Faculty Profiles

Benjamin Klein

Benjamin Klein

Visiting Professor
B.A. Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 1964
M.A. University of Chicago, 1967
Ph.D University of Chicago, 1970

Benjamin Klein teaches Antitrust Law. Klein is currently a Professor Emeritus of Economics at UCLA. He has been a professor at UCLA since 1968. He has also been a Senior Consultant at Compass Lexecon since 2009.

Professor Klein has consulted extensively on antitrust issues and has made numerous presentations to state, federal, and foreign regulatory agencies and courts. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and has testified before the U.S. Congress.

Professor Klein received his B.A. cum laude in Philosophy from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago. He has published widely on antitrust, contract and intellectual property issues, making landmark economic contributions in the areas of vertical restraints and the economics of the firm that have been cited in 25 United States Federal Court (including Supreme Court) decisions. He has taught at the Economics Institute for Federal Judges and currently serves on the board of editors of five academic journals, including as a contributing editor to the Antitrust Law Journal. His most recent publications include: “Price-Cost Tests in Antitrust Analysis of Single Product Loyalty Contracts” (with Andres V. Lerner), Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 80, pp 631-679 (2016); “The Evolving Law and Economics of Resale Price Maintenance,” Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 57, No. S3 (supplement), pp S161-S179 (2014); “Resale Price Maintenance of Online Retailing,” Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, Roger D. Blair and D. Daniel Sokol (eds.), Vol. 2, Chapter 12, pp 277-303, Oxford University Press (2014); “Single Entity Analysis of Joint Ventures After American Needle: An Economic Perspective,” Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 78, pp 669-688 (2013); and “The ‘Hub-and-Spoke’ Conspiracy that Created the Standard Oil Monopoly,” Southern California Law Review, Vol. 85, pp 459-498 (2012).