Ariel Ezrachi appointed Professor of Competition Law

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Ariel Ezrachi has been appointed Professor of Competition Law. Professor Ezrachi will take up the post from 1 September 2024.

Professor Ezrachi is a fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy.

He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (OUP) and the author and co-author of numerous books, including How Big Tech Barons Smash Innovation (2022, Harper Collins), Competition Overdose (2020, HarperCollins), Virtual Competition (2016, Harvard), and EU Competition Law (8th ed, 2024, Hart).

His research and commentary have featured in national and international outlets including The Economist, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, Nikkei, Forbes and the BBC. His work on algorithmic collusion has been central to policy discussions in international organisations and competition agencies including, among others, the CMA, OECD, UN, and ICN.

Ariel says of his appointment

“I am delighted to take on this new role and continue working with colleagues and students to further enrich the public debate on competition law and policy. These are exciting times, as competition law and related regulations constitute an essential cornerstone in our collective endeavour to promote the dynamism of our economy, protect consumer welfare, and safeguard pluralism.”