Mergers and Coordinated Effects


Robert Porter (Northwestern University)

Robert Porter is Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. He has conducted research on theoretical and empirical studies of collusion, price wars, and bidders’ behavior in auctions. His research includes studies of the federal auctions of offshore oil and gas leases, and of procurement auctions for highway construction and for school milk. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2009 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society. He was the President of the Econometric Society in 2015. He is a former co-editor of Econometrica, the RAND Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, and the Handbook of Industrial Organization.

In 2018, Porter and colleagues Timothy Bresnahan and Ariel Pakes were awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management, "for founding and shaping the field of empirical industrial organization, a branch of economics that has developed fundamental techniques to measure market power."

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