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William Anthony Lovett

Joseph Merrick Jones Chair Emeritus, BA, LLB

AB, 1956, Wabash College; JD, 1959, New York University; AM, 1964, Harvard University; PhD, 1969, Michigan State University

E-mail:  wlovett@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5960
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 359-G


Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, Professor Lovett was a trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and staff economist for the Federal Trade Commission.  His research, consulting, and teaching interests include antitrust, banking and financial institutions, shipping and the maritime sector, torts, economic regulation, and international trade policy.  Professor Lovett's most recent books are Inflation and Politics: Fiscal, Monetary and Wage-Price Discipline, a study of comparative anti-inflation policies; World Trade Rivalry: Trade Equity and Competing Industrial Policies, a study of modern trade policy controversies; US Trade Policy: History, Theory and the WTO; Banking and Financial Institutions Law, a standard textbook on contemporary financial developments; and US Shipping Policies and the World Market.  Professor Lovett has served in Japan and East Asia as a guest professor and lecturer on banking and regulatory policies.  He has also taught in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Greece, and Australia.  He has written many articles on the theory and practice of antitrust and regulation, together with a study of profit sharing and employee stock ownership plans.  He retired as a full-time faculty member at the end of the 2007-08 academic year, but will continue to teach at least one course each year in one of his areas of expertise.  

Fall 2015 -
Spring 2016 - Maritime & National Security Policies

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Articles Book Chapters Book Review Books Other Teaching Materials

Grand Bargain or Grand Illusion: Trade, Finance, and Security Challenges, __ GLOBAL ECONOMY __ (forthcoming) (2001)
The WTO: A Train Wreck in Progress?, 24 FORDHAM INT'L L.J. 410 (2000)
Lessons from the Recent Peso Crisis, 4 TUL. J. INT'L & COMP. L. 143 (1996)
A Tribute [to Dean John Kramer], 70 TUL. L. REV. 1811 (1996)
World Trade Policies: Limits on Economic Integration, INTERNATIONAL MARKET CHANGE AND THE LAW, Volume 2 (Jukka Mähönen ed., Turku Law School) (1996)
The Current World Trade Agenda: GATT, Regionalism, and Unresolved Asymmetry Problems, 62 FORDHAM L. REV. 2001 (1994)
Conflicts in American Banking Regulation: Renewed Prudence, Retrenchment and Struggles Over Growth Potential, 12 ANN. REV. BANKING L. 443 (1993)
Rethinking U.S. Industrial-Trade Policy for the Post-Cold War Era, 1 TUL. J. INT'L & COMP. L. 135 (1993)
The Honorable Profession of Regulation, 46 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 201 (1989)
Moral Hazard, Bank Supervision and Risk﷓Based Capital Requirements, Scholarship in Banking Law Symposium, 49 OHIO ST. L.J. 1365 (1989)
Solving the U.S. Trade Deficit and Competitiveness Problems, 22 J. ECON. ISSUES 459 (1988)
Federalism, Boundary Conflicts and Responsible Financial Regulation, 18 LOY. L.A. L. REV. 1053 (1985)
Managing the World Debt Crisis: Economic Strains and Alternative Solutions, 21 STAN. J. INT'L L. 499 (1985)
Recent Developments in U.S. Banking Law and Monetary Policy, 17 HIKAKUHO ZASSHI [COMPARATIVE L. J.] ___ (1984)
The Revolution in U.S. Banking, CHALLENGE, Nov﷓Dec. (1984)
Where Antitrust Is Going Wrong: The Case for Strong Judges and Bigger Defendants, 15 ANTITRUST L. ECON. REV. 87 (1983)
Teamwork, Markets and Regulation: The Problem of Legal Parochialism, Paper, Sept. 6, 1980, Denver, Colo. (American Economics Convention), 15 J. ECON. ISSUES 409 (1981)
Incentive and Conservation Effects: The Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, 16 HOUSTON L. REV. 1129 (1979)
A Problem of Imagination: National Policy Toward Multibank Integration, 13 J. ECON. ISSUES 427 (1979)
Multiple Office Banking and Market Extension Mergers (with T. Devins), 57 N. C. L. REV. 261 (1978)
Economic Analysis and Its Role in Legal Education, 26 J. LEGAL EDUC. 385 (1974)
Louisiana's New Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Law, 20 LA. B. J. 307 (1973)
State Deceptive Trade Practice Legislation, 46 TUL. L. REV. 724 (1972)
Private Actions for Deceptive Trade Practices, 23 ADMIN. L. REV. 271 (1971)
A Crossroads for the Robinson﷓Patman Act, 45 N.Y.U. L. REV. 1 (1970)
Tax Subsidies for Merger: Should Mergers be Made to Meet a Market Test for Efficiency?, 45 N.Y.U. L. REV. 844 (1970)

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