Dr Stavros Makris
- Lecturer in Competition Law (Law)
Dr Stavros Makris joined the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in Competition Law in September 2022. He previously taught EU Competition Law and US Antitrust at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Law School, and various law courses at Wageningen University (Netherlands) and Sciences Po Paris (France).
Stavros holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master in Philosophy of Law (with distinction) from the University of Athens, Law School, and an LLM (with distinction) from University College London (UCL).
Stavros completed his PhD in competition law at the European University Institute (EUI). His thesis develops the idea of EU competition law as responsive law, and explores the European Commission’s commitments practice under this lens. During his doctoral studies, he was an editor and the EU Law Head of Section of the European Journal Legal Studies, the coordinator of the EUI Competition Law Working Group and a Grotius visiting researcher at the University of Michigan Law School.
Stavros has served as an expert adviser for the Hellenic Competition Commission and as a peer reviewer for several leading competition law journals (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Journal of Competition Law and Economics).
Stavros’s research revolves around three key themes: competition law, digital technologies and sustainability. In his research he focuses on how competition law can incorporate new knowledge and remain adaptive to changing societal circumstances without losing its integrity, as well as on how competition law and regulation can be used to bring digital markets in line with a competitive, fair and sustainable economy. Stavros is particularly keen to work on projects concerning the philosophical foundations of competition law, and the challenges of digital and greener economy antitrust and digital markets.
Current work themes:
Stavros is currently working on a book with Cambridge University Press, entitled ‘Responsive Antitrust: An Inquiry Into European Commission’s Commitment Practice’. The book is planned for 2023.
He is also co-editing a collective volume with Cambridge University Press, entitled ‘Handbook on the Theoretical Foundations of Competition Law: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Rethinking Competition Law’. The book is planned for 2023.
Stavros is currently working on these themes:
- The philosophical foundations of competition law
- The role of legal theory and interdisciplinary knowledge in understanding, applying and refining competition law.
- The role of value disagreements in competition law.
- How competition law and regulation could address the challenges of digital markets.
- The role of sustainability and innovation concerns in merger control.
- How competition law and regulation can contribute to the shaping of sustainable and inclusive food value chains.
Stavros welcomes invitations to collaborate on projects within his research interests.
Competition Law (Honours Course)
Advanced International Competition Law (Masters Course)
International Competition Law (Masters Course)
Guest teacher at London School of Economics
External adviser for the Hellenic Competition Commission
Manuscript referee for the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (JAE), the Journal of Competition Law and Economics (JCLE), and Palgrave Macmillan
Member of ASCOLA (Academic Society for Competition Law)