David J. Balan

Economist
Antitrust II
Phone:
(202) 326-3214
Email Address:
dbalan@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Better Product at Same Cost, Lower Sales and Lower Welfare," with George Deltas, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2013.
  • "The Correlation between Human Capital and Morality and its Effect on Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence," with Stephen Knack, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012.
  • "A Retrospective Analysis of the Clinical Quality Effects of the Acquisition of Highland Park Hospital by Evanston Northwestern Healthcare," with Patrick Romano, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011.
  • "Job Insecurity isn’t Always Efficient," with Dan Hanner, FTC Working Paper, 2010.

Selected Presentations

  • "Bargaining in Hospital Merger Models," International Industrial Organization Conference. Boston, MA (2013)
  • "Better Product at Same Cost, Lower Sales and Lower Welfare," University of Oregon. Eugene, OR (2012)
  • "The Correlation between Human Capital and Morality and its Effect on Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence," World Bank. Washington, DC (2010)

Education

Binghamton University
BA Economics, History, Philosophy
1992
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD Economics
2000

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Hospitals

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2000-present

Senior Economist (On Detail)
Council of Economic Advisers
2013-present