Frode Steen has been a professor since 2004. Presently he is Head of the Department of Economics at NHH. He has since 2005 been a research fellow in the Centre for Economic Policy Design (CEPR). He received his PhD degree from NHH in 1995, and he has an MA in Economics from the University in Bergen from 1991.
He is working in the field of econometrics and empirical Industrial Organization, and have undertaken studies of several industries and markets; telecom/media, cement, shipping, airline, gasoline, grocery, salmon etc. The last ten years he has focused in particularly on airline and telecom/media industries. A primary interest in his work is related to market power, cartels and their functioning. His research publications have appeared in journals as e.g., American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and International Journal of Industrial Organization.
He has also an extensive experience as external competition expert in sector specific regulation and competition cases in Norway and Sweden. He has provided written and/or oral testimony in competition and regulation matters in court in both countries.