Christopher Taylor

Christopher T. Taylor

Deputy Assistant Director
Division:
Antitrust
Phone:
(202) 326-2997
Email Address:
ctaylor@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "The Determinants of Plant Exit: the Evolution of the U.S. Refining Industry," with D. Meyer, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 2018.
  • "Gasoline and Diesel Tax Incidence: The 2003 Washington State Nickel Funding Package," with Louis Silvia, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2016.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "The Economic Effects of Withdrawn Antidumping Investigations: Is There Evidence of Collusive," Journal of International Economics, 2004.
  • "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)

Selected Reports

Education

Duke University
PhD Economics
1994
Duke University
MA Economics
1992
Saint Louis University
BS Business Administration
1990

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission
2003-present

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
1998-2003

Industry Economist
U.S. International Trade Commission
1994-1998