Yianis Sarafidis

Vice President

Yianis Sarafidis specializes in antitrust economics. He has appeared as the lead economics expert for merger investigations in front of government agencies and is recognized for his specialized skills in economic modeling and econometrics, which he has applied on topics such as merger simulation, market definition, bargaining theories, vertical arithmetic, and parallel accommodating conduct. He maintains an active profile in the antitrust community through speaking engagements and publishing, including a well-regarded article in the Antitrust Law Journal on the competitive analysis of cross-market hospital mergers.

Prior to joining Charles River Associates, Dr. Sarafidis served on the faculty at INSEAD and Yale University. His academic research on behavioral economics seeks to make sense of seemingly irrational behavior, such as the behavior of contestants on the popular game show Deal or No Deal.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    CRA advises AerCap and GECAS on airline leasing merger in EU and US
    The European Commission has unconditionally approved the AerCap/GECAS merger, creating an industry leader across all areas of aviation leasing, with over 2,000...
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  • 02
    DOJ clears Uber’s acquisition of Postmates
    Uber has completed its acquisition of Postmates after the deal was cleared by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) on November 9, 2020. The Parties overlapped in...
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  • 03
    Sprint and T-Mobile merger
    CRA consultants advised Sprint as it sought regulatory approval of its merger with T-Mobile. CRA economists provided analyses related to coordinated effects...
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Credentials