On Tuesday October 3 2023 Atle Haugen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
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NHH Professor Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen has become an Excellent Teaching Practitioner.
The forthcoming Book Law will presumably increase the proportion of the English-language syllabus, also where students and lecturers prefer new Norwegian literature.
This week, head of the Energy Commission, NHH professor Lars Sørgard, presented the commission´s conclusions and recommendations. How can Norway increase its electricity production in the future?
Øystein Foros and Frode Steen: Food prices skyrocket in February and July. It is normal, but the jumps were extra large last year.
Professor of law and competition expert Pinar Akman delivered the first keynote speech at the annual BECCLE conference on competition policy.
Øystein Foros and Erling J. Hjelmeng: The Norwegian Competition Authority speaks loudly against politicians' proposals for new rules on price differences in the grocery industry. But again, politicians seem more balanced and curious than the competition authorities.
On Tuesday 26 April 2022 Ritvana Rrukaj will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Øystein Foros and Erling J. Hjelmeng: The Bar Association is organizing a boycott of the Supreme Court. With that, it can itself come into conflict with the law - the competition law. The Supreme Court of the United States has stamped a similar boycott as an cartel business.
Øystein Foros: This will only change if the price difference becomes so big that ecological-conscious customers stop buying ecological.
Øystein Foros and Erling J. Hjelmeng: UEFA's Sopranos-like methods to stop the new competitor goes against the competition rules of the European Union.
Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind: Small players should reconsider before they cheer the fight against the giants.
Erling J. Hjelmeng, Hans Jarle Kind and Øystein Foros: Increased competition and innovation will contribute to higher income and secure employment for milk farmers.
On 11 March, the grocery industry will be attending a conference in Oslo on the topic ‘death of the high street and the industry shift’. ‘There is no shortage of excitement in the grocery industry,’ says head of FOOD Frode Steen.
Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind: The largest chain store does not automatically get a better purchasing price. It is a big blow for Tine to lose Norgesgruppen as a customer, but it will also cost Norgesgruppen dearly to find an alternative.
Øystein Foros and Frode Steen: Customers do not get to know when petrol prices are at their lowest.
Malin Arve og Ignacio Herrera: To exclude small firms from public contracts destroys the market, both in the short run and in the long run.
Electric buses are great - particularly if they beat the "open class" competition. However, we must not miss other, and maybe even better, solutions.
Øystein Foros and Hans Jarle Kind: Should the Norwegian Competition Authority intervene against possibly big differences in the chain store's purchase prices? The answer may be "well yes and no", but society will lose more if the Authority is too kind.
The Center for Business Economics at NHH and SNF invited to a seminar on the Norwegian mobile market on May 8 at NHH’s campus in Oslo.
On Tuesday 9 April 2019 Mai Nguyen-Ones will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
PhD candidate Mai Nguyen-Ones won this year's FIBE award for her paper «Price coordination with prior announcements in retail gasoline markets».
On Tuesday 25 September 2018 Lars H Sendstad will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 15 June 2018 Luca Picariello will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Most people seem to agree; a reduction in sugar content in grocery products is overall positive. However, which means to use to obtain such a reduction, is under debate.
Ivan Belik and Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen have received Publisher´s Award for the best contribution at the FIBE Conference.
The Centre for Business Economics is a new research group at NHH which will focus on the functioning of firms, markets and organizations.
Professor Bertil Tungodden is awarded the NHH prize for outstanding research and Malin Arve is awarded the Ingvar Wedervang prize for outstanding research by a faculty member below 40 years of age.
The article «Apple's Agency Model and the Role of Most-Favored-Nation Clauses» has been accepted for publication in The RAND Journal of Economics.
When readers are no longer loyal to their old print newspaper and prefer to surf the internet at their leisure, newspapers need to think outside the box if they are to hold onto their advertisers.
On Thursday 1 September 2016 Simen Aardal Ulsaker will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 16 January 2015 Morten Sæthre will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at Norwegian School of Economics.
On Wednesday 17 December 2014 Lars Christian Bruno will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
International mergers reduce the influence of trade unions and lead to lower pay for crew, according to new research. Norwegian flight crews are facing tougher times, according to Professor Lars Sørgard.
On Thursday 6 June 2013 Bjørn-Atle Reme will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Friday 3 May 2013 Harald Nygård Bergh will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The Bergen Centre for Competition Law and Economics opened in 2011. Legal scholars and economists from the University of Bergen (UiB) and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) have worked together in a unique research collaboration on competition policy.
'When a company is in the danger zone and there is a risk that the authorities will expose cartel activities, the lawyers turn up with an application form for leniency. There are lawyers who fly all over the world to save companies from huge fines and directors from prison sentences. As soon as they smell trouble for a company, they get in touch with the competition authorities so that they can apply for amnesty from prosecution.'
A lot has gone wrong in the Greek economy in the last year - including in the air. Earlier this year, the EU Commission blocked the proposed merger between Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. The reason given was that the merger might lead to the creation of a 'quasi-monopoly'. This will be one of the topics for discussion at the Annual Conference of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) on 17 and 18 November.
NHH researchers Øystein Foros (t.h) and Frode Steen believe that petrol stations in Norway are coordinating petrol prices, something that costs customers money. By publishing recommended retail prices on their web pages the players in the market can adjust their prices to one another. Today the market follows a cycle with the highest price occurring on Monday and the cheapest petrol on Sunday. Now, Foros and Steen stress that the companies must be forbidden from publishing recommended retail prices on the internet.
The law regulating pharmacies should secure users cheaper medicines. However, the market is controlled by three dominant pharmacy chains, leading to restricted competition and preventing prices from falling.