kjersti Næss Torstensen). Submitted

Work in progress

Experienced Returns and Housing Decisions (joint with Andrè K. Anundsen and Patrick Moran)

Oil Supply Elasticities Across the U.S.: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications (joint with Hilde C. Bjørnland and Thomas Gundersen)

Quantile density combination: An application to US GDP forecasts (joint with Saskia ter Ellen and Giulia Mantoan)

Quantifying time-varying forecast uncertainty in the oil market (joint with Jamie Cross and Herman van Dijk)

Speculative bubbles in regional housing markets (with Andrè K. Anundsen, Bjørnar K. Kivedal and Erling Røed Larsen)

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