Daniel S. Hosken

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

  • "Dynamics in a Mature Industry: Entry, Exit, and Growth of Big-Box Grocery Retailers," with Daniel Hanner, Luke Olson, and Loren Smith, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, forthcoming.
  • “Evidence on the Accuracy of Merger Simulations,” with Matthew Weinberg, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
  • "Efficiencies Brewed: Pricing and Consolidation in the U.S. Beer Industry," with Orley Ashenfelter and Matthew Weinberg, RAND Journal of Economics, 2015
  • “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

  • "Efficiencies Brewed: Pricing and Consolidation in the U.S. Brewing Industry," University of British Columbia Industrial Organization Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia (2014)
  • "FTC's Proposed Study of Patent Assertion Entities," New York City Bar Antitrust and Patent Committee Brownbag. New York, New York (2013)
  • "Ex-Post Merger Evaluation," Lear Conference. Rome, Italy (2013)


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

Fields of Interest

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

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission