About Aaron Edlin

Aaron Edlin specializes in antitrust economics and antitrust law, and is the co-founder of bepress. He holds the Richard Jennings Chair and professorships in both the economics department and law school at UC Berkeley and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other venues. He is co-author with P. Areeda & L. Kaplow of "Antitrust Analysis: Problems, Text, and Cases," one of the leading casebooks on antitrust. He served on the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign’s competition policy committee, and as Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton White House covering industrial organization, regulation and antitrust. He has been a visiting professor or researcher at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Georgetown. He received tenure at UC Berkeley in 1997, his Ph.D. and J.D. from Stanford in 1993; and AB Summa Cum Laude from Princeton in 1988.


July 1993 Present Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley and Richard Jennings Professor, Berkeley Law
July 1995 Present Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Antitrust, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Business Strategy, Microeconomic Theory, and Public Economics


  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust Law and Policy

Contact Information

Department of Economics #3880
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880

School of Law (Boalt Hall)
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200


Recent Works (4)

Antitrust, Industrial Organization, and Competition Policy (22)

Contract Law and Contract Theory (8)

Economic Theory (12)

Law and Economics (20)

Auto Insurance and Auto Accidents (4)

Public Finance/Public Economies (13)

Torts (4)

Op-Eds (19)

International Economics (1)