Researcher, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo
Arve Hansen (PhD) is Researcher at Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. He has a PhD in Human Geography and much of his research has focused on consumption at the intersections between political economy, systems of provision and everyday practices. He coordinates the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies, and much of his research has focused on Asia, mainly Vietnam, studying changing consumption patterns (mainly transport and food) in processes of rapid economic development. Currently he is also doing research in Norway through different projects on meat, energy and household consumption patterns.