Roswitha Maria Berta King

Roswitha Maria Berta King

Avdeling for økonomi, språk og samfunnsfag

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Doktorgrad / Ph.D.
  • Doktorgrad:

    Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 1998.
    Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Leonid Hurwicz.
    Doctoral Thesis: “An Analytical Comparison of Alternative Arbitration Schemes”



  • Økonomi og administrasjon:

    Internasjonale Økonomi


    Makroøkonomisk utvikling


Ongoing research projects

  •  Causes and consequences of east-west migration in Europe (with emphasis on the Western Balkan States as migration source countries)

  •  Macroeconomic development in transition economies of Eastern Europe (with emplhasis on structural change)

  • Eastward expansion of the European Union

Externally funded research projects completed

  • International Research Project financed by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme on Research, Technological Development and Demonstration: Marie Curie Action:  Research Training Network FP6-2005-Mobility-1: Project Acronym TOM: Proposal Number 035873 – TOM.
    Project Title: "Transnationality of Migrants: Enduring ties with the home country and integration in the host country". Project Duration 2007 – 2011.

  • Book Project (Author):Einführung in die Volkswirtschaft Deutschlands.“ 
    Funded by Land Nordrhein-Westfalen of the Federal Republic of Germany; 2002/2003.

  • Research Project: “An Analytical Comparison of Alternative Forms of Public Bureaucracy”. Funded by CERGE-EI Foundation under a program of the World Bank’s Global Development Network;  2000/2001.


              Since 2007:

  • “Export-Led Growth in Transition Economies: The role of industrial structure, productivity growth differentials and cross-sectoral subsidies”, (with Trond-Arne Borgersen). Eastern European Economics, Vol. 52  No. 3, (2014), 33-54. Publisher: M.E. Sharpe.

  • "Structural Origins of Debt-Sustainability in Mature and Transition Economies: Domar, Balassa-Samuelson and Maastricht" (with Trond-Arne Borgersen), Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Vol. 30 (2014): 101-119. Publisher Elsevier.

  • "2004 Minority Education Reform and Pupil Performance in Latvia" (with Artjoms Ivlevs), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 38 (2014): 151-166. Publisher: Elsevier. 

  • Relating Debt to Inflation among Transition Economies – A Blueprint from Mature Economies?”(wity Trond-Arne Borgersen), Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 55 (2013): 606-635. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan.“

  • "Does More Schooling Make You Run for the Border? Evidence from Post-Independence Kosovo" (with Artjoms Ivlevs), Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 48, No 8 (2012). Publisher: Routledge.

  • "Kosovo, Winning its Independence but Losing its People? Recent Evidence on Emigration Intentions and Preparedness to Migrate" (with Artjoms Ivlevs), International Migration.  Article first published online: March 20, 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2011.00716.x; Publisher: Blackwell.

  • "Family Migration Capital and Migration Intentions" (with Artjoms Ivlevs), Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol.33, No. 1 (2012), Publisher: Springer.

  • "Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity in Academia", Chapter in Antology Interdisciplinarity in Social Sciences: Does it provide answers to challenges in nowadays' education and research? University of Latvia Press (2012).

  • “From Immigrants to (non-) citizens: Political Economy of Naturalizations in Latvia.” (with Artjoms Ivlevs), IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1:14, December 2012, Publisher: IZA & Springer.

  • "Conversations with Civil Servants: East European Public Administration Reform in Search of Socio-Economic Development", Book chapter in: "Socio-Economic Integration: Limits and Prospects", G. M. Korres &  G. O.  Tsobanoglou (eds) (2012) Publisher: Springer

  • "Together or apart? Attitudes towards multi-ethnic state and ethnically mixed dommunities in post-independence Kosovo. (with Artjoms Ivlevs). In: Catarina Ruggeri Laderchi and Sara Savastano (eds.), Poverty and Exclusion in the Western Balkans - New Directions in Measurement and Policy. (2012) Springer Press.

  • "Reallocation and restructuring:  A generalization of the Balassa-Samuelson effet" (with Trond-Arne Borgersen), Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (2011). Vol. 22: 287-298

  • .Inflation in Latvia: How Real is it?" (with Trond-Arne Borgersen), Eastern European Economics, Vol. 49, No. 3, (2011).

  • "The International Reserves Issue in the EMU" (with Jørgen-Drud Hansen and Virmantas Kvedaras), Open Economies Review, Vol. 22 No. 1 (2011).

  • “When the Market does not Deliver: An Inclusive Growth Experiment Gone Wrong”. In: The Economics of Wealth in the 21st Century. Jason M. Gonzalez (ed.), Nova Science Pub. Inc., January 2011.

  • “Regional Business Development Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: A Mechanism Design Perspective”. Review of Economic Design., Vol. 14, No. 1-2, March 2010.

  • Serving Whom? Civil Service Reform in Selected Eastern European Countries(with Anna Belova and Artjom Ivlevs), in Administrative Set-Up and Approaches to Reform in Small and Medium Countries: A Civil Service Perspective, editor: Rohit Raj Mathur, ICFAI University Press, India.2009

  • "How to cut the Seignorage Cake into Fair Shares in an Enlarged EMU" (with Jørgen-Drud Hansen), Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol.45, No. 5 (2007).




● Member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty of Economics, Languages and Social Sciences of Østfold University College, Halden, Norway. June 2008 – December 2012.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Latvian-Norwegian Doctoral Program (Economics) “Latvijas Doktorati Norvegija”, Høgskolen i Agder and University of Latvia, 2003-2006.

Andre verv:

Founding Member of the European Roundtable, Centre for European and Transition Studies, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. 2004 - 2006.
Member of International Evaluation Commissions for the Latvian Higher Education Quality Assurance Centre. 2001 - 2005.
Chair of State Examination Committee, Mathematical Economics Department, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. 2001 - 2006.
Chair of State Examination Committee, Mathematical Economics Department, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. 2001 - 2006.
Chair of Bachelor Thesis Defence Committee, Mathematical Economics Department, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.  2001 - 2006.

Member of the Scholarship Selection Committee of Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), German Embassy, Riga, Latvia, 2000 - 2005.