Antitrust & Consumer Protection

An error-cost approach, informed by empirical, evidence-based analysis

About the Research Program

ICLE’s antitrust and consumer protection research agenda emphasizes an empirical, evidence-based approach, informed by a decision theory (“error cost”) mode of analysis. Our scholars evaluate the social costs and benefits of proposed interventions, focusing in particular on how institutions affect the appropriateness and the effectiveness of antitrust enforcement.


Brian Albrecht
Chief Economist

Dirk Auer
Director of Competition Policy

Mikołaj Barczentewicz
Senior Scholar

Eric Fruits
Senior Scholar

Daniel J. Gilman
Senior Scholar, Competition Policy

Gus Hurwitz
Director of Law & Economics Programs

Geoffrey A. Manne
President and Founder

Lazar Radic
Senior Scholar, Competition Policy

Joanna Shepherd
Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law

Joshua Wright
Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School