Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podzun

Fields of knowledge: Economics, Law

Knowledge areas: Law, Economy Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun focuses his research on the question of which legal order the market economy needs. His focus is on antitrust and competition law: How does competition work in the digital age? What do data, algorithms and artificial intelligence mean for the order of business? And what role does fairness play? Rupprecht Podszun advised the legislator on the 9th amendment to the Competition Act – GWB, the Federal Ministry of Economics and the Federal Ministry of Justice, amongst others, on these questions.


Short Vita

Rupprecht Podszun has held the Chair of Civil Law, German and European Competition Law at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf since 2016 and is Director of the Institute for Antitrust Law there. Previously, he was Professor at the University of Bayreuth from 2013-2016. He is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. Podszun worked at this MPI from 2007-2012 during the preparation of his habilitation thesis. Previously, he worked as a lecturer at the German Federal Cartel Office for more than two years. In 2017 he was Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He has been awarded several teaching prizes.

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