Victor D. Norman

Victor Danielsen Norman ( born July 24, 1946 in Risr ) is a Norwegian economist, social economist and politician of the Høyre.


After schooling, he studied economics and was founded in 1971 initially as an associate professor of economics at the Norwegian Maritime Business School ( NHH ) appointed. After earning a doctoral degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, he took there the reputation of a professor of economics at and finally, since 1975 professor of social economics at NHH.

In addition to his teaching, he conducted several research projects on international business and was from 1990 to 1991 chairman of a commission to promote the effectiveness potential in the public sector. Having to 1992 vice-rector of NHH he was in 1990, he took over from 1999 to 2001, the Office of the Rector of the Norwegian School of Economics.

On 19 October 2001 Norman was a member of the Høyre is appointed by Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik of Work Safety and Administration Minister in the second cabinet and served as such until 18 June 2004. During this time his wife Christine Bene density Meyer, who also teaches at NHH, as State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Administration worked.


Norman was also active as a writer of economics textbooks. Among his most famous publications include:

  • Theory of International Trade (1980, co-author Avinash K. Dixit, was released as trade theory, Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich 1998, ISBN 978-3-486-24755-8 )
  • En liten, åpen økonomi (1983).