Economic tools for analyzing vertical mergers in healthcare
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently released Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines (VMG), which describe the framework under which...
Mr. Ben Stearns is an associate principal in the Antitrust & Competition Practice of CRA. His specialties include industrial organization and applied econometrics.
Since joining CRA in 2011, he has conducted analysis for matters involving price fixing, false claims, and mergers. His work covers a wide range of industries including, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, rental cars, and building supplies. Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Stearns was a graduate student instructor at the University of Michigan where he taught various levels of economic courses including Microeconomics, Government Regulation of Industry, and Classical Theories of Political Economy.