Ken Heyer

Deputy Director
Office of The Director
Phone:
(202) 326-2032
Email Address:
kheyer@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Robert Bork and Welfare Standards," Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.
  • "Optimal Remedies for Anticompetitive Mergers," Antitrust Magazine, 2012.
  • "The Year in Review Economics at the Antitrust Division, 2008-2009," with Carl Shapiro, Jeffrey Wilder, Review of Industrial Organization, 2009.
  • "Merger Review of Firms in Financial Distress," with Sheldon Kimmel, Competition Policy International, 2009.
  • "The Year in Review: Economics at the Antitrust Division, 2007-2008," with Nicholas Hill, Review of Industrial Organization, 2008.
  • "Extraction vs. Extension:  The Basis for Formulating Antitrust Policy Towards Single-Firm Conduct," Competition Policy International, 2008.
  • "Welfare Standards and Merger Analysis: Why Not the Best?," Competition Policy International, 2006.
  • "Proposal for a Market-Based Solution to Airport Delays," with W. Tom Whalen, Dennis Carlton, Oliver Richard, Regulation Magazine, 2008.
  • "Predicting the Competitive Effects of Mergers by Listening to Customers," Antitrust Law Journal, 2007.
  • "A World of Uncertainty: Economics and the Globalization of Antitrust," Antitrust Law Journal, 2005.

Selected Presentations

  • "Market Definition and Critical Loss Analysis," ABA Conference Beijing, China, 2013.
  • "Merger Analysis and Views Expressed by Customers," Fordham Law School Competition Law Institute, New York, 2012.
  • "Vertical Restraints and the Chicago School," ABA Masters Program, Williamsburg, VA, 2010.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
PhD Economics
1983
Queens College, CUNY
BA
1977

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Remedies
  • Monopsony

Professional Experience

Deputy Director
Federal Trade Commission
2012-present


Chief, Competition Policy Section
U.S. Department of Justice
2010-2012


Economics Director of Enforcement
U.S. Department of Justice
2004-2010


Chief, Competition Policy Section
U.S. Department of Justice
1999-2004


Assistant Chief, Economic Litigation Section
U.S. Department of Justice
1993-1999