Victor D. Norman

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Victor D. Norman
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Victor D. Norman in 2017
Minister of Labour and Government Administration
In office
19 October 2001 – 8 March 2004
Prime MinisterKjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded byJørgen Kosmo
Succeeded byMorten Meyer
Personal details
Born (1946-07-18) 18 July 1946 (age 72)
Risør, Norway
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Victor Danielsen Norman (born 18 July 1946 in Risør) is a Norwegian economist, politician for the Conservative Party and newspaper columnist. He is a retired professor of economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and former Chairman of the Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration.[1]


Victor Norman earned his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. Among his academic advisers were Charles P. Kindleberger, Paul A. Samuelson and Jagdish N. Bhagwati.

His book co-authored with Avinash K. Dixit, Theory of International Trade : A Dual, General Equilibrium Approach, ISBN 0-521-29969-1, is an application of the microeconomic principle of duality to trade theory, which William J. Baumol has called a clear, detailed, important contribution to the academic understanding of international trade.[2] He was appointed professor of economics at NHH in 1975.[3]

Victor Norman served as rector at NHH from August 1999 till October 2001. He was preceded in this position by Carl Julius Norstrøm and succeeded by Per Ivar Gjærum.[4] He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[5]


From 19 October 2001 to 8 March 2004 he served as Minister of Labour and Government Administration in the second cabinet Bondevik.[6] Among the issues he passed in his term was the removal of point accrual on frequent flyer programs for domestic flights.[7]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Carl Julius Norstrøm
Rector of the Norwegian School of Economics
Succeeded by
Per Ivar Gjærum
Political offices
Preceded by
Jørgen Kosmo
Minister of Labour and Government Administration
Succeeded by
Morten Meyer