Dennis W. Carlton

Vice Chair of the Board for Planning and Resource Development

Dennis W. Carlton is the David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economicsat 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. He also served as the sole economist on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, a Congressional commission that published its findings in 2007. He is associated with the economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon and served as President (of Lexecon) for several years.

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 has served as an expert for several US and foreign antitrust authorities. He lectures frequently on antitrust issues. He recently served as a member of the American Bar Association Presidential Transition Task Force, Antitrust Law, 2016.

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.