Daniel Rubinfeld

  • Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law (Emeritus)
    Professor of Economics (Emeritus)
  • drubinfeld@law.berkeley.edu
  • Tel: 510-642-1959
  • 453 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
  • Faculty Support Contact: Justin Ross

Daniel Rubinfeld taught economics and law at the University of Michigan before joining the Boalt 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. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at New York University School of Law on a number of occasions, most recently in 2005. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

Rubinfeld’s major books include Econometric Models and Economic Forecasts and Microeconomics. Recent publications include “Federalism” in The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (1999); “Antitrust Enforcement in Dynamic Network Industries” in The Antitrust Bulletin (1998); “Empirical Methods in Antitrust: Review and Evidence” in American Law and Economics Review (with Baker, 1999); and “Making Sense of the Antitrust State Action Doctrine: Balancing Political Participation and Economics Efficiency in Regulatory Federalism” in the Texas Law Review (with Inman, 1997). He is president of the American Law and Economics Association and is currently working on a book on the political economy of federalism with Robert Inman from the Wharton School of Business.


B.A., Princeton University (1967)
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1968)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1972)