Thierry Kirat is the director of research for the "Sociology and Legal Sciences" section at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and is a professor at the University of Paris Sciences et Lettres. He is a member of the Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences sociales (Université Paris Dauphine-PSL). He is a specialist in the relationship between law and economics, and his current research focuses on the penetration of economic ideas in the public and legal regulation of the economy and on the impact of legal doctrines on the economy. He is also interested in the relationship between computer science and law.
In their research, published in History of Economic Ideas, Thierry Kirat and Frédéric Marty stress the importance of the late 1930s in the making of antitrust. The moment was exceptional for its consensus within the economic discipline and the implementation of voluntarist public enforcement, particularly under Thurman Arnold according to the prescriptions of the Second Chicago School, institutionalists, and the preferences of the Neo-Brandeis movement.
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