More specifically, his main fields of research include:
1. Normative aspects of European competition law:
* objective/s of competition law: freedom of competition and/or/as/vs. consumer welfare (historical background and contemporary normative analysis);
* interdisciplinary similarities between the political (elections), cultural (free speech) and economic (antitrust) aspects of competition;
* "Article 101 (4) TFEU" (viz http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1781512).
2. Methodological aspects of European competition law:
* dialectical account of competition: economic freedom and its (self-) limitation;
* economics as theReineSprache of antitrust: pros and cons (RonaldDworkin - Richard Posner exchanges; deontological vs. utilitarian approach to competition);
* mechanics of balancing: analysing different communicative strategies of the conflicting values and the algorithms of their eventual reconciliation via the decision-making process.
* positivism and autopoiesis: the coupling points between legal philosophy and legal sociology;
* dialectics of law: a positivistic perception of the ideal law;
* indeterminacy of law, legal interpretation and argumentation.
His research has been recently presented at the various international (Bonn, EUI Florence, Frankfurt, Tilburg) and domestic (KCL, Oxford, UCL, QMUL, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leicester) forums.
The most representative publication, which outlines his main normative and methodological research questions is: Oles Andriychuk, 'Rediscovering the Spirit of Competition: On the Normative Value of the Competitive Process', European Competition Journal, Vol 6, No 3, 2010, pp. 575-610, available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1781512