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Robert T. Kudrle

Professor of Public Affairs and Law

Robert Kudrle

163 Humphrey School
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455



Harvard College, B.A.
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Oxford University, M.Phil.

Professor Robert T. Kudrle is a Professor of Public Affairs and Planning at the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He has published widely in industrial organization, public policy towards business, and international economic policy. Professor Kudrle received his B.A. degree in government from Harvard College, a master of philosophy in economics from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Harvard University.

At the University of Minnesota, he has served as Assistant and Associate Director of the Center for International Studies, Director of the Master of Arts in Public Affairs Program and Associate Dean for Research at the Humphrey Institute, and Director of the Orville and Jane Freeman Center for International Economic Policy.




  • The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust: An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2015) (with Daniel Gifford)

Book Chapters

  • Trade and Competition Policy in the Developing World: Is There a Role for the WTO?, in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System (Chantal Thomas & Joel P. Trachtman, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009) (with Daniel Gifford)

Journal Articles

  • Antitrust Approaches to Dynamically Competitive Industries in the United States and the European Union, 7 Journal of Competition Law & Economics 695 (2011) (with Daniel Gifford)

  • The Law and Economics of Price Discrimination in Modern Economies: Time for Reconciliation?, 43 UC Davis Law Review 1235 (2010) (with Daniel Gifford)

  • Rhetoric and Reality in the Merger Standards of the United States, Canada, and the European Union, 72 Antitrust Law Journal 423 (2005) (with Daniel Gifford)

  • European Union Competition Law and Policy: How Much Latitude for Convergence with the United States?, 48 Antitrust Bulletin 727 (2003) (with Daniel Gifford)