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Philip Nelson

Dr. Nelson, who earned his Ph.D. at Yale University, is a Principal at Economists Incorporated. He taught economics at Yale and antitrust law at Fordham Law School. He was Assistant Director for Competition Analysis in the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. While at the FTC, he served on the FTC’s Merger Screening and Evaluation Committees. Dr. Nelson has written numerous articles and two books, Corporations In Crisis: Behavioral Observations for Bankruptcy Policy and U.S. International Competitiveness. He also edited the first edition of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Market Power Handbook: Competition Law and Economic Foundations. Dr. Nelson has been hired as an expert in matters involving mergers, price fixing, vertical restraints, Robinson-Patman Act, unfair competition, intellectual property, class certification, and damage issues, providing expert testimony in numerous cases. Among the industries he has analyzed are: pharmaceuticals, oil, gas, minerals, refineries, pipelines, oil field equipment, defense, retailing, wholesaling, grocery products, vehicles, automotive parts, pesticides, toys, electrical equipment, machine tools, plastics, chemicals, metals, household products, security exchanges, telecommunications, electrical utilities, insurance, cameras, computer hardware and software, integrated circuits, cable television, newspapers, grocery store products, retailing, fast-food, and health-care technologies and services. He has served as chair and vice chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Economics Committee. He has also served as an officer for the Antitrust Section’s Intellectual Property Committee and Health Care and Pharmaceutical’s Committee. He is currently co-chair of its Content Committee.