Tom Campbell is Professor of Economics and Professor of Law at Chapman University in Orange, California.

He has published in the fields of law and economics, with specialization in antitrust, regulated industries, and employment law.

Dr. Campbell holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a JD from Harvard Law School. His positions in academics have included Professor of Law, Stanford University; Dean of Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; and Dean of the Fowler School of Law, Chapman University.

His volunteer teaching has included Ashesi University in Berekuso, Ghana; the School of Banking and Finance and the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology in Kigali, Rwanda; and the University of Asmara in Asmara, Eritrea. He has also taught statistical inference at the Federal Judicial Center’s school for federal judges. He was an expert economic witness on behalf of Oracle in the Oracle-Peoplesoft merger, and a member of the consulting practice at National Economic Research Associates and LECG.

Dr. Campbell served on the corporate boards of Visa, Inc., Formfactor, and SPS, all NYSE-listed public corporations. He also served on the boards of the American Institute of CPAs, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and World Affairs Council of Northern California, where he served as chairman.

Dr. Campbell was director of Finance for the State of California from 2004 to 2005. From 1981 until 1983, he was director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (in charge of antitrust enforcement for the FTC). He was also a United States Congressman for five terms, serving on the Banking and Financial Institutions committee, Judiciary committee, International Relations committee, and Joint Economic committee of the US House and US Senate. He was a California State Senator and California Journal rated him the number-one overall state senator, most ethical state senator, and the State Senate’s best problem solver

His publications include “Labor Law and Economics” in the Stanford Law Review, “Spatial Predation in Antitrust: the Case of Nonfungible Goods” in the Columbia Law Review, “Beyond the Prima Facie Case in Employment Discrimination Law: Statistical Proof and Rebuttal” in the Harvard Law Review, and “Bilateral Monopoly” in the Antitrust Law Journal; and his book, Separation of Powers in Practice, published by Stanford University Press. He was also a White House fellow and a US Supreme Court law clerk to Justice Byron R. White.

Employment History

Chapman University, Professor of Economics and Professor of Law
2016 – present

Chapman University, Dean of the Law School and Professor of Economics
2011 – 2016

Chapman University, Visiting Professor of Economics and Law
2008 – 2010

Department of Finance, State of California, Director
2004 – 2005

Haas School of Business, University of California, Dean
2002 – 2006

United States Congress, Congressman
1995 – 2001

California State Senate, Senator
1993 – 1995

United States Congress, Congressman
1989 – 1993

Stanford Law School, Professor
1987 – 2002

Stanford Law School, Associate Professor
1983 – 1987

Community/Civic Involvement

United States Congress
Congressman, 1989–1993, 1995–2001

California State Senate
Senator, 1993–1995

Areas of Expertise


University of Chicago
PhD, Economics

Harvard Law School

University of Chicago