Background and activities

Academic field / disciplines

  • Environmental multiregional input-output modelling
  • Modeling of environmental footprints
  • Analysis of displacements of environmental impacts through international trade


  • Input-output analysis
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Matlab



  • PhD in Industrial ecology, NTNU, 2015.
  • MSc in energy and environmental engineering, NTNU, 2009. Specialization in heat and energy processes.

Work experience:

  • Postdoc, Industrial ecology programme, NTNU (2017-)
  • Researcher, Industrial ecology programme, NTNU (2014-2016)
  • PhD candidate, Industrial ecology programme, NTNU (2010-2014)
  • Research assistant, Industrial ecology programme, NTNU (2009-2010)
  • Relevant internships as a student: DNV (2008) and Gassco (2007)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Wood, Richard; Steen-Olsen, Kjartan. (2013) Sustainability Assessment from a Global Perspective with the EXIOPOL Database. The Sustainability Practitioner's Guide to Multi-Regional Input-Output Analysis.
  • Grubler, Arnulf; Johansson, Thomas B.; Mundaca, Luis; Nakicenovic, Nebojsa; Pachauri, Shonali; Riahi, Keywan; Rogner, Hans-Holger; Strupeit, Lars; Kolp, Peter; Krey, Volker; Macknick, Jordan; Nagai, Yu; Rogner, Mathis L.; Smith, Kirk R.; Steen-Olsen, Kjartan; Weinzettel, Jan. (2012) Energy Primer. Global Energy Assessment. Toward a Sustainable Future.


  • Steen-Olsen, Kjartan. (2015) Integrated Economic and Physical Information for Environmental Footprint Modelling. 2015. ISBN 978-82-326-0776-1.