Nathan Wilson

Nathan E. Wilson

Deputy Assistant Director
(202) 326-3485
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Selected Publications

  • "The Effects of Physician and Hospital Integration on Medicare Beneficiaries' Health Outcomes," with Thomas Koch and Brett Wendling, Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming.
  • "The Impact of Competition on Investment: Evidence from California Hospitals," Journal of Industrial Economics, Forthcoming.
  • "Reduced Demand Uncertainty and the Sustainability of Collusion: How AI Could Affect Competition," with Jason O'Connor, Information Economics and Policy, 2020.
  • "Physician Market Concentration and Patient Welfare: An Examination of Medicare Beneficiaries," with Brett Wendling and Tom Koch, Health Services Research, 2018.
  • "How Vertical Integration Affects the Quantity and Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries," with Brett Wendling and Tom Koch, Journal of Health Economics, 2017.
  • "The Quality of Institutions and Organizational Form Decisions: Evidence from Within the Firm," with Francine Lafontaine and Rozenn Perrigot, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2017.
  • "Market Structure as a Determinant of Patient Care Quality," The American Journal of Health Economics, 2016.
  • "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.
  • "Vertical Separation Increases Gasoline Prices," Economic Inquiry, 2015.
  • "Uncertain regulatory timing and market dynamics," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2012.

Selected Presentations

  • "Reduced Demand Uncertainty and the Sustainability of Collusion: How AI Could Affect Competition," International Industrial Organization Conference. Boston, MA (2019)
  • "How Do Machine Learning Algorithms Perform in Changing Environments? Evidence from Disaster Induced Hospital Closures," Conference on Health IT and Analytics. Washington, DC (2018)
  • "The Impact of Competition on Investment: Evidence from California Hospitals," North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society. Davis, CA (2018)


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

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Applied Microeconometrics

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Commissioner Advisor
Federal Trade Commissioner

Federal Trade Commission

Senior Editor
Antitrust Law Journal

Adjunct Professor
Johns Hopkins University