Anu Bradford

Anu Bradford

Scholar Title:

Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: Columbia University


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Phone Number: (212) 854-9242


Anu Bradford is the Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School. She is also a director for the European Legal Studies Center. Professor Bradford is an expert in international trade law and antitrust law. Her research and teaching focus on international trade law, European Union law, and comparative and international antitrust law.

A leading scholar on the EU’s regulatory power and a sought-after commentator on the European Union and Brexit, Professor Bradford coined the term the Brussels Effect to describe the European Union’s outsize influence on global markets. Most recently, she is the author of The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World (2020). As an expert in international trade law and antitrust law, Professor Bradford spearheads the Comparative Competition Law Project, which has built a comprehensive global data set of antitrust laws and enforcement across time and jurisdictions. The project, a joint effort between the Columbia Law School and the University of Chicago Law School, covers more than a century of regulation in over 100 countries and has been the basis for Professor Bradford’s recent empirical research on the antitrust regimes used to regulate markets.

Professor Bradford has practiced EU and antitrust law in Brussels and has served as an adviser on economic policy in the Parliament of Finland and as an expert assistant at the European Parliament. In 2010, Professor Bradford was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is a member of the New York bar and is qualified to practice law in Finland.


S.J.D. Harvard Law School, 2007

LL.M. Harvard Law School, 2002