Prof. Geoffrey A. Manne

Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics

Geoffrey A. Manne is the founder and Executive Director of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a Lecturer in Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, a Senior Fellow at TechFreedom and a Contributor to the Hoover Institution's Project on Commercializing Innovation. Prior to founding ICLE, Professor Manne was a law professor specializing in antitrust law and economics, intellectual property law, corporate governance, and international economic regulation, all topics on which he has written. From 2006-2009, he took a leave from teaching to direct Microsoft’s legal and economics academic outreach program. His publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, and the Arizona Law Review. He is a noted antitrust law and technology policy expert (described by the “dean of American Antitrust Law,” Herbert Hovenkamp, as a “top scholar of competition policy and intellectual property”), and is an expert in the economic analysis of law, drawing on degrees from the University of Chicago as well as work for Judge Richard Posner, private practice, and brief service at the FTC. Professor Manne has practiced antitrust law at Latham & Watkins, has served as aBigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and an Olin Fellow at the University of Virginia School of Law, and clerked for Judge Morris S. Arnold on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Manne is a co-founder of the Microsoft / George Mason Annual Conference on the Law and Economics of Innovation (with Joshua Wright) and, also with Joshua Wright, is the editor of a volume from Cambridge University Press entitled Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Law Under Uncertainty: Regulating Innovation.  He blogs at Truth on the Market (of which he is also the co-founder), The Technology Liberation Front and Forbes Blogs and Tweets at @LawEconCenter and @GeoffManne.

  • A.B. 1993 University of Chicago
  • J.D. 1997 University of Chicago

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Publications and Multimedia
The State of Antitrust Enforcement - Event Audio/Video
Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group
June 16, 2017
FCC Regulation of the Internet: Verizon v. FCC Courthouse Steps Podcast
Telecommunications & Electronic Media Podcast
September 11, 2013
Is Google Monopolizing Something, and If So, What? - Event Audio
Corporations, Securities and Antitrust Practice Group
December 07, 2009
Reverse Payment Settlements and Upcoming Congressional Action
New Federal Initiatives Project
August 20, 2009
Antitrust Pricing War: Congress v. the Court
New Federal Initiatives Project
June 19, 2009