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​Mateusz Grochowski (Poland)

​Mateusz Grochowski (Poland)Mateusz Grochowski is the Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and Affiliated Fellow at the Information Society Project (Yale Law School). He holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in private law from the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences.  (His doctoral thesis was awarded the prize for the best Polish dissertation in private law). Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tel Aviv and the University of Wrocław. He is also a Member of the Office of Studies and Analyses of the Supreme Court of Poland. He received several research fellowships, including the Fox International Fellowship (Yale) and fellowships from the Foundation for Polish Science; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education; and the National Science Center of Poland. He has international experience as a teacher and lecturer in Italy, Germany and Poland, and a broad publication record, which encompasses two books and several papers.

Research Focus

Mateusz's research is focused on theory of contract law, especially interrelation between the conceptual structure of the law of contracts and online market. He works also on consumer contracts, including the role of fundamental rights in framing the concept of "the weaker" in contract law. As a Grotius Fellow, he will study the phenomenon of consumer protection rules that emerge spontaneously in the online platforms economy, with particular regard to the auction and the sharing economy platforms. He attempts to verify, if (and under what conditions) platform may co-regulate market in a way that would increase the overall consumer welfare.

Period of Stay

March 30, 2020 – April 17, 2020