Michael A. Salinger

Senior Academic Advisor

Dr. Michael A. Salinger is the Jacqueline J. and Arthur S. Bahr Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at the Boston University School of Management. From 2005 to 2007, he was Director of the Bureau of Economics at the FTC.

He has consulted for private organizations and a variety of worldwide government agencies, including the EPA, the Federal Trade Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. He has published articles on such issues as the structural determinants of market power, the statistical properties of firm growth, and the competitive effects of tying and vertical mergers and has served on the editorial boards of the Review of Industrial Organization and the Journal of Industrial Economics. Previously, he was a managing director in LECG’s Cambridge office.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Real time payment system
    Michael Salinger and Sean Durkin worked with The Clearing House, an association of 24 of the largest US banks, to make a presentation to the Antitrust Division...
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  • 02
    Cvent and Lanyon Solutions merger
    CRA economists advised counsel to parties in the $1.65 billion merger of event management technology providers Cvent and Lanyon Solutions. CRA economists...
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  • 03
    Google search investigation
    CRA advised Google when the FTC initiated an antitrust investigation of Google’s thematic search. CRA’s economic analysis demonstrated that Google’s search...
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