Dennis Carlton

Katherine Dusak Miller Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago

Dennis W. Carlton is the Katherine Dusak Miller Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. His teaching and research centers on microeconomics, industrial organisation, and antitrust. He has published more than 100 articles and two books, including one of the leading textbooks in industrial organization. He is the Co-editor of The Journal of Law and Economics and of Competition Policy International, and serves on the advisory board of The Journal of Competition Law and Economics.

In addition to his academic credentials, Carlton recently served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. He also served as the sole economist on the recent Antitrust Modernisation Commission, a Congressional Commission that published its findings in 2007. He has served as an expert in numerous domestic and foreign cases involving issues in antitrust, regulation, and intellectual property in industries ranging from telecommunications, energy, airlines, railroads, insurance, computers, credit cards, chemicals, and automobiles. He has also served as a Consultant for the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, and as a Special Consultant to the Department of Justice in the revision of the 1992 Merger Guidelines and to the FTC on antitrust policy.

He lectures frequently on antitrust issues. Carlton earned his PhD in Economics in 1975 from MIT, his MS in Operations Research from MIT in 1974, and his AB (summa cum laude) in 1972 from Harvard College, where he majored in Applied Mathematics and Economics and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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