Nathan E. Wilson

Acting Deputy Assistant Director
Antitrust I
(202) 326-3485
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Selected Publications

  • "Physician Market Concentration and Patient Welfare: An Examination of Medicare Beneficiaries," with Brett Wendling and Tom Koch, Health Services Research, 2018.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Deceptive Claims, Market Definition, and Patent Assertion Entities," with Julie A. Carlson, Ginger Zhe Jin, Matthew Jones, and Jason O'Connor, Review of Industrial Organization, 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.
  • "For-Profit Status & Industry Evolution in Health Care Markets: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 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.
  • "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.
  • "Uncertain regulatory timing and market dynamics," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2012.
  • "Gasoline Price Changes and the Petroleum Industry: An Update," 2011.

Selected Presentations

  • "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)
  • "Industrial Reorganization: Learning about Substitution Patterns from Natural Experiments," Quantitative Marketing & Economics. Chicago, IL (2016)


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

Acting Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Commissioner Advisor
Federal Trade Commissioner

Federal Trade Commission

Senior Editor
Antitrust Law Journal

Adjunct Professor
Johns Hopkins University