Tracy R. Lewis

Martin L. Black, Jr. Professor of Business Administration in Fuqua School of Business

External Address: 
Fuqua School of Business, 100 Fuqua Dr., Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90120
Phone: 
(919) 660-7983

Tracy Lewis is Professor of Economics at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he holds the Black Chair in Economics. Professor Lewis founded the Innovation Center at the University. Prior to joining the Duke University Faculty in 2003, he served on the faculties at the University of Florida, at the California Institute of Technology, the University of British Columbia, and the University of California, Davis. Aside from academic employment, he has also held positions at the Federal Trade Commission. From 1992-1994 he was special economic advisor to Commissioner Dennis Yao. In 1980 he was a Brookings Fellow assigned to the FTC’s Bureau of Economics where he analyzed mergers and investigated anti competitive practices for the Commission.

Professor Lewis’ current areas of research and expertise include antitrust regulation, environmental and natural resource economics, industrial organization, innovation and intellectual property protection . He has published numerous articles and books covering a range of economic issues including incentive contracting, industrial organization theory, and regulation. In addition to his research activities, he is co-editor of the Journal of Law Economics and Organization, and a member of the editorial board of the American Economic Review.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California at San Diego 1975
  • B.A., University of California at San Diego 1970

CHEN, QI, LEWIS, TRACYR, SCHIPPER, KATHERINE, and ZHANG, YUN. "Uniform Versus Discretionary Regimes in Reporting Information with Unverifiable Precision and a Coordination Role." Journal of Accounting Research (August 2016). Full Text

Boleslavsky, R, and Lewis, TR. "Evolving influence: Mitigating extreme conflicts of interest in advisory relationships." Games and Economic Behavior 98 (July 2016): 110-134. Full Text

Lewis, TR, and Schwartz, A. "Pay for Play: A Theory of Hybrid Relationships." American Law and Economics Review 17, no. 2 (December 1, 2015): 462-494. Full Text