Lars Sørgard is Professor at the Department of Economics at Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway (since 1998). He served a six years term as the Director General at the Norwegian Competition Authority (2016-22), and he has also been the chief economist at the Norwegian Competition Authority (2004-07 and 2015).
His main research and teaching has been in the areas industrial organization, competitive strategy and competition policy. His teaching has been in courses such as industrial organization, competitive strategy and competition policy on both undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. He has published in journals such as RAND Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Marketing Science, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and Marketing Science.
He has been Research Director at Centre for Industrial Organization and Economic Policy at SNF 2000-2002, and he was one of the founders of BECCLE – Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics in 2011. He was the chair of the board at SNF 2013-15, and he was a member of the board of the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway 2014-16.