Seth B. Sacher

Economist
Antitrust I
Phone:
(202) 326-2352
Email Address:
ssacher@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "An Economic Analysis of Twombly/Iqbal with Applications to Antitrust," with D. Herman, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2014.
  • "To Issue or Not to Issue Guidance," CPI Journal, 2013.
  • "Trade is Good for Competition, But Competition is Great for Trade," Antitrust Chronicle, 2013.
  • "Avoiding the Robin Hood Syndrome in Developing Antitrust Jurisdictions," with Alden Abbott, William E Kovacic: An Antitrust Tribute Liber Amicorum, 2013.
  • "The Past, Present and Future of Antitrust," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 2010.
  • "The Competitive Effects of Not for Profit Hospital Mergers," with Michael Vita, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2001.
  • "Physician Networks, Integration and Efficiency," with Louis Silvia, Antitrust Bulletin, 2000.
  • "Antitrust Issues in Defining the Product Market for Hospital Services, with Louis Silvia, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 1998.
  • "Fiscal Fragmentation and the Distribution of Metropolitan Area Resources," Urban Studies, 1993.
  • "Housing Demand and Property Tax Incidence in a Life-Cycle Framework," Public Finance Quarterly, 1993.

Selected Presentations

  • "To Issue Guidance or Not to Issue Guidance," Confrence on Vertical Restraints Adopted by Dominant Firms. Brasilia, Brazil (2012)
  • "Quantitative Techniques in Monopolization Cases," OECD Seminar on Topics in Competition Policy. Budapest, Hungary (2009)
  • "Evaluating Post Merger Conduct in Health Care Markets," FTC/DOJ Hearings on Health Care Competition Law and Policy. Washington, DC (2003)

Education

University of Maryland
PhD Economics
1990
University of Maryland
MA Economics
1989
State University of New York at Binghamton
BA Economics
1984

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Applied Microeconomic Analysis

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2007-present

Partner
Bates White, LLC
2003-2007

Principal
Charles River Associates
1998-2003

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
1990-1998