FTC@100 Bibliography

1977-1981

THE FTC DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JIMMY CARTER (1977-81)

REPORT OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (1989), reprinted in 59 ANTITRUST L.J. 43 (1989).  As noted above, this is a second ABA retrospective on the work of the FTC.  As with the 1969 Report, this Committee was chaired by Miles W. Kirkpatrick, who was by then a former FTC Chairman.  Its eighteen members included four past and future FTC Chairs. 

KENNETH W. CLARKSON AND TIMOTHY J. MURIS, THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SINCE 1970, ECONOMIC REGULATION AND BUREAUCRATIC BEHAVIOR (1981).  As noted above, Muris had earlier served as Assistant Director of the FTC Planning Office (1974-76), and would later serve as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (1981-83), Director of the Bureau of Competition (1983-85), and Chairman (2001-04).  He also served with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.

MICHAEL PERTSCHUK, REVOLT AGAINST REGULATION:  THE RISE AND PAUSE OF THE CONSUMER MOVEMENT (1983).  Pertschuk was FTC Chairman from 1977 to 1981, and he remained a Commissioner through 1984.  He had previously served as chief counsel and staff director to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from 1965 to 1976.

MICHAEL PERTSCHUK, THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, 1977-1984: REPORT TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT & INVESTIGATIONS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & COMMERCE (1984).

Oral Histories

Robert Pitofsky, Esq., interviews conducted by the Oral History Project, the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit, 2003- 2004.  As noted above, Pitofsky was Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (1970-73), Commissioner (1978-81), and Chairman (1996-2001).  He also had an extensive academic career, including service as Dean of Georgetown University Law School, as well as a career in private practice.

In addition, the ABA Oral History Project has  an interview with Pitofksy, conducted in 2007. 

Manuscript Collections

Michael Pertschuk Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  (Finding aid).

 

See also materials listed under Broad Surveys.