Benjamin Stearns

Associate Principal

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.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Consumer class action involving Medicare
    CRA Vice President Dr. Timothy Snail advised counsel for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on economic issues relating to merits, causation and damages in a...
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  • 02
    Most favored nations (MFN) litigation
    CRA provided testimony on behalf of plaintiff in litigation regarding a health plan’s use of MFN clauses with hospitals. CRA identified several mechanisms by...
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