Nicolas Petit

Chair in Competition Law, Department of Law and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at European University Institute

Nicolas Petit holds the Chair in Competition Law at both the Department of Law and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (EUI). 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, the regulation of digital markets, and law and technology in general. Nicolas Petit is one of the founding members of the Dynamic Competition Initiative (DCI), a research and policy platform aimed at understanding and operationalizing the role of innovation in creating competition, growth and welfare in liberal democracies. Nicolas Petit 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. His scholarly research appears 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 has previously worked as a panel member with the Belgian competition authority and in private practice for a prominent US law firm based in Brussels. He was 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.