Ph.D., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Miami
A.B., Holy Cross College
Fred S. McChesney (1948 -2017), de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics, was a leader in applying economics (including statistical analysis) to the study of law.
His primary teaching and scholarly interests were in the fields of antitrust (both American and international) and corporations (including corporate finance). He published widely in leading journals, and authored or co-authored several books.
Prior to commencing his academic career, he practiced law, and served as Associate Director for Policy and Evaluation at the Federal Trade Commission. Before assuming his chair at Northwestern Law, he was a member of the faculty at Cornell and Emory Universities.