Kurt Richard Brekke

Professor (on leave) Kurt Richard Brekke

E-mail
Kurt.Brekke@nhh.no
Telephone
+47 55 95 94 07
Department
Economics
Centre
CBE NoCeT
Office
E246
Expertise
Competition Economics Industrial Organization Tax and Public Economics Health Economics

BIOGRAPHY

Kurt R. Brekke is a professor at NHH since 2009. He is currently on leave as chief economist at the Norwegian Competition Authority. 

His research interests are in the field of industrial organization with a particular focus on the markets for healthcare and pharmaceuticals. He has published extensively in international peer-review journals, and written several book chapters and research reports.
 
Brekke is affiliated to several research centers, including CESifo Institute, Centre for Applied Research (SNF), Bergen Centre of Competition Law & Economics (BECCLE), and Uni Rokkan Centre for Social Sciences.
 
Brekke received a PhD in Economics from the University of Bergen in 2004.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Brekke, Kurt Richard; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune Hospital Mergers with Regulated Prices The Scandinavian Journal of Economics Volume 119 (3); page 597 - 627; 2017
Brekke, Kurt Richard; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune Do treatment decisions depend on physicians' financial incentives? Journal of Public Economics Volume 155; page 74 - 92; 2017
Brekke, Kurt Richard; Pires, Armando; Schindler, Dirk; Schjelderup, Guttorm Capital taxation and imperfect competition: ACE vs. CBIT Journal of Public Economics Volume 147; page 1 - 15; 2017
Brekke, Kurt Richard; Canta, Chiara; Straume, Odd Rune Reference pricing with endogenous generic entry Journal of Health Economics Volume 50; page 312 - 329; 2016
Brekke, Kurt Richard; Levaggi, Rosella; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune Patient mobility and health care quality when regions and patients differ in income Journal of Health Economics Volume 50; page 372 - 387; 2016
Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune Margins and market shares: Pharmacy incentives for generic substitution European Economic Review Volume 61; page 116 - 131; 2013
Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Straume, Odd Rune Reference pricing, competition, and pharmaceutical expenditures: theory and evidence from a natural experiment Journal of Public Economics Volume 95 (7-8); page 624 - 638; 2011
Brekke, Kurt; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune Hospital Competition and Quality with Regulated Prices The Scandinavian Journal of Economics Volume 113 (2); page 444 - 469; 2011
More publications in Cristin

 Research in progress

  • "Horizontal Mergers and Product Quality" (with Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume), forthcoming in Canadian Journal of Economics

TEACHING AREAS

Competition Analysis, Industrial organisation

Dissemination