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About Dr. Timothy Watts
Dr. Timothy Watts is a member of NERA’s Antitrust and Competition Practice. He specializes in applying economic theory and econometric techniques to antitrust questions. Dr. Watts has advised clients on the antitrust review of numerous mergers and acquisition and he has also provided litigation support in antitrust lawsuits, including merger enforcement actions. He has extensive experience analyzing competition in the oil and gas industry, and he has also researched competition in industries including manufacturing, retail, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and the high tech sector.
Dr. Watts has prepared research for submission to competition authorities including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Canadian Competition Bureau, the European Commission and China’s MOFCOM. Dr. Watts earned his BA in economics from Vanderbilt University. He received a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught courses in microeconomics.
About NERA Economic Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global leader in economic analysis and consulting. With nearly 400 experts in 25 offices around the world, the firm applies economic, finance, and quantitative principles to solve complex business challenges and legal questions.
The firm’s antitrust economists provide a full range of theoretical and empirical economic analysis and testimony in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and competition policy. NERA's experts assess and, when appropriate, testify to the economic merits of allegations of anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, foreclosure and exclusionary conduct, horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization and abuse of dominant position, and collusion. NERA's experts also have extensive experience estimating damages in antitrust matters, as well as assessing the appropriateness of class certification.
Over the years, issues relating to antitrust violations and injuries have increased in the U.S. and worldwide. The effects of anti-competitive conduct on producers and consumers are reflected in the loss of profits of business owners, as well as the overcharging of goods – a damage posed to consumers as they are in many instances paying for these inefficiencies.
It is important to understand the different types of damages model available to plaintiffs and defendants, including selected econometric techniques used to estimate them.
In this live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will provide an overview to understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will offer an in-depth discussion of the economic considerations in antitrust damages.
Key topics include:
· Antitrust Damages: An Overview
· Economic and Legal Viewpoints in Antitrust Damages
· Economic Framework in Estimating Antitrust Damages
· Calculation of Overcharge Damages
· Causation in the Assessment of Damages
· Damages in Exclusionary Conduct Cases
· Case Studies
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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