Jeffrey Fischer

Deputy Assistant Director
Antitrust I
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Selected Publications

  • "Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Structural Modelling and Natural Experiments in Merger Analysis," with Malcolm B. Coate, European Competition Journal, 2013.
  • "Daubert, Science, and Modern Game Theory: Implications for Merger Analysis," with Malcolm B. Coate, Supreme Court Economic Review, 2012.
  • "A Practical Guide to the Hypothetical Monopolist Test for Market Definition," with Malcolm B. Coate, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2008.
  • "Critical Loss: Implementing the Hypothetical Monopolist Test," with Malcolm B. Coate, GCP: The Online Magazine for Global Competition Policy, 2008.
  • "A Review of West Coast Gasoline Pricing and the Impact of Regulations," with Christopher T. Taylor, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2003.
  • "Midwest Gasoline Pricing and the Spring 2000 Price Spike," with Jeremy I. Bulow, Jay S. Creswell, Jr., and Christopher T. Taylor, Energy Journal, 2003.    
  • "Can Post-Chicago Economics Survive Daubert?," with Malcolm B. Coate, Akron Law Review, 2001.
  • "Product Variety and Firm Agglomeration," with Joseph E. Harrington, Jr. , RAND Journal of Economics, 1996.
  • "Guilt by Association:  An Analysis of Nonprice Horizontal Restraint Enforcement," The Economics of the Antitrust Process, 1996.
  • "Altruism, Matching, and Nonmarket Insurance," with Ralph Chami, Economic Inquiry, 1996.
  • "Gasoline Price Changes and the Petroleum Industry: An Update," 2011.
  • "Investigation of Gasoline Price Manipulation and Post-Katrina Gasoline Price Increases," 2006.
  • "Gasoline Price Changes: The Dynamic of Supply, Demand, and Competition," 2005.
  • "The Petroleum Industry: Mergers, Structural Change, and Antitrust Enforcement," 2004.


Johns Hopkins University
PhD Economics
Johns Hopkins University
MA Economics
University of Pennsylvania
BA Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Law and Economics
  • Game Theory

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission