Matthew Johnson

Principal

Dr. Matthew Johnson is a principal in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice and has lent his expertise in econometrics and applied microeconomic modeling to antitrust cases and mergers across a wide variety industries for over 15 years.

During his tenure at CRA, he has helped lead several teams in high-profile antitrust matters that have progressed through both regulatory review and trial – including those leading to decisions in US v. Bazaarvoice and FTC v. Staples-Office Depot.

Dr. Johnson’s research has involved estimating the extent of market integration, time series evaluation of price fixing, evaluating the competitive effects of licensing regimes for standard-essential patents, analyzing market impacts from bundled sales strategies, and forecasts of unilateral and coordinated effects of mergers. His empirical projects include coverage of the semiconductor, retail, social media, cable, software, airline, and oil and gas industries. 

Dr. Johnson joined CRA in 2006 after completing doctoral studies in economics at Yale University. His doctoral studies focused on applied microeconomics and labor economics. While at CRA, Dr. Johnson published his dissertation research in the Journal of Labor Economics, which involved development and estimation of a dynamic equilibrium model of US labor markets. His experience prior to joining CRA also includes applied economic research for the RAND Corporation as well as several years of experience with antitrust litigation as a research analyst at KPMG.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    California blocks petroleum storage terminal sale
    CRA consultants advised the State of California in its efforts to block the sale of two independent San Francisco Bay Area petroleum storage terminals to...
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  • 02
    CRA economists advise FTC on its successful challenge to Staples/Office Depot merger
    CRA economists supported the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) throughout its review of the proposed $6.3 billion merger of Staples and Office Depot. CRA...
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  • 03
    Oracle America Inc. v. Micron Technology Inc.
    CRA economists advised Micron Technology Inc. in a lawsuit brought by Oracle America Inc. over an alleged conspiracy to increase the price of dynamic random...
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