Daniel Rubinfeld

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Daniel Rubinfeld

Robert L. Bridges Professor Emeritus of Law; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics

Law and Economics, Antitrust policy, Public Economics
Current Research
Federalism, economics of litigation, antitrust
Current Status
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
Research Interests
Political economy of federalism, state and local public economics, economics of the legal process

About Daniel Rubinfeld

Daniel Rubinfeld taught economics and law at the University of Michigan before joining the Berkeley Law faculty in 1983. He was chair of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) program from 1987 to 1990 and was the associate dean and chair of the JSP program from 1998 to 2000. He has also served as deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust in the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as in various capacities with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, the National Academy of Sciences, the Urban Institute, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

From 1992 to 1993 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and in 1994 he received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an honorary degree from the University of Basel in 2008. He served as President of the American Law and Economics Association in 2005-2006.  In addition, he has been Professor of Law at New York University Law School where he teaches during the Fall semester.  He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

Rubinfeld’s major books include Econometric Models and Economic Forecasts, Microeconomics, (both with Robert Pindyck) and Democratic Federalism (with Robert Inman). Recent publications include “Antitrust for Institutional Investors” (with Edward Rock) in the Antitrust Law Journal, 2018, “Data Standardization” (with Michal Gal), 2019, in the NYU Law Review, and “Common Ownership and Coordinated Effects (with Ed Rock), 2020, in the Antitrust Law Journal.