Luke Froeb

Nov 4, 2023

Antitrust Policy, The Chicago School Consumer Welfare Standard and The Rise of the New Brandeisians

A Discussion with Luke Froeb, former Chief Economist at the FTC and former DOJ Antitrust Division

New Books Network 2023

Luke Froeb joins the podcast to talk about his career in economics, what it's like to be the chief economist at the FTC and DOJ antitrust division, how these agencies make decisions about merger cases, the history of the Chicago School consumer welfare standard and the types of analytical tools and modeling that underlies the approach, along with the rise of the New Brandeisians and their failures thus far.

Jon Hartley is an economics researcher with interests in international macroeconomics, finance, and labor economics and is currently an economics PhD student at Stanford University. He is also currently a Research Fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and a research associate at the Hoover Institution.

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