Harald M. Hjelle obtained his first academic degree in Transport Economics at MRDH in 1986. He received his lower university degree in economics at the University of Oslo in 1987. At this point he also started as a research assistant at the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) in Oslo. He received his Major in Economics at the University of Oslo in 1989. From then on he worked as a researcher at TØI, mainly with transport demand modelling (logit models) and external transport cost estimation. From 1992 he was appointed assistant professor of economics at Molde University College, Norway – with his main teaching duties linked to transport economics, but also courses in general economics. Since 1992 he has also worked as a researcher for Molde Research Institute (MFM). Projects at MFM have been related to transport infrastructure policy, transport pricing, public transport, regional transport policy planning, economic impact assessment in aviation, railways and roads. In 2003 Hjelle was awarded the degree of PhD at NTNU, The Norwegian University of Technology and Science in Trondheim, Norway – with the thesis “A foundation for road user charges”. Following this achievement he was appointed associate professor in economics at Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics. Hjelle has also held administrative positions like head of institute and pro-rector of the university college.