Kaja Høiseth-Gilje is an economist who finalized her PhD-degree in economics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim in Spring 2013. Her thesis consists of econometric analyses related to drop-out rates in higher secondary school. During her doctoral studies, she also spent time as visiting scholar at Harvard University.
At Menon, Kaja specializes within evaluations and cost-benefit analyses. She has conducted several major evaluations, including an evaluation of Innovation Norway’s loan and guarantee schemes, Siva’s estate business and the Norwegian Metrology Service. Kaja has in-depth knowledge of the OECD’s evaluation framework and the execution and analysis of user surveys and impact studies. In addition, Kaja works with cost -benefit analyses. Examples include a cost-benefit analysis of the collection of marine geospatial data for the Norwegian Mapping Authority and a concept evaluation for electronic communication in the High North. She also works with econometric models and analyses which frequently are an important element in both impact evaluations and comprehensive cost-benefit analyses.