Christopher T. Taylor

Deputy Assistant Director
Antitrust I
(202) 326-2997
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Selected Publications

  • "Edgeworth Price Cycles in Gasoline: Evidence from the United States," with John Yun and Paul Zimmerman, Review of Industrial Organization, 2013.
  • "Petroleum Mergers and Competition in the Northeast United States," with Louis Silvia, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2013.
  • "Does Concentration Matter: Measurement of Petroleum Merger Price Effects," with Daniel Hosken and Louis Silvia, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2011.
  • "Gas Price Changes and the Petroleum Industry: An Update," 2011.
  • "Vertical Relationships and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets: Comment," with Nick Kriesle and Paul Zimmerman, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2010.
  • "Retail Gasoline Pricing: What Do We Know?," with Robert McMillan and Daniel Hosken, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2008.
  • "Do Gasoline Mergers Affect Consumer’s Prices? The Marathon-Ashland and UDS transaction," with John Simpson, Journal of Law and Economics, 2008.
  • "Report on Spring/Summer 2006 Nationwide Gasoline Price Increases," 2007.
  • "The Economic Effects of the Marathon-Ashland Joint Venture: The Importance of Industry Supply," with Daniel Hosken, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2007.
  • "A Variance Screen for Collusion," with Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Luke Froeb, and John Geweke, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2006.
  • "Investigation of Gasoline Price Manipulation and Post-Katrina Gasoline Price Increases," 2006.
  • "Gasoline Price Changes: The Dynamic of Supply, Demand and Competition," 2005.
  • "The Economic Effects of Withdrawn Antidumping Investigations: Is There Evidence of Collusive," Journal of International Economics, 2004.
  • "The Petroleum Industry: Mergers, Structural Change, and Antitrust Enforcement," 2004.
  • "Midwest Gasoline Price Investigation," 2001.
  • "R&D Intensity and Acquisitions in High Technology Industries: Evidence from the U.S. electronic and electrical equipment industries, with Bruce Blonigen, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2000.

Selected Presentations

  • "Petroleum Merger Retrospectives at the FTC," ABA Merger Retrospective Conference. Washington, DC (2013)
  • "Rockets & Feathers-Asymmetric Price Adjustment," ABA Antitrust Section Brown Bag. Washington, DC (2012)


Duke University
PhD Economics
Duke University
MA Economics
Saint Louis University
BS Business Administration

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Industry Economist
U.S. International Trade Commission