Estimating Damages in Collusion Cases

Estimating Damages in Collusion Cases

Timothy Snail
Antitrust & Competition

In this chapter, the author discusses the different approaches to damages estimation that are routinely used by experts—plaintiff and defendant experts—in collusion cases. It discusses the potential economic effects of collusion, considerations in building the theoretical model for the damages analysis, data and evidence requirements, methods for estimating damages from collusion using econometric methods, and the validation of results from damages models.

This chapter appears in Antitrust Economics for Lawyers. For more information, click here