Industrial Organization, Tax and Regulation

The focus of the research group is on firm strategy in specific markets. The aim of the group is to contribute to the understanding of markets. In industrial organization and regulation that might be to understand how competition works in order to improve firm profitability and design of competition policy and specific market regulation to ensure effective competition and economic efficiency. In taxation this translates into a good understanding of how taxes affect behavior among firms and individuals. 


The research group covers a wide set of projects within industrial organization, covering several industries such as banking, telecommunications, media, shipping, pharmaceuticals, etc. The research group also covers more general and broader topics in competition policy, taxation and regulation. Principals comprise private companies, public government bodies, the Research Council of Norway and the European Commission.

Below we list some recent projects:

• Price discrimination in the input market: efficiency enhancing or anti-competitive (Norwegian Competition Authority)
• Between predation and bid rigging: Competition issues in procurement markets (Norwegian Competition Authority)
• Competition policy and strategy: the interplay between consumers, upstream and downstream market players (Norwegian Competition Authority)
• Industrial organization of legal and illegal cartels: Dynamics in collusion over time and jurisdiction (Norwegian Competition Authority)
• New aspects of competition in media and network markets: Implications for competition policy? (Norwegian Competition Authority)
• Tax Compliance Tanzania (CMI/The Research Council of Norway)
• L3 Pilot – Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads (Volkswagen/European Commission)
• The payroll tax as a backstop for the corporate income tax (The Research Council of Norway)
• NoCeT - Norwegian Centre for Taxation (The Research Council of Norway/Norwegian Tax Authority)


The research group comprises a large group of highly experienced researchers within the fields of industrial organization, tax and regulation, but also talented young researchers with top analytical skills.

Group director: Malin Arve, associate professor NHH
Phone: +47 55 95 91 52

Research Group

Bienz, Carsten Gero (associate professor, NHH)
Bjorvatn, Afsane (senior researcher, SNF)
Brekke, Kurt Richard (professor, NHH)
Ervik, Astrid Oline (researcher, SNF)
Foros, Øystein (professor, NHH)
Garcia Pires, Armando (researcher, SNF)
Heum, Per (senior researcher, SNF)
Hopland, Arnt Ove (professor, NHH)
Kind, Hans Jarle (professor, NHH)
Kisser, Michael (associate professor, NHH)
Mjøs, Aksel (associate professor, NHH)
Møen, Jarle (professor, NHH)
Nilsen, Øivind Anti (professor, NHH)
Schjelderup, Guttorm (professor, NHH)
Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem (researcher, SNF)
Skjeret, Frode (researcher, SNF)
Steen, Frode (professor, NHH)
Søreide, Tina (professor, NHH)