Canada: Competition Economists 2018

In this chapter we highlight 14 outstanding economists who stand out for their expert knowledge and testimony in complex antitrust matters, as well as the superb advice they provide to lawyers and clients on intricate matters of competition economics.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Margaret Sanderson Charles River Associates, Toronto
2. Jeffrey Church Church Economic Consultants, Calgary

At Charles River Associates Margaret Sanderson is “among the most respected practitioners in Canada” according to colleagues in the field. She excels on mergers, damages and class certifications.
Ralph Winter is widely respected by market commentators who note that he is “far and away the top choice” for many on a range of antitrust matters.
Andy Baziliauskas is someone who sources “have a lot of time and respect for”. He is adept on matters arising from abuse of dominance, mergers and price fixing.
Frank Mathewson remains a favourite among sources who commend his strong expertise and insight into antitrust matters, with particular specialism on merger-related work.

At Church Economic Consultants, Jeffrey Church is “always a recommended person” who is well versed on competition matters, offering clients broad experience on entry deterrence, mergers and network economics.

Thomas Ross at the University of British Columbia – Sauder School of Business is a well-established name in the field, who colleagues state they “highly recommend” for his wide-ranging expertise on antitrust regulation, cartels and price fixing.
James Brander is a trusted expert who “does a lot of class action work” and is recognised for his expert handling of matters relating to damages claims in the context of price-fixing actions.

The Brattle Group’s Renée Duplantis is a prominent name in the Canadian market who is recognised by colleagues for her breadth of expertise on merger reviews and competition class actions.

NERA Economic Consulting’s Bradley Heys is well regarded by market players who praise him for his deep expertise in such issues as loss causation and damages, market efficiency and competition class actions.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s Michael Trebilcock is a standout name in the Canadian market, with sources praising the breadth of his expertise across the field antitrust.

At Carleton University, Zhiqi Chen is “highly recommended” by respondents to our research. He possesses superb experience on issues relating to industrial organisation and market dominance.
Donald McFetridge is an excellent economist who commands great respect from colleagues in the field. He possesses extensive experience in matters relating to mergers and vertical integration.

At Rotman School of Management, Joshua Gans is “a very well-known academic” who is highlighted for his impressive work on matters relating to the effects of antitrust on economic innovation.

Roger Ware of Queen’s University – Dept of Economics is “well known and well respected” according to market commentators. He is spoken of highly for his first-rate ability on abuse of dominance cases and regulatory issues in a number of industries.

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