Fiona Scott Morton

Senior Consultant to CRA

Fiona M. Scott Morton is the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management. An expert in competitive strategy, Dr. Scott Morton’s research focuses on empirical studies of competition among firms in areas such as pricing, entry, and product differentiation.

Most recently Dr. Scott Morton was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis with the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. Dr. Scott Morton ensured that the Division’s economic team provided sound analysis in support of the DOJ’s enforcement action and policy, particularly with its work related to analyzing the competitive effects of mergers as well as assessing the competitive implications of certain contractual practices of firms. While at the DOJ, she frequently spoke on antitrust enforcement in high-technology industries as well as patents and their portfolio acquisitions.

She has served in an editing role on various academic economics journals and has published articles in the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Economics and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Her expertise and research area is the study of firms, markets, and competition. Her research and consulting work has involved a variety of industries such as merchant shipping, wineries, funeral homes, ecommerce, auto retailing, magazines, and a number of areas in the pharmaceutical industry including competition, generic entry, and procurement of pharmaceuticals for Medicaid and Medicare. Professor Scott Morton’s research is widely disseminated in top peer-reviewed journals and through frequent invited research seminars and conferences.

She has taught at the business schools of Stanford and the University of Chicago and served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Yale School of Management from 2006–2010. She won the school’s teaching award in 2007.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    CRA assists FTC in upholding of merger complaint
    On April 29, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a US Federal Trade Commission complaint challenging the consummated merger of Otto Bock...
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  • 02
    Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn
    For Microsoft, CRA economists advised on the $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in Europe and the US. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cleared the...
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