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Anu Bradford

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Professor at Columbia University

Doctorate from Harvard Law School

Author of “The Brussels Effect” and other leading research on the EU, trade and competition

“Anu is an intellectually stimulating and fun speaker – a rare but highly engaging combination. She knows Europe, the Nordics and the world. And what’s best, she always brings a fresh perspective to her theme. No wonder business leaders love to listen to her.” – Risto E.J. Penttilä
C.E.O., Nordic West Office; Secretary General of the European Business Leaders’ Convention
C.E.O., Finland Chamber of Commerce (2010-2017)

Anu Bradford is a Professor at Columbia Law School. She is an expert in European Union law and politics, international trade, competition policy and economic migration.

Bradford is a European and American scholar who brings a Transatlantic perspective to policy debates. Before joining Columbia University in 2012, Bradford was a professor at the University of Chicago. She was educated at Harvard Law School and the University of Helsinki. Prior to her academic career, Bradford practiced EU competition law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels and provided policy advice in the Parliament of Finland and in European Parliament. In 2010, the World Economic Forum named Bradford a Young Global Leader.

Her book, published in February 2020, “The Brussels Effect: How the EU Shapes the World through Rules and Regulations,” documents the extensive influence the EU has on regulating global markets, determining which products are built and how business is conducted, in Europe and beyond. It explores the regulations that shape the international business environment and how the EU wields significant, unique and highly penetrating power to unilaterally transform global markets, and why its role as the world’s regulator is likely to outlive its gradual economic decline, extending the EU’s influence long into the future.

Bradford’s work on the “Brussels Effect” has received extensive media coverage. These include Financial Times featuring the Brussels Effect in the context of analyzing the Brexit, and Wall Street Journal in discussing the adoption of EU data protection law by US companies. In addition, Bradford’s research and public commentary has been featured in numerous other news outlets, such as BBC World, Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, CNBC, Fox Business, New York Times, Politico, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post.

Bradford grew up in Finland. She lives in New York with her husband and three children but is based in Madrid in January-July 2019.

Speaking topics:

  • The Brussels Effect
  • The EU as a regulatory superstate
  • Brexit
  • The future of the EU
  • Trade protectionism
  • Global economy
  • Competition policy
  • International economic migration

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