15 October, 2013

Luke Froeb                  

William Oehmig Associate Professor of Management

Owen Graduate School of Management                    Phone: (615) 322-9057
Vanderbilt University                                                            Fax:     (615) 343-7177

401 21st Avenue South                                              luke.froeb at owen.vanderbilt.edu
Nashville, TN 37203

 

Education

Stanford University, A.B. (1978), Economics, with honors and academic distinction.

University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. (1983), Econometrics, passed with distinction.      

 

Experience

1993-      Asst.(1993)/Assoc.(1998)/chaired(2000) Professor of Management, Vanderbilt University.  Teach managerial economics (textbook; blog) to both MBA’s and executive MBA’s, and assorted topics in non-degree programs. 

2003-5    Director, Bureau of Economics, U.S. Federal Trade Commission.  Managed 110 employees, including 75 PhD economists who provided economic analysis to support enforcement of antitrust and consumer protection laws. (talks)

1986-92  Economist, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.  Merger and price-fixing cases and policy: litigation support; expert witness; data analysis; policy analysis.  Work for Sentencing Commission.

1989       Kramer Foundation Fellow, University of Chicago Law School

1984-5    Asst. Professor, Department of Economics, Tulane University.  Taught grad and undergrad econometrics; grad industrial organization; undergrad micro

 

Awards, grants, professional activities

2012-      Co-editor of Economic Inquiry

2012       Nominee, Acquisition International Legal Awards

2011        Finalist, ‘Matter of the Year’ for Imperial Tobacco vs. OFT, Global Competition Review

2005-09 Editorial Board of Competition Policy International

1998-      Editorial Board of International Journal of the Economics of Business

2005-07  Outstanding Professor of Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA program

2005       FTC Award for Distinguished Service

2005       ABA Economic Evidence Task Force

2002       Dean's Award for Outstanding and Widespread Research Impact

2001       Klebler-Gerry Lecturer, St. Olaf’s College.

2001       Dell STAR (Strategic Technology And Research) Grant to update web-based Mathematica simulation games.

2000       Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence.

1999       Outstanding Professor of the Vanderbilt International Executive MBA program

1998       Outstanding Technological Innovation in Business Education for web-based Mathematica simulation games, by Price-Waterhouse and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. 

1995       Grant Recipient, the Provost's Initiative on Technological Innovation in the Classroom to develop the Vanderbilt University Mathematica Web Server.

1994-02 Editor, Antitrust.org, resource linking economic research, policy, and cases.

1993-7    Steering Committee Member for the Undergraduate Computation and Engineering Sciences to promote the emerging field of computational science.

 

RESEARCH BY TOPIC: 2382 Citations, H-Index=25

Competition Economics                     Other

Mergers                                              Law & Economics

Price Discrimination                          Patent Damages

Collusion                                            Econometrics

Vertical Restraints                             Miscellaneous

Auctions                                             Software

Empirical Market Delineation

Structure-Performance Studies

Antitrust Policy

 

Mergers

Werden, Gregory J. and Luke M. Froeb, “Merger Strategies and Antitrust Concerns,” in Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics, edited by Christopher R. Thomas and William F. Shughart II, Oxford University Press:  Kettering, U.K., 2013. 

Doane, Michael J., Luke M. Froeb, and David Zimmer, and Gregory Werden, Estimating the Effect of Mergers by Exploiting a Natural Experiment in Cross-Section Data (December, 2012), SSRN. 

Doane, Michael J., Froeb, Luke M. and Van Horn, R. Lawrence, How Well Do Travel Cost Models Measure Competition Among Hospitals? (September 16, 2011). SSRN.

Kalnins, Arturs, Luke M. Froeb, and Steven T. Tschantz, Mergers Increase Output When Firms Compete by Managing Revenue. SSRN.

Froeb, Luke M., Mikhael Shor, Steven Tschantz, Mergers in Auctions with an Incumbent Advantage (September 2, 2008). SSRN.

Tenn, Steven, Luke Froeb, and Steven Tschantz, Merger Effects When Firms Compete by Choosing Both Price and Promotion, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28:6 (November 2010), Pages 695-707. 

Werden, Gregory, Luke Froeb, and Steven Tschantz, Incentive Contracts as Merger Remedies, (October 2005). SSRN

Top of Form

Bottom of Form

Gandhi, Amit, Luke Froeb, Steven Tschantz, and Gregory Werden, Post-Merger Product Repositioning,  Journal of Industrial Economics, 41 (March, 2008) 49-67. SSRN.

Froeb, Luke and Steven Tschantz, and Gregory Werden, Pass-Through Rates and the Price Effects of Mergers, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 23 (2005) 703-715.  SSRN.

Werden, Gregory J., Luke M. Froeb and Steven Tschantz, The Effects of Merger Efficiencies on Consumers, European Competition Journal, 1:2 (October, 2005) 245-264.  SSRN.

Froeb, Luke, Steven Tschantz & Philip Crooke, Bertrand Competition with Capacity Constraints: Mergers Among Parking Lots, Journal of Econometrics 113(1) (March, 2003) 49-67.

Froeb, Luke and Steven Tschantz, How Much Information is Required to Accurately Predict Merger Effects?, Owen Working paper (6/01).

Froeb, Luke, and Gregory Werden, An Introduction to the Symposium on the Use of Simulation in Applied Industrial Organization, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 7(2) (July, 2000) 133-137.

Crooke, Philip, Luke Froeb, Steven Tschantz, and Gregory Werden The Effects of Assumed Demand Form on Simulated Post-Merger Equilibria, Review of Industrial Organization, 15(3), (November, 1999) pp. 205-217.

Werden, Gregory, and Luke Froeb, The Entry-Inducing Effects of Horizontal Mergers, Journal of Industrial Economics, 46:4 (1998) pp. 525-543.

Froeb, Luke and Gregory Werden, A Robust Test for Consumer Welfare Enhancing Mergers Among Sellers of a Homogeneous Product, Economics Letters, 58 (1998) pp. 267-269. 

Werden, Gregory, Luke Froeb, and Timothy Tardiff, The Use of the Logit Model  in Applied Industrial Organization, International Journal of the Economics of Business, vol. 3, no. 1, (1996) pp. 85-107.

Werden, Gregory and Luke Froeb, The Effects of Mergers in Differentiated Products Industries: Logit Demand and Merger Policy, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 10 (1994) pp. 407-426, reprinted in Antitrust and Competition Policy (Andrew N. Kleit ed., 2005)

Froeb, Luke, Timothy Tardiff, and Gregory Werden, The Demsetz Postulate and the Effects of Mergers in Differentiated Products Industries, Economic Inputs, Legal Outputs: The Role of Economists in Modern Antitrust, London: John Wiley & Sons, edited by Fred McChesney, 1998.

Werden, Gregory, and Luke Froeb, Simulation as an Alternative to Structural Merger Policy in Differentiated Products Industries, chapter 4 in The Economics of the Antitrust Process, edited by Malcolm Coate and Andrew Kleit, Boston: Kluwer Academic Press, 1996.  

Froeb, Luke, Evaluating Mergers in Durable Goods Industries, Antitrust Bulletin, 34 (Spring, 1989) 99-119.

 

Price Discrimination

Cooper, James, Luke Froeb, Daniel O'Brien and Steven Tschantz, Does Price Discrimination Intensify Competition? Implications for Antitrust, Antitrust Law Journal, 72:2 (2005) 327-374.

 

Collusion

Doane, Michael J., Luke M. Froeb, Brijesh J. Pinto, and David S. Sibley, “Screening For Collusion as a Problem of Inference,” in Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, edited by Daniel Sokol, Oxford University Press:  Kettering, U.K., forthcoming. 

Abrantes-Metz, Rosa, Luke Froeb, John Geweke, Christopher Taylor, A Variance Screen for Collusion, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 24 (May, 2006) 467-486.  SSRN:

Froeb, Luke, Robert Koyak & Gregory Werden, What is the Effect of Bid-Rigging on Prices?, Economics Letters, 42 (1993) pp. 419-423. link

 

Vertical Restraints

Froeb, Luke, Steven Tschantz, and Gregory Werden, Vertical Restraints and the Effects of Upstream Horizontal Mergers,  The Political Economy of Antitrust, Vivek Ghosal and Johann Stennek (Eds.), Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing, (2007) p. 369.  SSRN

Cooper, James, Luke Froeb, Daniel O'Brien, and Michael Vita, Vertical Antitrust Policy as a Problem of Inference, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 23 (2005) 639–664. SSRN

§  Comment by John Comanor, Frederick Scherer, and Robert Steiner

§  Reply

§  Response  by John Comanor, Frederick Scherer, and Robert Steiner

 Cooper, James, Luke Froeb, Daniel O'Brien, and Michael Vita, A Comparative Study of United States and European Union Approaches to Vertical Policy, George Mason Law Review, 13:2 (Winter, 2005) 289-308. SSRN:

Cooper, James, Luke Froeb, Daniel O'Brien, and Michael Vita, Vertical Restraints and Antitrust Policy: What about the Evidence? Competition Policy International, 1:2 (Autumn, 2005) 45-64.  SSRN

§  Comment by Frederick Scherer (2005)

§  Comment by Ralph Winter (2005)

§  Reply by authors (2006)

§  Rejoinder by Ralph Winter (2006)

 

Auctions

Froeb, Luke, Mikhael Shor, & Steven Tschantz, Mergers in Auctions with an Incumbent Advantage: Owen Working paper (2008). SSRN

Froeb, Luke, and Steven Tschantz, Mergers Among Bidders with Correlated Values in Economic Issues in Measuring Market Power--Contributions to Economic Analysis, Vol. 255, edited by Daniel J. Slottje, Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing, 2002, pp. 31-46.

Brannman, Lance, and Luke Froeb, Mergers, Cartels, Set-Asides and Bidding Preferences in Asymmetric Second-price Auctions, Review of Economics and Statistics, 82(2) (2000) 283-290.

Tschantz, Steven, Philip Crooke, and Luke Froeb, Mergers in Sealed vs. Oral Auctions, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 7(2) (July, 2000) 201-213.

Froeb, Luke, Steven Tschantz & Philip Crooke, Second-price Auctions with Power-related Distributions: Owen Working paper (2001). SSRN

Froeb, Luke M., Tschantz, Steven T. and Crooke, Philip, "Mergers Among Asymmetric Bidders: A Logit Second-Price Auction Model" (February 27, 1998). SSRN


Law & Economics

Luke M. Froeb, Bernhard Ganglmair, and Steven Tschantz, Framing Games:  Evidence-based Decision Making in an Adversarial Setting, (Dec. 2012). SSRN

Ganglmair, Bernhard, Luke M. Froeb, and Werden, Gregory J., Patent Hold Up and Antitrust: How a Well-Intentioned Rule Could Retard Innovation, Journal of Industrial Economics 60(2), (June 2012) pp. 249-273. SSRN

Froeb, Luke, and Bruce Kobayashi, Adversarial versus Inquisitorial Justice, Procedural Law And Economics, Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, vol. II, (edited by Chris William Sanchirico, (Edward Elgar, 2012).

Froeb, Luke, and Bruce Kobayashi, Evidence Production in Adversarial vs. Inquisitorial Regimes, Economics Letters 70(2), (2001) pp. 267-272.  SSRN

Froeb, Luke, and Bruce Kobayashi, Naive, Biased, yet Bayesian: Can Juries interpret Selectively-Produced Evidence. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, vol. 12, no. 1 (1996) 257-276; reprinted in Economics of Evidence, Procedure and Litigation (edited by Chris W. Sanchirico, Edward Elgar, forthcoming).

Froeb, Luke, The Adverse Selection of Cases for Trial, International Review of Law and Economics, 13(3), (June, 1993) 317-324

 

Patent Damages

Werden, Gregory J., Luke M. Froeb, and James Langenfeld, Lost Profits from Patent Infringement:  The Simulation Approach, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 7(2) (July, 2000) 213-227.

Werden, Gregory J., Luke M. Froeb, and Lucian Wayne Beavers, Economic Analysis of Lost Profits from Patent Infringement With and Without Noninfringing Substitutes, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, 27 (1999) pp. 305-333. SSRN

Werden, Gregory J., Lucian Wayne Beavers, and Luke M. Froeb, Quantity Accretion--The Mirror Image of Price Erosion from Patent Infringement, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, 81 (1999) pp. 479-482.

 

Econometrics

Froeb, Luke, An Innovation Variance Ratio Test, Owen working Paper (1996)

Cooil, Bruce, and Luke Froeb, A Difference Estimator for Testing Equality of Variances for Paired Time Series, Journal of Time Series Analysis, 19(3) (May, 1998) pp. 285-290.   SSRN:

Froeb, Luke, & Robert Koyak, Measuring and Comparing Smoothness in Time Series: The Production Smoothing Hypothesis, Journal of Econometrics, 64 (1994) 97-122.

 

Empirical Market Delineation

Werden, Gregory, and Luke Froeb, Correlation, Causality, and all that Jazz: the Inherent Shortcomings of Price Tests for Antitrust Market Delineation, Review of Industrial Organization, 8 (June, 1993) 329-354; reprinted in the Journal of Reprints for Antitrust Law and Economics, 28(1) (1998) p. 175.

Froeb, Luke and Gregory Werden, The Reverse Cellophane Fallacy in Market Delineation, Review of Industrial Organization, 7 (1992) 241-247.

Froeb, Luke and Gregory Werden, Residual Demand Estimation for Market Delineation: Complications and Limitations, Review of Industrial Organization, 6 (1991) 33-48, reprinted in the Journal of Reprints for Antitrust Law and Economics, 28(1) (1998) p. 357.

 

Structure-Performance Studies

Evans, William, Luke Froeb, and Gregory Werden, Endogeneity in the Concentration-Price Relationship: Causes, Consequences, and Cures, Journal of Industrial Economics, 41 (September, 1993) 1-8.

Amel, Dean, and Luke Froeb, Do Firms Differ Much?, Journal of Industrial Economics, 39 (March, 1991) 23-31.

Froeb, Luke, and John Geweke, Long Run Competition in the Post-war U.S. Aluminum Industry, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 5 (1987) 67-78.

 

Antitrust Policy

Werden, Gregory J. and Froeb, Luke M. Merger Strategies and Antitrust Concerns, Oxford Handbook in Managerial Economics, eds. William F. Shughart and Christopher R. Thomas, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Werden, Gregory J. and Froeb, Luke M. Choosing Among Tools for Assessing Unilateral Merger Effects.  European Competition Journal 155 (2011). SSRN

Werden, Gregory J., Luke M. Froeb, and Mikhael Shor.  Behavioral Antitrust and Merger Control, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, (2011, Vol. 167, No. 1, pp. 126-142). SSRN

Doane, Michael, Luke Froeb, and Steven Tschantz, WARNING: Improper Use of the New Horizontal Merger Guidelines Can Result in Overly Narrow Markets, Mistaken Inferences of Market Power, and Wrong-Headed Analyses.  CPI  Antitrust Journal 10(2), (October 28, 2010). link

Froeb, Luke, Paul Pautler, and Lars-Hendrik Roeller, The Economics of Organizing Economists, Antitrust Law Journal 76(2) (2009) pp. 101-116. SSRN

Froeb, Luke, On Revising the Merger Guidelines, Global Competition Policy, (Oct., 2009). Available at http://www.globalcompetitionpolicy.org/index.php?&id=1926&action=907

Froeb, Luke, Pingping Shan, Reconciling the Conflicting Views of the DOJ Report on Single-Firm Conduct, Global Competition Policy, (Oct., 2008). link

Rosa Abrantes-Metz and Luke Froeb, The Agencies are Screening for Collusion: What are they Likely to Find? ABA Newsletter (Spring, 2008). (link)

Werden, Gregory and Luke Froeb, Unilateral Competitive Effects of Horizontal Mergers II: Auctions and Bargaining, Issues in Competition Law and Policy, W. Dale Collins (ed.), ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2008, vol. 2, 1343. SSRN

Werden, Gregory J., and Luke M. Froeb, Unilateral Competitive Effects of Horizontal Mergers, in Handbook of Antitrust Economics, Paolo Buccirossi (ed.), (Boston: MIT Press), 2007, pp. 43-104.  SSRN:

Auctions, Evidence, and Antitrust, in Econometrics: Legal Practical and Technical Issues, John Harkrider (ed.), ABA Section on Antitrust Law, 2005. (with Mikhael Shor).  

Merger Simulation, in Econometrics: Legal, Practical, and Technical Issues, John D. Harkrider (ed.), ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2005, p. 269 (with Steven Tschantz and Gregory Werden).

Werden, Gregory, and Luke Froeb, Antitrust, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Willam Darity (ed.), McMillan Reference USA, forthcoming.

Froeb, Luke, and Paul Pautler, Consumer Protection, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Willam Darity (ed.), McMillan Reference USA, forthcoming. SSRN

Froeb, Luke, If Merger is the Answer, What is the Question? M&A Journal. (March, 2006), reprinted in Owen Manager (2006) and in Proceedings of the I Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics (Kluwer Law International, forthcoming).  

Froeb, Luke, James Cooper, Mark Frankena, Paul Pautler, and Louis Silvia, Economics at the FTC: Cases and Research with a Focus on Petroleum, Review of Industrial Organization, 26 (2005) 1-30.

Froeb, Luke, Daniel Hosken, Janis Pappalardo, Economics Research at the FTC: Information, Retrospectives, and Retailing, Review of Industrial Organization, 25:4 (Dec., 2004) 353-374. SSRN

Werden, Gregory J., Luke M. Froeb, and David T. Scheffman, A Daubert Discipline for Merger Simulation, Antitrust, 18:3 (Summer, 2004) pp. 89-95.

Werden, Gregory J., Luke M. Froeb and David T. Scheffman, Whither Merger Simulation?, Antitrust Source, (May, 2004).

Werden, Gregory, and Luke Froeb, The Antitrust Logit Model For Predicting Unilateral Competitive Effects, Antitrust Law Journal, 70(1), (2002).

Werden, Gregory, and Luke Froeb, Calibrated Economic Models Add Focus, Accuracy, and Persuasiveness to Merger Analysis in the Pros and Cons of Merger Control, edited by the Swedish Competition Authority, Swedish Competition Authority, Stockholm, 2002. SSRN

Froeb, Luke, Bid Rigging Against the Government, Owen Manager, (Spring, 1994).

 

Miscellaneous

Froeb, Luke M. and Ward, James C., Teaching Managerial Economics with Problems Instead of Models (April 5, 2011). THE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK ON TEACHING AND LEARNING IN ECONOMICS, Gail Hoyt, KimMarie McGoldrick, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012. Available at SSRN

Froeb, Luke, and Brian McCann, Managerial Economics: A Problem-solving Approach, 2nd Edition, (Cincinnati, Cengage/Southwestern, 2010).

Froeb, Luke, Review of “Economy of Grace” Journal of Lutheran Ethics, vol. 29, July, 2006. (link)

Froeb, Luke, Book Review of Modern Competitive Analysis by Sharon Oster, Managerial and Decision Economics, 21:5 (July-Aug., 2000) pp. 209-210. 

Crooke, Philip, Luke Froeb & Steven Tschantz, Teaching MBA Students to Compete in Simulated Oligopoly Environments, Interactive Learning, Vignettes from America’s most Wired Campuses, edited by Donald Brown, (Anker Publishing: Bolton, MA, 2000) pp. 141-143.

Crooke, Philip, Luke Froeb & Steven Tschantz, Pedagogy using Mathematica through the Web ALN Magazine, vol. 2:2, Oct., 1998. (link)

Froeb, Luke, Book Review of Business Economics by Maria Moschandreas, Managerial and Decision Economics, 16:1 (Jan-Feb, 1995) pp. 93-94.

Froeb, Luke, Richard W. Oliver, and David Weiskopf, Geographic Variation in Internet Connectivity, Papers & Proceedings of the Twenty Ninth IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, vol. 29, 1996.

 

Software

Crooke, Philip, Luke Froeb, and Steven Tschantz, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Mathematica in Education and Research, 8(1) (winter, 1999) pp. 17-23.

Crooke, Philip, Luke Froeb, and Steven Tschantz, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Mathematica package (1998).

Crooke, Philip, Luke Froeb, and Steven Tschantz, SimMerger™, a Mathematica package that simulates the effects of mergers, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice (1998).

Crooke, Philip, Luke Froeb & Steven Tschantz, Simulate Mergers On-Line, Antitrust 11 (spring, 1997) 29. [GS 1]

Froeb, Luke, Log Spectral Analysis: Variance Components in Asset Prices, in Computational Economics and Finance: Modeling and Analysis with Mathematica, edited by Hal Varian (TELOS, Springer-Verlag) 1996. [WS 5]

Froeb, Luke, and Gregory Werden, Simulating Mergers among Noncooperative Oligopolists, in Computational Economics and Finance: Modeling and Analysis with Mathematica, edited by Hal Varian (TELOS, Springer-Verlag) 1996. [GS 20, WS 3, LN 3, WL 4]

Froeb, Luke, Click&Learn Regression, interactive software that teaches regression analysis to lay persons (1993)

 

 

Recent Talks

 

Mar, 2013       Screening For Collusion as a Problem of Inference, U. Florida.

 

Feb, 2013        How Well Do Travel Cost Models Measure the Effects of Hospital Mergers, U. MN Health Policy.

 

Feb, 2013        Direct Evidence of Anticompetitive Harm: The Expanding Role of Economics, Minneapolis ABA and U. MN. Law School. 

 

Sept, 2012       Horizontal Merger Guidelines Revision, Villanova University

 

Sept, 2012       Disparate Impact Analysis, Mason LEC Public Policy Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC

 

Mar, 2012       Pricing and Ownership Concentration:  A New Approach to the Endogeneity Problem, IIOC Meetings. 

 

Jan, 2012         Horizontal Merger Guidelines, Dallas Bar Association

 

June, 2011       Horizontal Mergers, Advanced Policy Institute on Antitrust Economics, George Mason University School of Law.

 

May, 2011       Third Generation Price-Concentration Regressions, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

May 2011        Choosing Among Tools to Evaluate Mergers, University of Berne and Swiss Competition Authority.

 

April 2011      How Well Do Travel Cost Models Measure the Effects of Mergers Among Hospitals.  International Industrial Organization Confernce, Boston.

 

April 2011      Third Generation Price-Concentration Regressions, University of Texas-Dallas.

 

Sept, 2010       Mergers Increase Output when Firms Compete by Managing Revenue, Canadian Competition Bureau, Ottowa, Canada.

 

June, 2010       Behavioral Antitrust and Merger Control, Budapest, Hungary.

 

June, 2010       Antitrust Developments, European Commission, DG-Comp.

 

June, 2010       Antitrust Developments, Office of Fair Trading, London.

 

Apr, 2009        Mergers in Auctions with an Incumbent Advantage, IIOC annual meetings, Boston MA.

 

March, 2009   The Competitive Effects of the Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger, testimony before Congress. 

 

Sept, 2008       The past, present, and future of hospitals deals and antitrust, Heath care deal-making summit, Nashville, TN. 

 

July, 2008       How to Measure the Welfare Effects of the FTC’s Competition and Consumer Protection Efforts roundtable at hearings on FTC at 100, Washington DC.

 

May, 2008       Mergers among firms that manage revenue, IIOC Conference, Arlington, VA

 

Feb, 2008        Horizontal Mergers among IP Licensors and IP Licensees, George Mason University Conference on High Tech Mergers.

 

Feb, 2008        The limits of structural modeling, plenary talk, George Mason University Conference on High Tech Mergers.

 

Apr, 2008        25th Anniversary of AT&T Break-up, Panel Moderator, University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

 

Oct, 2007        Mergers among firms that compete by choosing both price and promotion,

Competition Conference to celebrate inauguration of China’s new antitrust law, Peking University, China.

 

June, 2007       Mergers among firms that compete by choosing both price and promotion,

Industrial Organization Conference, Shanghai China.

 

July, 2007       eCCP Roundtable:  US Supreme Court Decisions: A Retrospective,

Washington, DC.

 

June, 2007       Antitrust Debate with Marc Ivaldi,

Italian Competition Authority, Rome Italy.

 

June, 2007       Mergers among firms that compete by choosing both price and promotion,

Asian Industrial Organization Conference, Shanghai China.

 

Apr., 2007       Mergers among firms that compete by choosing both price and promotion,

IIOC Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia

 

Apr., 2007       Mergers among firms that compete by choosing both price and promotion,

Washington University

 

Mar., 2007      Challenges to Dominant Firm Exclusionary Conduct,

2007 Antitrust Conference, The Conference Board, New York

 

Mar., 2007      Mergers among firms that compete by choosing both price and promotion,

Cornell University

 

Mar., 2007      Mergers among firms that compete by choosing both price and promotion,

Vanderbilt University

 

Jan., 2007        Media Ownership,

NewsChannel5’s Openline, Nashville

 

Dec., 2006       Media Mergers, FCC Hearings on Media Mergers

                        Nashville, Tennessee

 

Sept., 2006      What do we know about single-firm conduct? (slides)

                        Joint FTC-DOJ hearings on “Single Firm Conduct”

 

June, 2006       The Economics of Mergers (slides) and Monopolization (slides)

                        Office of Fair Trading, London, UK

 

June, 2006       Managing Vertical Relationships, Fordham Competition Law Institute,

Fordham Law School, New York

 

May, 2006       Health Care Competition: Emerging Antitrust Issues (slides)

                        AHIP & AHLA Conference, Amelia Island, Florida

 

April, 2006     Post-Merger Product Repositioning (slides)

                        University of Texas--Arlington

 

March, 2006  Merger Analysis, The Use of Economics in Competition Law,

BIICL Confernce, Brussels, Belgium

 

March, 2006  Article 82 and Section 2 (slides)

                        Freshfields, Bruckhaus & Deringer seminar, Washington, DC

 

Dec, 2005        Evanston-Northwestern Hospital Merger Reconsidered

                        ABA Brown Bag Discussion

 

Dec, 2005        A Positive Antitrust Enforcement Agenda (slides)

                        CEPR Conference, Brussels, Belgium

 

Nov, 2005       If Merger is the Answer, What is the Question? (slides)

                        The First Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics, Portugal

 

Oct., 2005       If Merger is the Answer, What is the Question? (slides)

                        CFO conference, Huntsville, Alabama

 

Aug, 2005       Health Care Competition: Can we make it work? (slides)

                        Health care MBA Advisory Board, Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

 

Aug, 2005       Health Care Competition: Can we make it work? (slides)

                        Breakfast Roundtable Discussion, Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

 

June, 2005       International Regulatory Risk (slides)

                        Pioneer Investments, New Hampshire

 

June, 2005       Antitrust and Intellectual Property (slides)

                        ABA Antitrust and Intellectual Property Conference, UC-Berkeley

 

June, 2005       Regulatory Risk (slides)

                        Legg-Mason Conference, Nashville, TN

 

June, 2005       Merger Analysis (slides)

                        Bates-White Conference, Washington, DC

 

May, 2005       Vertical Restraints, What Next? (slides)

                        LECG Panel, Washington, DC

 

May, 2005       Vertical Restraints (slides)

                        AEI/Brookings Joint Center Antitrust Program

 

May, 2005       Vertical Restraints (slides)

                        George Mason Law School Bundling Roundtable

 

April, 2005     Post Merger Product Repositioning (slides)

                        International Industrial Organization Conference

 

April, 2005     Breakfast with the Bureau Directors (slides)

                        ABA meetings, Washington DC

 

April, 2005     Did the FTC Approve Too Many Oil Mergers? (slides)

                        ABA meetings, Washington DC

 

March, 2005  Consumer Protection Economics (slides)

                        Colby College

 

March, 2005  International Antitrust (slides)

                        Vanderbilt Development Economics graduate students

 

Feb, 2005        Critical Enforcement Issues

                        Roundtable Discussion at Charles River Associates Annual Conference

 

Jan, 2005         Use of Economics in Competition Law (slides)

                        Keynote speech, IBC Conference, Brussels

 

Dec, 2004        Competition Advocacy and Industry-Wide Antitrust at the FTC (slides)

                        Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission, London,

 

Dec, 2004        Effects-Based Analysis:  Mergers and Vertical Restraints (slides)

                        British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London

 

Dec, 2004        Antitrust Enforcement R&D:  Mergers and Vertical Restraints (slides)

                        Kings College, London

 

Dec, 2004        Vertical Restraints:  What about the Evidence? (slides)

                        American Bar Association, Fall Forum, Washington, DC

 

Nov, 2004       Demand-Pull Research for Antitrust Policy (slides)

                        University of Virginia, Dept. of Econ.

 

Nov, 2004       Post-Merger Product Repositioning (slides)

                        University of Virginia, Dept. of Econ

 

Oct, 2004        Quantitative Methods in Merger Control (slides)

                        Summit at Como:  A Discussion of Competition Policy, Law & Economics, Italy. 

 

Oct, 2004        Vertical Restraints:  What about the Evidence? (slides)

                        George Mason University Law Review Program, Washington, DC

 

Sep, 2004        Enforcement R&D (slides)

                        EC/US Bilateral Consultations, Brussels, Belgium.

 

Sep, 2004        Economics and Antitrust:  Enforcement R&D  (slides)

Keynote Address at Annual Meeting of the European Association in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Brandenberg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany

 

Jun, 2004        Post-Merger Product Repositioning (slides)

                        University de Toulouse, IDEI, Toulouse, France

 

Jun, 2004        Use of Economic Evidence in Competition Cases (slides)

                        OECD Roundtable, Paris, France

 

Apr, 2004        Variance and Smoothness Screens for Collusion (slides)

                        International Industrial Organization Conference, Chicago, IL [GS 2]

 

Apr, 2004        Merger Effects, Promotion and Price (slides)

                        Duke University, Durham, NC

 

Apr, 2004        Breakfast with the FTC Bureau Directors (slides)

                        American Bar Association Spring Meeting, Washington, DC

 

Mar, 2004       Economic Analysis of Mergers:  Recent Developments (slides)

                        American Bar Association Spring Meeting, Washington, DC

 

Mar, 2004       Economics in Antitrust:  A U.S. Perspective (slides)

                        The Office of Fair Trading, London, UK

 

Mar, 2004       The View from Brussels and Washington

                        AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, Brussels

 

Mar, 2004       Economics in Antitrust:  A U.S. Perspective

                        European Commission, Brussels

 

Mar, 2004       Economists, Damages, and Daubert Pitfalls

                        Utah State Bar and Law and Economics Society, Salt Lake City

 

Mar, 2004       Unilateral Effects and Economic Models

                        2004 Antitrust Conference:  The Conference Board, NY.

 

Feb, 2004        Unilateral Effects and Economic Models

                        Charles River Associates Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

 

Jan, 2004         Merger Effects When Firms Compete by Choosing Both Price and Advertising,

                        FTC Bureau of Economics Seminar

 

Jan, 2004         Whither Merger Simulation

                        ABA Economics Committee Brown Bag, Washington, DC

 

Dec, 2003        Using Structural Models to Simulate IP Damages

ABA Antitrust & Intellectual Property Sections, Washington, DC

 

Nov, 2003       Mergers among Firms that Practice Yield Management

                        INFORMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

 

Nov, 2003       Price Discrimination and Competition:  Implications for Antitrust

                        American Bar Association Fall Forum, Washington, DC

 

Nov, 2003       Role of Expert Economic Testimony in Antitrust Litigation

Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation of the Bar of the City of NY

 

Aug, 2003       Continuity in Economics at the FTC

                        ABA Antitrust Brownbag

 

May, 2003       Merger Simulation and Market Delineation

                        Two-day training seminar at the Canadian Competition Bureau, Ottawa

 

April, 2003     Merger Simulation and Market Delineation

                        Two-day training seminar at the Office of Fair Trading, London

 

May, 2002       Quantitative Cost-Benefit analysis of Mergers

                        Three-day training seminar Swedish Competition Authority, Stockholm

 

April, 2002     Vertical Restraints and Upstream Horizontal Mergers:  Does the retail sector matter?  University of Florida, Gainesville 

 

Policy Advocacy

2009

Written Testimony of Luke Froeb before the House Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy on the Ticketmaster/Live Nation Proposed Merger.

2006

Brief of Amici Curiae Economists in Support of Petitioner, et al., Leegin. v. PSKS, 75 U.S.L.W. 3207 (U.S. Nov. 3, 2006) (No. 06-480) (On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit).

 

2006 Quadrennial Regulatory Review—Review of the Commission’s Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, MB Docket No. 06-121, Joint Declaration of Luke Froeb, Padmanabhan Srinagesh and Michael Williams in support of Comments of Hearts-Argyle Television, Inc.

 

Brief of Amici Curiae Economists in Support of Petitioner, et al., Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 74 U.S.L.W. 3517 (U.S. Apr. 6, 2006) (No. 05-1126) (On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit).  

 

Brief of Amici Curiae Economists in Support of Petitioner, Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 74 U.S.L.W. 3517 (U.S. Apr. 6, 2006) (No. 05-1126) (brief in support of certiorari).

2005

2004

·        Contact Lenses
FTC Staff Comment to the Honorable Doug Matayo Concerning Arkansas H.B. 2286 and the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act and Contact Lens Rule (Oct. 2004) (V040026)

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·        Housing, Real Estate
FTC Staff and Department of Justice Antitrust Division Comment to the Honorable Paul Kujawski Concerning Proposed Massachusetts H.B. 180 to Authorize Non-Attorneys to Perform Certain Real Estate Settlement Services (Oct. 2004) (V040025)

o   News Release

·        Health Care, Pharmacy Benefit Managers
FTC Comment to the Honorable Greg Aghazarian Concerning California A.B. 1960 Requiring Pharmacy Benefit Managers to Make Specified Disclosures to “Purchasers” and “Prospective Purchasers” Regarding Revenues and Drug Formularies (Sep. 2004) (V040027)

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·        Labeling, Food
FTC Staff Comment Before the Food and Drug Administration Concerning Nutrient Claims (Jul. 2004) (V040020)

o   News Release

·        Gasoline
FTC Staff Comment to the Honorable Gene DeRossett Concerning Michigan H.B. 4757, the “Petroleum Marketing Stabilization Act”(Jun. 2004) (V040019)

o   News Release

·        Labeling, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices
FTC Staff Comment Before the Food and Drug Administration Concerning Consumer-Directed Promotion (May 2004) (V040016)

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·        Labeling, Food
FTC Staff Comment Before the Food and Drug Administration Concerning Food Labeling: Trans Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling (Apr. 2004) (V030017)

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·        Health Care, Pharmaceuticals
FTC Staff Comment to the Honorable Patrick C. Lynch and Honorably Juan M. Pichardo Concerning the Competitive Effects of Rhode Island General Assembly Bills Containing Pharmaceutical “Freedom of Choice” and “Any Willing Provider” Provisions (Apr. 2004) (V040013)

o   News Release

·        Funeral Homes
FTC Staff Comment to the Honorable Joanne C. Benson Concerning Maryland H.B. 795 Regarding Corporate Ownership of Funeral Homes (Apr. 2004) (V040011)

o   News Release

·        Internet Commerce, Contact Lenses
Possible Anticompetitive Barriers to E-Commerce: Contact Lenses: A Report from the Staff of the Federal Trade Commission (Mar. 2004) (V040007)

o   News Release

·        Internet Commerce, Alcohol
FTC Staff Comment to the Honorable William Magee et al. Concerning New York A.B. 9560-A; S.B. 606-A; and S.B. 1192 to Allow Out-of State Vendors to Ship Wine Directly to New York Consumers (Mar. 2004) (V040012)

o   News Release

·        Gasoline
FTC Staff Comment to the Honorable Les Donovan Concerning Kansas H.R. 2330 Prohibiting a “Marketer” or “Retailer” From Selling Motor Fuel Below Cost (Mar. 2004) (V040009)

o   News Release

·        Gasoline
FTC Staff Comment to the Honorable Demetrius C. Newton Concerning the Alabama Fuels Marketing Act (Jan. 2004) (V040005)

o   News Release

·        Labeling, Food
FTC Staff Comment Before the Food and Drug Administration Concerning Labeling: Health Claims; Dietary Guidance (Jan. 2004) (V040006)

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·        Commodity Future Exchanges
FTC Comment Before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regarding the Application of U.S. Futures Exchange, LLC for Contract Market Designation (Jan. 2004) (V040004)

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