Francesco Ducci

Professor Francesco DucciFrancesco Ducci joined the Faculty of Law in 2021 as an Assistant Professor. His research focuses on competition policy/antitrust law and law & economics more generally. Francesco's work has appeared in several leading journals including the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, the European Journal of Law and Economics and the Canadian Business Law Journal. His book Natural Monopolies in Digital Platform Markets (Cambridge University Press, 2020) applies an economic framework to investigate the nature of market power in big tech sectors and the role of competition policy and regulation in digital markets. In 2022, Francesco was awarded the Best Junior Paper Award by the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA) for his article Randomization as an Antitrust Remedy.

Prior to Western, Francesco was a Hauser Global Fellow at New York University and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. Francesco earned his SJD and LLM at the University of Toronto, where he was a Junior Fellow at Massey College. He also holds a law degree from the University of Bologna and was a visitor at King’s College London. Francesco currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press).

Academic Degrees:

SJD and LLM (Toronto); LLB (Bologna)

Phone: LB 100C
Office: 519-661-2111 x88407

Research Interests / Specializations: Competition Policy and Antitrust Law; Law & Economics

Research Highlights


Natural Monopolies in Digital Platform Markets (Cambridge University Press, 2020)


Randomization as an Antitrust Remedy (2023) 20 Berkeley Bus. L.J. 218

Ex Ante Regulation and Antitrust Remedies for Digital Markets (2023) 67 Canadian Business Law Journal 65

Out-of-Market Efficiencies, Two-Sided Platforms and Consumer Welfare: A Legal and Economic Analysis (2016) 12(3) Journal of Competition Law and Economics 591.

Procedural Implications of Market Definition in Platform Cases (2019) Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.

Cartel Criminalization in Europe: Addressing Deterrence and Institutional Challenges (2018) 51:1 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 1.

The Revival of Fairness Discourse in Competition Policy (2019) 64 Antitrust Bulletin 79 (with Michael Trebilcock).

The Google Search Case in Europe: Tying and The Fallacy of the Single Monopoly Profit Theorem in Two-Sided Markets (2019) 47(1) European Journal of Law and Economics 15 (with Edward Iacobucci)

Regulating Financial Planners and Advisors: In Search of Regulatory Principles (2020) Canadian Business Law Journal (with Michael Trebilcock and Anita Anand).

The Evolution of Canadian Competition Policy: A Retrospective (2018) 60:2 Canadian Business Law Journal 171 (with Michael Trebilcock).

Competition Law and Policy Issues in the Sharing Economy (2018) in Derek McKee, Finn Makela, and Teresa Scassa, eds. Law and the "Sharing Economy": Regulating Online Market Platforms (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2018).