The Competition Authority stimulates research in the area of competition and public procurement. This is done with the support of the Council for Research Issues.
Over the period 1993/94–2011, funds amounting to approximately SEK 120 million have been allocated to research into competition. These funds have been used mainly to support research projects in universities and university colleges, as well as seminars and information about competition research.
In the 2012 we received 30 applications for research funding.
This year, the theme for the seminar was More Pros and Cons of Merger Control. The seminar was held in Stockholm on the 9th of November 2012.
The theme of the new research anthology from the Swedish Competition Authority is ‘how consumers can be protected in different markets’.
It is important that competition authorities evaluate their activities regularly so that priority is given to the right measures. This is the conclusion drawn by Professor Steven Davies in a research report.
In order to increase interest in competition issues among students, the Authority arranges essay competition. The best essays in competition issues can receive prices up to a total of SEK 75 000.
Questions about the research is answered by the secretary of the Council for Research Issues.