Lars Sørgard

Professor Lars Sørgard

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Competition Economics Industrial Organization Competition Policy


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.

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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
Sørgard, Lars Det norske kraftmarkedet fremover Subsidiert havvind til «bunnløs» etterspørsel fra grønn industri? Praktisk økonomi & finans; 2024
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
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