Kjetil Stuland’s research prize 2012 awarded to Karl Rich
This year’s award winner of Kjetil M. Stuland’s research prize is research professor Karl Rich at NUPI.
Karl Rich received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Illinois in 2005. The emphasis in his research activities has been on animal health economics, international trade, and value chain analysis. He has assessed global benefits of rinderpest eradication, built models of the economics of animal disease surveillance and aquaculture diseases, and developed quantitative models for value chain analysis.
During his two years at NUPI, Rich has, alone or with others, managed to publish seven chapters and articles in scholarly journals, including three in the level II publications. Another two articles are forthcoming.
This year's winner has an H-factor of 5 according to Harzing's Publish or Perish, a frequently used measure of productivity/citation frequency.
The Kjetil Stuland Research Prize was established in 2009, and is to be awarded to “a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, highly recognized in leading academic environments and with extensive publication in international top research journals”. Former laureates include Fulvio Castellacci, Ole Jacob Sending and Knut Nustad.