Ken Heyer

Deputy Director
Office of The Director
(202) 326-2032
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Selected Publications

  • "Critical Loss, Market Definition, and Competitive Effects, Collection of Papers for China Conference on Market Definition, forthcoming.
  • "Robert Bork and Welfare Standards," Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.
  • "Optimal Remedies for Anticompetitive Mergers," Antitrust Magazine, 2012.
  • "The Year in Review Economics at the Antitrust Division, 2008-2009," with Carl Shapiro, Jeffrey Wilder, Review of Industrial Organization, 2009.
  • "Merger Review of Firms in Financial Distress," with Sheldon Kimmel, Competition Policy International, 2009.
  • "Extraction vs. Extension:  The Basis for Formulating Antitrust Policy Towards Single-Firm Conduct," Competition Policy International, 2008.
  • "Welfare Standards and Merger Analysis: Why Not the Best?," Competition Policy International, 2006.
  • "Proposal for a Market-Based Solution to Airport Delays," with W. Tom Whalen, Dennis Carlton, Oliver Richard, Regulation Magazine, 2008.
  • "Predicting the Competitive Effects of Mergers by Listening to Customers," Antitrust Law Journal, 2007.
  • "A World of Uncertainty: Economics and the Globalization of Antitrust," Antitrust Law Journal, 2005.

Selected Presentations

  • "Market Definition and Critical Loss Analysis," ABA Conference Beijing, China, 2013.
  • "Merger Analysis and Views Expressed by Customers," Fordham Law School Competition Law Institute, New York, 2012.
  • "Vertical Restraints and the Chicago School," ABA Masters Program, Williamsburg, VA, 2010.


University of California, Los Angeles
PhD Economics
Queens College, CUNY

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Remedies
  • Monopsony

Professional Experience

Deputy Director
Federal Trade Commission

Chief, Competition Policy Section
U.S. Department of Justice

Economics Director of Enforcement
U.S. Department of Justice

Chief, Competition Policy Section
U.S. Department of Justice

Assistant Chief, Economic Litigation Section
U.S. Department of Justice