Gregory Vistnes

Vice President

Gregory Vistnes specializes in the economic analysis of antitrust and competition issues.

Dr. Vistnes is not only frequently retained by private parties to present his analyses to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), he has also been retained by the DOJ to serve as their expert witness in antitrust litigation. In addition to appearing before, and on behalf of, the federal antitrust agencies, Dr. Vistnes has testified in numerous matters on the behalf of private parties.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Vistnes has analyzed competition in a broad array of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, financial services, real estate services, software products, aerospace and defense products, oil and energy-related products and services, and various retail and industrial products. These analyses included the likely competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions; the likelihood of economic effects associated with monopolization claims involving conduct such as tying, bundling, or exclusive contracting; and issues relating to price-fixing and collusion.

Prior to joining Charles River Associates, he served as the deputy director for antitrust in the FTC’s Bureau of Economics where he was responsible for the economic analysis of all antitrust matters before the Commission and where he supervised the FTC’s staff of more than 40 PhD-level antitrust economists. Dr. Vistnes has also served as an assistant chief in the Economic Analysis Group of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Competition Tribunal finds Toronto Real Estate Board practices anticompetitive
    CRA economists provided economic analyses and testimony on behalf of the Competition Bureau in its litigation regarding the exclusionary practices by the...
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  • 02
    Ahold/Delhaize merger cleared in Europe
    Following a referral from the European Commission, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) has cleared the merger of Belgian and Dutch supermarket operators...
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  • 03
    Aon/Benfield merger
    CRA competition consultants provided economic analysis and support to reinsurance brokerages Aon and Benfield in connection with their merger. Following...
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