Professor Roar Adland is a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He has held the Bergen Shipowners’ Association Chair in shipping economics at the Center for Shipping and Logistics at the Norwegian School of Economics since 2012. Professor Adland received his Ph.D. in Ocean Systems Management from MIT in 2003.
Before becoming an academic, Roar Adland had a career in the international shipping industry, first as an analyst with Clarkson Research Ltd. in London and later as a trader and portfolio manager of freight derivatives (FFAs) at Clarkson Fund Management Ltd., a shipping-focused hedge fund. Roar Adland’s research focuses on freight derivative pricing and trading, applications of AIS data, vessel valuation, shipping risk management and bulk freight market modeling.