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, which has been cited by the U.S. federal courts, the OECD, the United Nations, and privacy, consumer protection, and competition agencies and policymakers, is already having an impact. He was invited by the OECD and governmental authorities from Canada, the European Union, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, United States, and United Kingdom to discuss his research.

Professor Stucke serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute, on the advisory boards of the Academic Society for Competition Law and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and as one of the United States’ non-governmental advisors to the International Competition Network.

He has co-authored two books, Big Data and Competition Policy (Oxford University Press 2016) and Virtual Competition (Harvard University Press 2016). His research on the digital economy has been featured in The Economist, Guardian, Harvard Business Review, New York Review of Books, New Yorker, New York Times, Science, Times Higher Education, Wall Street Journal, Wharton Business Radio, and Wired.

Professor Stucke received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in 2010-2011 in the People’s Republic of China.  In 2015, he visited University of Oxford, where he was an Academic Visitor at its Institute of European and Comparative Law, a Fellow at its Centre for Competition Law and Policy, and a Senior Associateship at Pembroke College.  In 2012, he visited the University of Melbourne, where he was a Senior Fellow of the Law School and a Visitor of its Competition Law and Economics Network.

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

U.S. Should Follow Europe’s Lead on Privacy”: Global Competition Review

“The European Commission Levies a Huge Fine on Google”: The Economist

“From Suffocating Smog to Futuristic Fuel: Air Purifier Turns Pollution Into Power”: Factor

“Por qué hay que flanquear el paso a los Airbnb, Uber o Cabify?” (Why Should We Flank the Passage to the Airbnb, Uber or Cabify?):


“Price-bots Can Collude Against Consumers”: The Economist

“Fuel of the Future: Data is Giving Rise to a New Economy”: The Economist

“Antitrust Chronicle: The Algorithms Have Landed”Competition Policy International

“Why Do Gas Station Prices Constantly Change? Blame the Algorithm”: Wall Street Journal

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