Christopher J. Garmon

Economist
Antitrust II
Phone:
(202) 326-3465
Email Address:
cgarmon@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Employer-Provided Health Insurance and Hospital Mergers," Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2013.
  • "Major League Baseball's First Year Player Draft: A Natural Laboratory for the Study of Bargaining," Journal of Sports Economics, 2013.
  • "Competition in Hospital Services: United States," 2012.
  • "Hospital Mergers and Competitive Effects: Two Retrospective Analyses," with Deborah Haas-Wilson, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011.
  • "Emerging Health Care Issues: Follow-On Biologic Drug Competition," 2009.
  • "The Use of Multiple Control Groups and Data Sources as Validation in Retrospective Studies of Hospital Mergers," with Deborah Haas-Wilson, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011.
  • "Hospital Competition and Charity Care," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 2009.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Data Intensive Mergers and Policy R&D," with Michael Salinger, Keith Anderson, David Schmidt, and John Yun, Review of Industrial Organization, 2006.
  • "A Note on Negligence and Collusion-Proof Liability," International Review of Law and Economics, 2005.
  • "Complements Integration and Foreclosure: The Case of Joint Consumption," Southern Economic Journal, 2004.
  • "Slotting Allowances and Other Marketing Practices in the Grocery Industry," 2001.

Selected Presentations

  • "Hospital Merger Forecasting: Lessons from the Retrospectives and Next Steps," American Bar Association Retrospective Analysis of Agency Determinations in Merger Transactions Symposium. Washington, DC (2013)
  • "Merger Review Under the New Horizontal Merger Guidelines: Physician and Hospital Market Definition," American Bar Association Antitrust in Healthcare Conference. Arlington, VA (2012)
  • "The Role of Economic Analysis in Healthcare Antitrust," American Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Practice Group Mid-Year Luncheon. Orlando, FL (2012)

Education

University of Florida
PhD Economics
1997
New College of Florida
BA Economics
1992

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Hospital Competition
  • Biologic Pharmaceuticals
  • Sports Economics

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
1997-present

Instructor
Johns Hopkins University
2002-2011

Visiting Assistant Professor
Kenyon College
2000-2001