New members in the research and procurement councils

Press release

The Swedish Competition Authority’s two advisory bodies now have some new members.

Two advisory councils are linked to the Swedish Competition Authority’s operation: the Council for Research Issues and the Council for Public Procurement Issues . Members of the both Councils are appointed by the Swedish Competition Authority and the following will be members from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2013.

Council for Research Issues:

Svend Albæk, Assistant Professor of Economics, Directorate-General for Competition (European Commission)
Caroline Heide-Jørgensen, Professor of Law, University of Copenhagen
Lars Henriksson, Professor of Law, Stockholm School of Economics
Sofia Lundberg, Doctor of Economics, Umeå University
Tom Madell, Professor of Law, Umeå University
Kristina Nyström, Assistant Professor of Economics, Royal Institute of Technology
Katarina Olsson, Professor of Law, Lund University
Rune Stenbacka, Professor of Economics, Hanken School of Economics
Lars Sørgard, Professor of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics

The Council for Research Issues has been assigned to foster research in the areas of competition and procurement and to inform the Swedish Competition Authority about findings from developments relevant to its activities, primarily within the sciences of law and economics. The Council also participates in the preparation of matters under consideration and the allocation of funds from the budget appropriation for competition and procurement research.

Council for Public Procurement Issues:

Mats Bergman, Professor of Economics, Södertörn University
Ulrica Dyrke, expert, Swedish Federation of Business Owners
Börje Hed, Doctor of Technology, Samres AB
Rolf Höök, Senior Lecturer in Law, Stockholm University
Charlotta Lindmark, Chief Legal Officer, Swedish Transport Administration
Lars Parkbring, Chair, Swedish Environmental Management Council
Gunnar Stålberg, Head of Procurement, Dalarna County Council
Eva Sveman, Association Legal Adviser, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

The Council for Public Procurement Issues provides support for the Swedish Competition Authority’s compliance work relating to public procurement. It constitutes a forum for the exchange of experience concerning both general procurement issues and the need for measures to support development towards more effective public procurement.

“The tasks of the two advisory bodies are extremely important and valuable for the Swedish Competition Authority. New impulses and ideas, but also constructive criticism, help to improve our way of working. This applies not least to our work to develop long-term competition and to make future public procurement even better for society,” comments Dan Sjöblom, Director-General of the Swedish Competition Authority.

For more information, please contact:
Josefin Nilson, Senior Case Officer, tel. +46 (0)8-700-542 16 66
Charlotta Frenander, Case Officer, tel. +46 (0)8-700 15 44

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