Canada: Competition Economists 2016
We recognise 13 individuals this year who provide clients with sophisticated economic advice including market analysis, assessing the impact of transactions and, where appropriate, estimating damages.
Charles Rivers Associates leads our listings with five individuals mentioned. Ralph Winter is a “highly rated” economist who is regularly hired by companies and government entities to advise on complex issues relating to competition. Margaret Sanderson is highlighted by sources as a “great lawyer” who offers standout expertise across the competition arena, acting for clients in industries such as telecommunications and energy. She is former head of the Competition Bureau’s economics division. Melvyn Fuss is a “leading academic figure” who brings deep expertise of competition matters to his advisory practice, which features an emphasis on the energy and telecommunications sectors. Frank Mathewson is a “very active practitioner” who regularly assists clients with economic issues relating to competition, including providing advice on predicted market behaviour. Andy Baziliauskas is frequently consulted on a plethora of competition and economic issues. He offers extensive expertise in the area, having previously been an economist at the Canadian Competition Bureau.
Thomas Ross at the University of British Columbia – Sauder School of Business offers nearly 40 years of experience as an economist. He is “often sought out” for his expertise in regulatory matters and competition policy.
The “highly recommended” Jeffrey Church of Berkeley Research Group offers wide-ranging knowledge of competition issues, with particular expertise in vertical mergers, including merger simulation.
Roger Ware at Queens University’s Department of Economics is a “seasoned economist” who has a focus on competition policy and strategic behaviour.
Carleton University’s Zhiqi Chen is a widely published competition economist with standout expertise in areas such as cartel leniency and joint ventures.