Before moving to Stirling Dr Oles Andriychuk held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (University of East Anglia). He is currently working on transforming his PhD (European University Institute, Florence) into a book. His primary teaching interests include Competition Law, Jurisprudence and EU Law.
Oles's main research is focused on the philosophical aspects of European competition law, exploring the phenomena of economic freedom and competition from the perspective of legal, political and moral philosophy. He has also published articles in the area of jurisprudence and legal theory, European Law, antitrust law, constitutional law, media law and the theory of adjudication.
2012 Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK): Postdoctoral research fellowship
2011 European University Institute (Florence, Italy): PhD (Jurisprudential aspects of competition law and policy)
2008 Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic): PhD (sports broadcasting rights and EU competition law)
2003 Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade (Kyiv, Ukraine): Master in Law (EU law)
2001 Volyn National University (Lutsk, Ukraine): Specialist in Law (cum laude)
More specifically, his main fields of research include:
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;
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
Andriychuk O (2012) Thinking Inside the Box: Why Competition as a Process is a Sui Generis Right – a Methodological Observation. In: Zimmer D (ed.). The Goals of Competition Law. ASCOLA Competition Law series, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 95-117.
Andriychuk O (2012) Structure and Effects in EU Competition Law: Studies on Exclusionary Conduct and State Aid (Book Review) , Book review of: Structure and Effects in EU Competition Law: Studies on Exclusionary Conduct and State Aid, Jürgen Basedow, Wolfgang Wurmnest (eds.), Wolters Kluwer International Competition Law Series, Volume 47, Amsterdam: Kluwer Law International, 2011, 343pp. ISBN 9789041131744, Common Market Law Review, 49 (2), pp. 839-842.
Andriychuk O (2011) Do Markets Ever Fail? Reconciling the Consequentialist and the Deontological Approaches to the Market Process. In: Beldowski J, Metelska-Szaniawska K, Visscher L (ed.). Polish Yearbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 1 (2010), Warsaw: CH Beck Publishing, pp. 113-126.
Andriychuk O (2010) Concept of "Network Neutrality" in the EU Dimension: Should Europe Trust in Antitrust?. In: Fernandez-Barrera M, de Andrade NNG, de Filippi P, de Azevedo Cunha MV, Sartor G, Casanovas P (ed.). Law and Technology: Looking into the Future, Florence: European Press Academic Publishing, pp. 111-136.
Andriychuk O (2009) Sports Broadcasting Rights in the Digital Epoch: Balancing between Traditional (TV) and Alternative (3G) Subjects of the Market from the Perspective of the European Competition Law. In: Blackshaw I, Cornelius S, Siekmann R (ed.). TV Rights and Sport: Legal Aspects. Asser International Sports Law Series, The Hague, The Netherlands: TMC Asser Press, pp. 81-103.
Andriychuk O (2009) Whether the European Model of Essential Facilities Doctrine Might be Applied to the Contemporary Telecasting of Premium Sports Content?. In: Blackshaw I (ed.). TV Rights and Sport: Legal Aspects. Asser International Sports Law Series, The Hague, The Netherlands: TMC Asser Press, pp. 105-114.