The Data Competition Institute will advance a multidisciplinary approach to competition policy, drawing from other areas of law and intellectual fields. Current paradigms are ill-equipped to analyze markets in our data-driven global economy.

Meet DCI’s Advisory Board:

Ariel Ezrachi, University of Oxford

Ariel Ezrachi is the Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. He serves as the Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy.

Professor Ezrachi’s research interests include European competition law, mergers and acquisitions and cross border transactions. His recently published papers focus on passive investments, excessive pricing, private labels and buyer power.

Professor Ezrachi is co-editor of the Oxford University Press’s Journal of Antitrust Enforcement and the author, editor and co-editor of numerous books, including EU Competition Law, An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (4th ed. 2014, Hart), Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook (2014, OUP), Research Handbook on International Competition Law (2012 EE), Intellectual Property and Competition Law: New Frontiers (2011, OUP), Criminalising Cartels: Critical Studies of an International Regulatory Movement (2011, Hart), Article 82 EC – Reflections on its Recent Evolution (2009, Hart) and Private Labels, Brands and Competition Policy (2009, OUP).

Professor Ezrachi convenes the Competition Law Group and teaches competition law at graduate and undergraduate levels. He develops training and capacity building programmes in competition law and policy for the private and public sectors, including training programmes for European judges endorsed and subsidised by the European Commission. He is a member of UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform and a former Non-Governmental Advisor to the ICN.

Ioannis Lianos, University College London and Ecole Nationale d’Administration

Ioannis Lianos is Professor, Chair of Global Competition Law and Public Policy at the Faculty of Laws, University College London and Chief Researcher, Skolkovo Laboratory on Law and Development, National Research University. Professor Lianos is the founder and director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) at UCL Laws and the executive director of the Jevons Institute of Competition Law & Economics at UCL. He holds also an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the WZB in Berlin. Between 2011 to 2014 he was the Gutenberg Research Chair at France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He is a visiting professor in competition and intellectual property law at the Universities of Chile in Santiago, the University of Strasbourg and a fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for Law & Economics. Professor Lianos has previously been an Emile Noel Fellow at New York University School of Law’s Jean Monnet Centre and a fellow at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong in 2014.

His primary research interest lies in European and comparative competition law & policy, economic evidence and the legal system, public policy (including impact assessments), utilities regulation, IP law, law and economics and sociology. Professor Lianos is a Non-Governmental Advisor at the International Competition Network since 2009, a research partner to UNCTAD in competition law and policy since 2010, and an elected member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute since 2010. He is also a senior editor in many specialised journals in the competition policy field as well as the co-editor of the Global Competition Law & Economics series. He has published extensively books and articles in various languages and leading academic journals. His most recent publications include Damages Actions for Competition Law Infringements (forth. OUP, 2014), Competition and the State (SUP, 2014), the two volumes Handbook in European Competition Law (Edward Elgar, 2013), Competition Law and Development (SUP, 2013), The EU after the Treaty of Lisbon (CUP, 2012), Regulating Trade in Services in the EU and the WTO (CUP, 2012).  In 2012 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme prize for his seminal research on economic evidence. He is also a Laureat of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (2005). Since 2014, he is a member of the review college of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Pamela Jones Harbour, former FTC Commissioner 

Harbour was formerly a partner at BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms. She was Co-Leader of BakerHostetler’s national Privacy and Data Protection team, with a practice focusing in the areas of privacy, data protection, and antitrust law. Previously, she was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global full service legal practice. In addition to her roles in private practice, Harbour has spent a number of years in government, serving as a Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission from 2003-2010 and a prosecutor at the New York State Attorney General’s office for 12 years.

Harbour was selected as one of the top lawyers of 2014, chosen by her peers as one of Washington DC’s Super Lawyers. She also received the 2014 Super Lawyers excellence in practice recognition for the New York Metro area. In 2014, Harbour received the Association of Black Women Attorneys Ruth Whitehead Whaley Professional Achievement Award. She was also awarded the New York State Bar Association: Kay Crawford Murray Award for Distinguished Legal Career and Advancing the Professional Development of Women Attorneys in 2012.

Harbour was the 2010 recipient of the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC) “Champion of Freedom Award” for her defense of consumer privacy as an FTC Commissioner.

Harbour holds a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law and a bachelor’s in music from Indiana University School of Music.

Harbour has been admitted to both the District of Columbia and the New York State Bars, and is a member of the Loyola University: Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and EPIC Advisory Boards.

Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland

Frank Pasquale’s research addresses the challenges posed to information law by rapidly changing technology, particularly in the health care, Internet, and finance industries. He is a member of the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society, and an Affiliate Fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.  He frequently presents on the ethical, legal, and social implications of information technology for attorneys, physicians, and other health professionals. His book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015) develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance.

Professor Pasquale has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology, and a Visiting Professor at both Yale Law School and Cardozo Law School. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University. He has testified before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, appearing with the General Counsels of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. He has also presented before a Department of Health & Human Services/Federal Trade Commission Roundtable and panels of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on an American Academy of Arts and Sciences working group on the future of mobile health (mHealth) regulation.  He has received a commission from Triple Canopy to write and present on the political economy of automation.

Professor Pasquale serves on the Advisory Boards of Patient Privacy Rights and the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He has served on the executive board of the Health Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), and has served as chair of the AALS section on Privacy and Defamation. He has been quoted in the Financial Times, New York Times, Economist, CNN, and many other media outlets.

Professor Pasquale received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard University, a Masters from Oxford University, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago & Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Spencer Weber Waller is the Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches antitrust, consumer, procedure, and international business courses.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and the editorial boards of the Antitrust Law Journal and the World Competition Law and Economics Review.   Professor Waller is the author of 5 books and over one hundred articles on United States and international antitrust, including the third edition of Antitrust and American Business Abroad, the leading treatise in the field, and the first full-length biography of Thurman Arnold, the founder of modern antitrust enforcement in the United States.

Professor Waller previously taught and served as associate dean at Brooklyn Law School, and served as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a trial attorney in the Foreign Commerce Section of the Antitrust Division and later as a special attorney in the Chicago Strike Force of the Criminal Division. He then practiced at the Chicago firm of Freeborn & Peters.

Professor Waller’s academic interest areas include antitrust, antitrust in the health care field, civil procedure, government regulation and the marketplace, the legal thought of Justice Holmes, the World Trade Organization and the Transnational Dispute Resolution.

He graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Michigan, and a J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University.

All Advisory Board members are participating as individuals, independent of any professional, academic or other affiliations.