Fred S. McChesney

de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics

Ph.D., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Miami
A.B., Holy Cross College

Phone: 305-284-6926
Office: G476

Fred S. McChesney, de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics, is a leader in applying economics (including statistical analysis) to the study of law.

His primary teaching and scholarly interests are in the fields of antitrust (both American and international) and corporations (including corporate finance). He has published widely in leading journals, and is the author or co-author of several books.

Prior to commencing his academic career, he practiced law, and served as Associate Director for Policy and Evaluation at the Federal Trade Commission. Before assuming his chair at Northwestern Law, he was a member of the faculty at Cornell and Emory Universities.

 Publications

Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (5th ed. 2013, Foundation Press) (with C. Goetz and T. Lambert).

Teacher’s Manual to Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (5th ed. 2013, Foundation Press). Also available here.

Mergers and the Market for Corporate Control, Elgar Series on Corporate Law (2012, Edward Elgar) (editor).

Materiality, Settlements and the FTC’s Ad Substantiation Program: Why Wonder Bread Lost No Dough (with R. Higgins), 32 Managerial and Decision Economics 71 (2011).

Introduction, in Mergers and the Market for Corporate Control, Elgar Series on Corporate Law (F. McChesney, ed., 2012).

Easterbrook on Errors 6 Journal of Competition Law and Economics 11 (2010).

The FTC’s Case Against Chicagoland Physician Associations, 6 Journal of Competition Law and Economics 771 (2010).

Economic Analysis of Corruption, in Handbook on the Economics of Crime (B. Benson and P. Zimmerman, eds.) (2010).

Public Choice Theory and Antitrust Policy, 42 Public Choice 385 (2010) (with W. Shughart II).

Phone: 305-284-6926
Office: G476
Faculty Assistant

Hernandez, Alina

Phone: 305-284-4438
Office: G477