Christopher T. Taylor

Deputy Assistant Director
Antitrust I
Phone:
(202) 326-2997
Email Address:
ctaylor@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Edgeworth Price Cycles in Gasoline: Evidence from the United States," with John Yun and Paul Zimmerman, Review of Industrial Organization, 2013.
  • "Petroleum Mergers and Competition in the Northeast United States," with Louis Silvia, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2013.
  • "Does Concentration Matter: Measurement of Petroleum Merger Price Effects," with Daniel Hosken and Louis Silvia, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2011.
  • "Gas Price Changes and the Petroleum Industry: An Update," 2011.
  • "Vertical Relationships and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets: Comment," with Nick Kriesle and Paul Zimmerman, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2010.
  • "Retail Gasoline Pricing: What Do We Know?," with Robert McMillan and Daniel Hosken, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2008.
  • "Do Gasoline Mergers Affect Consumer’s Prices? The Marathon-Ashland and UDS transaction," with John Simpson, Journal of Law and Economics, 2008.
  • "Report on Spring/Summer 2006 Nationwide Gasoline Price Increases," 2007.
  • "The Economic Effects of the Marathon-Ashland Joint Venture: The Importance of Industry Supply," with Daniel Hosken, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2007.
  • "A Variance Screen for Collusion," with Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Luke Froeb, and John Geweke, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2006.
  • "Investigation of Gasoline Price Manipulation and Post-Katrina Gasoline Price Increases," 2006.
  • "Gasoline Price Changes: The Dynamic of Supply, Demand and Competition," 2005.
  • "The Economic Effects of Withdrawn Antidumping Investigations: Is There Evidence of Collusive," Journal of International Economics, 2004.
  • "The Petroleum Industry: Mergers, Structural Change, and Antitrust Enforcement," 2004.
  • "Midwest Gasoline Price Investigation," 2001.
  • "R&D Intensity and Acquisitions in High Technology Industries: Evidence from the U.S. electronic and electrical equipment industries, with Bruce Blonigen, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2000.

Selected Presentations

  • "Petroleum Merger Retrospectives at the FTC," ABA Merger Retrospective Conference. Washington, DC (2013)
  • "Rockets & Feathers-Asymmetric Price Adjustment," ABA Antitrust Section Brown Bag. Washington, DC (2012)

Education

Duke University
PhD Economics
1994
Duke University
MA Economics
1992
Saint Louis University
BS Business Administration
1990

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission
2003-present

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
1998-2003

Industry Economist
U.S. International Trade Commission
1994-1998