Torbjørg Jevnaker

Senior Researcher
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European integration plays an important role in the development of climate and energy policy in Europe. As a political scientist, I research this from the perspective of public policy and administration. The electricity sector is a key sector for delivering the energy transition, and my research digs into the politics of electricity sector regulation. This spans from the role of the EU’s energy agency (ACER) to various forms of cross-border cooperation on the implementation of EU legislation. I am also interested in the relationship between Norway and the EU, and have done research on the process through which EU energy and climate laws are implemented in Norway via the EEA Agreement. My PhD focused on the external relations of EU agencies, which affect how EU agencies carry out their tasks and how they support the European Commission.


Academic background

  • PhD in Political Science, University of oslo (2023)
  • Master’s degree in Political Science, University of Oslo (2012), incl. exchange semester at Freie University (E.On Ruhrgas scholarship).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, University of Oslo (2008), incl. exchange semesters at Humboldt University (Erasmus scholarship) and UC Berkeley.

Professional experience

  • Senior Researcher, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2023-)
  • Senior Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research (2023-)
  • Member of the Young Academy of Norway (2023-)
  • Member of the Secretariat of the EEA Review Committee, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo (2022-)
  • Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute (2022)
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University (2018)
  • Visiting Fellow, Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie University (2015)
  • Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (2016-2020)
  • Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2013-2023)
  • Researcher, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2012-2013)
  • Intern at KUBE summer project, Statnett (2011)
  • Intern, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin (2010)



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