Brita Bye

Dr.Polit, Cand.Oecon
Senior researcher
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About Brita Bye

Brita Bye is a Senior researcher at the Research department. She was acting Research Director from January 2018 to May 2020. She has been working at the Research Department at Statistics Norway since 1987 and among other things been Head of research for Group of economic growth and efficiency and Group of structural policy, efficiency and welfare. Brita Bye has a Dr. Polit degree in Economics from the University of Oslo. She has headed several research projects funded by the Norwegian research council. She has been a member of several governmental expert committees and is currently a member of the Ministry of Finance advisory board for models and methods. Her main research fields are energy- and environmental economics, economic growth and public economics.

Selected publications

  1. Bye, B., T. Fæhn and O. Rosnes (2018): Residential energy efficiency policies: Costs, emissions and rebound effects, Energy 143, 191-201
    Brita Bye, Taran Fæhn, Orvika Rosnes
  2. Böhringer, C., Bye, B., Fæhn, T. and Rosendahl, K. E. (2017). Targeted carbon tariffs – Carbon leakage and welfare effects. Resource and Energy Economics, 50 (Nov.), 51-72.
    Christoph Böhringer, Brita Bye, Taran Fæhn, Knut Einar Rosendahl
  3. Böhringer, C., Bye, B., Fæhn, T. and Rosendahl, K. E. (2017). Output-based rebating of carbon taxes in the neighbor’s backyard: Competitiveness, leakage and welfare. Canadian Journal of Economics, 50(2).
    Christoph Böhringer, Brita Bye, Taran Fæhn, Knut Einar Rosendahl
  4. Klemetsen, M. E., B. Bye and A. Raknerud (2018): Can non-market regulations spur innovations in environmental technologies? Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2018, 120, 338-371
    Marit E. Klemetsen, Brita Bye, Arvid Raknerud
  5. Bye, B. and Klemetsen, M. E. (2016). The Impacts of Alternative Policy Instruments on Environmental Performance: A Firm Level Study of Temporary and Persistent Effects. Environmental and Resource Economics
    Brita Bye og Marit E. Klemetsen
  6. C. Böhringer, , and Rosendahl K.E. (2012): Alternative designs for tariffs on embodied carbon – a global cost-effectiveness analysis, Energy Economics, 34, 143-153
    C. Böhringer
    Knut Einar Rosendahl
  7. Bye, B., Strøm, B. and Åvitsland, T. (2012). Welfare effects of VAT reforms: A general equilibrium analysis. International Tax and Public Finance, 19(3), 368-392
    Brita Bye, Birger Strøm, Turid Åvitsland
  8. and (2011): Growth and Innovation Policy in a Small, Open Economy: Should You Stimulate Domestic R&D or Exports?,, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 11:Iss. 1 (Topics) 42
  9. and Karl Jacobsen (2011): Restricted carbon emissions and R&D support: an applied general equilibrium analysis, Energy Economics, 33, 543-555
    Karl Jacobsen
  10. , and (2009): Welfare and growth impacts of innovation in a small, open economy: An applied general equilibrium analysis, Economic Modelling, 26, 1075-1088
  11. and T. Åvitsland (2003): The welfare effects of housing taxation in a distorted economy: a general equilibrium analysis, Economic Modelling, 20 5, 895-921
    T. Åvitsland
  12. , K. Nyborg and (2003): Are Differentiated Carbon Taxes Inefficient: A General Equilibrium Analysis, The Energy Journal, 24 2, 95-112
    K. Nyborg
  13. (2002): Taxation, Unemployment and growth: Dynamic Welfare Effects of 'Green' Policies, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 43, 1-19
  14. Bye, B., Kverndokk, S. and Rosendahl, K. E. (2002). Mitigation costs, distributional effects and ancillary benefits of carbon policies in the Nordic Countries, the UK and Ireland: A survey of model results. Mitigation and Adaption Strategies for Global Change, 7(4), 339-366 (the publication is printed in 2003).
    Brita Bye, Snorre Kverndokk, Knut Einar Rosendahl
  15. (2000): Environmental Tax Reform and Producer Foresight: An Intertemporal Computable General Equilibrium Analysis, Journal of Policy Modeling, 22 6, 719-752
  16. (2000): Labor Market Rigidities and Environmental Tax Reforms: Welfare Effects of Different Regimes, in G.W. Harrison, S.E. Hougaard Jensen, L. Haagen Pedersen and T.F. Rutherford (Ed.), Using Dynamic Equilibrium Models for Policy Analysis, Amsterdam, North-Holland, 259-294