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This is Bradford

  • Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization
  • Full-time faculty

S.J.D., Harvard Law School, 2007
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2002
Licentiate in Law, University of Helsinki, 2001
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2000

Fields of study
  • International Law and Comparative Law
areas of expertise

European Union law
International Commercial Law and International Political Economy
Comparative and international antitrust law
International economic migration

As a leading scientist on the EU's regulatory powers and a sought-after commentator on the European Union and Brexit, Anu Bradford coined the term Brussels effect to describe the oversized influence of the European Union on global markets. Most recently she is the author of The Brussels Effect: How the European Union rules the world (2020), named one of the best books of 2020 by of Foreign Affairs .

Bradford is also an expert in international trade and antitrust law. She leads the Comparative competition law project , which has created a comprehensive global data set of antitrust laws and their enforcement across time frames and jurisdictions. The project, a joint initiative of the Law School and the University of Chicago Law School, covers more than a century of regulation in over 100 countries and was the basis for Bradford's most recent empirical research on the antitrust systems that regulate markets.

Prior to joining the law school faculty in 2012, Bradford was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition, she worked in Brussels for EU and antitrust law and worked as an economic policy advisor in the Finnish Parliament and as a specialist assistant in the European Parliament. The World Economic Forum named her Young Global Leader'10.

At Law School, Bradford is the director of the European Legal Studies Center, which trains students for leadership roles in European law, public affairs, and the global economy. She is also a Senior Scholar at Columbia Business School's Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business and a non-resident Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellow.


2020 Oxford University Press

The Brussels Effect: How the European Union rules the world

Bradford argues that the EU remains an influential superpower that shapes the world in its image. By adopting regulations that shape the international business environment, raising standards around the world and a remarkable Europeanization of many important aspects of global trade, the EU has succeeded in regulating policies in areas such as data protection, consumer health and safety, environmental protection and antitrust law and hate speech on the internet.

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