Luke M. Froeb

William C. Oehmig Chair in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Vanderbilt University

Luke Froeb is the William C. Oehmig Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

In 2017, he was appointed and served a one-year term as the assistant U.S. attorney general for economics in the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ). In that role, he oversaw economics analysis for the Antitrust Division’s investigations of mergers and anticompetitive conduct. Previously, he served a two-year term as director of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics.

Froeb has also taught graduate-level courses in industrial organization and econometrics at Tulane University. In 1989, he spent a year as the Kramer Foundation Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.

He received his PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1983 and his bachelor’s from Stanford University in 1978.