University of Michigan

Francine Lafontaine

University of Michigan

Francine Lafontaine is a Professor at Michigan University and the former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. She has served on the University of Michigan faculty for more than 20 years, after three years on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. She has written extensively on issues surrounding vertical integration decisions and contracts used in distribution, including franchise contracting and vertical restraints. She also studies entrepreneurship, industry dynamics and firm performance in retail and service industries. She has served as an expert in cases involving franchising and organizational economic issues. Lafontaine earned a doctorate in Economics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ; a master’s degree in Applied Economics ; and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ecole des HEC, Université de Montréal, Canada.

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