Hans Ellefsen
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Hans Ellefsen is vice-dean at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences of the University of the Faroe Islands. He is a economist who has been at the University since 2019, first as Assistant Professor, and of august 2022 as Associate Professor.

Research interests

Dr Ellefsen commenced his academic career by publishing in the field of Game Theory and fisheries. The research area was shared fish stocks, in particular pelagic fish resources, which are shared between North-East atlantic ocean. Since joining the University of the Faroe Islands his research output has been mostly in the field of allocation of fisheries rights.


At the University of the Faroe Islands, Dr Ellefsen has taught at undergraduate levels in economics in courses including: Intermediate Microeconomics, Environmental and resource economics, and Game Theory. He has supervised Bachelor projects at the University of the Faroe Islands.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Essays on Stragic Management of Shared Fish Stocks Applied to the Pelagic Complex in the North East Atlantic, Syddansk Universitet

1 Mar 201028 Feb 2013

Award Date: 14 May 2013

External positions

Advisor, Ministry of Fisheries

1 May 20161 Aug 2019

Project manager, Ministry of Fisheries

1 Mar 201331 Dec 2013


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