Chicago's Best Ideas with Prof. Randal Picker

April 25, 2023
12:15 p.m. - 1:20 PM

Laird Bell Law Quadrangle - Room II
1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Catering provided by Medici, including Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options. Please contact Candace Mui ( for assistance with event accessibility, including dietary requests.  

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The Limits of Antitrust

In 1984, Frank Easterbrook published his well-known article "The Limits of Antitrust." The paper was written as part of the rise of what is often referred to as the Chicago School and its embrace of the consumer welfare standard. Today, Chicago School ideas are being pushed to the side in Washington. In this talk, we will revisit the original article before turning to some broad questions. What should be the limits of antitrust? What should we try to accomplish with antitrust and what problems are best addressed elsewhere?