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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Competition - Economists 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Kenneth Elzinga is a world-class economist who enjoys a sterling reputation in the market for his leading knowledge of competition economics.

Biography

Ken Elzinga has testified in numerous precedent-setting cases. He has provided expert testimony for the prevailing parties in three US Supreme Court cases: Matsushita v Zenith; Brooke Group v Brown & Williamson and Leegin Creative Leather Products v PSKS Inc.

Professor Elzinga has served as a special economic adviser to the head of the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice and as a consultant to the US Federal Trade Commission and has testified for both agencies. He is known as the co-creator of the Elzinga-Hogarty test, used to define relevant geographic markets in antitrust analyses. His work has been cited by the US Supreme Court and other courts.

Professor Elzinga is the Robert C Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught economics to more than 45,000 students. In 2017, to celebrate his achievements as a scholar, teacher and mentor, nearly 500 alumni, parents, students and other supporters endowed the Kenneth G Elzinga Professorship in Economics and the Law. Professor Elzinga has won several awards, including the University of Virginia’s highest honour, the Thomas Jefferson Award. The Southern Economic Association’s annual teaching award is named after Professor Elzinga in recognition of his reputation as a communicator of economics.

Professor Elzinga is a former fellow in law and economics at the University of Chicago and was a Thomas Jefferson visiting scholar at Cambridge University. He is the author of more than one hundred academic publications, and his research has appeared in leading economics and legal journals.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kenneth Elzinga is highly respected for the first-class expert testimony and advice he provides in major antitrust cases that include predatory pricing and resale matters.

Biography

Ken Elzinga has testified in numerous precedent-setting cases. He has provided expert testimony for the prevailing parties in three US Supreme Court cases: Matsushita v ZenithBrooke Group v Brown & Williamson and Leegin Creative Leather Products v PSKS Inc.

Professor Elzinga has served as a special economic adviser to the head of the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice and as a consultant to the US Federal Trade Commission and has testified for both agencies. He is known as the co-creator of the Elzinga-Hogarty test, used to define relevant geographic markets in antitrust analyses. His work has been cited by the US Supreme Court and other courts.

Professor Elzinga is the Robert C Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught economics to more than 45,000 students. In 2017, to celebrate his achievements as a scholar, teacher and mentor, nearly 500 alumni, parents, students and other supporters endowed the Kenneth G Elzinga Professorship in Economics and the Law. Professor Elzinga has won several awards, including the University of Virginia’s highest honour, the Thomas Jefferson Award. The Southern Economic Association’s annual teaching award is named after Professor Elzinga in recognition of his reputation as a communicator of economics.

Professor Elzinga is a former fellow in law and economics at the University of Chicago and was a Thomas Jefferson visiting scholar at Cambridge University. He is the author of more than one hundred academic publications, and his research has appeared in leading economics and legal journals.

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