Olav Bjerkholt

Associate Researcher

Olav Bjerkholt
Olav Bjerkholt left PRIO in 1996. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Background

​Olav Bjerkholt (1942-2020) was Research Director at Statistics Norway and Professor of Economics at the University of Oslo. He was associated with PRIO projects on the economic effects of arms spending 1965–67 and 1978–96.

Upon his passing away in February 2020, Nils Petter Gleditsch wrote an obituary with a particular focus on his collaborations with PRIO. You can read this by following this link.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Bjerkholt, Olav; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Ådne Cappelen (1984) Military Spending and Economic Growth in the OECD Countries, Journal of Peace Research 21(4): 361–373.

Monograph

Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Ådne Cappelen & Olav Bjerkholt (1994) The Wages of Peace: Disarmament in a Small Industrialized Economy. London: SAGE.
Bjerkholt, Olav (1966) Nedrustning og økonomi [Disarmament and the Economy]. Oslo: PAX. PRIO Inform (4).

Book Chapter

Cappelen, Ådne; Olav Bjerkholt & Nils Petter Gleditsch (2002) Military Spending and Economic Growth in the OECD Countries, in The Economics of Defence. Cambridge: (460–472).
Bjerkholt, Olav (1996) The National Peace Dividend, in Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt; Ron P. Smith; Ådne Cappelen; & J. Paul Dunne, eds, The Peace Dividend. Amsterdam: North-Holland (17–26).
Bjerkholt, Olav; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Ådne Cappelen (1996) The Peace Dividend in Norway: Domestic or International?, in Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt; Ron P. Smith; Ådne Cappelen; & J. Paul Dunne, eds, The Peace Dividend. Contributions to Economic Analysis, 235. Amsterdam: North-Holland (275–303).
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt & Ådne Cappelen (1992) Guns, Butter and Growth: The Case of Norway, in Chan, Steve; & Alex Mintz, eds, Defense, Welfare and Growth. New York: Routledge (61–80).
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt & Ådne Cappelen (1989) Conversion Effects: A Case Study of Norway, in Dumas, Lloyd J.; & Marek Thee, eds, Making Peace Possible: the Promise of Economic Conversion. London: Pergamon Press (231–249).
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt & Ådne Cappelen (1988) Military R&D and economic growth in industrialized market economies, in Peter Wallensteen, ed., Peace Research: Achievements and Challenges. Boulder/London: Westview (198–215).
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt; Ådne Cappelen & Knut Moum (1983) The Economic Effects of Conversion: A Case Study of Norway, in Tuomi, Helena; & Raimo Väyrynen, eds, Militarization and Arms Production. London: Palgrave Macmillan (225–258).
Bjerkholt, Olav & Knut Moum (1982) Nedrustning og økonomisk utvikling [Disarmament and Economic Development], in Odd Andreassen, ed., Nedrustning. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (167–177).
Bjerkholt, Olav (1980) Nedrustning, utviklingshjelp og full sysselsetting [Disarmament, development assistance and full employment], in Thorbjørn Jagland, ed., Atomvåpen og usikkerhetspolitikk. Oslo: Tiden (366–375).
Bjerkholt, Olav (1967) The economic consequences of disarmament in Norway, in Emile Benoit, ed., Disarmament and World Economic Interdependence. Oslo & New York: Norwegian University Press & Columbia University Press (146–153).

Edited Volume

Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt; Ron P. Smith; Ådne Cappelen; & J. Paul Dunne, eds, (1996) The Peace Dividend. Amsterdam: North-Holland. Contributions to Economic Analysis, 235.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Skomsvold, Rolf; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Ådne Cappelen & Olav Bjerkholt (1987) Regional-økonomiske konsekvenser av nedrustning i Norge [Regional Economic Consequences of Disarmament in Norway], Sosiologi idag 17(3): 113–130.
Bjerkholt, Olav (1965) Økonomiske konsekvenser av nedrustning i Norge [Economic Consequences of Disarmament in Norway], Tidsskrift for Samfunnsforskning 6(4): 249–267.

PRIO Report

Skomsvold, Rolf; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Ådne Cappelen; & Olav Bjerkholt (1987) Local effects of conversion in Norway, PRIO Report, 5. Oslo: PRIO.
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Olav Bjerkholt; Ådne Cappelen; & Nicole Ball (1986) Economic incentives to arm. Effects of military spending on industrialized market economies, PRIO Report, 21. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Cappelen, Ådne; Olav Bjerkholt; & Nils Petter Gleditsch (1982) Global Conversion from Arms to Development Aid: Macroeconomic Effects in Norway, S-Series, 9. Oslo: PRIO.
Bjerkholt, Olav; Ådne Cappelen; Nils Petter Gleditsch; & Knut Moum (1980) Disarmament and Development: A Case Study of Conversion in NorwayOslo: PRIO.