Experts in Antitrust and Intellectual Property
- Jeremy I. Bulow
- Justine S. Hastings
- Paul W. Farris
- Ken Hendricks
- John F. Geweke
- Charles R. Plott
- Vivek Ghosal
- Philip J. Reny
- John Gong
- Guofu Tan
- Daniel S. Hamermesh
Jeremy I. Bulow
Jeremy I. Bulow is the Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University. He is an applied microeconomic theorist with research interests in industrial organization, international debt, pension funds, auctions, and tobacco. He is co-editor of the American Economic Review, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society.
Professor Bulow has served as Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, where he oversaw the bureau’s role in providing economic analysis of consumer protection and antitrust activities, and advised on the impact of various regulatory reform initiatives.
Professor Bulow has been a visiting professor at the Yale School of Management. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in microeconomics, economic aspects of contracts, competition and markets, and environmental management and policy analysis. In addition to academic positions, he was Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Department.
Professor Bulow holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA and MA in economics from Yale University.
Justine S. Hastings
Justine S. Hastings is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Economics at Brown University and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Industrial Organization, Public Economics, Aging, Education, and Energy and Environmental Economics. Professor Hastings is also an advisor of the Academic Research Council to the United States Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she acts as the Managing Editor for the International Journal on Industrial Organization and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Literature.
Professor Hastings’ primary research interests are in the fields of applied Industrial Organization and Public Economics. She has examined consumer behavior, and how it interacts with firm strategy and regulation to shape market outcomes in private and publicly funded markets. Her research topics include how parents choose schools and the ramifications for public school choice, how workers make retirement investments and the implications for social security privatization, the impact of income shocks on consumption, and the importance of information and decision-making costs among low-income households. Her research employs diverse empirical techniques from field experiments to structural estimation to examine policy-relevant questions in economics.
Professor Hastings has testified before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, in its hearings into the factors affecting gasoline prices. She has also provided guidance, advice, and empirical analysis for federal and state governmental agencies during their deliberations on legislation regarding regulation of gasoline markets.
Professor Hastings holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in economics from the University of California, Davis.
Paul W. Farris
Paul W. Farris is the Landmark Communications Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He has taught marketing management courses in MBA programs at the Harvard Business School and, since 1980, at the Darden Graduate School of Business, known as - “Darden” At Darden, he has also taught graduate-level courses in consumer marketing, marketing strategy, interactive marketing, and advertising and promotion. These courses cover, to varying degrees, the role of distribution (i.e., how manufacturers get their products to consumers, either directly or through resellers, such as retailers and wholesalers), distribution methods and strategies, manufacturer and retailer relations, and the design and effectiveness of promotions. He has also taught executive programs at Darden and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania that examine topics associated with distribution and the design of effective promotions.
Professor Farris' Publications have appeared in a number of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the International Journal of Research in Marketing, the European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, and the Journal of Retailing, among others.
Professor Farris holds a PhD in business administration from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Washington at Seattle. He also holds a BS in business economics from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Kenneth Hendricks is the James L. and Nancy Powell Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin Professor. He specializes in industrial organization, econometrics, and auction theory, and has conducted extensive empirical analyses of bidding behavior in off-shore oil and gas lease auctions. He is a co-author of a chapter on empirical work in auctions in the Handbook on Industrial Organization. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
Professor Hendricks has served on the editorial boards of the RAND Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics and is currently on the editorial board of the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. He was a former member of the Executive Committee, Canadian Economic Association and professor of economics at the University of British Columbia.
Professor Hendricks has served as a consultant on behalf of the U.S. DOJ, the U.S. FTC, and the Canadian Competition Bureau. He has also participated in the U.S. FTC’s investigation of retail gasoline pricing.
Professor Hendricks holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin and a BA and MA in economics from the University of British Columbia.
John F. Geweke
John F. Geweke is the Harlan McGregor Chair in Economic Theory at the University of Iowa, where he is also Professor of Economics and Professor of Statistics. His previous academic positions include the William R. Kenan Professor of Economics and Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences Duke University, as well as professorships at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin.
Professor Geweke is a world-renown econometrician. He currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Econometrics, and is past editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Statistical Association, and has been designated a National Lifetime Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Geweke has a large number of publications in the fields of economics, econometrics, and statistics. In addition to academics, Professor Geweke has extensive experience as an economic consultant and expert economic witness for public agencies and private clients.
Professor Geweke holds a PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota and a BS in social science from Michigan State University.
Charles R. Plott
Charles R. Plott is the Edward S. Harkness Professor of Economics and Political Science at the California Institute of Technology and Director of Caltech’s Laboratory for Experimental Economics and Political Science. Professor Plott’s research in experimental economics has contributed to many major policy issues, including market-based processes for allocating airport access, pricing mechanisms for natural gas pipelines, auction methods for allocating the right to use public railroad tracks, and the design of the emission permit market now used in Southern California.
Professor Plott has served as a consultant to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, testing the rules and computerized implementation systems employed by that agency’s current auction process. As a consultant for the State of California, he developed prototype systems for the testing of competing auction systems for electric power.
Professor Plott holds a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia and an MS in economics from Oklahoma State University.
Vivek Ghosal is Professor of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo, Germany), and Research Fellow at the Economics Network for Competition and Regulation (ENCORE), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Before joining the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he was an Economist at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he worked on issues related to mergers and acquisitions, horizontal and vertical market power, tying agreements, bundling of products and services, price discrimination, network externalities, joint ventures, price-fixing, and cross-subsidization. Some of the markets he has investigated include information technology, electric generation and transmission, natural gas distribution, radio broadcasting, oilfield drilling and services, and domestic and international postal. While at the Antitrust Division, the investigative procedures and competition advocacy issues lead him to interact with other governmental agencies such as the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of State. Professor Ghosal’s current research and policy interests include: competition policy and law enforcement; business strategy and competitive advantage with focus on innovation, M&As and pricing; and public policies towards businesses, and business strategy. Some of the industries he is interested in are: automobiles; information technology; healthcare; pharmaceuticals; electricity; and pulp and paper.
He has published articles in a number of peer reviewed journals, and has book chapters published in Recent Advances in Antitrust Enforcement (MIT Press, 2006) and The Economics of Imperfect Markets (Springer, 2009). He co-edited the book The Political Economy of Antitrust published in the Contributions to Economic Analysis Series (Elsevier, 2007), and is the editor of the book Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws, Institutions and Implementation (MIT Press, 2010, forthcoming).
As part of his work on competition policy and law enforcement, and regulatory reform, he has presented extended lectures to a wide range of international audiences. These include: teaching a graduate summer school course on “Competition Law Enforcement” at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands); lectures on “Evaluation of Mergers and Detection of Cartels: What we can learn from the Experiences of the United States and Europe” to government officials and regulators in Lima (Peru); lectures at the Central European University (Budapest) and Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich) on merger enforcement, the proposed merger between GE and Honeywell, and industry dynamics; lectures on reforming rules and regulations at the European Commission, Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission (Taiwan); among others.
In consulting and related work, Professor Ghosal has advised international organizations, governments, consulting firms and companies on issues related to antitrust, competition policy and law enforcement, and reform of business regulations, and has provided expert report and testimony.
Professor Ghosal received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida specializing in Applied Industrial Organization, International Economics and Econometrics.
Philip J. Reny
Philip J. Reny is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His primary research is in game theory and auctions. He is the author of numerous articles on these topics which have been published in leading economics journals, and he is co-author of the book “Advanced Microeconomic Theory” (Addison-Wesley-Longman).
Professor Reny is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a charter member of the Game Theory Society. He serves on the editorial boards of Econometrica and the American Economic Review: Microeconomics.
Professor Reny holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University, an MA in economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a BA in economics/mathematics from Carleton University.
Guofu Tan is a Professor of Economics, University of Southern California. A fellow of the Chinese Economists Society, Professor Tan's economic research of Chinese economy, auction theory, industrial organization, and antitrust economics is widely published. Professor Tan teaches economics of transition and development - the case of China, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and regulation.
In the areas of auctions, business strategies, antitrust and regulatory policies, Professor Tan has advised a number of clients including the Competition Bureau of Canada, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau in the Ministry of Commerce in China, Bell Canada, Microsoft Corporation, and the World Bank.
Professor Tan serves in various editorial capacities for the International Journal of Industrial Organization (2004- ), the Annals of Economics and Finance (2001- ), China Economic Quarterly (2001- ), and the Review of Industrial Economics (2002- ). He was previously an Associate Editor for the International Economic Review (1999-2001).
Professor Tan's research work has been published in such leading scholarly journals as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, and Journal of Development Economics, among others.
Professor Tan has been the recipient of several research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, and Microsoft Corporation, as well as a Hampton Research Grant (Canada). Professor Tan also held T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Competition Bureau in Canada from 2000 to 2001.
Professor Tan holds a PhD in economics from the California Institute of Technology.
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Daniel S. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor in the Foundation of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Labor Economics, Maastricht University. He has also taught Princeton University and Michigan State. He has held visiting professorships at universities in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and lectured at over 200 universities in 46 states and 27 foreign countries. His research, published in nearly 100 refereed papers in scholarly journals, has concentrated on time use, labor demand, social programs, academic labor markets, and unusual applications of labor economics (to beauty, sleep, and suicide).
Professor Hamermesh is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), and Past President of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. His magnum opus, “Labor Demand,” was published by Princeton University Press in 1993. In 2009, Worth Publishers printed the third edition of his Economics Is Everywhere, a series of 400 vignettes designed to illustrate the ubiquity of economics in everyday life, and how the simple tools in a microeconomics principles class can be used. His undergraduate teaching has gained him several university-wide teaching awards.
Professor Hamermesh holds a PhD in economics from Yale University and an AB from the University of Chicago.