Arezoo Soltani

Avdeling for økonomi og samfunnsvitenskap
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Research and Scientific activities 

Most of my research experience comes from my positions as a researcher at the University of Tehran, Department of Forest Policy and Economics at FAO, PhD student at Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Postdoc position at Norwegian University of Life Sciences and associated professor in economics at Department of Business and Management, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

My research strategy is to follow inter-disciplinary approaches, work with multi-disciplinary team to make use of the specialized expertise offered by various academic disciplines and to combine quantitative and qualitative research methods. My primary research field is «Forest and Resource Economics. » However, I realized that to obtain sustainable resource use we need a broad and interdisciplinary approach and therefore I have focused mainly on the following fields: «conflict resolution,» «climate change - reduced emission from deforestation and forest degradation known as REDD+,» «optimization programming models» and «game theory.»  

Articles in international peer-reviewed journal   

1. Soltani, A. , Årethun, T, Idsø, J. 2019.Regional economic impacts of local food-a case study of Gamalost in Vik, Norway. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Systems, Accounting and Logistics (16th ICESAL): 1-10.

2. Soltani, A. 2019. Kapittel 9: Er karbonlagring i skog i Tanzania et kostnadseffektivt tiltak mot klimaendring? En modellstudie. Modeller. Fjordantologien 2019. Universitetsforlaget 2019: 205-222.

3. Soltani, A. & Årethun, T. 2019. Cultural and touristic aspects of Gamalost – a local cheese from the fjord of Norway Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism. Accepted for publication

4. Soltani, A., Rannestad, M. M., Hofstad, O. 2019. Conditional payments for carbon sequestration as a local trading game—A case study from a Tanzanian village. Journal of environmental management, 240: 331-342.

5. Gebregziabher, D., Soltani, A. 2019. Exclosures in people’s minds: perceptions and attitudes in the Tigray region. Forest Policy and Economics, https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1YSiq4y2D1OUj0  

6. Gebregziabher, D., Soltani, A., Hofstad, O. 2018. Management practices of selected exclosures in the Tigray, Ethiopia. Scandinavian Forest Economics, 48.

7. Soltani, A., Hofstad, O. 2018. Carbon sequestration payments in Miombo woodlands when transaction and inventory costs are included. Scandinavian Forest Economics, 48. 

8. Gebregziabher, D., Soltani, A., Hofstad, O. 2017. Equity in the distribution of values of outputs from exclosures in Tigray, Ethiopia. Journal of Arid Environments,146: 75-85.

9. Soltani, A. 2017. Kapittel 17: Om å finne balansen mellom materielle og immaterielle mål ved forvaltningen av statseide naturressurser. Immateriell kapital. Fjordantologien 2017. Universitetsforlaget 2017: 324-338

10. Soltani, A., Sankhayan, P. L., Hofstad, O., Eshraghi, F., Arabmazar, A. 2017. Consequences of an improved road network in rural Iran: Does it lead to better livelihoods and forest protection? Small-scale Forestry, 16: 347-365.

11. Soltani, A., Idsø, J., Årethun, T. 2017. Solidity and effective interest rate in Norwegian electricity sector. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Systems, Accounting and Logistics (14th ICESAL): 1-10.

12. Rannestad, M. M., Soltani, A.,  Jjumba, J. N. 2016. Bio-economic modelling approaches for forest management in developing countries: opportunities and challenges. IN: Baardsen, S., Eid, T., Hoen, H.F. (eds.). Festschrift in honor of professors Ole Hofstad and Birger Solberg- INA fagrapport 36. 194 pp.

13. Soltani, A., Sankhayan, P. L., Hofstad, O. 2016. Playing forest governance games: Statevillage conflict in Iran. Forest Policy and Economics, 73: 251-261.

14. Soltani, A., Sankhayan, P. L., Hofstad, O. 2016. Theory of non-cooperative games as a tool to understand state-local conflicts in forest management. Scandinavian Forest Economics, 46: 208-216.

15. Soltani, A., Sankhayan, P. L., Hofstad, O. 2015. A recipe for co-management of forest and livestock—Results of bio-economic model at a village level in Iran. Agricultural Systems, 140:74-86.

16. Soltani, A., Eid, T., Hofstad, O. 2015. Optimizing management of goats and oak trees for sustainability and community's welfare: a case study from Zagros, Iran. Scandinavian journal of forest research, 30: 49-59.

17. Soltani, A., Angelsen, A., Eid, T. 2014. Poverty, forest dependence and forest degradation links: evidence from Zagros, Iran. Environment and Development Economics, 19: 607-630.

18. Soltani, A., Sankhayan, P. L., Hofstad, O. 2014. A dynamic bio-economic model for community management of goat and oak forests in Zagros, Iran. Ecological Economics, 106: 174-185.

19. Soltani, A., Eid, T. 2013. Organization, practices and performance of community-based traditional forest management–empirical evidence from Zagros, Iran. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 22: 19-37.

20. Soltani, A., Angelsen, A., Eid, T., Naieni, M. S. N., Shamekhi, T. 2012. Poverty, sustainability, and household livelihood strategies in Zagros, Iran. Ecological Economics, 79:60-70. 

Publikasjoner

  • Gebregziabher, Dawit & Soltani, Arezoo (2019). Exclosures in people’s mind: perceptions and attitudes in the Tigray Region. Forest Policy and Economics.  ISSN 1389-9341.  101, s 1- 14 . doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2019.01.012 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Soltani, Arezoo (2019). Er karbonlagring i skog i Tanzania et kostnadseffektivt tiltak mot klimaendring? En modellstudie, I: Øyvind Helgesen; Richard Glavee-Geo; Ghulam Mustafa; Erik Nesset & Paula Maria Rice (red.),  Modeller : Fjordantologien 2019.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-03439-3.  9.  s 205 - 222 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Rannestad, Meley Mekonen & Hofstad, Ole (2019). Conditional payments for carbon sequestration as a local trading game - A case study from a Tanzanian village. Journal of Environmental Management.  ISSN 0301-4797.  240, s 331- 342 . doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.127
  • Soltani, Arezoo & Årethun, Torbjørn (2019). Cultural and touristic aspects of gamalost, a local cheese from the fjord of Norway. Journal of Tourism and Gastronomy.  ISSN 2169-2971.  3(4), s 271- 281 . doi: 10.3727/216929719X15603602842296
  • Gebregziabher, Dawit; Soltani, Arezoo & Hofstad, Ole (2018). Management practices of selected exclosures in the Tigray, Ethiopia. Scandinavian Forest Economics.  ISSN 0355-032X.  48, s 231- 239
  • Gebregziabher, Dawit; Soltani, Arezoo; Hofstad, Ole & Betemariam, Ermias (2018). Ensuring rural energy security: a path to sustainable land restoration movement in Africa. Nature&Faune.  ISSN 2026-5611.  31(1), s 75- 78
  • Soltani, Arezoo & Hofstad, Ole (2018). Carbon sequestration payments in Miombo woodlands when transaction and inventory costs are included. Scandinavian Forest Economics.  ISSN 0355-032X.  48, s 216- 230
  • Gebregziabher, Dawit; Soltani, Arezoo & Hofstad, Ole (2017). Equity in the distribution of values of outputs from exclosures in Tigray, Ethiopia. Journal of Arid Environments.  ISSN 0140-1963.  146, s 75- 85 . doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.07.003
  • Soltani, Arezoo (2017). Om å finne balansen mellom materielle og immaterielle mål ved forvaltningen av statseide naturressurser, I: John Roger Andersen; Eli Bjørhusdal; Jon Gunnar Nesse & Torbjørn Årethun (red.),  Immateriell kapital. Fjordantologien 2017.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215028163.  Kapittel 17.  s 324 - 338 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Idsø, Johannes & Årethun, Torbjørn (2017). Solidity and effective interest rate in Norwegian electricity sector, In Vicky Arnold; Constantinos J. Stefanou & Steve G. Sutton (ed.),  Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Systems, Accounting and Logistics (14th ICESAL 2017).  International Conference on Enterprise Systems, Accounting and Logistics.  ISBN 978-960-287-155-3.  Kapittel 2.
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Sankhayan, Prem Lall & Hofstad, Ole (2016). Playing forest governance games: State-village conflict in Iran. Forest Policy and Economics.  ISSN 1389-9341.  73, s 251- 261 . doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2016.09.021
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Sankhayan, Prem Lall & Hofstad, Ole (2016). Theory of non-cooperative games as a tool to understand state-local conflicts in forest management. Scandinavian Forest Economics.  ISSN 0355-032X.  46, s 208- 216
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Sankhayan, Prem Lall; Hofstad, Ole; Eshraghi, Farshid & Arabmazar, Abbas (2016). Consequences of an Improved Road Network in Rural Iran: Does it Lead to Better Livelihoods and Forest Protection?. Small-scale Forestry.  ISSN 1873-7617.  16(3), s 347- 365 . doi: 10.1007/s11842-016-9360-z
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Eid, Tron Haakon & Hofstad, Ole (2015). Optimizing management of goats and oak trees for sustainability and community's welfare: a case study from Zagros, Iran. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research.  ISSN 0282-7581.  30(1), s 49- 59 . doi: 10.1080/02827581.2014.920909
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Sankhayan, Prem Lall & Hofstad, Ole (2015). A recipe for co-management of forest and livestock - Results of bio-economic model at a village level in Iran. Agricultural Systems.  ISSN 0308-521X.  140, s 74- 86 . doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.09.001
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Angelsen, Arild & Eid, Tron Haakon (2014). Poverty, forest dependence and forest degradation links: evidence from Zagros, Iran. Environment and Development Economics.  ISSN 1355-770X.  19(5), s 607- 630 . doi: 10.1017/S1355770X13000648
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Sankhayan, Prem Lall & Hofstad, Ole (2014). A dynamic bio-economic model for community management of goat and oak forests in Zagros, Iran. Ecological Economics.  ISSN 0921-8009.  106, s 174- 185 . doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.07.020
  • Soltani, Arezoo & Eid, Tron Haakon (2013). Organization, practices and performance of community-based traditional forest management - empirical evidence from Zagros, Iran. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods.  ISSN 1472-8028.  22, s 19- 37 . doi: 10.1080/14728028.2013.764168
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Angelsen, Arild; Eid, Tron Haakon; Naieni, Mohammad Saeid Noori & Shamekhi, Taghi (2012). Poverty, sustainability, and household livelihood strategies in Zagros, Iran. Ecological Economics.  ISSN 0921-8009.  79, s 60- 70 . doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.04.019

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  • Hofstad, Ole & Soltani, Arezoo (2021). Å treffe en bevegelig blink - om bærekraftig skogforvaltning i 100 år.
  • Soltani, Arezoo (2020). Bioøkonomiske modeller- et verktøy for bærekraftig utvikling, I: Leif Jostein Longvanes & Torbjørn Årethun (red.),  Berekraftig verdiskaping.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 9788245024005.  Kapittel 5.  s 71 - 82
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Årethun, Torbjørn & Idsø, Johannes (2019). Regional economic impacts of local food-a case study of Gamalost in Vik, Norway.
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Hofstad, Ole & Gebregziabher, Dawit (2018). Socioeconomics and governance of exclosures in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) Thesis. 2018:90.
  • Gebregziabher, Dawit; Soltani, Arezoo & Hofstad, Ole (2017). Potential Drivers of Illegal Harvest on Exclosures in Tigrai Region, Ethiopia.
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Idsø, Johannes & Årethun, Torbjørn (2017). Soliditeten og den effektive lånerenten i kraftbransjen.
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Rannestad, Meley Mekonen & Hofstad, Ole (2017). Local REDD+ payments as a trading game – a case study from a Tanzanian village.
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Rannestad, Meley Mekonen & Hofstad, Ole (2017). Multi objective bio-economic model for conflict analysis in carbon trading game.
  • Rannestad, Meley Mekonen; Soltani, Arezoo & Hofstad, Ole (2016). Optimal use of land under the REDD+ regime: the case of Mlumbilo village, Tanzania. Scandinavian Forest Economics.  ISSN 0355-032X.  46, s 219- 219
  • Rannestad, Meley Mekonen; Soltani, Arezoo & Jjumba, Justine Namaalwa (2016). Bio-economic modelling approaches for forest management in developing countries: opportunities and challenges, In Sjur Baardsen; Tron Eid & Hans Fredrik Hoen (ed.),  Festschrift in honor of professors Ole Hofstad and Birger Solberg.  Institutt for naturforvaltning, Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet.  Chapter 9.  s 109 - 113
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Eid, Tron Haakon & Hofstad, Ole (2013). A dynamic bio-economic model for community management of goat and oak forests in Zagros, Iran.
  • Soltani, Arezoo; Angelsen, Arild & Eid, Tron Haakon (2012). A comparative analysis of forest dependence,sustainability and tenure in Zagros, Iran.
  • Baardsen, Sjur; Bryden, John Marshall; Refsgaard, Karen; Nordskog, Kjersti; Cappelen, Katja Strøm; Lie, Helene & Soltani, Arezoo (ed.) (2011). Comparative perspectives on rural development and policy challenges in Sogn og Fjordane. NILF-Report. 2. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.

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