Nicolas Petit holds the position of Joint Chair in Competition Law at both the Department of Law and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Additionally, he is a visiting Professor at Bruges' College of Europe.
Nicolas Petit’s research focuses on a range of topics, including the application of economic analysis to competition law, the intersection between competition law and intellectual property, and the regulation of digital markets. He is known for his contributions to the development of the "more economic approach" to competition law and policy, which emphasizes the use of economics and empirical evidence in antitrust analysis.
Nicolas Petit is an author and scholar who has written several academic books including Big Tech and the Digital Economy: The Moligopoly Scenario, EU Competition Law and Economics, as well as Droit européen de la concurrence.
Nicolas Petit has published his scholarly research in top journals including the Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Columbia Journal of European Law and Berkeley Journal of Law & Technology. The SSRN rankings position Nicolas Petit at number 21 among the top 3000 LAW authors.
Nicolas Petit, a former full Professor at the University of Liege and holder of a PhD from there, will be taking special leave to join EUI. He has previously worked as an assessor with the Belgian competition authority and in private practice for a prominent US law firm based in Brussels. He was also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School in 2005, and served on the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence from 2017 to 2020. In 2022, he co-founded the Dynamic Competition Initiative (“DCI”), with UC Berkeley and VU Amsterdam.