New chief economist at the Norwegian Competition AuthorityProfessor Kurt R. Brekke has been appointed chief economist of the Competition Authority, and takes up the position in August 2016. Brekke is 47 years old and a professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).He has done research in the field of competition policy over many years, and has published several studies on competition and regulation, especially in the field of health economics and the pharmaceutical market. Brekke is the leader of the research program “Industrial Organization and Competition Policy”, Centre for Applied Research at NHH (SNF), and a member of the management team of the Center for Competition Law and Economics (Beccle).– We are very pleased that Kurt Brekke will be the Competition Authority´s new chief economist. As a professor at the NHH, Brekke has been actively engaged in the field of competition policy over the years, and has achieved a strong professional background that is important to the Competition Authority, says director general Lars Sørgard.Kurt Brekke takes up the position as the Competition Authority´s chief economist from August 15th this year.– I look forward to taking up my new position, and think it is a very exciting challenge. I have always been interested in competition policy. In fact, my first job as a graduate was with the Competition Authority, says Kurt Brekke.