Lukáš Tóth (PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics) has been selected as the 2015 International Scholar in Residence by the American Bar Association Section Antitrust Law.
He has been awarded a scholarship to support his stay in Washington, D.C. for a period of three months, starting April 2015 as a visiting researcher with William Kovacic at George Washington University. During his stay, Lukáš will study the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division as government agencies with discretionary authority in enforcing the American antitrust laws.
Lukáš Tóth is a Ph.D. candidate at the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics, working under the supervision of Prof. dr. Maarten Pieter Schinkel and Prof. dr. Jan Tuinstra. His research project, titled Decision-Making Procedures in Competition Authorities and Optimal Institutional Design, aims at developing a political economy of publicly funded regulatory organisations by analysing them as a network of principal-agent relationships. His recent working paper Discretionary Authority and Prioritizing in Government Agencies, is available at SSRN.