Sjur Westgaard is a MSc and Phd in Industrial Economics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a MSc in Finance from Norwegian School of Business and Economics.
He has worked as a investment portfolio manager for an insurance company, a project manager for a consultant company and as a credit analyst for an international bank. His is now an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management as well as an adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His teaching involves corporate finance, derivatives and real options, empirical and quantitative methods in finance and commodity markets.
His main research interests include risk modelling of finance and commodity markets, in particular energy markets. At the time being he is a project manager for two research projects involving four different power companies. He has published several papers in various journals including European Journal of Operation Research, Journal of Investing, International Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Property Research, OPEC Energy Review and Energy Economics.