Eric A. Posner is Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago. His research interests include antitrust law and constitutional law. He has written a dozen books and more than a hundred academic articles on law and legal theory. His most recent books are Radical Markets (Princeton, 2018) (with Glen Weyl), which was named a best book for 2018 by The Economist; Last Resort: The Financial Crisis and the Future of Bailouts (Chicago, 2018), which was named a best book for 2018 by The Financial Times. He is of counsel at MoloLamken LLP, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Law Institute. He has written extensively for popular media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and testified before Congress.
In recent years, his research has focused on anticompetitive practices in labor markets, and the role of antitrust law in combatting them. His work in this area includes Antitrust Remedies for Labor Market Power, 132 Harvard L. Rev. 536 (2018) (with Suresh Naidu and E. Glen Weyl), which received prizes from the Antitrust Writing Awards and the American Antitrust Institute; A Proposal for Protecting Low-Income Workers from Monopsony and Collusion, Hamilton Project (2018) (with Alan B. Krueger); Corporate America Is Suppressing Wages for Many Workers, The New York Times, February 28, 2018 (with Alan B. Krueger); A Proposal to Enhance Antitrust Protection Against Labor Market Monopsony, Roosevelt Institute Working Paper (2019) (with Ioana Marinescu); The Anticompetitive Effects of Covenants Not to Compete, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, January 2020; Why Has Antitrust Law Failed Workers?, Cornell L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2020) (with Ioana Marinescu); The Antitrust Challenge to Covenants Not to Compete in Employment Contracts, Antitrust L.J. (forthcoming, 2020); Labor Monopsony and the Limits of the Law, J. Hum. Resources (forthcoming, 2021) (with Suresh Naidu). His latest book, Why Has Antitrust Failed Workers?, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2021. He has also testified on this topic before the FTC.