Nathan E. Wilson

Antitrust I
(202) 326-3485
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Selected Publications

  • "Market Structure as a Determinant of Patient Care Quality," The American Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.
  • "Local Market Structure and Strategic Organizational Form Choices: Evidence from Gasoline Stations," International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2015.
  • "Vertical Separation Increases Gasoline Prices," Economic Inquiry, 2015.
  • "Narrow Networks on the Health Insurance Exchanges: What Do They Look Like and How Do They Affect Pricing? A Case Study of Texas," with Leemore Dafny and Igal Hendel, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2015.
  • "Can the Timing of Negotiations Impact the Consequences of Mergers?," Managerial and Decision Economics, 2014.
  • "The Importance of Substitution in Assessing Health Care Provider Mergers," with Brett Wendling, Antitrust Bulletin, 2014.
  • "Decomposing the American Obesity Epidemic," with Thomas G. Koch, FTC Bureau of Economics Working Paper 318, 2013.
  • "Uncertain regulatory timing and market dynamics," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2012.
  • "Capture or Contract?: The Early Years of Electric Utility Regulation," with Thomas P. Lyon, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 2012.
  • "Branding, Cannibalization, and Spatial Preemption: An Application to the Hotel Industry," FTC Bureau of Economics Working Paper 309, 2011.
  • "Gasoline Price Changes and the Petroleum Industry: An Update," 2011.

Selected Presentations

  • "Market Structure as a Determinant of Patient Care Quality," ASHEcon. Los Angeles, CA (2014)
  • "How Physician Acquisitions by Hospital Systems Affect Health Outcomes and Total Costs for Medicare Recipients," Seventh Annual Searle Antitrust Economics Conference. Chicago, IL (2014)


University of Michigan
PhD Business Economics
London School of Economics
MS Global (Economic) History
Brown University
BA History

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Microeconometrics

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission

Associate Editor of Antitrust Law Journal
American Bar Association

Adjunct Professor
University of Maryland

Adjunct Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Presidential Management Fellow
Department of Energy