Hans-Petter Håvås Hanson to take on Chief Economist position Hans-Petter Håvås Hanson will be taking on the position as Chief Economist at the Norwegian Competition Authority, starting July 1st. Hans-Petter Håvås Hanson holds an MSc in applied economics from University of Bergen and a Post Graduate Diploma in EU Competition Law. He started working at the Competition Authority in 2008 and is today employed as a special advisor in the Director General’s staff. From 2017 to 2021 Hanson worked at The European Commission, DG COMP and the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) in Brussels, during which time he was on leave from his position at the Competition Authority. During his time at the Competition Authority and in Brussels, Hanson has built up a solid competence and knowledge in both competition economy and competition law and has worked with a wide spectrum of issues in competition economy, both nationally and internationally. – We are delighted that Hans-Petter Håvås Hanson has been appointed as the Competition Authority’s new Chief Economist. With his extensive expertise and international experience he posesses a skill set and competence that aligns well with the organization’s future needs, says Director General of the Norwegian Competition Authority Tina Søreide. Hans-Petter Håvås Hanson blir ny sjeføkonom i Konkurransetilsynet.