Einar Lie is a professor of Economic History at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History. He is trained as an economist and has been a visiting scholar at INSEE, Paris, Oxford University, and UC Berkeley. served as a Vice Dean at the Faculty of Humanities from 2010 to 2014, and Board Chairman of The Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg and of the interfaculty research area Kultrans. Lie is presently chairman at the board of the Faculty of Humanities, NTNU, and member of the board of Rosendal Barony. member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciene and Letters.
Lie (b. 1965) holds a Master degree in Economics and a PhD in Economic History (1996). He has published widely on economic planning and policy making in the Nordic countries. Over the last two decades, Lie has been engaged in a number of business history projects, as a researcher and academic advisor. Main research interests have been the development of state-business relations especially in banking, manufacturing industry and the oil sector. Currently, he is commissioned on a part time basis as a project manager for the history of Statoil/Equinor. Lie is also a regular op-ed coloumnist in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten.