Isabel Hovdahl

Isabel Hovdahl

Assistant professor

NHH Norwegian School of Economic


I am an environmental economist focused on climate change. In my research, I employ a combination of empirical methods and theoretical modeling to investigate social and economic issues related to climate change. I am especially interested in exploring policy tools to drive the transition to clean energy sources. My goal is to contribute to the development of effective strategies for transitioning towards a low-carbon economy and sustainable growth.

I am an assistant professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). I received my PhD in economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

  • Green innovation
  • Social cost of carbon
  • Renewable energy
  • PhD in Economics, 2020


Working papers

Patent Protection and the Transition to Clean Technology
We analyze the use of patent protection as a new policy to direct technical change to clean technology. Contrary to popular belief, it …
Guarantees of Origin and Competition in the Spot Electricity Market
We study the effect of introducing a market for green energy attributes on the market for the energy itself. In Europe, renewable …


(2022). The deadly effect of day-to-day temperature variation in the United States. Environmental Research Letters, 17(10).

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At NHH, I teach the following courses:

  • BAN436 Introduction to Python

  • BAN438 Application Development in Python

See here for a list of master thesis supervision.