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Dr. Michael Whinston, Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joins Bates White Economic Consulting as a Partner

October 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—Bates White is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Whinston, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Professor of Economics in the MIT Department of Economics, has joined Bates White as a Partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice. He is a leading academic expert in the fields of antitrust economics and regulation, industrial organization, and microeconomics.

Prior to joining the faculty at MIT in 2013, Dr. Whinston taught at Northwestern University and at Harvard University. He has held visiting positions at Oxford University, University of Chicago, and Yale University, and served as a visiting economist in the Antitrust Division at the US Department of Justice.

“We are delighted to be strengthening our relationship with Dr. Whinston,” said Doug Bernheim, Stanford University Economics Professor and Bates White Partner. “Mike is a well-known and influential scholar who has made substantial contributions in the field of industrial organization and advanced our understanding of antitrust and competition policy, and I look forward to working with him on challenging and significant matters.”

Dr. Whinston has served as a testifying and consulting expert in numerous competition matters that involve merger and conduct investigations before the US Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and Canadian Competition Bureau. On behalf of the Canadian Competition Bureau, Dr. Whinston testified during the agency′s investigation of the Superior/ICG Propane merger. Dr. Whinston gave deposition and rebuttal testimony in the DRAM antitrust litigation. He also served as an independent expert for US District Court Judge Letts in a CD price-fixing matter.

"Bates White′s experts and staff are known for their objective, rigorous analyses and I look forward to collaborating with them on important and thought-provoking cases.” said Dr. Whinston.

Dr. Whinston has written extensively on industrial organization, auctions, collusion, monopolies, and other competition-related topics in publications such as the American Economic ReviewRAND Journal of EconomicsJournal of Political Economy, andEconometrica. He has authored and coauthored a number of books, includingMicroeconomics (2013), Lectures on Antitrust Economics (2006), and Microeconomic Theory (1995). Dr. Whinston has received many honors for his research over his academic career, as well as multiple National Science Foundation research grants. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society.