Margaret (Meg) Guerin-Calvert is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting in Washington, DC, and founding president of its Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy. She has over 30 years of experience as an economist in both public and private sectors, in competition and regulatory policy, mergers, intellectual property, and litigation matters including damages and class certification. She is also a founding director of Compass Lexecon where she has served as senior consultant; she continues in this role on selected matters. She has served as economic adviser to private sector clients and government agencies in the US and internationally on many matters including mergers in many industries (eg, transportation, coal, chemicals, healthcare, hospitality, cruise lines, airlines and banking), as well as regulatory and competition policy and market inquiries.
Ms Guerin-Calvert has testified as an industrial organisation or healthcare economics expert in numerous litigation matters in industries such as healthcare, mining (Arch Coal challenge by the FTC) and in class certification on batteries, DRAM and pharmaceuticals. Ms Guerin-Calvert has served as economic expert for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department on the Highmark/West Penn Allegheny transaction; for Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance (now Ballad Health) in the certificate of public advantage (COPA) process in Tennessee and Virginia; and for the market inquiry into private healthcare competition in South Africa by the Competition Commission of South Africa Healthcare Market Inquiry (HMI) in retention by counsel for Netcare Group.
Ms Guerin-Calvert's experience on regulatory policy includes economic analyses of markets, price caps, capacity, and community needs assessment; she assists clients with economic and strategic assessments on transactions, realignment and economic impact. Ms Guerin-Calvert leads FTI’s initiatives on health and economic wellbeing for public-private collaboratives including projects with a Chamber-led group in Nashville and a western NY population health organisation. These use advanced analytics to assess drivers of medical and productivity costs from chronic conditions, quantify their local workforce and community economic impact and aid in finding innovative strategies for improved outcomes; related projects include collaborative research with the World Economic Forum’s Workplace Wellness Alliance and ongoing projects to address health disparities. Ms Guerin-Calvert also leads the Center’s comprehensive economic impact studies for health systems and others, which quantify tax and economic effects of operations, investments and policy changes.
She served as assistant chief of the US Department of Justice antitrust division, and an economist at the Federal Reserve Board; and she taught economics at Duke University’s Institute of Policy Sciences (now the Sanford School of Public Policy). Her professional organisation positions include member of the American Economic Association; member of AcademyHealth; member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) roundtable on population health improvement, and co-chair of its collaborative action group on business engagement in building healthy communities; and several leadership positions of task forces and committees at the antitrust law section of the American Bar Association. She has an AB in economics from Brown University; and an MPA from Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.