Michael G. Vita

Deputy Director
Office of The Director
Email Address:
mvita@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Retrospective Analysis of Hospital Mergers," with O. Ashenfelter, D. Hosken, and M. Weinberg, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011.
  • "Mergers Between Competing Hospitals: Lessons From Retrospective Analyses," with D. Haas-Wilson, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011.
  • "Economics at the FTC: The Google‑DoubleClick Merger, Resale Price Maintenance, Mortgage Disclosures, and Credit Scoring in Auto Insurance," with M. Baye et al., Review of Industrial Organization, 2008.
  • "Merger Efficiencies: The `Passing‑On= Fallacy," with P. Yde, Antitrust, 2006.
  • "Vertical Antitrust Policy as a Problem of Inference," with J. Cooper, L. Froeb, and D. O'Brien, Int'l J. of Industrial Organization, 2005.
  • "Regulatory Restrictions on Selective Contracting: An Empirical Analysis of `Any Willing Provider’ Regulations," Journal of Health Economics, 2001.
  • "Regulatory Restrictions on Vertical Integration and Control: The Competitive Impact of Gasoline Divorcement Policies," Journal of Regulatory Economics, 2000.
  • "The Competitive Effects of Not-for-Profit Hospital Mergers: A Case Study," with L. Schumann, Journal of Health Economics, 2000.
  • "The Must Carry Decisions: Bad Law, Bad Economics,” with J. Lopatka, Supreme Court Economic Review, 1998.
  • "Is There New Thinking on Vertical Mergers?: A Comment," with D. Reiffen, Antitrust Law Journal, 1995.

Education

University of Wisconsin
PhD Economics
1984
University of Wisconsin
MS Economics
1981
Penn State University
BA Economics
1977

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Econometrics
  • Health Care
  • Vertical Restraints

Professional Experience

Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission
2000-present

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission
1986-2000

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
1984-1986