INTERVIEW: COMPETITION POLICY - DOMINANT POSITION - MERGER CONTROL

Herbert Hovenkamp: Addressing the Divisions in Antitrust Policy

Interview conducted by A. Douglas Melamed, Professor, Stanford University

How did it all begin? Or, to be more precise, how did you come to be an antitrust scholar, and how did you come to be a coauthor, and ultimately the author, of the treatise? In the late 1970s I was a fresh PhD teaching history at the University of Texas. My boss, the late William H. Goetzmann, asked me to teach legal history and I agreed if I could attend some law school classes. I completed law school and was inspired by two strong but very different antitrust teachers, Lino Graglia and Richard Markovits. I met Phil Areeda in 1980 while I was on a postdoc at Harvard Law School. In 1983, when I was a tenure-track professor at Hastings, Areeda asked me to join him. He had split up with Donald Turner after they completed the first five volumes of the Antitrust Law treatise. In 1990

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  • University of Pennsylvania (Old Westbury)
  • Stanford University

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Herbert J. Hovenkamp, Douglas Melamed, Herbert Hovenkamp: Addressing the Divisions in Antitrust Policy, November 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 102837, pp. 14-18

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