Tracy Lewis


Walter M. Upchurch, Jr. Professor Emeritus

Academic Area: Economics
Phone Number: +1.919.660.7983

Teaching / Research Interests

Industrial Organization, Contracting Theory

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Tracy Lewis is Walter M. Upchurch Professor Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. 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.