Geoffrey A. Manne

President and Founder

Geoffrey A. Manne is the president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Mr. Manne earned his JD and AB degrees from the University of Chicago and is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust, consumer protection, telecom, intellectual property, and technology regulation.

Prior to founding ICLE, Manne was a law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School where he taught Law & Economics, Corporations, International Economic Regulation, and other courses. In 2006 he decamped from Lewis & Clark to work in Microsoft’s legal department, heading up a program on law & economics academic engagement. He subsequently founded ICLE in 2009. Manne has also served as a Bigelow fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School and a faculty fellow at the University of Virginia School of Law. He practiced antitrust law and appellate litigation at Latham & Watkins, clerked for Hon. Morris S. Arnold on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a research assistant for Judge Richard Posner. He was also once (very briefly) employed by the FTC. In 2017 he was appointed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to a two-year term on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, and before that he was appointed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to serve on the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee.

Mr. Manne’s publications have appeared in numerous journals including the Singapore Economic Review, the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Supreme Court Economic Review, and the George Mason, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Arizona Law Reviews, among others. With former FTC Commissioner, Joshua Wright, Manne is the editor of a 2011 volume from Cambridge University Press entitled, Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Law Under Uncertainty: Regulating Innovation. Manne has also testified on several occasions before Congress and at the FCC and FTC. His analysis is frequently published in popular print and broadcasting outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Foreign Affairs, The Hill, NPR, and Bloomberg, among others.

Manne is a member of the American Law and Economics Association, the Canadian Law and Economics Association, and the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics. He blogs at Truth on the Market, of which he is also the co-founder.