Luke M. Froeb

Luke M. Froeb

William C. Oehmig Chair of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Subject Areas

Health Care, Strategy and Business Economics



Throughout his work at the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and the halls of academia, Luke Froeb focuses on the economics of competition policy.


Professor Froeb’s merger models have been widely employed by ntitrust agencies to predict whether mergers would raise prices.


Luke Froeb served as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission for two years where he managed over a hundred civil servants dedicated to tearing down barriers to competition and enforcing the antitrust and consumer protection laws of the United States.


Luke has published dozens of papers on his varied interests, appearing in journals such as the RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, and the Antitrust Law Journal.


Luke teaches managerial economics to MBAs and Executive MBAs, as well as assorted topics within Executive Education.

Research Interests

Professor Froeb’s central interest is the economics of competition policy. He has published research on mergers, price discrimination, collusion, vertical restraints, auctions, empirical market delineation, structure-performance studies, and antitrust policy.


PhD, Econometrics, University of Wisconsin, 1983

AB, Economics, Stanford University, 1978

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