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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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The Fiction of Locally Owned Mom and Pop Car Dealers: Some Data on Franchised Automobile Distribution in the State of Michigan. U of Michigan Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 561; U of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-012. Working Paper.
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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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Editor. Christianity and Economic Regulation. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, Forthcoming.

Collision Course: Seven Dangerous Books that Rocked the Church. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Forthcoming.

"Why Intrabrand Dealer Competition Is Irrelevant to the Price Effects of Tesla's Vertical Integration." U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017): 179-90.
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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. Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 23, no. 2 (2017): 191-320.
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"The Dissociation of Incorporation and Regulation in the Progressive Era and the New Deal." In Corporations and American Democracy, edited by N. R. Lamoreaux and W. J. Novak, 109-38. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2017.

"Tesla, Dealer Franchise Laws, and the Politics of Crony Capitalism." Iowa L. Rev. 101, no. 2 (2016): 573-607.
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Co-author. "State Action Immunity and Section 5 of the FTC Act." A. Hester, co-author. Mich. L. Rev. 115, no. 3 (2016): 365-411.
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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. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.​

"Is More Antitrust the Answer to Wealth Inequality?" Regulation Magazine 38, no. 4 (2016): 18-21.
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"Formalism and Functionalism in Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Rebates: A Comparative Perspective." Antitrust L. J. 81, no. 1-2 (2016): 209-22.
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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: Hart Publishing, 2015.

"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 Univ. Press, 2015), 1: 3-16.

​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.
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"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: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015​.

"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. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer, (2015).

​"'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.