Yajing Jiang


Dr. Yajing Jiang (姜娅婧) is a principal in the Antitrust & Competition Practice of CRA. Trained as an empirical microeconomist, she is well equipped with state-of-the-art economic models for complex antitrust issues.

Yajing is dedicated to serving clients in highly dynamic environment and faced with challenging antitrust issues due to unique marketplace conditions, calling for a good handle of economic theories and data analytical skills. As a thorough thinker and clear communicator, she is capable of leading quality teams to help solve clients’ real-world problems with an academic mindset. During her tenure at CRA, Yajing has advised clients on merger and litigation cases involving multi-sided platforms, information technology, industrial chemicals, oil and gas, medical technology, agricultural products and services, and consumer retail goods in front of the antitrust authorities in the US, Europe, Canada, and China. She has extensive experience in evaluating the closeness of competition between horizontally overlap products as well as testing vertical foreclosure and raising rivals’ costs theories of harm in the abovementioned industries. She is a native mandarin speaker.

Yajing was appointed the Young Economist Representative to the Economics Committee of the ABA Antitrust Law Section for the 2022-2023 year. She has previously served the YER role to the International Cartel Task Force, and she is an editor of The Quick Look weekly newsletters published by the Joint Conduct Committee at the ABA and has regularly involved in speaking activities at the ABA Antitrust Law Section. She has published on antitrust compliance programs and cross-jurisdictional merger reviews in ABA journals and George Mason Law Review.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    CRA advises on Cisco’s acquisition of Splunk
    Charles River Associates was retained by Cisco, a leading global technology company, to provide economic analyses across worldwide jurisdictions in support of...
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  • 02
    CRA expert Joanna Tsai advises e-commerce platforms in successful merger
    CRA economists advised a global e-commerce leader in a $300 million acquisition of a US-based specialized online platform.  The transaction was announced and...
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  • 03
    CRA economists advise Evonik on acquisition of PeroxyChem
    CRA consultants advised Evonik as it sought regulatory approval of its acquisition of PeroxyChem in front of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and later in...
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