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Dennis Carlton Biography, Single-Firm Conduct Hearings, June 2006

Dennis W. Carlton

Dennis W. Carlton is a Professor of Economics at the Graduate 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 80 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.

In addition to his academic credentials, Mr. Carlton is a Senior Managing Director and former President of Lexecon Inc., a leading economic consulting firm specializing in the application of economics to litigation. Mr. Carlton 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 autos and has also recently served as a consultant for the Department of Justice and FTC. He also served as a special consultant to the Department of Justice in the revision of the 1992 Merger Guidelines and to the Federal Trade Commission on antitrust policy. He lectures frequently on antitrust issues.

He earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 1975 from MIT, his M.S. in Operations Research from MIT in 1974, and his A.B. (summa cum laude) in 1972 from Harvard College where he majored in Applied Mathematics and Economics and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Updated January 19, 2024