Tina Søreide

Fellow in Bergen

Director General of the Norwegian Competition Authority, Professor of Law and Economics (NHH)


Tina Søreide is (since February 2022) the Director General of the Norwegian Competition Authority, on leave from her position as Professor of Law and Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Holding a PhD in economics and a post graduate specialization in law, her research focuses on corruption, governance and markets, with a particular emphasis on law enforcement. She was previously employed by the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen (UiB), the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the World Bank, Washington DC. At NHH, she has been teaching masters and PhD courses on corruption, business climate challenges, corporate liability and law enforcement – and published broadly on the same themes. Søreide has been engaged in policy work for the Norwegian Government, the OECD, the EU, the World Bank, and development agencies. In Norway she takes active part in public debates and served until recently as a member of the Norwegian Political Parties Act Committee and the Norwegian Research Council’s Portfolio Board for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Her research is focused on corruption, governance, markets and development, currently with an emphasis on law enforcement. She has published extensively on corruption and governance, including several books – the latest being Corruption and Criminal Justice: Bridging Legal and Economic Perspectives (Edw. Elgar, 2016).  She is a member of the High Level Advisory Group on Anticorruption and Integrity (HLAG) to the Secretary General of the OECD.

In 2016 Tina Søreide won the 2017 best teacher prize for her master course “Corruption – Incentives, Disclosure and Liability” (more about the course click here). This is a prize for excellent teaching at the master level at NHH, awarded annually by the students.

Selected publications:

1. Corruption and Criminal Law: Bridging Economic and Legal Perspectives (2016).

2. Drivers of Corruption: A Brief Review (2014). World Bank Publishing.

3. Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges (2014).

Journal papers:

1. An economic analysis of debarment. International Review of Law and Economics. 2017. 50: 36–49. With Emmanuelle Auriol.

2. Deterring Corruption and Cartels: In Search of a Coherent Approach. Concurrence. With Emmanuelle Auriol and Erling Hjelmeng. 2017:1.

3. Crimes, bribes and law enforcement. With Erling Hjelmeng. Conference paper and forthcoming in special volume of European Business Law Review).

4. Corruption control. With Kalle Moene. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal. 2016. 66 (2): 147–163.

5. An efficient anticorruption sanctions regime? The case of the World Bank. With Linda Gröning and Rasmus Wandall. The Chicago Journal of International Law 16 (2): 523-552.

Book chapters
1. Corruption in state administration: an economic perspective. With Susan Rose-Ackerman. In Jennifer Arlen Ed. The Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing, Edward Elgar Publishing. Forthcoming 2017.

2. Good governance facades. In S. Rose-Ackerman and P. Lagunes Eds. Greed, Corruption, and the Modern State: Essays in Political Economy. Edward Elgar Publishing. With Kalle Moene. 2015.



IBA Anti-Corruption Committee: Structured Criminal Settlements Sub-committee Towards Global Standards in Structured Criminal Settlements for Corruption Offences Project
2017 - 2019