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Dr. Tasneem Chipty

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Wellesley College

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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 nearly 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
  • CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3, analysis of competitive overlap in business data services in various geographies around the country on behalf of the parties before the FCC and DOJ.
  • United States of America et al. v. Hillsdale Community Health Center, analysis of the competitive effects of an alleged conspiracy among competitor hospitals on behalf of the United States.
  • Charter—Time Warner Cable Merger, analysis of efficiencies on behalf of the parties before the FCC and DOJ.
  • Challenges against the Government of Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging legislation, analysis of the effects of the legislation on behalf of Australia at the World Trade Organization.
  • Post Media’s acquisition of Sun Media, analysis of the likely competitive effects of the merger on behalf of the Canadian Mergers Bureau.
  • St. Luke’s acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group, analysis of the likely competitive effects of the merger on behalf of competitor Saint Alphonsus Medical Center.
  • Partners HealthCare’s attempted acquisitions of South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health,analysis of the likely competitive effects of the mergers on behalf of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.
  • Behrend et al. vs. Comcast, analysis of liability and damages on behalf of 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, forthcoming.
  • “Economists’ Perspective on the Efficiency Defense in Provider Consolidations: What Works, What Doesn’t Work, and What We Still Don’t Know,” American Health Lawyer’s 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

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