Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE) was established in 2011, and it is a center jointly owned by Norwegian School of Economics and the University of Bergen.

BECCLE is a meeting place for economists and lawyers interested in competition policy questions. The center is located in Jekteviksbakken 31 in the heart of Bergen, Norway.

The idea to establish a center was initiated in 2010 by people at University of Bergen, Norwegian School of Economics and Norwegian Competition Authority. A committee submitted two reports to the rectors at the University of Bergen and Norwegian School of Economics, one in October 2010 and one in January 2011. In May and June 2011 the boards at University of Bergen and the Norwegian School of Economics decided to establish a joint center.

To read more about the formal opening of BECCLE follow this link.

In 2012 BECCLE joined a European network of research institutions with a similar focus: Competition Law and Economics European Network – CLEEN. You can read more about CLEEN here.