Eric Emch Joins AAI Advisory Board

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) welcomes economist Dr. Eric R. Emch to its Advisory Board.

Dr. Eric Emch, of Bates White Economic Consulting, has nearly two decades of experience in economic analysis of competition policy issues, including the competitive effects of horizontal and vertical mergers, analysis of single-firm conduct and monopolization, market definition, and collusion. His recent work has focused on merger and monopolization issues in a variety of industries, including wireless telephony, oil field services, and the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and publishing industries.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Emch to the AAI Advisory Board,” said AAI President, Diana Moss. “As a recognized member of the antitrust community, Dr. Emch brings significant economics and public enforcement expertise to our Advisor community, at an important time.”

Dr. Emch joined Bates White from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, where he served as Staff Economist and Assistant Chief of the Competition Policy Section. At DOJ, Dr. Emch led teams of economists in theoretical and empirical analyses of merger, monopolization, and collusion cases primarily in the transportation, energy, and payment cards sectors. While on leave from DOJ from 2007 to 2008, he led the OECD’s Regional Competition Center in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Emch has published in journals such as the Journal of Industrial Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, Review of Network Economics, and Antitrust Law Journal on a number of antitrust topics.

The AAI Advisory Board consists of outstanding experts in the fields of antitrust law, economics, and business, with a focus on both domestic and international competition enforcement and policy. AAI Advisory Board members are a vital part of the organization and play an important role in helping AAI promote competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society through its research, education, and advocacy programs.

A complete list of members of the AAI Advisory Board is available here.