Max Weber Fellow 2010-2011, 2011-2012
My research is focused on economic regulation, and in particular on the intersection of competition law, contracts and intellectual property. Specifically, I have studied the response of companies and regulators to increased market dynamism that results in vertical disintegration of production towards looser networks of independent collaborators.
My LL.M and J.S.D. are from Columbia University, where my doctoral dissertation, entitled 'The Turn to Governance in Antitrust Law and Policy', was supervised by Prof. Charles F. Sabel. The dissertation examines the trend away from the elaboration of doctrinal rules towards the use of governance mechanisms in antitrust interventions, in the US, the EU, as well as internationally.
My current research focuses on the design of remedial mechanisms in competition interventions, as well as multi-level instruments for cooperation between competition agencies, that can attenuate the standard shortcomings of principal-agent governance models.
Before my studies at Columbia, I obtained an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Law degree from the University of Sydney in Australia, where I also taught mathematical economics and game theory as an Associate Lecturer in Economics. After Law School I worked as a Law Associate (clerk) to Justice Michael D. Kirby of the High Court of Australia.