Dr. Tasneem Chipty

Dr. Tasneem Chipty

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PRINCIPAL

Dr. Chipty is an internationally recognized expert in industrial organization, antitrust economics, and econometrics. Her practice focuses on competition analysis, including market definition, market power, and competitive effects of different types of conduct across a variety of industries. Dr. Chipty brings over 20 years of consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, including media and healthcare. She has a hybrid practice in which she serves the roles of testifying expert and consulting expert, in support of academic testifiers. She has worked with private parties and government agencies in numerous antitrust investigations and merger reviews.


Dr. Chipty has submitted testimony, been deposed, and testified at trial in legal proceedings and investigations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and at the World Trade Organization. She has appeared before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, the Canadian Mergers Bureau, the U.S. Copyright Board, and the Canadian Copyright Board. She has published academic research on the strategic use of vertical integration, the role of firm size and network effects on bilateral business negotiations, and the effects of regulations on firm behavior.

Prior to founding Matrix Economics, Dr. Chipty was a Managing Principal at Analysis Group, and before that a Vice President at Charles River Associates. She has served on the faculties of The Ohio State University, Brandeis University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she taught courses in antitrust and regulation, industrial organization, and econometrics.

NOTABLE CASES

  • CRTC 2019-57: Review of Mobile Wireless Services, submitted an expert report assessing the state of competition in the retail wireless marketplace and the benefits of additional competition among wireless service providers, for the Competition Bureau of Canada. 
  • Challenges against Qualcomm, submitted expert reports in a series of lawsuits challenging Qualcomm’s licensing practices, including contracts that reference rivals, for Qualcomm.
  • United States of America and the State of North Carolina vs. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, d/b/a Carolinas Healthcare System, submitted expert reports in an antitrust lawsuit challenging anti-steering restrictions imposed by Carolinas Health Systems on health insurance companies in North Carolina, for the United States.
  • Formation of a venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, evaluated the competitive effects of the transaction, for the parties before the DOJ.
  • CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3, developed analyses of competitive overlap in business data services in various geographies around the country, for the parties before the FCC and DOJ.
  • United States of America et al. v. Hillsdale Community Health Center, evaluated the competitive effects of an alleged conspiracy among competitor hospitals, for the United States.
  • Partners HealthCare System’s attempted acquisitions of South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health, submitted reports assessing the likely competitive effects of the mergers, for the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.
  • Behrend et al. vs. Comcast, served as an antitrust liability and damages expert in a lawsuit challenging Comcast’s regional concentration and decision not to license its sports programming to rival multi-channel video program distributors, for Comcast.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Hospital-Physician Integration: The St. Luke’s Case (with Deborah Haas-Wilson), in The Antitrust Revolution, 6th Edition (Oxford University Press), edited by John Kwoka and Lawrence White.
  • Economists’ Perspective on the Efficiency Defense in Provider Consolidations: What Works, What Doesn’t Work, and What We Still Don’t Know (with Asta Sendonaris), American Health Lawyers Association Connections Magazine, September 2015.
  • Competitor Collaborations in Health Care: Understanding the Proposed ACO Antitrust Review Process, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, May 2011 (1).
  • Vertical Integration, Market Foreclosure, and Consumer Welfare in the Cable Television Industry, American Economic Review, Vol. 91, No. 3, June 2001, pp. 428-453.
  • The Role of Buyer Size in Bilateral Bargaining: A Study of the Cable Television Industry (with Christopher Snyder), Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1999, Vol 81, No. 2, pp. 326-340.
  • Economic Effects of Quality Regulations in the Daycare Industry, American Economic Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, May 1995, pp. 419-424.
  • Horizontal Integration for Bargaining Power: Evidence from the Cable Television Industry, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 1995, pp. 375-397.

Education

Ph.D., Economics, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.A., Economics and Mathematics, 
Wellesley College


Contact

617.315.0355

tchipty@matrixeconomics.com

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