Thibault Schrepel

Thibault Schrepel
Assistant Professor & Faculty Affiliate
Utrecht University School of Law & Stanford University

Schrepel is an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University School of Law, and a Faculty Affiliate at Stanford University’s CodeX Center where he has created the “Computational Antitrust” project that brings together over 45 antitrust agencies (see website). He also holds research and teaching positions at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris, He is a Harvard University’s Berkman Center alumnus, a member of the French Superior Audiovisual Council’s scientific board, and an expert appointed to the World Economic Forum.

In 2018, Thibault was granted the “Academic Excellence” Global Competition Review Award, which recognizes “an academic competition specialist who has made an outstanding contribution to competition policy.” He has published a book (Bruylant ed.) on the subject of “predatory innovation in antitrust law” and articles at Harvard University, Stanford, MIT, Oxford, NYU, Berkeley, and Georgetown, among others (see here). He is the Concurrentialiste Review’s creator.

These last couple of years, Schrepel has been focusing most of his research on blockchain antitrust (see here). He wrote the world’s most downloaded antitrust articles of 2018 (“The Blockchain Antitrust Paradox”), 2019 (“Collusion by Blockchain and Smart Contracts”), and 2020 (“Blockchain Code as Antitrust”). In July 2020, he ranked 17th on SSRN in the category “Law.”

Recent Events and Presentations

November 4, 2021

Jointly organized by ITIF's Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and held at the IEA's offices at Lord North Street in the heart of Westminster, this conference features world-leading experts, officials, and scholars. The conference debated current concepts and misconceptions of the meaning of competition in the digital era.

May 25, 2021

ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion marking the release of a new report that provides a comprehensive analysis of the DMA and policy recommendations to address its flaws. This webinar will be the first of two ITIF events on the topic.

July 11, 2019

ITIF hosted an expert panel to discuss growing calls to either break up big tech companies or subject them to more careful scrutiny out of concern they may be violating competition laws. The panel examined these issues and explored what, if anything, should be done to change the current antitrust regime.