SSE students win first and second prizes in Swedish Competition Authority's annual thesis competition
The thesis competition organized by the Swedish Competition Authority has concluded, with the first prize in the economics category awarded to William Stålhök and Knut Örnéus. Their thesis, "Understanding the Relation between Wind Power Output and Strategic Withholding through Production Failures: Evidence from Diversified Producers in Sweden," explores how increased wind power production may impact electricity prices and incentivize diversified electricity producers to strategically reduce other production. The jury praises the well-written thesis for addressing a competitively relevant issue and shedding light on a problem where important market mechanisms are disrupted.
In addition to the first prize, Herman Rogefors and William Karlsson was awarded the second prize in the economics category with their thesis ”Something’s in the Air: Exploring Wind Power Investment Incentives in Sweden”. The jury calls it a well-written thesis on the current issue of investments in wind power with a focus on the incentives for various actors.
Congratulations on your outstanding achievements in the Swedish Competition Authority's annual thesis competition!