Brett W. Wendling

Brett W. Wendling

Economist
Division:
Antitrust
Phone:
(202) 326-2883
Email Address:
bwendling@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "The effects of physician and hospital integration on Medicare beneficiaries’ health outcomes," with Nathan Wilson and Tom Koch, Review of Economics and Statistics (Revise and Resubmit), 2019.
  • "Estimating the Causal Effect of Entry on Generic Drug Prices using Hatch-Waxman Exclusivity," with Luke Olson, Review of Industrial Organization, 2018.
  • "Physician market structure, patient outcomes, and spending: an examination of Medicare beneficiaries," with Nathan Wilson and Tom Koch, Health Services Research, 2018.
  • "How Vertical Integration Affects the Quantity and Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries," with Nathan Wilson and Tom Koch, Journal of Health Economics, 2017.
  • "Entry Threats and Pricing in the Generic Drug Industry," with Steven Tenn, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014.
  • "Informing the uninformed: How drug advertising affects check-up visits," with Daniel Hosken, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2013.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Hospital Mergers, Authorized Generic Drugs, and Consumer Credit Markets," with Joseph Farrell, Keith Brand, and David Balan, Review of Industrial Organization, 2011.
  • "The role of education in the production of health: an empirical analysis of smoking behavior," with Steven Tenn and Doug Herman Journal of Health Economics, 2008.

Selected Presentations

  • "The Effect of Physician Group Mergers on the Health Outcomes of Medicare Beneficiaries," APPAM. Denver, CO (2019)
  • "Competition Issues in Retail Grocery," OECD Latin American Conference. Montego Bay, Jamaica (2015)
  • "Estimating the effect of entry on generic drug prices using Hatch-Waxman exclusivity," IIOC. Boston, MA (2011)
  • "Entry Threats and Pricing in the Generic Drug Industry," IIOC. Boston, MA (2009)

Selected Reports

Education

University of Texas - Austin
PhD Economics
2006
University of Texas - Austin
MA Economics
2003
Wake Forest University
BS Mathematical Economics
1997

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Health Economics
  • Public Finance

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2006-present