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Michael Jacobs

  • Distinguished Research Professor of Law; Co-Director, International Aviation Law Institute
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8141
  • 712 Lewis Center
Michael Jacobs is a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and an internationally recognized expert in antitrust and competition law. His articles on those topics have appeared, among other places, in the Yale Law Journal, the Northwestern Law Review, the Minnesota Law Journal, the William and Mary Law Review, the Antitrust Law Journal, the Indiana Law Journal, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Columbia Business Law Review, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. His work has been cited in two separate opinions of the United States Supreme Court. In 2000, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Italy. Professor Jacobs holds faculty positions at the University of New South Wales and Melbourne University, and is an honorary professor at Shandong University Law School in China. He lectures and consults extensively in the United States, Australia, Southeast Asia and China.


BA, Dartmouth College; JD, Yale University, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

Courses Taught

  • Antitrust
  • Contracts
  • Health Law


  • Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Book Reviews
  • Miscellaneous


2013 With A. Devlin, The Empty Promise of Behavioral Antitrust, 37 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y __ (2013) string;#Click Here
2012 With A. Devlin, Anticompetitive Innovation and the Quality of Invention, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1 (2012) string;#Click Here
2010 With A. Devlin, Antitrust Divergence and the Limits of Economics, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 253 (2010). string;#Click Here
2010 With A. Devlin, The Riddle Underlying Refusal-to-Deal Theory, Nw. U. L. Rev. Coll. (2010, June 20). string;#Click Here
2010 With A. Devlin, Antitrust Error, 52 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 75 (2010). string;#Click Here
2010 Recent Developments in Merger Enforcement and Policy under China's New Anti-Monopoly Law, 47 Antitrust & Unfair Competition L. 5 (2009). string;#Click Here
2010 Symposium, Do Codes of Ethics on Publication of Undocumented Texts Promote Legitimacy? Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology, and Ethics, in Joukowsky Institute Publication Series (M. Kersel & M. Rutz eds.12463 With X. Zhang , China’s Approach to Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property under Its Anti-Monopoly Law, J. Int’l Competition Pol’y (Fall 2010) string;#Click Here
2009 With A. Devlin, Microsoft's Five Fatal Flaws, 2009 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 67 (2009). string;#Click Here
2009 With A. Devlin and B. Peixoto, Success, Dominance and Interoperability, 84 Ind. L.J. 1157 (2009). string;#Click Here
2008 Some Lessons from the Freight-Forwarding Cartel, 8 Issues Aviation L. & Pol'y 67 (2008). string;#
2007 Bundled Discounting by the Dominant Firm: The View from the United States, 15 Competition & Consumer L.J. 456 (2007). string;#
2005 Introduction: Hail or Farewell? The Aspen Case 20 Years Later, 73 Antitrust L. J. 59 (2005). string;#Click Here
2003 The Dawson Review and Section 46: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 26 U.N.S.W.L.J. 233 (2003). string;#Click Here
2002 Forward: Antitrust Issues in the Airline Industry, 14 DePaul Bus. L. J. 211 (2002). string;#Click Here
2001 Second Order Oligopoly Problems with International Dimensions: Sequential Mergers, Maverick Firms and Buyer Power, 46 Antitrust Bull. 537 (2001) string;#Click Here
2001 Mergers and Acquisitions in a Global Economy: Perspectives from Law, Politics, and Business, 13 DePaul Bus. L. J. 1 (2001) string;#Click Here
1998 Presumptions, Damn Presumptions and Economic Theory: The Role of Empirical Evidence in Hospital Merger Analysis, 31 Ind. L. Rev. 125 (1998). string;#Click Here
1998 Lessons from the Pharmaceutical Antitrust Litigation: Indirect Purchasers, Antitrust Standing, and Antitrust Federalism, 42 St. Louis U. L. J. 59 (1998). string;#Click Here
1996 Rural Health Care and State Antitrust Reform, 47 Mercer L. Rev. 1045 (1996). string;#Click Here
1996 When Antitrust Fails: Public Health, Public Hospitals, and Public Values, 71 Wash. L. Rev. 899 (1996). string;#Click Here
1995 An Essay on the Normative Foundations of Antitrust Economics, 74 N.C. L. Rev. 219 (1995). string;#Click Here
1994 The New Sophistication in Antitrust, 79 Minn. L. Rev. 1 (1994). string;#Click Here
1993 Testing the Assumptions Underlying the Debate about Scientific Evidence: A Closer Look at Juror "Incompetence" and Scientific "Objectivity", 25 Conn. L. Rev. 1083 (1993). string;#Click Here
1993 Market Power Through Imperfect Information: The Staggering Implications of Eastman Kodak Co. v. Image Technical Services and a Modest Proposal for Limiting Them, 52 Md. L. Rev. 336 (1993). string;#Click Here
1993 Recent Development in Antitrust Law and Their Implications for the Clinton Health Care Plan, 21 J. L. Med. & Ethics 163 (1993). string;#
1992 Toward a Process-Based Approach to Failure-To-Warn Law, 71 N.C.L. Rev. 121 (1992). string;#Click Here
1991 Law School Examinations and Churchillian Democracy: A Reply to Professors Redlich and Friedland, 41 DePaul L. Rev. 159 (1991). string;#Click Here
1991 Professional Sports Leagues, Antitrust, and the Single-Entity Theory: A Defense of the Status Quo, 67 Ind. L.J. 25 (1991). string;#Click Here
1991 Euthanasia Considered: Professional Paternalism or Individual Freedom? 40 DePaul L. Rev. 925 (1991) string;#Click Here
1989 With Stephen Teret, Prevention and Torts: The Role of Litigation in Injury Control, 17 Law, Med. & Health Care 17 (1989). string;#
1988 The Alcohol Beverage Labeling Act of 1988: A Critical Analysis, 40 Syracuse L. Rev. 1223 (1989). string;#Click Here
1971 With Ralph K. Winter, Jr., Antitrust Principles and Collective Bargaining by Athletes: Of Superstars in Peonage, 81 Yale L.J. 1 (1971). string;#Click Here


2008 Questions and Answers: Antitrust Law (Lexis, 2008). string;#
2003 With K. Wing, The Law and American Health Care (West Online Edition, 2003). string;#
1998 With K. Wing and P. Kuszler, The Law and American Health Care, with 2000-2006 supplements (Aspen Law & Business, 1998). string;#

Book Chapters

2011 With X. Zhang , The IP/Competition Law Intersection under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, in ASEAN Competition Law (LexisNexis 2011) string;#
2002 The Next Generation of Oligopoly Problems, in Post-Chicago Development in Antitrust Law (Elger, ed., 2002). string;#
1999 An Outsiders Perspective on 25 Years of Australian Competition Law, in Twenty-Five Years of Australian Competition Law (Butterworth, 1999). string;#

Book Reviews

2003 Book Review, Eur. J. Competition L. (Winter 2003) reviewing Antitrust Law (2d ed., Richard Posner, (University of Chicago Press, 2001)). string;#
1991 Book Review, DePaul Bus. L. J. (Winter 1991) reviewing Euthenasia: The Moral Issues (Prometheus Books, 1989) string;#Click Here
1990 Book Review, The Int'l Digest of Health Legislation (Spring 1990), reviewing A.F. Southwick, The Law of Hospital and Health Care Administration (2d ed., Ann Arbor, Mich. : Health Administration Press, 1988). string;#
1989 Book Review, The Int'l Digest of Health Legislation (Summer 1989), reviewing Clark Havighurst, Health Care Law and Policy (Foundation Press, 1988). string;#


2011 Jacobs, Michael, and Bill Reid. "Price-Signaling Laws Fraught with Danger." Editorial. Australian Financial Review 1 Mar. 2011. Print. string;#
2011 Lecture, "The Development and Enforcement of China's Anti-Monopoly Law." Competition Law program at the National University of Singapore. 14 March 2011 string;#
2011 Lecture, "Innovation and Competition Law." Competition Law program at the National University of Singapore. 14 April 2011 string;#
2007 The U.S. Perspective on Abuse Dominance, presented at the proceedings of the 3rd Annual Asian Competition Forum, 2007). string;#
2007 Tying Arrangements and Other Forms of Monopoly Leveraging, presented at the Conference on the Final Draft of the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2007). string;#
2003 White Paper, The Authorisation Process, prepared for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (Summer 2003). string;#
2000 White Paper, The Findings of Fact in the Microsoft Case and Their Implications for Global Antitrust Enforcement, prepared for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (Feb. 2000) string;#
1998 Why Should Microsoft Share? There's Good Reason, in Theory...., Chi. Daily L. Bull., May 22, 1998, at 5. string;#Click Here