Expertise DescriptionI have more than 20 years in the field of Monetary and Financial Economics. My expertise includes antitrust, securities, financial regulations, econometrics, banking regulations, conspiracy, and developing empirical screens for conspiracies and manipulations. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Alleged Conspiracies; case involving price-fixing, bid-rigging and market allocation; Class Actions Certification and Price Fixing; addressing class certification using various empirical methods to determine similarity of effects across consumers allegedly belonging to the class in a price-fixing conspiracy case; Alleged Conspiracy among Business Partners; developing an innovative approach to detect collusion based on survey data.
My consulting services include: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Oil and Gasoline Industry. Developed various econometric approaches to estimate and possible effect on gasoline prices of major oil company mergers; Daily Gasoline Pricing Forecast. Developed an econometric model for a major oil company to predict daily gasoline prices for all its competitors at the terminal level, and across all its terminals in the United States. The model significantly improved analysts' forecasts and assisted in daily pricing decisions; Spectral Test for mergers and Accusations. Developed a new statistical test in the frequency domain and applied it to antitrust market definition in gasoline markets; Estimation of the Likelihood of Success and Duration of Drugs in clinical Stages; Health Care Costs and Innovation. Developed a new econometric approach to estimate the contribution of technological progress to the increase in health care expenditures in the United States over the last four decades.
My professional experience includes: Principal, Consulting Firm; Principal, Consulting Firm; Senior Consultant, Consulting Firm; Economist; Adjunct Associate Professor; Lecturer; Teaching Assistant.
|PhD||Economics||University of Chicago|
|MA||Economics||University of Chicago|
|MA||Economics (With Honors)||Universidade Nova de Lisboa|
|Licenciatura||Economics||Universidade Catolica Portuguesa|
Awards & Affiliation
|The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists|
|Member of the Econometric Society|
|the American Economic Association and Industrial Organization So.|
|Editorial Advisory Boar|
|The Antitrust Chronicle|
|Competition Policy International|
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases