Ioannis Lianos

Ioannis Lianos is the President of the Hellenic Competition Commission and Professor of Global Competition Law and Policy at the Faculty of Laws at UCL. Before joining the HCC, Lianos was the Director of the Centre for Law, Economics & Society at UCL, Vincent Wright chair at Sciences Po (Paris), and Academic Director of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, Higher School of Economics. He has published extensively in all areas of competition law and policy and his research work has received international prizes (incl. Levehulme Trust, French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences). Lianos chaired the Law Commission for the Reform of Competition Law in Greece (2020).

Rethinking Competition: From Market Failures to Ecosystem Failures

Despite the overwhelming importance of digital platforms, and the chatter around their recent rise, our understanding of digital ecosystems is still limited....

Giving Away Our Data for Free is a Market Failure

By convincing users to give away their data for free, digital platforms have caused a market failure. This failure benefits them and...

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