Towards an efficiencies standard that benefits Canadians
This commentary offers an alternative economics-based rationale for the adoption of a consumer welfare standard for the assessment of mergers under Section 96...
Dr. Andy Baziliauskas is a competition and industrial organization economist who consults to private sector and government clients in a wide variety of industries, including the energy, telecommunications, retail, banking, and sports industries.
He has prepared expert reports that have been submitted to courts, tribunals, and regulatory bodies in competition, class action certification, and electricity market matters, and has authored several other reports for clients on energy market issues, market power, mergers, damages, price fixing, abuse of dominance, and other public policy issues.
Dr. Baziliauskas holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining the private sector, he worked for seven years as a senior economist at the Canadian Competition Bureau and was the Coordinator of the Bureau’s Enforcement Economics division. He has published several articles in the areas of competition policy and energy markets, and has made numerous presentations on competition issues at conferences and seminars, including as an invited speaker at the Canadian Bar Association’s Annual Competition Law Conference.