Anne-Lise Sibony is professor of European Law at the UCLouvain (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium). Her scholarship spans across several areas of European law: internal market, competition law and consumer law. Her research has always been interdisciplinary. From her early work on how courts use economic reasoning in competition law to her current projects bringing a behavioural perspective to the study of EU consumer law, Anne-Lise focuses on how to adjust science and the law. Her perspective is deliberately internal to the law. Vagueness in legal standards has often provided her with a starting point for identifying where the law might be porous to insights from economics or psychology. She loves to go shopping for science and then try to fit relevant findings into her legal analysis.
Anne-Lise started her career after reading law and economics in Paris (where she is from). She graduated from the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and earned a Master’s degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics. Together with Alberto Alemanno, she co-edited the first book bringing behavioural analysis to bear on European law (Nudge and the Law: A European Perspective, Hart, 2015).
She regularly publishes on EU internal market law, competition law and consumer law. Anne-Lise is also a guest professor at KULeuven (Belgium), where she teaches a course on Behavioural Sciences and the Law and at Université Paris Panthéon-Assas, where she teaches EU Competition Law.
Anne-Lise served as an academic advisor to the French competition authority. On consumer protection issues, she has contributed to policy-oriented research commissioned by the European Commission and to policy discussions organised by the Commission, the European Parliament as well as to OECD.