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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:

Andreea Cosnita-Langlais, Bjørn Olav Johansen, and Lars Sørgard: Upward pricing pressure in two-sided markets: Incorporating rebalancing effects, International journal of industrial organization, 2021, 74.

Arthur Cazaubiel, Morgane Cure, Bjørn Olav Johansen, and Thibaud Vergé: Substitution Between Online Distribution Channels: Evidence from the Oslo Hotel Market, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2020, 69.

Hans K. Hvide and Ben Jones: University innovation and the professor's privilege, American Economic Review, 2018, 108, 1860-1898.

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.

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.

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.