David J. Balan

Economist
Division:
Antitrust II
Phone:
(202) 326-3214
Email Address:
dbalan@ftc.gov

Biography

Selected Publications

  • "Hospital Mergers That Don't Happen," NEJM Catalyst, 2016.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Fraud, Mergers and Exclusion," with Patrtick DeGraba, Francine Lafontaine, Patrick McAlvanah, Devesh Raval, and David Schmidt, Review of Industrial Organization, 2015.
  • "Better Product at Same Cost:  Leader Innovation vs. Generic Product Improvement," with George Deltas, The Analysis of Competition Policy and Sectoral Regulation, 2014.
  • "Better Product at Same Cost, Lower Sales and Lower Welfare," with George Deltas, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2013.
  • "The Correlation between Human Capital and Morality and its Effect on Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence," with Stephen Knack, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Hospital Mergers, Authorized Generic Drugs, and Consumer Credit Markets," with Joseph Farrell, Keith Brand, and Brett W. Wendling, Review of Industrial Organization, 2011.
  • "A Retrospective Analysis of the Clinical Quality Effects of the Acquisition of Highland Park Hospital by Evanston Northwestern Healthcare," with Patrick Romano, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011.

Selected Presentations

  • "Competitive Effects of Hospital Mergers," Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016)
  • "Bargaining in Hospital Merger Models," International Industrial Organization Conference. Boston, MA (2013)
  • "Better Product at Same Cost, Lower Sales and Lower Welfare," University of Oregon. Eugene, OR (2012)

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD Economics
2000
Binghampton University
BA Economics, History, Philosophy
1992

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Hospitals

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2000-present

Senior Economist (On Detail)
Council of Economic Advisers
2013-2014