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Selected Expertise

  • Entry deterrence
  • Exclusionary conduct
  • Horizontal and vertical restraints
  • Loyalty rebates
  • Market power
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Oligopoly
  • Price-fixing
  • Refusals to deal

Michael Whinston, PhD


Michael Whinston is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor of Economics in the MIT Department of Economics. He is a leading expert in the fields of antitrust economics and regulation, industrial organization, and microeconomics. Dr. Whinston has consulted in cases involving a range of industries and issues, and served as a neutral expert in a price-fixing case.

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, the University of Chicago, and Yale University, and also has served as a visiting economist in the Antitrust Division at the US Department of Justice.

Dr. Whinston has been awarded many honors over his academic career, including multiple National Science Foundation research grants and the 2008 Compass Lexecon Prize for his paper titled “Antitrust in Innovative Industries.” He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and an Alfred P. Sloan research fellow.


BS, Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

MBA, Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology