Dennis W. Carlton Academic Steering Committee Compass Lexecon University of Chicago


Dennis W. Carlton is the David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago where he teaches in the Business School, Law School and Economics Department. His teaching and research centers on microeconomics, industrial organization, and antitrust. He has published more than 100 articles and two books, including one of the leading textbooks in industrial organization. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research,is on the editorial boards of Competition Policy International and The Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and is the coeditor of The Journal of Law and Economics. Carlton has won several awards including being named the 2014 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society”. Carlton served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice 2006-2008. He is associated with the economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon. He has served as an expert in numerous domestic and foreign cases involving issues in antitrust, regulation, and intellectual property in a wide variety of industries. 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.

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Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Mergers

Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Economics

Winner, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Economics

Winner, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Economics

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