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.