Competition and finance

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Main topics of research:

  • Competition policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Company organizations and finance
  • International economics
  • Agricultural economics
  • Environmental and resource economics

The research group works both theoretically and empirically. The competition policy research is included in Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE), which is a collaboration between the Department of Economics and Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen and the Norwegian School of Economics.

Selected publications:

Hans K. Hvide and Ben Jones: Innovation by university employees, American Economic Review, 2018, 108, 1860-98.


Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Teis L. Lømo: Resale Price Maintenance in Two-Sided Markets, The Journal of Industrial Economics, 66(3), 570-609, 2018.


Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen and Bjørn Olav Johansen: Resale price maintenance with secret contracts and retail service externalities, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2017, 9(1), 63-97.


Hans K. Hvide and George Panos: Risk tolerance and entrepreneurship, Journal of Financial Economics, 2014, 111, 200-223.


Trond Døskeland and Hans K. Hvide: Do individual investors have asymmetric information based on work experience? Journal of Finance, 2011, 66, 1011-1041.


Kjell Erik Lommerud, Odd Rune Straume and Steinar Vagstad: Employment Protection and Unemployment Benefits: On Technology Adoption and Job Creation in a Matching Model, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2018, 120, 763-793. 


Kjell Erik Lommerud, Frode Meland and Odd Rune Straume: Can deunionization lead to international outsourcing? Journal of International Economics, 2009, 77, 109-119.


Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen and Steinar Vagstad: Why is on-net traffic cheaper than off-net traffic? Access markup as a collusive device. European Economic Review, 2008, 52, 99-115.


See the whole list of selected publications.