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Selected Expertise

  • Horizontal and vertical restraints
  • Industrial organization
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Microeconomics

Selected Industries

  • Telecommunications

Marius Schwartz, PhD


Marius Schwartz is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University and senior Academic Affiliate at Bates White. Dr. Schwartz specializes in the application of microeconomics to competition and regulation and has served as an expert economist on mergers, horizontal restraints, exclusionary conduct, and regulatory interventions.

Dr. Schwartz recently completed 19 months as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). During his time at the FCC, Dr. Schwartz worked on various matters in the communications area, including reform of universal service to incorporate auctions, the Level 3/Global Crossing merger, and the complex commercial agreements in the Verizon Wireless/SpectrumCo transaction that affected multiple markets, including broadband access, video, mobile wireless, and bundles of these services.

Dr. Schwartz has also held various positions at the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) including Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for Economics and Economics Director of Enforcement, both under AAG Joel Klein. In these roles, he oversaw the economic analysis of major mergers in diverse industries such as telecommunications, agriculture, and healthcare. He was the testifying expert for the DOJ in United States v. UPM-Kymmene in its successful opposition to the labelstock merger. Dr. Schwartz also served as an expert for the DOJ in several prominent matters including WorldCom/Sprint, General Electric/Honeywell, and News Corp/DirecTV.

Prior to his work with DOJ, Dr. Schwartz served at the President′s Council of Economic Advisers as the Senior Economist responsible for antitrust, regulated industries, and other areas in industrial organization. Among other things, he worked on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, competition in satellite services, and electric utility restructuring.

Dr. Schwartz has published extensively on topics in antitrust, industrial organization, regulation, and telecommunications. In addition to his work for the DOJ, he has consulted for private parties in antitrust and regulatory proceedings. Recent matters he has worked on include the FCC′s television stations ownership cap, the AT&T/SBC merger, net neutrality, and the proposed search advertising alliance between Yahoo! and Google. He is also the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards, including the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from Georgetown University′s Economics Department in 2001 and 2010.


PhD, Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

MA, Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

BSc, Economics, London School of Economics