Lars Sørgard

Professor (on leave) Lars Sørgard

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Competition Policy


Lars Sørgard has been a professor since 1998, and for the time being on leave and serving as  Director General for Competition at the Norwegian Competition Authority.

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 was one of the founders of BECCLE – Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics – and was one of the three in the leader team in BECCLE from its start in 2011. Moreover, he became the leader of the research center Industrial Organization when it was at NHH in the fall of 2014 until he resigned when he went on leave in August 2015. He was the chair of the board at SNF 2013-15, and he has been a member of the board of the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway since 2014.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Clougherty, Joseph A.; Gugler, Klaus; Sørgard, Lars; Szücs, Florian W Cross-border mergers and domestic-firm wages: Integrating "spillover effects" and "bargaining effects" Journal of International Business Studies Volume 45 (4); page 450 - 470; 2014
Sørgard, Lars OPTIMAL MERGER POLICY: ENFORCEMENT VS. DETERRENCE The Journal of Industrial Economics Volume 57 (3); page 438 - 456; 2009
Kind, Hans Jarle; Nilssen, Tore; Sørgard, Lars Business Models for Media Firms: Does Competition Matter for How They Raise Revenue? Marketing science Volume 28 (6); page 1112 - 1128; 2009
Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Sørgard, Lars; Straume, Odd Rune National versus international mergers in unionized oligopoly RAND Journal of Economics Volume 37 (1); page 212 - 234; 2006
Cosnita-Langlais, Andreea; Johansen, Bjørn Olav; Sørgard, Lars Upward pricing pressure in two-sided markets: Incorporating rebalancing effects International Journal of Industrial Organization Volume 74 (11 pages); 2021
Brekke, Kurt Richard; Sørgard, Lars; Tveito, Andreas Effekter av konkurransereglene for norske forbrukere : Samfunnsøkonomen Volume 133 (1); page 28 - 42; 2019
Cosnita-Langlais, Andreea; Sørgard, Lars Enforcement and deterrence in merger control: The case of merger remedies Review of Law & Economics; 2017
Pires, Armando; Kind, Hans Jarle; Sørgard, Lars The effects of strategic news sources on media coverage. Information Economics and Policy Volume 41; page 28 - 35; 2017
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