Luke M. Froeb
William C. Oehmig Chair in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Luke Froeb is the William C. Oehmig Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt. He came to Vanderbilt after receiving his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, teaching at Tulane University, working as an economist at the U.S. Department of Justice, and spending a year at the University of Chicago Law School.
Additionally, he served as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission for two years, managing over a hundred civil servants dedicated to eradicating barriers to competition (often erected by well-meaning bureaucrats), and enforcing the antitrust and consumer protection laws of the United States. His research is focused on the economics of competition policy, and he divides his time between teaching, writing, and consulting on management and antitrust issues. He has been voted outstanding professor of the executive MBA program four times by his students.