University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Dean Alderucci is an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches Innovation Strategy and is faculty advisor to the Innovation Group at Chicago Booth. Dean is an innovation consultant with over fifteen years of experience encompassing two areas – processes for innovating and patent protection for innovations.
Dean was previously Vice President of Cantor Fitzgerald, a global financial services firm, where he founded and was Chief Operating Officer of its Innovation Division. Before that he was Senior Vice President of IP Strategy at Walker Digital, an R & D laboratory and business incubator known for creating and spinning off Priceline.com and over a dozen other technology start-ups.
Dean operates in all phases of innovation, including teaching how to create new products and services, patent strategy, and commercialization of innovations. He teaches design thinking, ownable innovations, and other popular innovation methodologies. He also developed the field of formal processes for generating innovations that both are patentable and have maximum licensing value.
Dean is an inventor on more than 170 granted U.S. patents, and has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. His innovations span a wide range of fields including financial services, gaming, e-commerce systems, microprocessor design, firearms, machine learning, operating systems, and computer networking.
Dean’s research focuses on relatively unexplored areas at the intersection of operations and innovation. His principal research interests include formal strategy frameworks for inventing, applying operations research tools to corporate patent processes, the gaps between design thinking and competitive responses, and protection processes designed for extremely high-value inventions.
Dean is a frequent speaker at educational institutions, corporations, and organizations on business innovation and management of corporate innovation processes. He has been a faculty member of various organizations that provide continuing legal education to attorneys. Dean is a registered patent attorney, is admitted to practice before various state and federal courts in the U.S., and is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Dean holds Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Operations Research, and a Master of Laws in Innovation & Information Law from New York University School of Law. He also holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from Boston University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.
University of Colorado Leeds School of Business
Eric Alston’s research and teaching is centered in the field of institutional and organizational analysis, which draws primarily from the disciplines of economics, law, and political science as well as other behavioral sciences. Eric’s research projects include a co-authored institutional analysis textbook (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), constitutional design studies drawing from both specific country examples and empirical techniques, and archival historical research into development of property rights along legal frontiers. His contemporary work uses cross-sectional data from every constitution in force worldwide, as well as lessons from the implementation of Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution.
His historical work focuses on the late 19th and early 20th centuries along the US frontier, with a specific emphasis on property law. Eric’s outreach and service activities include educational materials, instructional workshops, and comparative expertise to constitutional drafting processes worldwide. Eric is also working on developing implementation strategies and model legislation for the application of blockchain technology to property titling questions in developing nations
ANU College of Law
George is Director of the Centre for Law and Economics at the Australian National University, and President of the Australian Law and Economics Association. He was awarded the Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics at Cornell University in 2000, was Visiting Fellow at Oxford University Law School 2008, and is currently a visiting Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law London and Centre for Law and Economics, University College London.
He was elected a Fellow of the Law and Economics Association of NZ 2009. He gained a DPhil in Economics from Oxford University 1992, and holds both a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Economics He has authored books, articles and given expert testimony on a wide range of matters involving the economic analysis of law, from the Effects of China joining the WTO (Cambridge University Press 2003), through competition law, intellectual property (Patent, Trade Mark & Copyright), tax law, public law and finance, financial and insurance market reform, the economics and regulation of network industries (including energy, water and communications), pharmaceutical, film, music, media and cultural industries, the criminal justice system and social policy (including education, health, welfare). He is the editor of Asia Pacific Law and Economics Review (ANU Electronic Press), and on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Law and Economics.
Dr Barker has testified in the Asia Pacific Region before Australian, US, Canadian, Hong Kong, Korean, Vietnamese, and New Zealand ministers, courts and regulatory agencies on market design, regulatory policy, competition policy and intellectual property. Dr Barker was a member of the Governing Board of Wolfson College, Oxford University from 1990 – 1992, and co-founder and board member of LECG Asia-Pacific Ltd, Celtic Pacific Ltd, and Upstart Investments Ltd, KEA Global and past Chairman of KEA Australia.
Pepperdine School of Law
Professor Boliek earned her BA with distinction from California State University, Chico, her JD from Columbia University School of Law and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. While at Columbia, she was both a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a John M. Olin Fellow for Law and Economics. Her doctoral, and much of her subsequent research, focuses on the theoretical and quantitative analysis of legal issues of the U.S. communications industry.
Professor Boliek’s scholarly research also focuses on issues in administrative, antitrust, and communications and sports law. Professor Boliek clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Prior to joining the faculty in 2009, Professor Boliek served as a Senior Fellow at the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law, where she integrated her background in law and applied economics to analyze media, Internet, and telecommunications issues. Professor Boliek’s work at George Mason followed and echoed her experience as a Fellow for the Center for Communication Law and Policy, a joint research venture of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and the Annenberg School of Communication. Prior to her scholarship posts, Professor Boliek practiced corporate law at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman in New York City. While in private practice, she worked primarily with clients in the media and telecommunications industries and her practice areas included mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate finance. At Pepperdine, Professor Boliek teaches in the areas of contracts, antitrust, corporations, and communications law.
University of Hong Kong
Hongbin Cai received his B.A. in Mathematics at Wuhan University, his M.A. in Economics at Peking University, and his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. He is currently Professor in Economics and Associate Dean at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He taught at University of California, Los Angeles before moving to Peking University. He is director of J. Mirrlees Institute of Economic Policy Research (IEPR) at Peking University, and associate director of Center of Poverty Research at Peking University.
He is a National Chang Jiang Scholar (awarded by Ministry of Education of China) and a National Outstanding Young Researcher (awarded by National Science Foundation of China). He has published many academic papers in top international journals in economics and finance, in a wide range of areas including game theory, Chinese economy, industrial organization and corporate finance.
University of California, Berkley, School of Law
Robert Cooter is a pioneer in the field of law and economics. He joined the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley faculty in 1975 and joined the Boalt faculty in 1980. He has been a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and a recipient of various awards and fellowships, including Guggenheim, the Jack N. Pritzker Visiting Research Professorship at Northwestern Law School, and, most recently, the Max Planck Research Prize.
He was an Olin visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School and lectured at the University of Cologne in 1989. He is coeditor of the International Review of Law and Economics. He is one of the founders of the American Law and Economics Association and served from 1994 to 1995 as its president. In 1999 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College (1967), his M.A. from Oxford University (1969), and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1975).
University of Bologna
Vincenzo Denicolò is a Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna, and a Research Fellow at CEPR. He works mainly in the field of industrial organisation and in particular on the economics of innovation and competition policy. However, he also works on endogenous growth theory and maintains an interest in the theory of social choice, a field in which he published extensively in the past.
He has published more than sixty articles in refereed journals and has served in various administrative and editorial roles. Currently he is a co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, a member of the Academic Panel of the Competition and Market Authority (UK), and a member of the Economic Advisory Board for Competition Policy at the European Commission.
Recent publications include “Exclusive Contracts and Market Dominance,” American Economic Review, 2015 and “Competition with Exclusive Contracts and Market-Share Discounts,” American Economic Review, 2013 (both with G. Calzolari).
University of Virginia
Kenneth Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. His major research interest is antitrust economics, with a focus on pricing strategy and market definition. He has testified in numerous precedent setting antitrust cases. Additionally, he was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at UVA, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, and has earned awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor the University of Virginia accords its faculty.
He has a B.A. and honorary doctorate from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has been a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1967. In addition to his scholarly work, he is also known for three mystery novels, co-authored with William Breit (under the pen name Marshall Jevons) where the protagonist employs economic analysis to solve the crime.
Richard A. Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago.
In 2011, Epstein was a recipient of the Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement. In 2005, the College of William & Mary School of Law awarded him the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.
Epstein researches and writes in a broad range of constitutional, economic, historical, and philosophical subjects. He has taught administrative law, antitrust law, communications law, constitutional law, corporation criminal law, employment discrimination law, environmental law, food and drug law, health law, labor law, Roman law, real estate development and finance, and individual and corporate taxation.
He edited the Journal of Legal Studies (1981–91) and the Journal of Law and Economics (1991–2001).
Epstein’s most recent book is The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (2013). Other books include Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law (2011); The Case against the Employee Free Choice Act (Hoover Institution Press, 2009); Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection for Private Property (2008); How the Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (2006); Overdose (2006); and Free Markets under Siege: Cartels, Politics, and Social Welfare (Hoover Institution Press, 2005).
He received a BA degree in philosophy summa cum laude from Columbia in 1964; a BA degree in law with first-class honors from Oxford University in 1966; and an LLB degree cum laude, from the Yale Law School in 1968. Upon graduation he joined the faculty at the University of Southern California, where he taught until 1972. In 1972, he visited the University of Chicago and became a regular member of the faculty the following year.
He has been a senior fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics since 1984 and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985. He has been a Hoover fellow since 2000.
University of Bologna
Luigi Franzoni is a Professor of Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics of Bologna. His research areas include the economic theory of settlements, law enforcement, tax amnesties, intellectual property and incomplete contracts. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Nuffield College, Oxford.
He has published a well received book introducing law and economics to the Italian audience. Co-founder and member of the Steering Board of the Italian Association of Law and Economics. At the moment, he serves as co-director of the European Doctorate in Law and Economics.
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.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Jonah Gelbach’s interests in law teaching and scholarship include civil procedure, statutory interpretation, law and economics, event study methodology, applied statistical methodology, and applied microeconomics (especially labor and public economics). He has taught students at the JD, PhD, MBA, and undergraduate levels.
His scholarship has appeared (or soon will appear) in the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Demography, among others.
Gelbach joined the Penn faculty in 2013, having previously been on the permanent economics faculty at the University of Maryland for nine years (1998-2007) and the University of Arizona for three (2007-2010).
Damien is also a Professor of competition law and economics at Tilburg University and a visiting Professor at University College London. Over the years, he has held visiting Professorships at leading US law schools including Columbia, Harvard, Michigan and Yale. He was also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, for 15 years. He is the co-author of Global Antitrust Law and Economics (2nd 2011) and EU Competition Law and Economics (2013).
He is also the author of over 100 law review articles and other publications, which have been cited by the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals, the EU courts and countless national courts and regulatory agencies. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics published by Oxford University Press. He is a non-governmental advisor of the ICN and a member of the International Task Force of the ABA Section of Antitrust.
USC Gould School of Law
“Andrew T. Guzman joined the USC Gould School of Law as dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law, and Professor of Law and Political Science on July 1, 2015.
An authority on international law and economics, Guzman has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law. Guzman’s recent work has addressed international tribunals, soft law, the safety of imported products, and climate change. His interdisciplinary research addresses problems across the range of public and private international law, including international regulatory cooperation, foreign investment, international trade, theories of international law and rational choice approaches.
Guzman is a member of the board of editors of six journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law. He has served as a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and as an international arbitrator. He is the author of Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change, How International Law Works and International Trade Law.
Prior to joining USC Gould, he was the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law and associate dean of International and Advanced Programs at UC Berkeley, where he also served as director of the International and Executive Legal Education Program. In addition, he has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Hamburg, and the National University Law School in Bangalore, India.
Guzman earned his JD and PhD (Economics) from Harvard University, where he was Books & Commentaries Editor for the Harvard Law Review.”
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Wesley Hartmann is an associate professor of marketing at Stanford, Graduate School of Business, and has been at Stanford since 2003. He worked for the Economic Analysis Corporation as a research associate. He earned his BA from UCI (1996), both his MA (2001) and his Ph.D. (2003) from UCLA.
Thomas Hazlett holds the H.H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics at Clemson, conducting research in the field of Law and Economics and specializing in the Information Economy, including the analysis of markets and regulation in telecommunications, media, and the Internet. Prof. Hazlett served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission, and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Davis, Columbia University, the Wharton School, and George Mason University School of Law.
His research has appeared in such academic publications as the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Rand Journal of Economics, and he has published articles in the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Columbia Law Review, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He also writes for popular periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reason, The New Republic, The Economist, Slate, and the Financial Times, where he was a columnist on technology policy issues, 2002-2011. Prof. Hazlett also serves as Director of the Information Economy Project at Clemson University. He has provided expert testimony to federal and state courts, regulatory agencies, committees of Congress, foreign governments, and international organizations. His book, Public Policy Toward Cable Television, was co-authored with Matthew L. Spitzer (MIT Press, 1997).
Eric Helland is a Senior Economist at RAND’s Institute for Civil Justice, an associate professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College, and a member of the plenary faculty at the Claremont Graduate School. Eric’s research focuses on law and economics and regulation. His current research focuses on expert witness testimony, securities litigation, auto safety and medical malpractice. He is currently working on a studies on the impact of judicial pay on judicial quality and the impact of the Class Action Fairness Act. His recent writings include “No-Fault Insurance and Automobile Accidents,” with Paul Heaton which examines the impact of no-fault auto insurance on traffic safety; “The Tradeoffs between Regulation and Class Actions: Evidence from Insurance Litigation,” with Jon Klick, in the Journal of Tort Law, which examines the tradeoffs between insurance regulations and class action litigation; “Does Three Strikes Deter? A Non-Parametric Estimation,” with Alex Tabarrok, in the Journal of Human Resources, examining the impact of sentencing enhancements on the likelihood of recidivism; and “Court Congestion as an Explanation for Rising Attorney Fees,” with Jonathan Klick, in the Journal of Legal Studies. Before joining RAND in 2004 he was a visiting fellow at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. In 2003-04 he served as a Senior Economist on the Council of Economic Advisers. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Regulatory Economics.
Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz joined the College of Law faculty in 2013. His work builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. He has a particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology, including data- and cybersecurity, and was recognized as a Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. His work has appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, as well as the George Mason University, University of Connecticut, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, and other law review and journals.
He is the Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program, focusing on the Cyber and Telecommunications components of the program. Since joining the College of Law Faculty, his work has been cited by the FCC in its 2015 Open Internet Order, Judge Williams in his dissent to the DC Circuit’s affirmance of that Order, and Senator John Thune at the introduction of the MOBILE NOW Act. He has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on video regulation, participated in roundtable discussions hosted by the FCC, presented to the United States Army’s 7th Signal Command on the technological challenges of cybersecurity regulation, and presented to German and Colombian competition regulators on topics including net neutrality and telecommunications competition policy.
Professor Hurwitz previously was the inaugural Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC), prior to which he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at George Mason University Law School. From 2007–2010 he was a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section.
Professor Hurwitz has a background in technology having worked at Los Alamos National Lab and interned at the Naval Research Lab prior to law school. During this time his work was recognized by organizations such as the Federal Laboratory Consortium, R&D Magazine, Los Alamos National Lab, IEEE & ACM, and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California. In addition, he held an Internet2 Land Speed World Record with the Guinness Book of World Records.
Professor Hurwitz received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor on the Chicago Journal of International Law and received Olin and MVP2 law and economics scholarships. He also holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University. He received his BA from St. John’s College.
Widely recognized in the areas of law and economics, Keith Hylton has published numerous articles in American law journals and peer-reviewed law and economics journals. His textbook, Antitrust Law: Economic Theory and Common Law Evolution, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2003. Professor Hylton joined the BU Law faculty in 1995 after teaching for six years and receiving tenure at Northwestern University School of Law. At BU Law, he teaches courses in antitrust, torts and labor law. In addition to teaching, he serves as co-editor of Competition Policy International and editor of the Social Science Research Network’s Torts, Products Liability and Insurance Law Abstracts. He is also a former chair of the Section on Torts and Compensation Systems of the American Association of Law Schools, a former chair of the Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the American Association of Law Schools, a former director of the American Law and Economics Association, a former secretary of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Education and a current member of the American Law Institute.
Loyola University Chicago
George G. Kaufman is the John F. Smith Professor of Economics and Finance at Loyola University Chicago and a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. From 1959 to 1970, he was at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and after teaching for ten years at the University of Oregon, he returned as a consultant to the Bank in 1981. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Southern California, as well as a visiting scholar at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He has served as the deputy to the assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is co-editor of the Journal of Financial Stability; a founding co-editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research; past president of the Western Finance Association, Western Economic Association, Midwest Finance Association, and the North American Economics and Finance Association; past director of the American Finance Association; and co-chair of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. He has been published widely in academic journals and books. Kaufman holds a PhD in economics from the University of Iowa.
Lynne Kiesling is a Visiting Associate Professor in Economics at Purdue University, and the Associate Director of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics. She was recently an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University, where she was also a Faculty Affiliate and Director of the Electricity Policy Program in the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth.
Lynne is the author or co-author of many academic journal articles, book chapters, policy studies, and public interest comments, most of which analyze electricity policy and market design issues relating to regulation and technological change. Her publications include Deregulation, Innovation, and Market Liberalization: Electricity Regulation in a Continually Evolving Environment (Routledge, 2008). Her specialization is industrial organization, regulatory policy and market design in the electricity industry. In particular, she examines the interaction of market design and innovation in the development of retail markets, products and services and the economics of “smart grid” technologies.
As a noted expert in smart grid economics, regulatory and market design, and retail competition, Lynne speaks to various academic, industrial, and regulatory groups about regulatory policy, institutional change, and economic analysis of electric power market design. She has served as a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and for academic journals including Energy Journal, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Energy Policy. She has provided expert testimony in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the New York Public Service Commission. She also teaches economics workshops for regulators using experimental economics, including the annual Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics workshop.
Lynne teaches undergraduate courses in principles of economics, energy economics, environmental economics, antitrust and regulation, and the history of economic thought, and she writes about economics as the editor/owner at the website Knowledge Problem. Lynne is a member of the academic advisory board of the Institute of Regulatory Law & Economics, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, a member of the academic advisory board of the Institute of Economic Affairs (UK), and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.
Lynne also served (2005-2010) as a member (and is currently an emerita member) of the GridWise Architecture Council, a group of 13 experts volunteering their time to articulate the guiding principles for an intelligent, transactive, energy system of the future, and to guide and promote measures to transform the nation’s electricity system into a more reliable, affordable, secure network in which users collaborate with suppliers in an information- and value-rich market environment.
Lynne has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Her previous appointments include Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary, Manager, Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Director of Economic Policy, Reason Foundation, and Research Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University.
University of Virginia Law School
Edmund Kitch joined the faculty of Virginia Law in 1982. His scholarly and teaching interests include agency, corporations, securities, antitrust, industrial and intellectual property, economic regulation and legal and economic history. In law school Kitch was comment editor for the University of Chicago Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After spending one year as an assistant professor at Indiana University, he taught at the University of Chicago from 1965 until 1982. During that time he served as reporter of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, special assistant to the solicitor general of the United States, and executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board Committee on Procedural Reform. He also has been a visiting professor of law at Stanford, Michigan, New York University, Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University. In 1996 he was the Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University School of Law. After he came to Virginia, he became a member of the Committee on Public-Private Sector Interactions in Vaccine Innovation of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (1983-85). He also was a member of UVA’s Center for Advanced Studies from 1982-85. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute.
UCLA Department of Economics
Benjamin Klein is internationally recognized as a powerful force in the area of antitrust economics. In addition to his role as a Professor of Economics at UCLA, he has also taught at the Economics Institute for Federal Judges, and has held visiting appointments at the University of Washington, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the University of Chicago Law School. He has further served as a consultant to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and has consulted widely on antitrust issues, making numerous presentations to state, federal and foreign regulatory agencies and courts.
Professor Klein has published extensively on antitrust, contract and intellectual property issues and serves on the Board of Editors for five academic journals, including the Supreme Court Economic Review and the Antitrust Law Journal. He received his B.A. from the City University of New York (1964), and his M.A. (1966) and his Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Chicago.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Jonathan Klick’s work focuses on identifying the causal effects of laws and regulations on individual behavior using cutting-edge econometric tools. Specific topics addressed by Klick’s work include the relationship between abortion access and risky sex, the health behaviors of diabetics, the effect of police on crime, addiction as rational choice, how liability exposure affects the labor market for physicians, as well as a host of other issues.
His scholarship has been published in numerous peer-reviewed economics journals, including The Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Journal of Law & Economics, The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and The Journal of Legal Studies. He has also published papers in the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and the University of Chicago Law Review. His four sons think he is the funniest person in the world, while his wife will only commit to him being in the top five. He previously worked as a cashier at the Modell’s Sporting Goods store in the King of Prussia Mall.
George Mason University Scalia Law School
Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law Bruce H. Kobayashi’s background in economics makes him a vital part of the law and economics focus at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. Since coming to Scalia Law in 1992, he has been a frequent contributor to economics and law and economics journals. He previously served as a senior economist with the Federal Trade Commission, a senior research associate with the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and an economist with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Professor Kobayashi was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning his BS in Economics and System Science (1981), and his MA (1982) and PhD (1986) in Economics.
He teaches Litigation and Dispute Resolution Theory, Quantitative Forensics, and Legal and Economic Theory of Intellectual Property.
Thomas A. Lambert is Associate Professor at the University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law. A 1993 graduate of Wheaton College, Professor Lambert began his career as an environmental policy analyst at the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He then attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Bradley Fellow and served as Comment Editor of the Law Review. After graduating with honors in 1998, he clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and spent a year as the John M. Olin Fellow at Northwestern University Law School. He then joined the Chicago office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, where he practiced antitrust litigation.
In 2003, he joined the law faculty at Missouri. He teaches contracts, business organizations, antitrust law, and environmental law and is recipient of the university’s Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Graduate Professional Teaching. Professor Lambert’s scholarship focuses on regulatory theory (including antitrust policy) and business law. His article, Evaluating Bundled Discounts, 89 Minn. L. Rev. 1688 (2005), provided one of the first scholarly treatments of the law governing mixed bundling practices. Professor Lambert is a member of the advisory board of the eSapience Center for Competition Policy and is a regular contributor to Truth on the Market, a weblog devoted to “academic commentary on law, business, economics, and more.”
University of Texas at Dallas
Stan Liebowitz, an economist who has studied copyright issues since 1979, is one of the world’s authorities on the economic impact of piracy, downloads and file sharing in the digital domain. His expertise reached the highest court in the land in 2005 when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cited Leibowitz’s paper on file-sharing entitled, “Will MP3 Downloads Annihilate the Record Industry? The Evidence So Far,” as part of a concurring opinion.
“When you’re writing about a subject that has a policy implication, you want to see policy actually being affected by what you’re writing,” Liebowitz said. “It certainly makes you feel good to see that your work is having an impact.”
Liebowitz, who has been at UT Dallas since 1991, serves as the head of the UT Dallas Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation. Established in 2004, the center was one of the first think tanks in the United States to study intellectual property rights and related issues in the digital arena. He has studied and testified about the federal monopoly case against Microsoft, including a co-authored and widely-acclaimed book entitled, Winners, Losers & Microsoft: Competition and Antitrust in High Technology.
He has conducted research about the causes of the subprime mortgage crisis. His current research interests include file-sharing, the strength of the copyright monopoly and the role of bundling, a business strategy used to sell several items as part of a combined product.
He has published more than 60 articles and five books. He is the former president of the Society for Research on Copyright Issues. He has served on 13 editorial and advisory boards and is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is a fellow of the Independent Institute.
Liebowitz earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from John Hopkins University, and both his master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Northwestern School of Law
Katherine Litvak’s areas of expertise include venture capital, private equity, corporate and securities law, and corporate finance. She has previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Law, a clerk for both the Hon. Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, as well as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Columbia Law School.
She has presented at more than 50 national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars. Litvak received her BA from the University of California-Los Angeles, an MA in international relations from Harvard, her JD from Stanford Law School, and is commencing studies in Kellogg’s PhD program in finance.
Professor John Lopatka joined Penn State Law from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was the Solomon Blatt Professor of Law. He began his full-time teaching career at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was an associate professor. One of the nation’s leading antitrust scholars, he has published over forty articles in the areas of antitrust, economic analysis of law, and regulated industries. With Professor Joseph Bauer of the University of Notre Dame Law School and Professor William Page of the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, he authored the multi-volume treatise Federal Antitrust Law. He and Professor Page have also written The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2007.
Professor Lopatka earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago and his master of laws degree from Columbia University, where he also served as an Associate in Law and Fellow in the Center for Law and Economic Studies. Apart from his career in teaching, he served as assistant director for planning for the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and practiced law with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York City and Isham, Lincoln & Beale in Chicago. Professor Lopatka is a member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section leadership and is a contributing editor of the section’s Antitrust Law Journal. From 2001 until 2004, he was a consultant to the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission.
North Carolina State University
Stephen E. Margolis is a Research Fellow at The Independent Independent and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics, College of Management, North Carolina State University. Professor Margolis received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, and he has taught at the University of Michigan, University of Western Ontario, University of Arizona, Harvard University and Duke University.
Professor Margolis is the author (with Stan Liebowitz) of the widely acclaimed book, Winners, Losers & Microsoft: Competition and Antitrust in High Technology, and he is a contributor to numerous scholarly volumes. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in the American Economic Review, California Law Review, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Business, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, Land Economics, Research in Law and Economics, Resources Policy, and Review of Economics and Statistics. In addition, his articles for popular publications have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Dallas Morning News, Investor’s Business Daily, Orange County Register, Reason, Seattle Times, Upside, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ankura Consulting Group
Donald L. Martin, PhD, is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Washington, DC. He has more than 30 years of experience serving as an economic consultant and testifying expert in antitrust, intellectual property and commercial contract disputes before federal and state courts, the Court of International trade, the U.S. Court of Claims, the International Trade Commission, and in arbitration proceedings. He has represented clients in presentations to the Staff at the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice and before the European Commission.
Currently Dr. Martin serves as Adjunct Professor of Economics at Washington College. Prior to joining Ankura, Dr. Martin served as Chairman of CapAnalysis, the economic consulting arm of Howrey LLP, and before that as Executive Vice President of Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants, Inc. Dr. Martin was a tenured member of the economics faculties at the University of Virginia and the University of Miami’s Law & Economics Center.
Dr. Martin was earned his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1969. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the City University of New York in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Science from Boston University in 1961. Dr. Martin has been recognized as a “leading competition economist” by Global Competition Review in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists.
Ross School of Business University of Michigan
Scott E. Masten’s research focuses on issues at the intersection of law, economics and organization, and his work has made him a leading scholar in the area of transaction cost economics. He has published numerous articles relating to contracting, vertical integration and antitrust and is currently working on a book on the organization and governance of higher education.
University of Miami Law School
Fred S. McChesney is a leader in applying economics (including statistical analysis) to the study of law. His primary teaching and scholarly interests are in the fields of antitrust (both American and international) and corporations (including corporate finance).
He has published widely in leading journals, and is the author or co-author of several books. Prior to commencing his academic career, he practiced law, and served as Associate Director for Policy and Evaluation at the Federal Trade Commission. Before assuming his chair at Northwestern Law, he was a member of the faculty at Cornell and Emory Universities.
Competition Consulting Asia
Ian McEwin has extensive experience in competition law, and law and economics. He is currently Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore where he teaches courses in Asian competition law, and law and economics, and until early 2008 was Chief Economist at the Singapore Competition Commission. He became Chief Economist with the Singapore Competition Commission after assisting the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry advising on the policy, design, drafting and implementation of Singapore’s new competition law. In private practice he has worked in a law firm and as an economics expert with several international economics consulting firms.
He has been an expert witness in major litigation in Australia and New Zealand in competition law including cases involving the intersection of competition and intellectual property laws. He has been recognized by Global Competition Review as a leading competition economist. He is a Member of the International Antitrust and Foreign Competition Law Committee of the American Bar Association, and a former member of: the Trade Practices Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He was also on the Law Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors for more than 10 years. He has additionally been a member of the Advisory Group to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s study on the Adversarial System.
He has degrees in economics and law (Ph.D, LLB (Hons)) from the Australian National University, and is admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Australian Capital Territory. He has held a range of academic positions in Australasia and North America, including visiting appointments at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford, the Law Faculty at George Mason University in Washington and the Business School at the University of Chicago. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Law and Economics at the Australian National University.
University of San Diego School of Law
Professor McGowan teaches and writes about intellectual property (IP), antitrust and legal ethics. He is particularly interested in the economic analysis of IP policy and the intersection of IP laws and competition policy. His IP scholarship addresses topics such as antitrust policy in software markets, the implications of network effects for IP policy, legal problems associated with standard-setting organizations, open-source software development, the Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Microsoft, rules governing website access, patent misuse, the scope of copyright law and the relationship between copyright and free speech policy.
Professor McGowan received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, in 1990. At Boalt he was a member of the Order of the Coif, recipient of the prize for best student publication, an associate editor of the California Law Review, and a member of the national moot court team. After graduation he served as a law clerk to the Hon. A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Professor McGowan then practiced in San Francisco with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, where he was elected a director shortly before moving to academe. From 1998 to 2005 Professor McGowan taught at the University of Minnesota School of law, where he became a full professor in 2004.
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Professor Salil Mehra joined the Temple Law faculty in 2000. His research focuses on antitrust/competition law and technology. A sample of Professor Mehra’s publications can be found below and on his publications page.
Professor Mehra is a past Chair of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, and is a nongovernmental advisor to the International Competition Network. He is a former Abe Fellow of Japan’s Center for Global Partnership and the Social Science Research Center.
Prior to his career with Temple Law, Professor Mehra clerked for Chief Judge Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then worked at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and then subsequently at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where his practice included antitrust, first amendment, and takeover defense litigation.
Professor Mehra graduated with honors, Order of the Coif, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was on the law review and was named an Olin Student Fellow. In 2016, Professor Mehra won the University Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Texas A&M Law
Andrew P. Morriss is the D. Paul Jones & Charlene Jones Chair in Law. Prior to coming to the University of Alabama, he served as the inaugural H. Ross and Helen Workman Professor of Law & Professor of Business at the University of Illinois College of Law. He is also a Research Fellow of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center, Bozeman, Montana; a Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and a regular visiting professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in Guatemala.
Before that, he served as Galen J. Roush Professor of Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, where he was also associate dean from 2000 to 2003.He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University, his J.D. and a masters degree in public affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. (Economics) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After law school he clerked for U.S. District Judge Barefoot Sanders in the Northern District of Texas and worked for two years at Texas Rural Legal Aid in Hereford and Plainview, Texas.Professor Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than fifty book chapters and scholarly articles. He is the editor or co-editor of Global Labor and Employment Law (Kluwer 2010); Regulatory Competition and Offshore Finance (AEI Press, 2010).
Cross-Border Human Resources, Labor and Employment Issues: Proceedings of the New York University 54th Annual Conference on Labor (Samuel Estreicher and Andrew Morriss, eds.) (Kluwer 2004); Property Stories (Gerald Korngold and Andrew Morriss, eds.) (Foundation Press, 2004; 2nd ed. 2009); and The Common Law and the Environment (Roger Meiners Y Andrew Morriss, eds.) (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000). He recently released the book, Regulation by Litigation (with Bruce Yandle and Andrew Dorchak) from Yale University Press. He also regularly writes for The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty and Books & Culture: A Christian Review. He is chair of the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review.
Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He is a founder of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, and is now a Director of Academic Programs and a Senior Scholar. He teaches a wide range of courses at the law school, including property, patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, remedies, and internet law. He has published extensively on the theory and history of how patents and other intellectual property rights are fundamental property rights that should be secured to their owners and legally protected as commercial assets in the marketplace. He has testified before the Senate and the House on patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences, as well as at the PTO, the FTC, the DOJ, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. His writings on patent law and policy have also appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Investors Business Daily, The Hill, Politico, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, an appointed member of the Amicus Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Copyright Alliance. He has served as past Chair and Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA.
Professor Mossoff graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Richard A. Epstein and received a Bradley Governance Fellowship. Following law school, he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, and he clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before coming to Scalia Law, he taught at Michigan State University College of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, and Washington & Lee University School of Law. He holds an MA in philosophy, specializing in legal and political philosophy, from Columbia University and a BA with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan.”
Professor Nicolas Petit is a Research Professor at the School of Law in the UniSA Business School and Professor of Law at Liege University, Belgium.
Professor Nicolas Petit’s research focuses on antitrust law, intellectual property, and law in a context of technological change. His recent written works deal with the legal challenges created by the introduction of artificial intelligence and robotics in society. He is also working on a book on technology platforms’ competition.
Professor Petit holds a PhD from the University of Liege (Belgium), an LL.M from the College of Europe (Bruges), a Master’s degree from the University of Paris II and an LLB from the University of Paris V. He practiced law with a leading US law firm in Brussels and he also served as a Clerk at the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court. In 2005 he attended Harvard Law School’s Visiting Researchers Programme.
Professor Petit is the co-author of EU Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the author of Droit européen de la concurrence (Domat Montchrestien, 2013), a monograph which was awarded the prize for the best law book of the year at the Constitutionnal Court in France. In 2017, he received the GCR award for academic excellence. “
National University of Singapore
Dr Png is the Lim Kim San Professor in the School of Business, and Professor of Information Systems and Economics at the National University of Singapore. Previously, he was a faculty member at the Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles (1985-96) and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (1993-96). Dr Png attended the Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore, and graduated with first class honours in economics from the University of Cambridge (1978) and a PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (1985).
His research focuses on the economics of intellectual property, information privacy, and pricing. He is the author of Managerial Economics, which has been published in multiple editions and adapted into Chinese (traditional and simplified characters) and Korean. He received the NUS-UCLA Executive MBA Teaching Excellence Award, 2008. Dr Png is an independent director of Hyflux Water Trust Management Pte Ltd and Healthway Medical Corporation Ltd. He was a nominated MP (10th Parliament of Singapore), 2005-06.
Yale Law School
George L. Priest is the Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School. An internationally recognized expert, Professor Priest has focused his research over the past two decades on antitrust, the operation of private and public insurance, and the role of the legal system in promoting economic growth. He joined Yale Law School in 1981 and is co-director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy, which facilitates the scholarly work of the Yale law and economics faculty and supports student interest and research in the field. Before coming to Yale, Professor Priest taught law at the University of Chicago, SUNY/Buffalo, and UCLA. His subject areas are antitrust; capitalism; regulated industries; torts; and insurance and public policy. Professor Priest holds a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Eric B. Rasmusen is the University Foundation Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is the author of the widely used textbook Games and Information.
Professor Rubin’s main area of research is Law and Economics. He has written on many aspects of this subject. Recent papers have examined the effects of tort reform on death rates (tort reform leads to fewer accidental deaths) and the deterrent effect of capital punishment (it is a significant deterrent). He has also completed a survey article on the economics of the Bill of Rights. (These papers have been coauthored with colleagues at Emory.) A few years ago he completed a book on the evolution of economic and political behavior. He also write on policy issues, and has had several op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. Two favored topics are the regulation of pharmaceuticals and the economics of privacy and information.
University of Georgia
Doctor Levi A. Russell currently serves as Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia. His research interests include the analysis of livestock prices, agricultural policies, regulation of agricultural businesses, and political economy.
He has taught undergraduate courses in production economics, strategy, agricultural finance, and agricultural policy. Prior to coming to the University of Georgia, he served as Assistant Professor and Extension Economist at Texas A&M University. Dr. Russell holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University.
Emory University School of Law
Joanna Shepherd teaches Torts, Law and Economics, Analytical Methods for Lawyers and Statistics for Lawyers. Before joining Emory, Professor Shepherd was an assistant professor of economics at Clemson University. Much of Professor Shepherd’s research focuses on topics in law and economics, especially on empirical analyses of legal changes and legal institutions. She has published broadly in law reviews, legal journals and economics journals.
Recent publications include: “Money, Politics, and Impartial Justice,” in the Duke Law Journal; “Tort Reform’s Winners and Losers: The Competing Effects of Care and Activity Levels,” in the UCLA Law Review; “Deterrence versus Brutalization: Capital Punishment’s Differing Impacts Among States,” in the Michigan Law Review; “Do Appointed Judges Vote Strategically,” in the Duke Law Journal; “Blakely’s Silver Lining: Sentencing Guidelines, Judicial Discretion and Crime,” in the Hastings Law Journal; “The Influence of Retention Politics on Judges’ Voting,” in the Journal of Legal Studies and “Tort Reform and Accidental Deaths,” in The Journal of Law and Economics. Professor Shepherd also has published in The American Law and Economics Review, The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, The Review of Law and Economics, Criminal Law & Economics, Criminology and Public Policy, Economic Inquiry, Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics and The Antitrust Bulletin. She is an author of the textbook, The Economics of Industrial Organization.
Professor Shepherd has been invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and before the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Sciences on issues relating to criminal deterrence. She also has served as a statistical expert for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Daniel F. Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Management Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1990. He is also Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Law School (Courtesy). He received his Ph.D. in economics in 1979 and his M.A. in economics in 1976 from Northwestern University, and his B.A. in economics in 1974 from the University of Michigan.
Spulber has taught at Brown University, the University of Southern California, and the California Institute of Technology. Professor Spulber has received eight National Science Foundation grants, three Searle Fund Grants , and two Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Grants for economic research. Spulber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
University of Munich
Professor Straus is a professor of law at the Universities of Munich and Ljubljana, and director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. He is also an honorary professor and honorary director of the Intellectual Property Institute at Tongji University in Shanghai and honorary professor and honorary director of the Chinese-German Institute of Intellectual Property at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan.
Professor Straus has been associated with the Max Planck Institute since 1977, has taught European and German patent law at the University of Munich since 1990, and was a visiting faculty member at Cornell Law School between 1989 and 1998. He is author or co-author of numerous publications in the field of intellectual property law, especially in the field of the protection of biological invention. In 2000, he was the first non-scientist to win the Science Award of the Foundation for German Science. He has also been awarded two honorary doctorate degrees. Professor Straus teaches Chemical and Biotech Patent Law.
Professor Sykuta is an Associate Professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Director of the Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI). His research focuses on the organization and governance of economic enterprise, including the choice, design and structure of governance mechanisms and organizational forms. This research ranges from the economic structure of contracts to corporate governance and includes issues from law and economics and political economy.
He has taught courses at the Ph.D. level on New Institutional Economics, the Economics of Industry Structure and Networks and Advanced Microeconomic Theory; at the MBA/MS level on the Economics of Transactions and Contracting, Managerial Economics, and Corporate Finance; and at the undergraduate level on Managerial Economics and Management Strategy. Prior to coming to Missouri, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and at Washington University.
Berkley Haas School of Business
Professor David J. Teece is an authority on subjects including the theory of the firm and strategic management, the economics of technological change, knowledge management, technology transfer, and antitrust economics and innovation. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University and Oxford University, and has also received three honorary doctorates.
Dr. Teece has testified before Congress on regulatory policy and competition policy, is author of over 200 books and articles, and is the editor of “Industrial & Corporate Change” (Oxford University Press). According to Science Watch, he is the lead author on the most cited article in economics and business worldwide, 1995–2005. He is also one of the top 10 cited scholars in economics and business for the decade, and has been recognized by Accenture as one of the world’s top 50 business intellectuals.
Peking University Institute for Law and Economics
Dr. Zhaofeng Xue is Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics, National School of Development, Peking University. Dr. Xue received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University School of Law. His major fields of interest are antitrust law, law and economics, and political economy. Dr. Xue is author of numerous articles and two books, Controversies in Economics and Commerce without Frontiers: The Economics Revolution in Antitrust.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Christopher Yoo has emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology. His research focuses on how economic theories of imperfect competition are transforming the regulation of the Internet and other forms of electronic communications. He has been a leading voice in the “network neutrality” debate that has dominated Internet policy over the past several years. He is also pursuing research on copyright theory as well as the history of presidential power.
He is the author (with Daniel F. Spulber) of Networks in Telecommunications: Economics and Law (Cambridge, 2009) and (with Steven G. Calabresi) of The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush (Yale, 2008). Yoo testifies frequently before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Todd J. Zywicki is George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center, Senior Scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and Senior Fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. In 2009, Professor Zywicki was honored as the recipient of the Institute for Humane Studies 2009 Charles G. Koch Outstanding IHS Alum Award. Since 2006 he has served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review. From 2003–04, Professor Zywicki served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. He teaches in the area of Bankruptcy, Contracts, Commercial Law, Business Associations, Law & Economics, and Public Choice and the Law. He has also taught at Vanderbilt University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Boston College Law School, and Mississippi College School of Law.
Professor Zywicki clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and worked as an associate at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia, where he practiced bankruptcy and commercial law. He received his JD from the University of Virginia, where he was executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review and John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics. Professor Zywicki also received an MA in Economics from Clemson University and an AB cum laude with high honors in his major from Dartmouth College.
Professor Zywicki is a Senior Scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Senior Fellow of the James Buchanan Center for Political Economy Program on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, at George Mason University, a Senior Fellow of the Goldwater Institute, and a Fellow of the International Centre for Economic Research in Turin, Italy. During the Fall 2008 Semester Professor Zywicki was the Searle Fellow of the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and was a 2008–09 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Arch W. Shaw National Fellow at the the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. He has lectured and consulted with government officials around the world, including Iceland, Italy, Japan, Canada, and Guatemala. In 2006 Professor Zywicki served as a Member of the United States Department of Justice Study Group on “Identifying Fraud, Abuse and Errors in the United States Bankruptcy System.” In 2011 Professor Zywicki delivered the Dean Lindsey Cowen Lecture in Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve School of Law on the mortgage crisis and regulation.