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John Asker

John Asker
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Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting - Competition Economists

John Asker is an expert in antitrust and competition economics. He has testified as an expert witness and served as an economic consultant and advisor to both federal and state regulatory agencies.

Professor Asker conducts research related to antitrust policy, cartel behaviour, vertical restraints, auction design, firm-level productivity, and the effects of industry subsidies. He also has expertise at the intersection of financial markets and antitrust.

Professor Asker served as an expert for the US Federal Communications Commission in the matter of the AT&T/DirecTV merger. He has co-authored several amicus briefs presented before the US Supreme Court and federal appellate courts. Professor Asker co-chaired the Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference in 2014.

He has held editorial positions at the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. His research has been published in leading economics journals, including the Journal of Political Economy and the American Economic Review.

Professor Asker has taught graduate-level courses in antitrust policy, industrial organisation and strategy. He also regularly lectures on antitrust topics, including to US federal agencies, as part of the American Bar Association’s continuing legal education programmes, and as a participant in academic conferences. Professor Asker has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, the Department of Economics at Harvard and Yale Law School. Before joining the faculty of UCLA, he was an associate professor of economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Professor Asker was educated at Harvard University (PhD) and the Australian National University (Bachelor of Economics, first-class honours and University medal).

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