College of Law

Maurice Stucke

Professor of Law

Phone: 865-974-9816
Office: Room 378


Areas of Expertise

Antitrust Law, Behavioral Economics, Evidence, Privacy Law
Maurice Stucke


AB, 1987, Georgetown University

JD magna cum laude, 1994, Georgetown University


Professor Stucke brought 13 years of litigation experience when he joined the UT College of Law faculty in 2007. As a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, he successfully challenged anticompetitive mergers and restraints in numerous industries, and focused on policy issues involving antitrust and the media. As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including running a weekly docket before the Honorable Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr. As an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, Professor Stucke assisted in defending Goldman Sachs, CS First Boston, and Microsoft in civil antitrust litigation. The Legal Aid Society presented him two awards for his criminal appellate and defense work.

Since coming to UT, Professor Stucke has been a prolific legal scholar. His scholarship re-examines much of the conventional wisdom in competition policy in light of the empirical findings from behavioral economics and psychology. In re-evaluating the goals and assumptions of competition law, he seeks to provide policymakers with a more empirical approach to competition policy. Professor Stucke’s scholarship, which has been cited by the U.S. federal courts, the OECD, the United Nations, competition agencies and policymakers, is already impacting competition policy. He was invited by the OECD and competition authorities from the European Union, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, United States, and United Kingdom to discuss his research, and has been invited to present his research at over 60 conferences in Australia, Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

Professor Stucke serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute, an independent Washington, D.C.-based non-profit education, research, and advocacy organization devoted to competition policy.  Professor Stucke chaired a committee on the media industry that drafted a transition report for the incoming Obama administration.  In 2009, Professor Stucke was elected as a member to the Academic Society for Competition Law, appointed to the advisory board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and was asked to serve as one of the United States’ non-governmental advisors to the International Competition Network, the only international body devoted exclusively to competition law enforcement and whose members represent national and multinational governmental competition authorities in over 100 jurisdictions.

He has co-authored two books, Big Data and Competition Policy (Oxford University Press 2016) and Virtual Competition (Harvard University Press 2016), which has been featured in The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, New York Review of Books, Harvard Business Review, and Wired.

Professor Stucke received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in 2010-2011 in the People’s Republic of China.  He also received several awards for his scholarship, including the Carden Award for Outstanding Scholarship, the 2016 Antitrust Writing Award by Concurrences Review and George Washington University, the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Award, presented annually for the best antitrust scholarship, the College’s W. Allen Separk Faculty Scholarship Award, the Marilyn V. Yarbrough Award for Writing Excellence, and the Chancellor’s Honors Award for Research and Creative Achievement—Professional Promise.

 Recent Media

”La Economía del Algoritmo y la Colusión” (“The Economics of Algorithm and Collusion”): El Economista

”How Online Competition Affects Offline Democracy”: originally posted on Stucke’s blog, reposted by the Oxford Law Blog

”Comment prouver les pratiques anticoncurrentielles à l’heure de leur optimisation algorithmique?” (“How to Prove Anticompetitive Practices in the Time of Optimization Algorithms”): “Internet Actu,” Le Monde

“Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy”: “Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society,” Harvard  

“How Pricing Bots Could Form Cartels and Make Things More Expensive”: Harvard Business Review

“The Subtle Ways Your Digital Assistant Might Manipulate You”: Wired

“Policing the Digital Cartels”: Financial Times, readable only with subscription

“Cartelli digitali: dimmi chi sei e ti farò il prezzo più alto” (“Digital Signs: Tell Me Who You Are and I’ll Give You the Highest Price”): “Tecnologia,” La Stampa

“Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, by Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke”: Times Higher Education

“When Bots Collude”: The New Yorker

Competition Law and Data PowerPoint: Assembled by Autorite de la Concurrence and Bundeskartellamt

Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market, “Chapter 5: Competition Law and Online Platforms”: “Publications & Records,”

“David Curie on the Role of Competition in Stimulating Innovation”:

“Data Could be the Next Tech Hot Button for Regulators”: The New York Times

“The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators”: Federal Trade Commission

Competition Law: Keeping Pace in a Digital Age: Federal Trade Commission

Big Data: Bringing Competition Policy to the Digital Era: Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques (Organisation for Economical Co-operation and Development)

Competition Enforcement in Oligopolistic Markets: Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques (Organisation for Economical Co-operation and Development)

“Experts Question Effectiveness of Antitrust Approaches in Digital Economy”: Corporate Counsel

“Vestager Eyes New Frontiers for Antitrust”: POLITICO, readable only with subscription

“Will pricing algorithms be the European Commission’s next antitrust target?”: Lexology

“Vestager Warns of Pricing Algorithms’ Antitrust Impact”: MLex

“Robots y derecho de la competencia” (“Robots and Competition Law): Elderecho