Robert Willig

Robert Willig, a professor of economics and public affairs who served in the U.S. Department of Justice, died Oct. 21, 2022. He was 75. Willig spent 38 years at the University, was faculty chair of the master’s in public affairs program for a decade, and taught popular courses on microeconomics and industrial organization. Using his expertise in antitrust regulation, he served as deputy assistant attorney general for economics in the justice department during a public service leave from 1989 to 1991. He also advised the Federal Trade Commission, the World Bank, and several national governments.