Grading the Professor: Evaluating Bill Kovacic’s Contributions to Antitrust Engineering

William E. Kovacic An Antitrust Tribute Liber Amicorum - Volume I (2013)

28 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last revised: 23 Sep 2015

D. Daniel Sokol

University of Florida - Levin College of Law; George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center

Christine Wilson

Kirkland & Ellis

Joseph Nord

Kirkland & Ellis

Date Written: July 29, 2012

Abstract

It is with two parts gumption and one part trepidation that we seek to turn the tables on Bill Kovacic in a way that his students might find amusing. In this chapter, we propose to use Bill’s own metrics, laid out in How Does Your Competition Agency Measure Up?, to grade Bill’s contributions to the field of “competition policy engineering” over time. These contributions span many decades as a practitioner, academic, enforcer, and consultant to other governments, so we can but scratch the surface. We nonetheless conclude that Bill Kovacic has passed with flying colors the work-study program of Antitrust Engineering.

Keywords: antitrust, institutions, FTC, Kovacic, economics

JEL Classification: K21, L40

Suggested Citation

Sokol, D. Daniel and Wilson, Christine and Nord, Joseph, Grading the Professor: Evaluating Bill Kovacic’s Contributions to Antitrust Engineering (July 29, 2012). William E. Kovacic An Antitrust Tribute Liber Amicorum - Volume I (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2119676 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2119676

D. Daniel Sokol (Contact Author)

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George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center ( email )

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Christine Wilson

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Joseph Nord

Kirkland & Ellis ( email )

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