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Crane, Daniel

Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law

3066 South Hall

Daniel Crane is the Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law. He served as the associate dean for faculty and research from 2013 to 2016. He teaches Contracts, Antitrust, Antitrust and Intellectual Property, and Legislation and Regulation. He previously was a professor of law at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a visiting professor at New York University School of Law and the University of Chicago Law School. In spring 2009, he taught antitrust law on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon. Professor Crane's work has appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review, the California Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Cornell Law Review, among other journals. He is the author of several books on antitrust law, including Antitrust (Aspen, 2014), The Making of Competition Policy: Legal and Economic Sources (Oxford University Press, 2013), and The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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Predation Analysis and the FTC's Case Against Intel. Univ. of Michigan Law School, Empirical Legal Studies Center Working Paper, no. 10-014; Univ. of Michigan Law School, Public Law Working Paper Series, no. 202. Working Paper.
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Co-author. A Survey of Legal Issues Arising from the Deployment of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles. K. D. Logue and B. C. Pilz, co-authors. U of Michigan Public Law & Legal Theory Research Paper No. 510; U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-015. Working Paper.
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"The Dissociation of Incorporation and Regulation During the Progressive Era and New Deal." In The Tobin Project on the Corporation and American Democracy. Forthcoming.

Co-author. "State Action Immunity and Section 5 of the FTC Act." A. Hester, co-author. Mich. L. Rev. 115, no. 3 (Forthcoming).
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"Formalism and Functionalism in Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Rebates: A Comparative Perspective." Antitrust L. J. (Forthcoming).​​

"Tesla, Dealer Franchise Laws, and the Politics of Crony Capitalism." Iowa L. Rev. 101, no. 2 (2016): 573-607.
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"Private Antitrust Enforcement: Comparative and Policy Considerations." In Comparative Competition Law, edited by J. Duns, A. Duke, and B. Sweeney. Research Handbooks in Comparative Law Elgar, 2016.​
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"Is More Antitrust the Answer to Wealth Inequality?" Regulation Magazine 38, no. 4 (2016): 18-21.
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"Debunking Humphrey's Executor." Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 83, no. 6 (2016): 1835-75.
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"Antitrust and Wealth Inequality." Cornell L. Rev. 101, no. 5 (2016): 1171-228.​
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"Why Leniency does not Undermine Compensation." In Anti-Cartel Enforcement in a Contemporary Age: The Leniency Religion, edited by C. Beaton-Wells and C. Tran, 263-71. Hart Studies in Competition Law, 10. Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2015.​
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"The Rationales for Antitrust: Economics and Other Bases." In Oxford Handbook of Antitrust Economics, edited by R. D. Blair and D. D. Sokol. Oxford Handbooks in Economics. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 1: 3-16.
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​Co-author. "Patent Punting: How FDA and Antitrust Courts Undermine the Hatch-Waxman Act to Avoid Dealing with Patents​." R. S. Eisenberg, co-author. Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 21, no. 2 (2015): 197-262.​
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"Conditional pricing and monopolization: a reflection on the state of play." Competition L. & Pol'y Debate 1, no. 1 (2015): 44-9.​

"Brands and Market Power: A Bird's Eye View." In Brands, Competition Law and IP, edited by D.R.Desai, I.Lianos, and S.W.Waller, 128-37. Cambridge University Press, 2015​.
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"Balancing Effects Across Markets." Antitrust L. J. 80, no. 2 (2015): 397-411.
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"All I Really Need to Know about Antitrust I Learned in 1912." Iowa L. Rev. 100, no. 5 (2015): 2025-38.
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Foreword to Communications and Competition Law: Key Issues in the Telecoms, Media and Technology Sectors, by F. Cugia di Sant'Orsola, R. Noormohamed, and D. A. Guimaraes, co-editors, liii-liv. The Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer, (2015).
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"The Tempting of Antitrust: Robert Bork and the Goals of Antitrust Law." Antitrust L. J. 79, no. 3 (2014): 835-53.
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"Tesla and the Car Dealers' Lobby." Regulation 37, no. 2 (2014): 10-4.
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"Market Power Without Market Definition." Notre Dame L. Rev. 90, no. 1 (2014): 31-79.
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Co-editor. Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook. D. Sokol and A. Ezrachi, co-editors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
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"Enacted Legislative Findings and the Deference Problem." Geo. L. J. 102, no. 3 (2014): 637.
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Antitrust. Aspen Student Treatise Series. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2014.
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"After Search Neutrality: Drawing a Line Between Promotion and Demotion." I/S: J. L. & Pol'y for Info. Soc'y 9, no. 3 (2014): 397-406. (Symposium: Competition & Innovation in the Broadband Age)
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"Actavis, the Reverse Payment Fallacy, and the Continuing Need for Regulatory Solutions." Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech. 15, no. 1 (2014): 51-9. (Symposium: The Future of Reverse Payments in the Wake of FTC v. Actavis, Inc.)
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"Section 5 and the Innovation Curve." In The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection, edited by J. Cooper, 146-60. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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"Judicial Review of Anticompetitive State Action: Two Models in Comparative Perspective." Oxford J. of Antitrust Enforcement 1, no. 2 (2013): 418-36.
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"Bargaining Over Loyalty." Tex L. Rev. 92, no. 2 (2013): 253-301.
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"Antitrust Principles Affecting Franchise Law." In Franchising Cases, Materials, & Problems, edited by A. Meiklejohn, 815-236. Chicago: American Bar Association, 2013.
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"Antitrust and the Judicial Virtues." Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 2013, no. 1 (2013): 1-27.
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​"'The Magna Carta of Free Enterprise' Really?" Iowa L. Rev. Bull. 99 (2013): 17-23.
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Presented "Why Can't Tesla Sell Cars in Michigan?" at the Issues and Ideas Forum sponsored by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Midland, Michigan, December 2015.​

Served as a vice chairman, as a moderator for the session, "Judicial Independence and Outside Influence," and as a commentator for the session, "International Law in Domestic Legal Systems," at the 2015 International Judicial Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2015.