Robert G. Harris

Senior Consultant to CRA

Bob Harris is Professor Emeritus in the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he taught courses in competitive strategy, antitrust and competition policy, and network industries; he also served as Chair of the Business & Public Policy Group.

Professor Harris has published more than 100 academic articles and reports analyzing competition, competitive strategies, regulatory policies, innovation and the effects of technological change on industry dynamics. His current work is focused on the intersection of competition and patent policies, especially in mobile communications and high tech industries.

While on leave from the university, Professor Harris served as Deputy Director for Cost, Economic and Financial Analysis at the Interstate Commerce Commission, where he played a key role in the deregulation of US surface freight transportation. He has made presentations to the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission regarding mergers and investigations. He has testified before US Congressional Committees on antitrust, regulatory policy, and telecommunications legislation; the Federal Communications Commission; 27 state regulatory commissions; and national regulators in Canada, Australia, and Mexico.

He has also testified in state and federal courts on class certification, market definition, competitive effects, liability, and economic damages in cases involving mergers, monopolization and attempted monopolization, price fixing, vertical restraints and dealer terminations, patent infringement and antitrust counterclaims, and commercial litigation in information technologies, telecommunications, transportation, and a wide range of other industries.


Selected engagements

  • 01
    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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  • 02
    Twitter and PeopleBrowsr data access dispute
    Robert Harris, Senior Consultant to CRA, advised social networking data analytics firm PeopleBrowsr when Twitter threatened to terminate access to its Firehose...
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