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Camilla Bakken Øvald

Høyskolen Kristiania

Camilla Bakken Øvald (b 1977, Norway) is an economist who works as a lecturer and researcher at Kristiania University College in Oslo. She recently published Drømmefondet (2018) about the Norwegian “oil fund” (officially known as the government pension fund – global), covering its history, current management and the future for Norway’s petroleum wealth.

Øvald has been following this sovereign fund for many years as an alternate member of the supervisory board of Norges Bank, a member of the board of the Norwegian National Insurance Fund, and head of the secretariat for the Socialist Left party group in the Storting (parliament). She has also contributed a chapter on the Norwegian oil fund to Great Policy Successes (Oxford University Press), which will appear in 2019.

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