His research focuses on the valuation of ecosystem services. In particular, how to improve the modeling of discrete choice data and consider non-utility maximizing behavior, e.g. respondents using simplifying strategies and heuristics.

ErlendErlendDSandorf web joined CERE as a new postdoc in mid-November. Born and raised outside of Oslo, Norway, Erlend completed his master’s and later ventured north and received his PhD from UiT – The Arctic University of Norway in August 2016 with the thesis “Valuing Unfamiliar and Complex Ecosystem Services: The influence of survey mode, knowledge and dishonesty”. At CERE he will be involved in the EFORIS project which takes a closer look at consumer flexibility on the electricity market.

Outside of work, Erlend is an avid skier and enjoys both backcountry and cross-country skiing. In the summer months, when snow is difficult to come by, he enjoys long trips on his road bike. Erlend loves travel. Among his most treasured memories are watching the sunrise from the top of Kilimanjaro and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. He dreams of walking the Great Wall of China and visiting Machu Picchu.

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