Daniel S. Hosken

Deputy Assistant Director
Applied Research and Outreach
(202) 326-3491
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Selected Publications

  • "Can Entry or Exit Event Studies Inform Horizontal Merger Analysis? Evidence from Grocery Retailing," with Luke Olson and Loren Smith, Economic Inquiry, 2016.
  • "Patent Assertion Entity Activity:  An FTC Study," 2016.
  • "Efficiencies Brewed: Pricing and Consolidation in the U.S. Beer Industry," with Orley Ashenfelter and Matthew Weinberg, RAND Journal of Economics, 2015.
  • “Evidence on the Accuracy of Merger Simulations,” with Matthew Weinberg, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013.
  • “The Price Effects of a Large Merger of Manufacturers: A Case Study of Maytag-Whirlpool,” with Orley Ashenfelter and Matthew Weinberg, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2013.
  • “Informing the Uninformed: How Drug Advertising Affects Check-up Visits,” with Brett Wendling, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2013.
  • “Does Concentration Matter: Measurement of Petroleum Merger Price Effects,” with Louis Silvia and Christopher Taylor, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2011.
  • "The Effect of Mergers on Consumer Prices: Evidence from Five Mergers on the Enforcement Margin," with Orley Ashenfelter, Journal of Law and Economics 2010.
  • "Retail Gasoline Pricing: What do We Know?," with Robert McMillian and Christopher Taylor, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2008.
  • "The Economic Effects of the Marathon-Ashland Joint Venture: The Importance of Industry Supply Shocks and Vertical Market Structure," with Christopher Taylor, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2007.
  • "Patterns of Retail Price Variation",with David Reiffen, RAND Journal of Economics, Spring, 2004.
  • "Slotting Allowances in the Retail Grocery Industry: Selected Case Studies in Five Product Categories," 2003.

Selected Presentations

  • "Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study," ABA Teleconference. Washington, DC (2016)
  • "Do Retail Mergers Affect Competition: Evidence from Grocery Retailing," OECD's Second Capacity Building Workshop on Ex-Post Evaluation of Competition Authorities' Activities. Paris, France (2016)
  • "Efficiencies Brewed: Pricing and Consolidation in the U.S. Brewing Industry," University of British Columbia Industrial Organization Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia (2014)


Cornell University
PhD Economics
Cornell University
MA Economics
Oberlin College
BA Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Regulation
  • Retailing
  • Mergers
  • Petroleum
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Patents

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission