Richard McKenzie

Walter B. Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society, UC-Irvine

Richard McKenzie, an economics professor and the Walter B. Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society, has authored 30 books and is a nationally recognized authority on the Microsoft anti-trust case. His research focuses on economic policy issues. He is currently writing a book on In Search of a Defense of Rational Behavior in Economics.

Some of his recent books include: Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies, And Other Pricing Puzzles; In Defense of Monopoly: How Market Powers Fosters creative Production; Digital Economics: How Information Technology Has Transformed Business Thinking; Trust on Trial: How the Microsoft Case Is Reframing the Rules of Competition. 

He has written several hundred pamphlets, articles, chapters and scholarly articles for a variety of academic journals including Southern Economics Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Public Choice, Journal of Political Economy and Ethics. His columns, articles and opinions have appeared in major newspapers, and his comments on national policy issues are cited often in newspapers across the country. 

Professor McKenzie is a past president of the Southern Economic Association, and an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute.

While Professor McKenzie officially retired in 2011, he continues his relationship with the Merage School and greatly impacts its programs and students.