F. David Osinski

Economist
Division:
Antitrust I
Phone:
(202) 326-3714
Email Address:
fosinski@ftc.gov

Biography

Selected Publications

  • "The FTC's Merger Remedies 2006-2012:  A Report of the Bureaus of Competition and Economics," 2017.
  • "John Kwoka's Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies: A Critical Review," with Michael Vita, SSRN Working Paper No. 2888485 (2016) and Antitrust Law Journal, forthcoming.
  • Submitted affidavit estimating purchases and damages, In re Vitamin Antitrust Litigation, October 19, 2006.
  • Submitted affidavit in support of summary judgment motion, Kentucky Medicaid Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation, September 15, 2011.
  • Submitted affidavit in support of summary judgment motion, Mississippi Medicaid Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation, April 8, 2010.
  • Analyzed competition in the e-commerce industry, including allegations of false advertising and unfair competition.
  • Assessed competitive effects in a government antitrust investigation and private lawsuits regarding best price clauses in the healthcare industry.
  • Created and estimated a spatial econometric model of dairy prices measuring the effects of alleged collusion, territory allocation, and agreements not to compete.
  • Assessed exclusionary effects of bundled rebates in medical devices purchased by hospitals, including an assessment of market power, competitive effects, and quantifying the impact on competitors and consumers.
  • Analyzed competitive effects of a variety of mergers, both prospective and retrospective, including e-commerce, online advertising, sports media rights, pharmacies, health care insurance, natural gas pipelines, agricultural products, airlines, office superstores, ready-to-eat cereals, and white pan bread.
  • Performed economic analysis of damages and causation in a variety of lawsuits involving health care fraud, including False Claims (FCA) and Stark Acts, pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement, physician referrals, Medicare Advantage plans, and cardiac medical devices.
     

Selected Presentations

  • "Merger remedies: A retrospective analysis of Pinnacle/Ameristar," International Industrial Organization Conference. Philadelphia, PA (2016)
  • "Seeking Clarity on False Claims Act Damages and Penalties," Bates White Webinar. Washington, DC  (2014)
  • "Case study: In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation," The Hal White Antitrust Conference. Washington, DC  (2014)

Education

The George Washington University
PhD Economics
2006
The George Washington University
MS Economics
2002
Yale University
BS Applied Mathematics/Economics
1994

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Technology
  • Health Care

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2015-present

Partner
Bates White, LLC
1999-2015

Adjunct Professor
The George Washington University
2006-2010

Economist
Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants, Inc.
1995-1999