Law and Economics

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Georgetown's law and economics experts, many of whom have doctorates in economics or another social science, focus on a wide variety of legal subjects, including antitrust and trade regulation, civil rights and discrimination, civil procedure and trial practice, communications and technology law, corporate finance and transactions, insurance, maritime law, patent law, and tax law. Faculty scholarship employs both theoretical models and empirical methods, including mathematical models of individual and institutional behavior, the statistical analysis of experimental and observational data, and the cognitive theories of behavioral economics.  

In addition to teaching courses in the subjects they study—antitrust, patent law, taxation, and so forth—the Georgetown law and economics faculty regularly offer courses in economic reasoning, analytical methods, empirical analysis, law and economics research, and economic analysis for lawyers. The faculty also runs a research workshop that students may attend for credit. The workshop invites outside speakers—typically economists and legal scholars from other institutions—to present works in progress and recent publications.


Brian Galle Profile
Brian Galle
Steven Salop Profile
Steven Salop
Howard Shelanski Profile
Howard Shelanski
Neel Sukhatme Profile
Neel Sukhatme
Joshua Teitelbaum Profile
Joshua Teitelbaum
Jamillah Williams Profile
Jamillah Williams
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Antitrust Economics and Law

Deals: The Economics of Structuring Transactions

Monopolies, Competition and the Regulation of Public Utilities

Project Development and Finance

Writing for Practice: Antitrust Economics and Law
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  • Brian Galle, How Do Nonprofit Firms Respond to Tax Policy?, 45 Pub. Fin. Rev. 364-394 (2017).    [SSRN]
  • Steven C. Salop, The Raising Rivals’ Cost Foreclosure Paradigm, Conditional Pricing Practices, and the Flawed Incremental Price-Cost Test, 81 Antitrust L.J. 371-421 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Darcy Steeg Morris & Daniel Schwarcz, Do Credit-Based Insurance Scores Proxy for Income in Predicting Auto Claim Risk?, 14 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 397-423 (2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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Faculty in the News

"The Wall Street Journal’s Anti-Tax Suicide Mission," by DealBreaker, April 17, 2018, quoting Professor Brian Galle.

"Think Congress can Regulate Facebook? After 26 Years, It Still Hasn't Figured Out How To Tax E-Commerce," by Newsweek, April 17, 2018, quoting Professor Brian Galle

"High Court Arguments In Wayfair May Reshape Internet Sales," by Law360, April 16, 2018, quoting Professor Brian Galle. 

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Centers & Institutes

Institute of International Economic Law




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