Herbert Hovenkamp

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School
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Herbert Hovenkamp has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 21st Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 2.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

A world-renowned scholar of antitrust law and policy, Hovenkamp will be the James G. Dinan University Professor, with joint faculty appointments in the Law School and in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School.

“Herb Hovenkamp is an exceptionally influential scholar of international renown who brings wide-ranging expertise at the intersection of law and business to Penn,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann. “He is a prolific highly-cited author whose work informs key decisions in antitrust law and policy. His unique command of complex issues at the global interaction of law, business, patents and innovation will bolster Penn’s acknowledged leadership in these areas, presenting wonderful new opportunities to foster collaboration and integrate knowledge across disciplines. Professor Hovenkamp epitomizes the uniquely collaborative and multidisciplinary skill sets of our PIK professors, and we are thrilled he is joining Penn’s eminent faculty.”

Called “the dean of American antitrust law” by The New York Times in 2011, Hovenkamp received the John Sherman Award from the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in 2008, awarded a few times a decade for “outstanding achievement in antitrust law, contributing to the protection of American consumers and to the preservation of economic liberty.” He is currently Ben and Dorothy Willie Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he has taught since 1986, and coauthor of the landmark 21-volume Antitrust Law, which has been cited more than 50 times by the Supreme Court and more than 1,000 times by federal courts.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hovenkamp has been a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies at Harvard Law School, Presidential Lecturer at the University of Iowa and the recipient of the University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award. Among more than a hundred articles and a dozen books, his Enterprise and American Law, 1836-1937 (Harvard University Press, 1991) received the Littleton-Griswold Prize of the American Historical Association, and Science and Religion in America, 1800-1860 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978) received the Choice Award. He earned a J.D., Ph.D. in American Civilization and M.A. in American literature from the University of Texas following a B.A. from Calvin College and taught from 1980 to 1985 at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

“Herb Hovenkamp will be a tremendous catalyst for our eminence in antitrust and patent law,” Price said. “He is not only a globally acclaimed scholar but also a renowned teacher and mentor. I am confident that his expertise will have a major impact on our students in law, in business and across the University.”

The Penn Integrates Knowledge program was launched by Gutmann in 2005 as a University-wide initiative to recruit exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines and who are appointed in at least two schools at Penn.

The James G. Dinan University Professorship is the gift of James G. Dinan, a 1981 graduate of the Wharton School of the University. Dinan founded York Capital Management, a New York-based investment firm in September 1991 and is the chairman, the chief executive officer and a managing Partner of the firm. He is a University trustee and a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers.

Past Appearances

Knowledge @Wharton: July 18, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Gady Epstein (Media Editor; Former Beijing bureau chief, The Economist), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Keach Hagey (Media Reporter, Wall Street Journal), and Olivia S. Mitchell (Professor, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, July 18, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: July 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Michael Ventura (CEO, Sub Rosa), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Christina Roberto (Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Karen Glanz (George A. Weiss University Professor and Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center; Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania), Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School), and Jason Riis (Marketing Lecturer, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, July 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: June 13, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Brenda Curtis (Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania), Anna-Lisa Cox (Author and Non-Resident Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University), Yeonmi Park (Student; Author of “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom”, Columbia University), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), and Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies) on the Wednesday, June 13, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: May 2, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Michael Levy (Associate Professor of Epidemiology, The Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Laura Harrington (Professor of Entomology, Cornell University), Marc Hodak (Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics, New York University, Stern School of Business), Jonah Sachs (Co-Founder, Free Range Studios), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Charles Elson (Edgar S. Woodlard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance; Professor of Finance, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware), and Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis) on the Wednesday, May 2, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: April 3, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Philip Martin (Professor, UC Davis), Phil Town (Founder, Rule1 Investing), Danielle Town (Investor, Host of the InvestED Podcast with my dad (Phil Town), and Author of INVESTED), Beth Lyon (Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), and John Sculley (Co-Founder; Former CEO of Apple, Zeta Global) on the Tuesday, April 3, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: March 6, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Joseph Sirbak (Labor Attorney, Cozen O’Connor), Marc de Sousa-Shields (Co-Founder; author of the new book “Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night”, Responsible Investor Association), Stacy Smith (Associate Professor/Founder and Director, USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative), Geoffrey Manne (Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics), Kalpana Kotagal (Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC), and Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Alexandra Dean (Founding Partner; Contributor, Businessweek; Director/Screenwriter/Producer, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”, Reframed Picture), Tamim Bayoumi (Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department; Author of “Unfinished Business: The Unexplored Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Yet to Be Learned”, International Monetary Fund (IMF)), Lily Batchelder (Professor of Law and Public Policy; Affiliated Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, NYU School of Law), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), and Jennifer Blouin (Associate Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School) on the Friday, December 15, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, December 15, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: November 15, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Bill Meehan III (Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management; Director Emeritus, Stanford University Graduate School of Business; McKinsey & Company), Kim Starkey Jonker (President and CEO: Lecturer in Management, King Philanthropies; Stanford Graduate School of Business), Mark Patterson (Professor, Fordham University School of Law), Vicki Bogan (Associate Professor, Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business), Holly Fernandez Lynch (John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics; Assistant Faculty Director of Online Education, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), and Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health) on the Wednesday, November 15, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: November 10, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by John Kavulich (President, U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, Inc.), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Dan Buettener (Longevity coach and explorer, National Geographic fellow and author of several books including the recent “The Blue Zone Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People”), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Minyuan Zhao (Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School), and Gustavo Arnavat (Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) on the Friday, November 10, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, November 10, 2017

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Knowledge@Wharton: March 19, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: March 19, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by William Kovacic (Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and Director of the Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School), Seeta Hariharan (Digital Software & Solutions Group GM & Group Head, TCS), Seth Lewis (Affiliate Fellow – Yale Information Society Project ; Papé Chair in Emerging Media, University of Oregon), Judith Chevalier (Professor, Yale School of Management), Meredith Broussard (Assistant Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Mukul Pandya (Executive Director and Editor-in-chief, Knowledge@Wharton), and Olivia S. Mitchell (Professor, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, March 19, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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