Malcolm B. Coate

Antitrust I
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Selected Publications

  • "The Use of Natural Experiments in Merger Analysis," Journal of Antitrust Economics , 2013.
  • "Daubert, Science, and Modern Game Theory," with J. Fischer, Supreme Court Economics Review, 2012.
  • "In Defense of Market Definition," with J. Simons, Antitrust Bulletin, 2012.
  • "Upward Pressure on Price Analysis: Issues," with J. Simons , European Competition Journal, 2010.
  • "Comparing Merger Policies in the EU and US," with Bergmann et al., Review of Industrial Economics, 2010.
  • "Theory Meets Practice: Barriers to Entry," Review of Law and Economics, 2008.
  • "The Art of the Deal: Settlements at the FTC," with A.Kleit, Southern Economic Journal, 2004.
  • "The Economics of the Antitrust Process," with A.Kleit, Kluwer Publishers, 1996.
  • "Are Judges Leading Economics Theory," with A Kleit, Southern Economic Journal, 1993.
  • "Bureaucracy and Politics at the FTC," with Higgins, McChesney, Journal of Law and Economics, 1990.
  • "Merger Efficiencies at the Federal Trade Commission," 2009.
  • "Transparency at the FTC: Horizontal Merger Review Process 1996-2003," 2005.

Selected Presentations

"Merger Policy at the FTC: What Changes, What Remains the Same," Retrospective Analysis of Mergers, GWU 2013


Duke University
PhD Economics
Duke University
MA Economics
College of William and Mary
BS Mathematics and Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Corporate Strategy

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant
Duke University

Federal Trade Commission

Assistant Professor
Loyola College of Maryland

Various Positions
Federal Trade Commission